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canopy tint with tamiya rattlecan?

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canopy tint with tamiya rattlecan?
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:53 AM

I need to gold tint a F-22 and EA6 canpoy.

Has anyone used tamiya clear orange in the rattle can to do this?

I am concerned tha if I colour future and dip it, there might be some pooling in corners even with it being wicked off.

Is the stuff in the rattle cans the same as the normal tamiya clear enamels?

 

Theuns

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    April, 2014
Posted by B_one fixer on Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:52 AM

You can get away with it but go lightly, very lightly.

I use gold or copper alclad in light mists to tint canopies. The key is to apply it on the inside of the canopy. The natuaral gloss of the exterior of the plastic is the key to pulling off the effect.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:49 AM

Does the alclad leave a relatively smooth finish? I intend to leave the canopies open, Will dipping in future bring back the nice smooth look after gold or even tamiya orange is applied?

 

Theuns

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Posted by B_one fixer on Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:38 PM

Yes the alclad does leave a smooth finish due to the fine pigments, Dipping will help though.

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:30 PM

Whoa! Same trick I use with tamiya Smoke. I didn't think of using metallics! Thanks for that idea!!! :D

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:03 AM

Great, wiull give it a go thanx.

 

Theuns

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Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:45 AM

no problem, I hope it works out for you.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:19 PM

B_one fixer

You can get away with it but go lightly, very lightly.

I use gold or copper alclad in light mists to tint canopies. The key is to apply it on the inside of the canopy. The natuaral gloss of the exterior of the plastic is the key to pulling off the effect.

 

 

Ditto

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