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Color mixing - titanium silver?
Posted by Michelle on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 PM

I'm hoping I put this in the right spot. If not please let me know...

I am trying to get back to working on my F16, and the next step I can work on calls for this color. From what I can tell, if I mix up some MM steel with a slight little bit of olive drab I should be able to get fairly close. (of course, I'm only picking these colors because they are what I've found in the stash I was able to recover so far, and seeing what the color is supposed to look like on the hobby color app I downloaded...) I'm thinking a 1:3, or a 1:4 ratio? Any suggestions on this? 

 

Thank you for any advice you might be able to give me. It'll be greatly appreciated... 

Michelle

Michelle

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, June 30, 2017 2:14 PM

Tamiya has Titanium Silver in their paint line. (X-32 Titanium Silver). Basically, the color is silver no matter how you slice it. Silver is silver. There is no need to mix colors.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 30, 2017 2:33 PM

Michelle;

 This would still come out as a silver .The shading wouldn't be much different than chrome silver .What I did was take a square bottle of Testore " Chrome Silver " and add two small drops of " Flat White " to break the shine .

 As has been said silver by any other name is still silver . A little shinier or a little duller . The only difference I see is in antique silver that has the age patina on it .  T.B.

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Posted by Mars on Friday, June 30, 2017 8:37 PM

I have a Testors model kit that asks for Titanium. It says to add 18 drops of orange to a 1/4 oz bottle of Testors silver, as titanium naturally has an orange tint. I mixed it and prefer 23 drops of orange

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:58 AM

Titanium is definitely darker than silver or aluminum.  I mix some gunmetal color into aluminum paint, and sometimes just a single drop of red or orange.  Not all titanium I see has the reddish cast.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 01, 2017 1:20 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Tamiya has Titanium Silver in their paint line. (X-32 Titanium Silver). Basically, the color is silver no matter how you slice it. Silver is silver. There is no need to mix colors.

 

Tamiya makes a silver and a gold Titanium shade. While they are both metallics, neither is a true "silver". Just like their aluminum is not a true silver color either. Each has its different appearance from the other. Use them to get that nice multi panel look on NMF aircraft.

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 02, 2017 12:48 PM

Interestingly, silver varies in "color".  Freshly polished silver is pretty bright (in the high 90s % reflectivity), but it does slowly oxidize and turn more gray.  It can get pretty dark after a few centuries :-)  It is, however, quite neutral in color.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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