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Old 27-07-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
Mike Delamar
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Default What shade of Yellow?

Ive been trying to get a good shade of yellow that was used in Thunderbirds.

Im yet to try Fiat yellow as on Dave Sissons Tb4, although I think the yellow used by the studio models was slightly lighter anyway.

such as helijet, MSP,mole, firefly,patrol boat, air sea rescue jets,

I went to halfords with the intention of buying the fiat yellow Dave used, but the only thing they had close was ford prairie yellow, which after having a spray is too light, its close to virgils sash yellow, like a custard colour.

problem is, the cans never spray exactly the same as the sticker on the lid.

there is plenty of yellows to choose from, but they all seem like an egg yolk yellow, I want something a bit lighter.

what captanapollo uses looks great but its only available in Australia I think, holts yellow

does anyone have any suggestions?

cheers

Mike

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Old 27-07-2010, 06:22 PM   #2
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Brighter yellow as basecoat and a light coat of Daytona yellow to finish?
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Old 27-07-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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You should try Trimite http://www.trimite.com/paints/ as this was paint used by the model makers as can clearly be seen in the Meddings book. Perhaps they have period/archive colour chips or catalogs.
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Old 27-07-2010, 09:10 PM   #4
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You could try the Tamiya yellow.
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Old 28-07-2010, 05:28 PM   #5
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problem is, the cans never spray exactly the same as the sticker on the lid.
So true Mike. Last year Halfords stopped spraying the lids the same colour as the paint in the can and used generic stickers so a dark blue is just a dark blue etc, Its a nightmare these days trying to match colours without a Swatch chart! I asked why they did this and apparently it was due to cost reasons and that most people buying paint for motor cars (not made for us modellers) come in with the correct paint reference.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #6
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You may want to use Chrome Yellow, like the Flying Sub from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was Painted! hope this helps. Dan
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