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In Topic: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona - 426 Hemi, Torqueflite 727 Automatic, T5 Fire Bronze

23 July 2014 - 05:55 PM

Testors has a color in their Model Master lacquer line, "Dark Bronze Metallic, 1968".  That might be closer to what you're looking for, and it's pretty easy to find...

In Topic: color Recommendations

08 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

Too bad, "Bug Yellow" is a great color, to me.  I think it's also known as "light yellow", as noted above.  Anyway, good luck!

In Topic: color Recommendations

03 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

Testors "Bug Yellow" in aerosol can is a pastel yellow.  Another possibility is Rust-oleum "Gloss Warm Yellow", in a spray can also.  It's even lighter yellow than the Testors.  I've had good luck with both colors, but both will need gloss coats.


To me, pastel yellow is a bright yellow with white added to it.  The white tones down the brightness, and lightens the yellow.  Ford's "Phoenician Yellow" is an extreme example of pastel yellow (and it's also available in Testors spray).  Good luck!

In Topic: Revell '57 Ford question

29 June 2014 - 03:19 PM

Bill: thanks for the ideas--I'd already thought about the sbc as a donor, but I haven't started looking yet, and now I have some new directions to think about.  My goal for the Ford is a mid 60s boulevard cruiser, so I think I'll try for some inside the rails models, if possible.  Also, thanks for your tip (months ago) on searching the forum.  It sure makes searching easier and more productive.



In Topic: Painting torque thrust rims

10 June 2014 - 06:40 PM

I use Testors enamels, but I've never had a problem with leaving brush strokes.  I use a small bit of aluminum foil pressed inside something like a prescription bottle lid to do my mixing, and my primary colors are aluminum and gunmetal.  Both are metallic, and provide (through mixing), any shade from aluminum to almost black.  A careful application of chrome silver will correct any mistakes, especially on the lug nuts.