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    June, 2018
AMT 1957 Chevy Bel Air
Posted by RFAurora on Monday, June 25, 2018 7:33 PM

Hi all, I recently picked up an AMT 1957 Chevy Bel Air 1:25 model kit to build and paint for my parents.  I'm going for the two-tone color scheme with the Larkspur Blue and India Ivory as that is their favorite color scheme on that car.  I have a color that's close for the blue that I'm going to try and use, Tamiya TS-41 Coral Blue unless anyone knows a better match.  However, I am at a loss to make the India Ivory.  While I prefer lacquers I can airbrush, I have worked with enamel paints in the past to success and would use them again.  I also decant paints for use in an airbrush, so I have no problem with taking advice on grabbing rattle cans if I can find the brand you suggest.  I am also thinking of using Photoetch parts for the body and detailing the heck out of the engine.  Thank you for your time and patience.

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    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:17 AM

Hello RFAurora,

Take a look at this site: http://www.mcwautomotivefinishes.com/paint/gm.html

They have the exact colors your looking for. They are prethinned lacquers for airbrushing. 

Hope this helps!

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    June, 2018
Posted by RFAurora on Sunday, July 08, 2018 5:42 PM

It's a great help!  Thank you very much!

 

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:44 PM

When I made my 56 Nomad,I mixed mine.  

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    February, 2007
Posted by mitsdude on Monday, July 30, 2018 1:10 PM

RFAurora

Hi all, I recently picked up an AMT 1957 Chevy Bel Air 1:25 model kit to build and paint for my parents.  I'm going for the two-tone color scheme with the Larkspur Blue and India Ivory as that is their favorite color scheme on that car.  I have a color that's close for the blue that I'm going to try and use, Tamiya TS-41 Coral Blue unless anyone knows a better match.  However, I am at a loss to make the India Ivory.  While I prefer lacquers I can airbrush, I have worked with enamel paints in the past to success and would use them again.  I also decant paints for use in an airbrush, so I have no problem with taking advice on grabbing rattle cans if I can find the brand you suggest.  I am also thinking of using Photoetch parts for the body and detailing the heck out of the engine.  Thank you for your time and patience.

 

Thats the same colors I wanted to do on my 57 Chevy.

I was aware of the place you can buy the exact colors but didnt want to spend that much money. I'm not that great with an airbrush and knew I would have to buy the larger quantity to spary the body several times because of screwups.

At Walmart I found a Rustoleum light blue and a Rustoleum white that I used. For my needs this was close enough. No one that would ever see mine would even know the difference.

 

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