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Returning Modeler, Have questions.
Posted by NervusTwitch on Sunday, September 12, 2021 2:04 PM

Ok returning to building after a 6yr break from it and has a lot changed so far that I have seen. No more ScaleAuto, no more Model Master products, and who knows what else I havent been made aware of yet.

So I picked up some kits to build 70 Charger,Daytona Charger and the 67 Impala.

My problem is Im low on paint supplies and seeing I normally used MM paints for stuff like Ford engine blue or chevy engine red etc... I'm not finding alternatives to specific colors like these and to make things worse, I have no more LHS anywhere near to be close.

I looked through Tamiya and have no issue using them but I really dont understand their paint codes or if they even make suitable colors for model auto's.I prefer laquer or acrylics over enamel.

So these days whats the go to paints for specific type colors like this? 

Other brands?

Best web sites for paint and supplies? Best pricing and fast shipping helps even more.

I do brush paint some parts but airbrush as much as possible on a build.

Please any info.

Thanks.

 

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:14 AM

In my opinion there is no agreement on go-to paints.  With the poor availability of Testors enamel and the explosion of new model paint brands, this is a hot topic in the forums.

You might want to check in with the Painting and Airbrushing forum here.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:37 PM

MCW (Model Car World) makes enamel paints keyed to real-world OEM finishes

https://mcwfinishes.com/

There is also Tru-Color paints.   They have automotive colors in addition to their railroad and military lines.   They are acetone based enamels

https://trucolorpaint.com/

  • Member since
    September 2021
Posted by NervusTwitch on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:33 PM

Thanks.

I had forgotten about MCW but not familiar with Tru-Color, I'll check em out.

Still kind of amazed how much has changed in a small time frame.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:50 PM

Hi;

      I have gone around this bush a few times. On cars I used to exclusively use Pactra( Guaranteed-No Brush marks!) I now just use the Tamiys and Testors Sprays. For detailing such as engines and stuff I use the Vallejo line with a mixing cup handy!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, September 17, 2021 11:34 AM

Another thing you can do with regard to engine and chassis paints if you airbrush. You can simply get the rattle can paints from local parts houses and decant them for the AB. Certain cheaper than other methods and will last a long time. Eastwood also makes many of the colors you want for real 1/1 restorations, but this is more expensive. There are solutions out there in the 1/1 world. Good luck.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35 Su-152, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier

 

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    September 2021
Posted by NervusTwitch on Friday, September 17, 2021 11:44 AM

Yes I do AB and have decanned before. But most of that I also have to order if we're talking Dupli-Color,only one auto parts store in town carries that anymore,most carry other brands without many color options.

Thanks

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:47 AM

NervusTwitch

Yes I do AB and have decanned before. But most of that I also have to order if we're talking Dupli-Color,only one auto parts store in town carries that anymore,most carry other brands without many color options.

Thanks

 

I do use Duplic-color a lot.  The closest store for me was a Pep boy's store, but they stopped selling parts- it is now service only.  I'm looking into local auto parts stores to find one that still carries that or some other auto paint brand like Ditzler.  I think the days of auto DIY are waning.  Auto spray paints do provide a good finish for model cars.  It is a messy task decanting it for touch up, however.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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