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#21 FASTBACK340

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:55 AM

I think it will be "back to the drawing board" on this….. 

 

If your not happy, that's all that matters. I thought it looked dark in pictures too, but it's hard to tell. My car always looks blue in pictures, but it's a green/blue (Turquoise!) that never photographs right.

 

Strip-it and try plan B.  B)



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

Yeah John, I'm not happy with the color at all.  It doesn't even come close.  I sprayed a sample of another Tamiya color (Dark Yellow) but that too was way too dark.  So it looks like it'll be "back to the hunt" for paint that matches.  I googled 1959 Dodge paint colors and nothing comes close to the color of the car, so I'm thinking that maybe over the years someone repainted the car, although the jams and under hood and trunk areas were all the same color.  I recall that in a spot where the paint was chipping, it was really thick (for a paint chip).

 

John, no, I wasn'y planning on replicating the baby shark.  BTW, my daughter asked if I was going to replicate the beanie baby fish that Tommy tied to the antenna's and the multi-color plastic, magnetized letters spelling out

"U S S TUNABOAT" that he stuck on the side of the car to freak me out.  I wasn't planning on doing that either.  That whole episode is one that I'd like to forget actually.

 

As a side note here,  I thought that my old Dodge was the only car to be called a Tunaboat.  Apparently I was wrong....  Check out this site...!!!      http://tedstunaboats.com/

 

This saga will continue.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

http://paintref.com/...eet&sname=Cream

This is a GMC truck color. Looks close to your photo. Is this close to yours?


Edited by lordairgtar, 27 January 2014 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

I was thinking, Rich, plain old Testors gloss white and gloss yellow might be pretty close to what you're looking for.

 

This will be a super build. I'll look forward to seeing it at NNL-East in April.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:40 PM

http://paintref.com/...eet&sname=Cream

This is a GMC truck color. Looks close to your photo. Is this close to yours?

 

I've seen the actual car and while it does appear close, there's really no way to tell without an actual paint "chip". Rich will ultimately make the call….



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:48 PM

Very cool, Rich! I love the old Mopars. We had a 57 Dodge wagon when I was a kid.

 

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:24 PM

Rich, did you try spraying the Africka  Mustard  over black primer to see if it would darken.?? You could try it on an old body or hood.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:02 AM

Hopefully not the smell too! (can you do scale model smells?)

My old 325i was first owned by a meat buyer for Sainsbury's supermarket, it took years to lose the smell from the boot (trunk)!

Lovely Dodge.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:04 AM

Thanks a lot for all the suggestions everyone.

 

Gregg, that cream color is too light, but thanks.

 

Charlie, the Wimbledon White on the fins is good because they were a slightly oof-white color.  I have 7 different shades of yellow and none of them are even close.

 

Carl, I originally sprayed the Afrika Mustard over Duplicolor light gray primer and it came out too dark.  I don't want it to be darker, I want it to be lighter.

 

Don, LOL, no I do NOT want to replicate that dead fish smell in this model.. LOL.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:38 AM

Hopefully not the smell too! (can you do scale model smells?)

 

YES!!! With smaller quantities of the smelly component, just divide by 25! :lol:  

 

You'll get it sorted Rich, git-R-dun so I can see it in March! :)  



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:35 PM

http://www.tcpglobal...rysler-pg01.jpg

Yellow Luster?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

Rich I thought it was to light. There is a color there its just finding it. Hang in there Rich...



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:07 PM

This "Tunaboat" is having it's own adventures.

 

Tuna sees . . . Tuna does .

 

Keep at it Rich.  popcorn-vi.gif



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:05 PM

Thanks again guys, I do appreciate all of your suggestions and concerns.  The hunt goes on.  I'm confident that I will find something.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:12 PM

Rich... From the looks of it the Tuna Boat may have been paintes 1959 Chrysler Yellow Mist Kode YYY as seen on this 1959 color Chart.... looks just like it....

  chrysler_1959__acme_c_01.jpg



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

I'm looking forward to this, your builds are always excellent.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 07:36 AM

Well, believe it or not, I found that I had some paint "very close" to what I needed right in front of me all along and didn't realize it.  I use Floquil, water based, flat, model railroad paints for my interiors.  It comes in jars and has to be brush painted on.  One of the colors I use is called Depot Buff and while it is wet it is a perfect match to the picture of the car, but when it dried it turns just a bit darker.  It's not as dark as the Afrika Mustard color though.  Since I don't have an airbrush I brush painted it on the car in 2 coats.  The paint dried dead flat with no brush strokes.  It is as close a match to the car as I think I'm ever going to get.  I'll be giving the body a couple of coats of enamel clearcoat this afternoon and will post pictures as soon as it is done and dries for awhile.  

 

Now I can move on to working on the interior which will have its own set of challenges.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

Did you think of lightening the Depot Buff with some white for a lighter shade when it's dry? This technique is a bit tricky, so try it on scrap before putting it on your masterpiece! Nice work so far.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 10:56 AM

Thomas, I thought of trying that but I didn't have any water based white Floquil paint.  I'm pretty satisfied with how it looks now even though it is a tad darker.  I doubt that this will turn out to be a "masterpiece" but I thank you for your encouraging words.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:23 PM

Great news Rich, now I think we're both on-track with our projects!

 

 

As stated, we're all looking forward to seeing this go together.  :)