Customs: Custom Thrust Color?

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  1. unpunk

    unpunk Well-Known Member

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    So I'm doing a classics Thrust and I tried using "Wine" colored Rit Dye and it came out too purpleish. Isn't Thrust kind of a magenta or is it more of a redish color? I've done a google search for images and I get a little of both. Any particular color that most of Y'all have found to work well? I'm also planning on painting over the dye job. I'm sure this will affect the final color a bit. Any help would be great. Thanks! ok-boB
     
  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    He's a maroon color. my question to you is, what color plastic was the base figure you're using? the original color will drastically affect what results your dye jobs will yield.
     
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    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    mix ferrari-red with black, so its done
     
  4. robvega214

    robvega214 Mp5_Brut

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    i went with a Burgundy Red Metallic enamel....from a Model Master spray can....i just dumped the paint into my airbrush...
     
  5. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    This. Dye doesn't replace a color, it adds more color to it. The only way to get something to look the color you chose, is to use it on white plastic.
     
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    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    Unless you dye something black.
     
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    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    well, even black won't truely become black if the plastic is already colored, but you barely notice the difference you leave it in long enough.
     
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    I've seen people use Tamiya Hull Red and it matches perfectly with the classics toy. The G1 toy is a bit darker, but because most, if not all, custom thrusts are done with a ramjet the lighter base coat has an effect on what the final paint will look like.
     
  9. unpunk

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    Base Color

    I started with a classics Ramjet, so white was the base color. I don't have an airbrush gun, I've just been using Krylon Fusion for most of the stuff I've been trying. I just wonder if I should start over or, if I can play damage control a little bit. Thanks for all of the help guys. Much appreciated. -boB
     

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