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#1 Brizio

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Testors, Tamiya or Duplicolor make a color (better if spraycan) that can use for replicate the Viking blue?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

You might try your local auto body paint supply place and have them make you a can it is 1963 code E it is a little pricey but it is right.

It is also known as Acapulco blue.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Thank you for the suggestion. But there is nothing else ready in spray can, also a similar color would work. :)



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

I think this Duplicolor light blue is a good match, what do you think?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:10 AM

I was going to suggest Model Master Nassau Blue ,  but that Duplicolor Light Blue might be closer .



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

Here's two builds to compare.

 

The Cobra is PPG Viking Blue:

 

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And the Malibu SS is Duplicolor GM Light Blue Metallic:

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

Yeah ,  the Duplicolor is too light .  This Metro is painted with the Nassau Blue .  It's not really bright enough . . . have to keep looking .

 

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I also found this in my samples .  It is Tamiya Clear Blue over silver ( top ) and over white .

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

Thank you guys, I think I will test shot the duplicolor on different primer, maybe it became darker.

I understand that it is difficult have the perfect match, but I'm getting kind of confused, some pictures of real Cobra in Viking Blue, are very light like more on the silverish, other are more darker...

 

Look a this one. Here looks like the duplicolor...

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This one looks darker, almost a Nassau blue...

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

The light plays tricks with photographs .  I've seen a few originals in Viking Blue and you definetly want the lighter color .



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

Agree with you, plus seen the on picture it can compromise all.

 

Your Tamiya Clear blue over silver looks also a close match. later if I can I will test the Duplicolor, and post pics. :)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

I shoot the Duplicolor on a black primer and the result is little darker than the cap. What do you think, should it work for a '64 Cobra?

 

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