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Any apps for color mixing?
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:48 PM

Well, the title says it all. If I need a specific color of paint, but I don't have it at my house, then I would have to mix it. I am still new to paints, and I will need some help in mixing colors to the right color.

 

Are there any apps on the App store/Google Play that will be a good scale model tool to aid in color mixing? If so, what is it?

I am a teenager, and I am just as interested in this hobby as all the adults.

 

 

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Posted by rev_barabbas on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:17 PM

There are a few...but they assume you have either:

Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black, and White (I've never seen magenta or cyan paint)

or 

Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, and White.

Even then, they're just a guide and you need a reference for the camera to sample from, or you need to approximate the color on the color wheel. It'll also depend on what your brand of paint considers to be "blue" or whatever.

"Real Color Mixer" on Play Store (RBY-BW)

"Color Mixing Guide" on App Store (CYM-BW)

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:40 PM

Traditionally, a good place to start would be the IPMS Stockholm "Urban's" color charts.

Those however were developed using paints such as Humbrol that are not as common as they once were. But there's still value there.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:13 PM

GMorrison

Traditionally, a good place to start would be the IPMS Stockholm "Urban's" color charts.

Those however were developed using paints such as Humbrol that are not as common as they once were. But there's still value there.

 

Bill

 

The IPMS Stockholm site charts have been updated to include many new paint lines. 

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:25 PM

Best tool for learning paint mixing is a simple color wheel.  They are generally only a few of bucks.  Then pick up a book on beginning painting (either oil or acrylics) at the library.  Most of them tell how to use a color wheel.  In fact, many of them include an image of the color wheel.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:57 PM

Don Stauffer

Best tool for learning paint mixing is a simple color wheel.  They are generally only a few of bucks.  Then pick up a book on beginning painting (either oil or acrylics) at the library.  Most of them tell how to use a color wheel.  In fact, many of them include an image of the color wheel.

Excellent advice.

As someone who's mixed my own colors pretty much forever, it's far more 'simple science' that the arcane and mysterious high art many hobbyists make it out to be. A color wheel and a basic grounding in color theory not only gives a lot more flexibility...it's saved me a fortune (going by other forum members' regular comments) in not having to bother to buy specialized 'one shot' colors for so many projects. Big Smile

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Posted by TheModeler on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:05 PM

Teenage Modeler
 

Are there any apps on the App store/Google Play that will be a good scale model tool to aid in color mixing? If so, what is it?

 

I did find this,though it's a website:https://combinecolors.com/

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

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Posted by DMX512 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:33 PM

Teenage Modeler

Check out the iModelKit app.

it has a section that will show you the target color and allow you to mix paint to match the target color.

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