Jump to content


Kodak Nascar


  • You cannot reply to this topic
20 replies to this topic

#1 Narampa

Narampa

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Location:Sherwood Park Alberta
  • Full Name:Lawrence Marchand

Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

I am building the Kodak Nascar and I have not built anything in years. A question I have is this. This kit is molded in yellow it appears to be the same or close to the Kodak color.

I think regardless of the color I should paint it in order to get a more realistic finish. Your thoughts would be appreciated. This kit is proving to be quite a challenge for a first time in years.

Attached Files



#2 slusher

slusher

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,559 posts
  • Location:tennessee
  • Full Name:carl slusher

Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:22 PM

That's a good question. I have seen the molded colors waxed and polished and some just cleared...



#3 Old Coyote

Old Coyote

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 833 posts
  • Location:High Point, NC
  • Full Name:John Wolfe

Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:40 AM

I would paint it ............ to me it makes the model a little more realistic

 

Wilson4.jpg



#4 Narampa

Narampa

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Location:Sherwood Park Alberta
  • Full Name:Lawrence Marchand

Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:50 AM

Wow  a split decision. So the choices  remain. Thanks for the replies. But I am leaning towards paint.



#5 james460

james460

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 53 posts

Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:15 AM

If you do paint the official color is Wheatland Yellow. The kit color is pretty close. I will tell you I decided to forgo painting on the orange Revell Thunderbolt and the plastic polished up really nice, however anything painted a dark color under the plastic will show through. The inside of the Kodak car is black.



#6 Narampa

Narampa

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Location:Sherwood Park Alberta
  • Full Name:Lawrence Marchand

Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for the tip. I will try and get wheat land yellow if I can. Never really thought about the possibility of the black interior showing through.

Thanks a lot.



#7 james460

james460

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 53 posts

Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

Wheatland yellow is a GM truck paint. You might be able to find it at the local auto parts store. I've also heard one of the Tamiya yellows is a close match. One of the fellows on this board used aTestors bright yellow and it look close to me so you have a few options.


Edited by james460, 26 June 2014 - 10:20 AM.


#8 bbowser

bbowser

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,659 posts
  • Location:Green Mountains
  • Full Name:Bruce Bowser

Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:26 AM

Count me as another vote for paint.  I think it's pretty difficult to polish plastic to look realistic, then you still have to contend with decals.  For me that's the tough part on a NASCAR.



#9 Narampa

Narampa

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Location:Sherwood Park Alberta
  • Full Name:Lawrence Marchand

Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:16 AM

Wheatland yellow is a GM truck paint. You might be able to find it at the local auto parts store. I've also heard one of the Tamiya yellows is a close match. One of the fellows on this board used aTestors bright yellow and it look close to me so you have a few options.

This helps. I live not far from a Auto parts store that has a fantastic selection of touch up paint. If they don't have it I am sure they will order it.



#10 PappyD340

PappyD340

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,159 posts
  • Location:High Point, NC
  • Full Name:Larry Dailey

Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

PAINT!!   ;) 



#11 Truck parts

Truck parts

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,770 posts
  • Location:peoria,il
  • Full Name:gordon d.dickerson

Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

I would paint it.

#12 jaymichaelsdesigns

jaymichaelsdesigns

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 133 posts
  • Location:Derry New Hampshire
  • Full Name:Jay Michaels

Posted 31 October 2014 - 06:04 AM

you always paint he car dosen't matter what color the mold is



#13 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 06 November 2014 - 02:07 AM

Wow, OC. Where have you been hiding this one? Excellent as always



#14 de3freak

de3freak

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts
  • Location:PR / ARKANSAS
  • Full Name:Erick Gerena Santos

Posted 06 November 2014 - 04:13 PM

:)  ... Greetings ... :) :

Very good question and topic.

To be truthful with you all, I was always looking around for this build since it was posted a few months ago.

I actually thought it was done by now.

Narampa:

I do believe I sent you a PM on this matter a few months ago when the post was made.

I am  of the same opinion as that of JAYMICHAELSDESIGN.

One always paints the model, no matter what, even if the mold is very close to the color.

It has been my experience, that the unpainted plastic WILL always change it's color as time and years passes by.

Black will end up with a grayish or yellowish hue . Yellow will turn a bit darker, white will end up having a yellowish hue, blue will end up with a stone gray or stone blue hue,

and so on with the other colors.

Old Coyote:

Nice work , good eye candy... :)  .

Always did like those KODAK cars.

 

 

 



#15 Jim N

Jim N

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 95 posts
  • Location:Kansas
  • Full Name:Jim Newman

Posted 06 November 2014 - 04:37 PM

If you have an Ace Hardware close to you, they have a color that I believe is called School Bus Yellow, which is virtually the same as the GM color.  I have painted a couple of Kodak cars using the MCW paint, which is supposed to be the GM color.  The School Bus Yellow is virtually the same.



#16 horsepower

horsepower

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,042 posts
  • Location:Redding, California

Posted 07 November 2014 - 12:45 AM

Actually Wheatland yellow is School Bus Yellow, it used by GM on its trucks and the companies that purchased GM chassis to construct bus's from started using it, and it became pretty well the standard color, if you order it from an auto paint supplier, order pre 1975 paint year. After that it requires a clear top coat to achieve its gloss. And the interiors of the McClure racing Kodak cars were finished in gull gray gloss as most Cup cars were.

#17 gordon

gordon

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 40 posts
  • Location:Victoria, British Columbia
  • Full Name:Gordon Enquist

Posted 07 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

Paint the car ? yes. I have read from other sources that if one takes Tamiya yellow and add red till it matches a Kodak film box, you got it !!

 

Cheers Eh!



#18 RAMBENNA

RAMBENNA

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 483 posts

Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:20 PM

super job , love it



#19 kitbash1

kitbash1

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Location:Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Douglas Graves

Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:24 PM

If you go the Tamiya route, lay down a base coat of Tamiya flat red,followed by a coat of Tamiya Camel Yellow. This colour combo comes very close to the Yellow Kodak uses to print it's film boxes.

#20 kitbash1

kitbash1

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 409 posts
  • Location:Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Douglas Graves

Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:29 PM

If you go the Tamiya paint route,lay down a coat of Tamiya flat red followed by a coat of Tamiya Camel Yellow. This colour combo is very close to the Yellow colour Kodak uses to print it's film boxes.