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Old 20-12-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default PE Eagle "white" on Spine Booster

I'm putting together my Jim Small spine booster kit this Christmas to fit my PE lab Eagle. I thought about giving the Eagle itself a new paint scheme (those grey bits under the cage bug me) but I'm just not gutsy enough to do it yet. (Maybe I'll buy another PE Eagle as a guinea pig and take it apart and try it on that. But that's another post.) :/

Anyway, anybody got any pointers as to how I might replicate the PE Eagle colour on my spine booster with spray paints that are readily available in the UK? I don't want it to look too obviously like a separately-painted item. I've tried a bit of trial and error with some old car paints, but they're just too white. The PE Eagle paint almost looks like it's got a good touch of green or something in it. Although that could just be because I'm viewing it at night under halogens. White? White with a hint of green?

Any advice welcomed.
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Old 20-12-2005, 09:59 PM   #2
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Ford Diamond White.
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Old 20-12-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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Zatta fact? Never knew that.

I used bog standard white primer on mine and then 'misted' it with grey spraypaint to replicate the speckled effect on the PE's.

Not perfect by any means (and tricky) but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Old 21-12-2005, 08:30 AM   #4
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Cheers, guys. Hadn't tried Ford Diamond White, and the "misted" effect for the speckles is exactly what I'm after. ("Hen's egg effect"?) Cue a bit more trial-and-error. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Old 21-12-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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The "misting" effect also looks great for model rock and/or concrete surfaces. Good luck with your efforts!
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