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overhead tinting?
Posted by senojrn on Friday, April 25, 2003 11:30 AM
What is the best way to create the clear green overhead tinting on the windows above the pilots on 1/48 helo models?

In my early days of modeling, I tried brushing on thinned Testor's "Beret Green" , but it left brush streaks and looked weird--fluorescent green. Do I dare airbrush it???

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Posted by Holley on Friday, April 25, 2003 11:53 AM
Tamya makes a clear green that works well. They have several colors in the clear paints so you may want to mix to tone the green down a bit.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 25, 2003 4:07 PM
I wonder if one could mix a few drops of green in clearcoat to make the green tint?
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Posted by Buddho on Friday, April 25, 2003 5:42 PM
I have used clothes dye and it worked out well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 25, 2003 10:20 PM
I use the Tamiya 'clear' colors, including the green for Hueys. Remember, the overheads are not tinted on Black Hawks, they are clear ... regardless of what the instructions say. I've had great success airbrushing them on which guarantees no brush marks. I also use the amber and reds for tail lights and brake lights on armor and the red is also great on helicopter rotating beacons. Hope this helps. Good luck,
Paul
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Posted by senojrn on Sunday, April 27, 2003 2:37 PM
Thanks to all for the input! Greatly appreciated!
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Posted by upnorth on Sunday, April 27, 2003 4:12 PM
I believe Gunze Sangyo also makes a clear green.

I seem to recall an article in FSM about 3 or 4 years ago about a guy puting the blue tinting at the top of the windshield on a car maodel. The result looked great but I can't remember what he did to achieve it.

With any luck at all, that article may be archived on this site somewhere.
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Posted by Holley on Sunday, April 27, 2003 6:30 PM
I may be wrong, but I seem to remember the same article. I think he used 'Metalic Blue" and was careful not to shake or stir the paint. If my failing memory serves me, he just used the tinted thinner at the top of the bottle. I have tried this with a green before but the clear colors from Tamiya give much better results.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 28, 2003 4:21 AM
I've got that article. If you send me your snail mail, I'll send it out.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 1:57 PM
I've place a few drops of green food coloring in future then dip the part. It works well and looks great.
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Posted by Keyworth on Monday, April 28, 2003 6:57 PM
I've done the same on Hueys and Skyraiders. Haven't had any problems yet, and one kit on my bench is going on 28 years old now. Hope this helps. -Ed
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 2:11 AM
I recently spottet clear glass paint at a local artsy-craftsy shop and I´m pretty anxious to try that..
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Posted by senojrn on Thursday, May 1, 2003 9:37 AM
Huey Medic 42 (or anybody else), the technique of putting green food coloring drops in Future--sounds easy, but waht about the windscreens that are all one piece?? Example--Revell's 1/48 CH-53--the windscreen, overheads and chin windows are all the same piece o' clear plastic. Would you recommend masking, then dipping? OR would you recommend BRUSHING the colored Future on the overheads???
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 4, 2003 4:22 PM
Green Food coloring and future works.

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