Kodak Nascar

21 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

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.

post-13739-0-71139300-1403741426_thumb.j

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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

Wilson4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

PAINT!! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I would paint it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

:) ... 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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

super job , love it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Paint...If you use automotive spray paint, be careful to use a primer that will be compatible with the plastic and the paint, as automotive paints are "hotter" chemically and will craze the plastic if you don't guard against it. Very light coats helps somewhat as well.

I think I'll try the camel yellow over red to see how it looks...I have a truck and trailer to do as well as a Lumina!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now