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25 minutes ago, youpey said:

how would you describe this color on the gas tank? flat gold?

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Maybe honey mustard yellow? ....looks like that crack filler spray foam insulation that hardens

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16 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

Kevlar yellow/tan/brown

Yes, that is a protective coating of Kevlar over the fuel tanks.  Been a rally staple for years. 

So decals or a mix to match the Kevlar color, add some texture with tissues or hot thinner on the tanks before you paint them. 

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i have military color that seems to match pretty close. its lifecolor russian uniform color. it seems really close to me.  i think i will use it. i might try to blend in a darker color to get it better

 

this is the color

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First of all that's a great reference picture.  Yep, Kelvlar, that color above would work.  I would paint black first, the used a fine screen as a mask to simulate the weave.

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11 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

First of all that's a great reference picture.  Yep, Kelvlar, that color above would work.  I would paint black first, the used a fine screen as a mask to simulate the weave.

im going to try this. i painted it black this morning, and once it dries i will try the color above. i have an aquarium net that i am using as my mask. i will post a picture of it once it is done. hopefully it looks good

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47 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

maybe a dark wash over it would help, its not too far off

i did a wash on it now. i will post a picture in a bit. it better, but i think i over did it a bit.

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My thought is ditch the mesh thing (it’s not noticeable in the real pic), respray the piece in matte black, add a bit more yellow to the color and dilute it down quite a bit and spray it over the black.

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I sanded it smooth and brush painted it to give it similar textures . It looks much better. There is still the black underneath so its not just single color. I will post a picture after it dries

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Do you have a LHS? If so, see if they have German WWII colors Sandgelb or Dunkelgelb, used on armor. Looks very close to that color. 

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2 hours ago, Venom said:

My thought is ditch the mesh thing (it’s not noticeable in the real pic), respray the piece in matte black, add a bit more yellow to the color and dilute it down quite a bit and spray it over the black.

Yeah, the mesh pattern is way to coarse for the scale, and the pattern looks nothing like the real Kvlar mesh.

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