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#1 TheRX7Project

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:32 AM

... and it looks like I've been visiting the local "adult entertainment" club because I have metal flake all over me!



#2 Monty

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:30 AM

... and it looks like I've been visiting the local "adult entertainment" club because I have metal flake all over me!

 

Next time, point the nozzle toward the model and save your $1.00 bills for more paint.  

 

In all seriousness, many of the colors in this line are beautiful, but I despise the size and amount of flake Testors dumped into some of them & as such won't use them. 


Edited by Monty, 20 June 2013 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

Sounds cool for a '70s custom van, though. Are all their metal flakes like this, or only lime?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:27 AM

The A M C Silver metallic is pretty sparkly ................



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

Sounds cool for a '70s custom van, though. Are all their metal flakes like this, or only lime?

 

All the colors are, some dont seem as bad others

The A M C Silver metallic is pretty sparkly ................

Made that mistake as and used that one too



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

The diamond dust I used on my 50 ford was that way. I found on last color coat if you hold it farther back some of the flake dissipates and it looks better

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

Not had this problem but have not used it in a while are they useing more flake in the newer cans?



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:45 PM

Sounds cool for a '70s custom van, though. Are all their metal flakes like this, or only lime?

 

From what I've seen on this & other hobby boards, the heavy flake issue seems to be a random issue within the Testors One Coat lacquers*.  For instance, the Inca Gold and Mystic Emerald are fantastic colors, while IMNSHO, the flake kind of overwhelms the color on Diamond Dust, Graphite Dust and Star-Spangled Blue. 

 

If they could get the flake size down like Tamiya, I'd be thrilled. 

 

*Old-style Testors metalflake enamels were usually listed as such so you generally knew what you were buying. 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

The A M C Silver metallic is pretty sparkly ................

 

Are we talking about Sterling Silver?  That's disappointing.  Maybe I can trade my sealed cans off in the Trade section.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:17 PM

 

From what I've seen on this & other hobby boards, the heavy flake issue seems to be a random issue within the Testors One Coat lacquers*.  For instance, the Inca Gold and Mystic Emerald are fantastic colors, while IMNSHO, the flake kind of overwhelms the color on Diamond Dust, Graphite Dust and Star-Spangled Blue. 

 

If they could get the flake size down like Tamiya, I'd be thrilled. 

 

*Old-style Testors metalflake enamels were usually listed as such so you generally knew what you were buying. 

I like the Graphite dust, to me, the flakes dont seem to be to big in that one , well at least not the cans I have used



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

Just for reference, this Viper was painted with Graphite Dust.  I airbrushed it though because I have had more luck with using it that way.

 

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:45 AM

I liked the look of the "Root Beer".  The flex in it was not oversize to ruin the effect .

Lime Ice on the other hand,  I thought it was some what close to Boyds lime pearl.   

Oversize flex  gives that :blink:  "bass boat" Gel coat finish...