Customs: PMOP paint match help

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Optimus.Magnus, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Optimus.Magnus

    Optimus.Magnus Swingin' the chain

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    Hey all, like most everyone, the hollow forearms for TR PMOP drive me nuts. I managed to create panels out of styrene but I am having a heck of a time matching the stock paint. I've done at least 7 coats already, ranging from Tamiya spray paint, mixed Testors paint, Citadel paint and Gundam metallic red markers.

    Does anyone have a close approximation/recommendation or suggestion for technique? It's somewhat light red with metallic flecks in it (the latter isn't necessary).

    My wife suggested I just re-paint the entire thing to guarantee a match, but he's mostly done already and I really wanted to keep the factory paint as-is.

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