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Mixing paint for a orange Honda CB750/CR750 question

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Mixing paint for a orange Honda CB750/CR750 question
Posted by MountainManErik on Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:38 PM

Hi all, I am building the 1/8 MPC *** Mann Honda Racer and see it takes the same metallic orange that Tamiya's CB750 has.  I have a few close paints but probably need to mix with others, there lies my question.

I have Vallejo 71.068 copper, should i mix with maybe a orange?

Also, I have Tamiya X34 metallic brown, should i mix with maybe smoke?

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Friday, April 27, 2018 7:17 AM

Transparent orange over a metallic base, like on the full size version. 

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Posted by MountainManErik on Friday, April 27, 2018 9:22 AM

Never thought of that.  Just use a regular metallic gunmetal and after it dries add Tamiya clear orange?

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  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Friday, April 27, 2018 1:25 PM

Use a high shine silver. Gunmetal is dark and dull and won't look good.

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Posted by MountainManErik on Friday, April 27, 2018 5:29 PM

Thank you both again.  I have a variety of silvers i'm going to try out on some spoons this weekend.

 

Erik

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  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Friday, April 27, 2018 6:09 PM

Build up the orange with several very thin coats. Each additional one will darken the result so go slowly until you get the color you want. It should be a stunning result. 

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Friday, April 27, 2018 6:47 PM

For a deeper, richer orange, you might like to try gold, brass or copper for the metallic base metallic base.

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Posted by MountainManErik on Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:49 AM

I have always just used tamiya clear paints for taillights and blinkers.  Never thought of as actual paint. Thanks again!

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