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Testors Model Master Clear Blue Acrylic Paint

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I was wondering if anyones had any experience with this the MM Clear Blue Acrylic paint? Local hobby shop sold out of Testors Transparent Blue spray paint and suggested I try this this color out. It looked a little darker and opaque in the bottle. I've used Testors Transparent Blue for years, and I've decanted it before to use for brushing. And its always looked completely clear blue in the bottles.

So before I buy some to try, I was wondering if anyone has used this color before, and can you tell me if it does have that candy transparent color to it and light? Or is it a darker blue but clear? If the color is anything like the regular Transparent Blue, I'd be willing to switch over to this one and spray through my airbrush. I'm just looking for more of that candy side of the color. My hobby shop said they can't get the transparent blue right now so they said this would work.

I don't know though.. the lady who suggested it was wearing a sweater with kittens on it and gluing some popsicle sticks making a house. I don't think she gets down on some candy paint jobs.

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Hi Ruben, I know this doesn't directly help you but I suggest you go to RC Country in sacto, and pick up some Tamiya clear blue, spray or bottle. I don't know exactly about this transparent blue you got there but in my experience unless you know it will work, Model Master is kind of fraught with disaster. I take it you might be decanting it and using it in an air brush? you might also try mixing what you got there with Future and shooting that...ought to tone it down a bit.

greetings from the delta...

jb

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Hey Jb thanks for the tips! I was actually thinking of trying that too, using Future in the MM blue as well. I've used it some other brands and had good results. The Model Master blue only comes in the small bottle, so it shouldn't be too hard to work with. But I'm definitely going to pick up the Tamiya clear and give it a try as well. Just from looking at the MM Clear Blue, it seems its going to be darker with the wrong clarity I'm looking for. I looked at the Tamiya online and it seems closer to the Testors Transparent Blue I've been used to. So I'll be making a trip out to RC Country and pick some up. I was going to go with Krylon's X-Metals blue, basically a candy blue, but it was still too dark for what I'm looking for. Beautiful over over other bases though! Thanks for the tip I'm going to give the Tamiya a go!

Good to see another neighbor in the forum!

Ruben

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