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#1 Monty


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

Years ago, Odds & Ends actually offered a pewter, but they are virtuallyn impossible to find now. (Can't even find 'em on ebay or Amazon).  There are also some home-decorating paints (Rustoleum, Krylon) that have a pewter shade, but also feature a hammered finish, which is not what I'd want for a car model. 


So, any suggestions?  I prefer to work with enamels, but I can deal with acrylics and lacquers as well.


Part numbers and pics of something painted in your suggested shades would be greatly appreciated.


This paint is intended to be the sole body color for a future build & should look something like this.



Edited by Monty, 12 March 2014 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:31 AM

Well Micheals art surplice store still sells Odds & Ends paint

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:00 AM

Here's what I used from American Traditions.  It just looks like another shade of gray to me.pewter007_zps4e8a52a1.jpgpewter009_zps60d2e7ce.jpgpewter005_zps517cc993.jpgpewter003_zps85c7f306.jpg

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:36 AM

If you're looking for a simulated metal finish, I'd suggest Rub-N-Buff. You apply it with your finger and buff it to a very convincing metalized look. it comes in little tubes and is available at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc. Half-oz-Rub-N-Buff-Pewter-Finish-Tube-P1Hears a link to multiple projects.   https://www.google.c...ih=746#imgdii=_



Teators Buffing Metalizer spray-lacquer in either magnesium or titanium would also make a "pewter" like finish.  $%28KGrHqV,%21okFDyjn6GyEBRMzyIrVp%21~~6

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 12 March 2014 - 10:43 AM.

#5 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:05 PM

The ;32 looks like Tamiya light Graphite, that I sprayed a model with.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:21 PM

Model Master Buffing Gunmetal Metalizer, my closest guess.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

Duplicolor has one that is close, It's called bright platinum metallic, I used it for an Eleanor gt500 build, it's real color name is pepper gray metallic. Very similar to the color in the pic.