my first aoshima kit- need help with understanding it.

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building an aoshima 350z fairlady 2007 kit, and im painting all the various parts before i build, and i approach this.

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/5673/photo6ns.jpg

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"A" means mixed color.

what does that mean??!!? the two colors in question are flat white, and flat black. do they want me to put these two paints together, swirl them around and paint the whole piece with this? im having a hard time...

ALSO, theres literally two tiny pieces that require clear orange. i dont want to go out and spend 3-6 dollars on literally two brush-strokes worth of paint.. i do have orange. but not clear orange. any ideas? its for a taillight.

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and my kit is missing the left door handle.

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Yes , mix those colors together

Edited by martinfan5

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LOL

The color mixing instructions appear to be different in Japanese than in English.

Japanese: 10 parts of color #12 mixed with 1 part of color #10

Engrish: 10 parts of color #12 mixed with 1 part of color #11

I don't know which one is correct- maybe try both and see which one seems proper.

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all i have is a little tiny jar of testors flat white, and a spray can of flat black. how the F am i supposed to do a 10:1 ratio?

hmmm....i think i might just paint the interior a color i like instead instead of trying to mix a potion of colors.

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I count drops into a mixing cup or empty paint jar.

That is what they mean.

You can drip them from a brush (use the same, or at least same size) or a pipette

I have several Gunze 1/32 American 50's-60's kits and they give mix formulas as %

ie; 80% color A + 20% color B. Here total mix by a count of 10.

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Personally, I would go with what ever color you want unless you just absolutely want to keep to box instructions.

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2007-Nissan-350Z-Dashboard-1280x960.jpg

I was too lazy to google RHD so reverse the picture.

As far as the clear, get red, orange, and blue. If you are going to keep building you will need those on a regular basis...yup just a couple of strokes...Where you will notice wrong colors right away.

Edited by G Holding

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It says orange but the box has it looking red. And all 350z I see on the road have red. I think I'll do red but I will invest in orange.

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For clear orange, use an orange sharpie. That's ALL I use and works great.

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Wow! Thank you!!

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www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_gunze.htm

Edited by sportandmiah

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BTW, when using clear orange on gauges and the like, either BMF or paint with silver first, then use the sharpie over that.

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For clear orange, use an orange sharpie. That's ALL I use and works great.

Yep, always keep orange, red, blue, yellow, and black Sharpies on hand. They will always help in a pinch. As for the flat black, just go buy a little Testors bottle for a buck or two if you are determined to follow instructions.

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