Customs: WIP: Repugnus paint upgrades

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  1. Cybertronian

    Cybertronian Well-Known Member

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    Howdy, y'all.
    I'm currently working on Titans Return Repugnus, and giving him the paint upgrade he's practically begging for. Once the F.F.F. (Future Floor Finish) dries on his feet, I hope to take pics.
    In the meantime, here are some of my color mixes
    • Red sections (should be reddish orange, like his G1 counterpart) - Apple Barrel Bright Red
    • Off-White (for his monster forearms and other small details - 1 Drop of Apple Barrel Granite Gray + 3 drops of Apple Barrel White
    • Yellow sections (because Hasbro's yellow paint was applied too light in some places) - Apple Barrel Canary Yellow
    • Blue, for his robot eyes (G1 Repugnus had sky blue robot mode eyes, like plastic-toed Rodimus Prime. However, these were painted on a yellow surface, so they look greenish.) - 2 drops of Apple Barrel Pool Blue + 1 drop of Apple Barrel Cool Blue
    • Brown (trying to match his upper monster head) - ???
    What I need to know about is his shade of Brown. Has anyone else tried to paint his lower jaw and feet to match the top of his Monsterbot (drone) head? If so (and you use acrylic paints), what colors did you use, or mix to match the top? (If you have pics, please share.)
    -- Cybertronian.
     
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    I tried mixing 1 drop of Apple Barrel Cinnamon Apple + 2 drops of Apple Barrel Chocolate Bar + 1 drop of Apple Barrel Golden Brown, and while it looked like a match after being clear coated (and tested on both a toothpick and a white palette), it turned out a bit dark on Repugnus's red surfaces. That's why I'm asking about other people's brown paint.
    Testing 1 drop of (the discontinued) Cinnamon Apple + 1 drop of Chocolate Bar (which Joecustoms.com calls "Rust Brown") tonight... wish me luck.