Customs: Good paint color to use to make Classics Thrust

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  1. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking for "just the right shade" to use to make Classics Thrust happen. I normally use Tamiya Acrylic Sprays and can't find the proper shade to use for the really dark red on Thrust. Tamiya does have a maroon, but on their site, it does look WAY more towards purple, and that's the LAST thing I want to do.....

    Any ideas?

    -Gregg
     
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    I picked up a bottle of Polly Scale Rock Island Maroon. It was the closest thing, I could find. It's a dark red, and not purple. Sadly, I've not had a chance to start my Thrust kitbash, yet.

    The Pollyscale railroad colors go on nice and smooth, and they dry dead flat. If you want a glossy finish, you'll have to clear coat it.
     
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    God painted the color to use for Thrust; you just have to mix it :wink:  (Mixing the color is what I would do)
     
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    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Rust-Oleum Colonial Red Spray
    Colourplace Enamel Deep Grey Spray
    All found at Wal-Mart
    These colors were the closest to the cartoon colors.
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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  6. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984

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    I was just looking again at the hull red, and upon later thought looks perfect! =)

    Good call!

    -Gregg
     
  7. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I'm also currently painting up a dirge using testors cobalt blue, and again, it's a perfect match, just in case you were planning one of those as well :thumb 
     
  8. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984

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    For Dirge, I am actually going to use a dark Navy Blue, but I am using the Tamiya Aircraft paint for that.......But thank you! =)

    -Gregg
     
  9. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984

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    Oh and Allen.......FUNNY......Very funny! lol I realized later that the title of topic had that typo.

    See ya buddy,

    -Gregg
     
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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    what typo? ;) 
     
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    Hehehe :)  It's all good in the hood man :wink: 
     
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    Does it come in a spray, or just the bottle? I am prepping my Ramjet for Thrust, and I have the G1 wings to do it, but all I need is the paints.
     

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