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  1. Tru-Color Paint is the first model paint company to release both F-22 paints in a simulated radar dispersion/absorption appearance on Oct. 2, 2017. These are designated as: TCP-1214 F-22 Radar Dispersion # 1 (based on Dark Compass Ghost Gray being the base color) TCP-1215 F-22 Radar Dispersion # 2 (based on Light Compass Ghost Gray being the base color) Both have the "metallic" effect already mixed into the paint which causes the painted surface to "sparkle" when viewed at different angles. Each paint is available in 1 oz. ($ 5.69) and 2 oz. ($ 10.25) size bottles from your favorite hobby shop, online store or direct from us. Similar products will be released for the F-35 in April, 2018 along with the first releases of colors for WWII U.S. aircraft with ANA numbers. If you would like to have more information about out product lines, please do not hesitate to ask for a flyer to be sent by regular mail or email. Looking forward to your comments and suggestions. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com website: trucolorpaint.com
  2. I need help on the best way to do the camouflage paint schemes on F-4C Phantoms in the Southeast Asia (SEA) colors. First let me say that I have not built a model for over 50+ years - and yes, I did not stutter, and I doubt any of those models were as complicated to paint as the ones I chose now. The reasons I chose the F-4C was to show off our new U.S. Air Force paint product lines. Maybe this was a bad idea, but I have 3 planes already started and need your help to do the camouflage correctly. Cockpit has been built up, painted and placed in the fuselage. Seams have been filed and filled with putty and sanded. Same with the wings. The underside of the wings and fuselage are a single color, so that is not a problem on the 2 SEA schemes I have planned to do. Wheels, rockets, struts, and other small pieces are already painted as well. It is the upper fuselage and top of wings where the camouflage seems daunting. First question - after painting the undersides of the wings and fuselage, should I assemble the wings onto the fuselage before attempting the camouflage colors or do the camo colors on the separate pieces first, then assemble ? Instructions say to assemble first, but I'm reluctant to do that. Any help here ? Purchased masks from Gator Studios, as suggested on this forum, but that is where I stopped. Second question - since I have 3 aircraft to paint, can I reuse paint masks for all 3 models ? Should I trace the masks on plain paper and copy the design onto multiple pages of our masking paper (which can be printed on) and cut them out to use ? Any help from modelers who have done camouflage schemes on aircraft would be very useful. None of the aircraft that I am building are going to win prizes, I just want to show off our new paint colors on a model. Thank you in advance for any replies to this thread. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint
  3. Tru-Color Paint is seeking the input of the warship modeling community on what we should be developing for the market. Right now Tru-Color Paint is in development of nearly every color the U.S. Navy used in WWII, including the generic colors used on pre-war and on modern warships. We will have about 60 colors in this category by the time we are through with all the color matches and releases of these through early 2019. What country's naval ships should be the next focus of Tru-Color Paint ? We have the color chips for German, Japanese and Royal Navy for WWII and can get the modern colors for these as well. We believe the modeler should have a say as to what we do next or should we do these concurrently with the U.S. Naval colors ? We look forward to your input and suggestions. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint
  4. A modeler recently asked us to develop different shades of the same color to represent a freshly painted AFV versus a faded or aged vehicle. This is so subjective to so many modelers, it would be nearly impossible to satisfy everyone with the choices we would have. Thus, I will give you a suggestion on how you can accomplish this using Tru-Color Paint. As you will learn upon using Tru-Color Paint it is a solvent based paint. Since the polymer (the resin that binds the pigments used to the model) is the SAME in every formulation of Tru-Color Paint and the solvent ratios used in the manufacture of each color are nearly identical (they vary less than 8% across the board) EVERY Tru-Color Paint color is completely miscible with each other. With this knowledge it is possible to create your own variations in this manner: If you wish to lighten the shade add a few drops of TCP-005 White; If you wish to lighten and alter the hue slightly (to an aged appearance) use TCP-157 Off-White; If you wish to darken the shade add TCP-010 Black; If you wish to darken and change the hue slightly add TCP-009 Grimy Black. To give the paint a faded look add about 8-15% of either TCP-017 Clear Flat or TCP-018 Clear Gloss along with a drop or 2 of TCP-005 White (or more if you want really aged). This reduces the pigment load so that you get a faded, less rich color. Besides our military line,we have about 40 "generic" colors and 3 finishes that can be used to alter the appearance or hue of the paint. These include, White, Off White, Rust, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, Grimy Black, etc. And we offer both 1 (.45 each) and 2 oz.(.85 each) empty plastic bottles with caps for you to blend and your store your favorite mix. The variations that you can come up with are endless. This method will give your model an unique appearance. If you need help or suggestions for a particular affect you are trying to achieve, contact us via this post or email us for a private conversation. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
  5. The following Metallic and Pearlescent Automobile paint colors were shipped to distributors and hobby shops on Sept. 15, 2017. All were shipped in 1 oz. bottles with a suggested retail of $ 6.19 each. Colors are: TCP-731 Plum Crazy Metallic TCP-732 Bright Atlantic Blue Metallic TCP-733 Dark Titanium Metallic TCP-734 Laser Red Metallic TCP-743 Dark Charcoal Pearlescent TCP-744 Surf Blue Pearlescent Pearlescent paints change color as the viewing angle changes creating a great looking effect on the model. More metallic and pearlescent colors are to be released on Oct. 1 so come back to the forums often. See your favorite local or online hobby shop for these colors or contact us to purchase direct. As always, all Tru-Color Paint products are manufactured in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us for a full list of automobile paints available in stock. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
  6. Tru-Color Paint is seeking your input for what new colors should be added for the AFV modeler. Besides the detailing colors like various rusts, muds, dusts, etc. and paints for figures - all of which are in the schedule to be manufactured and released in the balance of 2017 and 2018, we would like to know what should be the focus of new colors for this segment. Should we concentrate on German, British, Israeli or other countries AFV's from WWII to present ? If so, what countries should we look at first to get information on ? Is one era more important than another ? Your input is of great value to us. What other manufacturer in the hobby industry asks for your help ? We are working on the schedule for the latter half of 2018 and into 2019 (we plan ahead !). Depending on what we hear from the end user on this and in other forums, we will make our decisions by early 2018 on what is the focus of new colors for the AFV modeler. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to respond to this thread. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
  7. Tru-Color Paint is pleased to announce that shipping on Oct. 2, 2017 are 3 new U.S. Navy ship colors for WWII aircraft carriers, battleships, destroyers, etc. These colors are available in 1 oz. ($ 5.69 list) and 2 oz. ($ 10.25) bottles from your favorite local hobby shop, online store or from us directly. As always these paints are manufactured in Phoenix, AZ and matched to color chips. The colors are: TCP-1002 Navy Gray, # 5, pre-1942 TCP-1010 Deck Blue 20B; 1942-45 TCP-1012 5-P Pale Gray, 1943-1946 In Nov. we will be shipping 3 additional colors: Navy Blue 5-N, 5-B Thayer Blue and Deck Blue 20B, 1941 If you have any questions regarding these paints, please do not hesitate to ask - we are here to help the modeler. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
  8. Tru-Color Paint will be shipping the following new colors to distributors and hobby shops on Oct., 2, 2017. All of these colors are available in 1 oz. ($ 5.69 list) and 2 oz. ($ 10.25 list) bottles. TCP-1402 Olive Drab # 3, 1942-44 TCP-1403 Federal Standard (FS) 34079 MERDC Forest Green TCP-1404 FS 30118 MERDC Field Drab You may get these paints from your favorite local hobby shop, online store or us directly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779
  9. Tru-Color Paint will be shipping to distributors and hobby shops the following new aircraft colors on Oct. 2, 2017. Note all colors will be available in 1 oz. ($ 5.69 list) and 2 oz. ($ 10.25 list) bottles. TCP-1214 F-22 Radar Dispersion Dark Compass Ghost Gray TCP-1215 F-22 Radar Dispersion Lt. Compass Ghost Gray TCP-1217 Fed. Std. 34092 Gunship Green The F-22 paint is the first aircraft model paint that already has the simulated radar dispersion/absorption additive that is ready to be sprayed by the modeler ! We will have the F-35 versions shipping in Dec., 2017. You may order these from your favorite local hobby shop, online store or from us directly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779
  10. Andy at Andy's Hobby Headquarters on 59th Ave. (and Greenway) in Glendale, AZ is painting the USS Ranger aircraft carrier using Tru-Color Paint and the masking (frisket) paper we produce. We had dropped off a few colors last weekend to Andy for him to evaluate and showed us that he was going to do the USS Ranger as his next build for YouTube. Since we had already produced the correct camouflage colors for the year and ship type we asked if we could supply all the paint for this project and he agreed to do the build with our paint. Andy had already painted the bottom of the hull with our TCP-1000 Norfolk 65-A Anti-fouling Red when we got there today and he stated he had no problems. The model looked very nice. Here is the line up of what we delivered today, 9/9/17: TCP-1006 5-O Ocean Gray, Late 1941-45; TCP-1012 5-P Pale Gray, 1943-45; TCP-1007 Navy Blue; TCP-1003 5-H Haze Gray; TCP-1010 Navy Blue 20-B 1942-45 and TCP-1014 Polished Bronze. The first 4 colors listed are for the hull and the vertical sections of the superstructure, the Navy Blue 20-B is the flight deck and all horizontal surfaces on the superstructure, and the polished bronze is for the propellers. We also gave Andy sheets of our masking (or frisket) paper for the camouflage. This paper can be fed through a printer and if a person can make a template, then you can cut out the camouflage pattern as needed. We will be informed when the YouTube presentation is ready, and we will pass that info to you on this forum. If ANY other hobby shop would like to put on a demo at their facility using our paint and masking paper, we will supply the necessary colors, paper, thinner and clean up solvent at no cost to the hobby shop. Please ask for this material through our email address stating the hobby shop name, owner's or manager's name, shop address and a phone number. Since we make paint colors for all the major modeling genres we would like to know what would be of most interest for the shop to demo - figures, ships, aircraft (military or commercial), armor, railroading or automobiles/trucks. If the shop can supply a date and time, we will show that on our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
  11. Tru-Color Paint is pleased to announce the release of several flesh colors plus general clothing/buckle, button, shoe, hat etc. colors which may be applied with a paint brush on figures. These all dry flat. These are as follows: TCP-805 Flat Black; TCP-809 Flat Dark Green; TCP-810 Flat Light Green; TCP-817 Flat Off-White; TCP-818 Flat Light Tan; TCP-819 Flat Dark Tan; TCP-840 Flat Caucasian Flesh; TCP-860 Flat Medium Flesh; TCP-861 Flat Light Mocha Flesh and TCP-862 Flat Dark Mocha Flesh. All of these paints are available in 1 oz. ($ 6.19 list) and 2 oz. bottles ($ 11.25) from your favorite local hobby shop, online store or from Tru-Color Paint directly. Many more brushable colors are in stock - check out our website or ask for a brochure showing all of the colors in this series of paints. As always, ALL of these paints are manufactured in Phoenix, AZ and we have NEVER discontinued a product from our product lines once they have been released ! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. More colors to be added next month. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779
  12. Tru-Color Paint is willing to donate paint samples and pieces of models (cars, planes, ships, railroad, etc.) to any IPMS chapter that is willing to put on a demonstration of our paint at one of your meetings, at a show or any gathering of modelers where there might be interest. Just have a chapter president or secretary contact us. Tell us what you would propose to have a clinic showing how easy it is to use our paint and clean up. Let us know a date, contact name and address (phone # too would be nice) to send the materials to and about how many you believe would attend. If we have ample notification, we may be able to show the clinic date, time and where it is to be held on our website. If there is a preference on what you would like to receive for the demo, let us know. We will try to accommodate the request as there are a limited number of plastic parts to send as pieces to paint. Besides the paint and plastic parts we will send some thinner plus acetone for clean up. Looking forward to hearing from the chapters. IPMS Members - tell your chapter about this offer ! Martin Cohen, PhD (member of Craig Hewitt Chapter) Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
  13. Bottle pictures of the Tru-Color Paint SEA colors to be released Oct. 1, 2017 are attached for your perusal. There are 4 colors in the first release and the TCP-1213 picture will be added before the end of this week. The bottles shown are all 1 oz. ( $ 5.69 list), but they are also available in a 2 oz. size ( $10.25 list) for larger models and/or projects. All paint is available from your local hobby shop or from us directly. On Nov. 1, 2017 we will release the first true F-22 simulated radar dispersion/absorption paint for the modeler ( 2 colors) along with Fed. Std. 34092 Gunship Green. As with all of our products, these too will be stocked in 1 and 2 oz. size bottles. Every Tru-Color Paint product is manufactured in Phoenix, AZ ! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779
  14. We had been asked if Tru-Color Paint works on Shapeways 3-D printed parts used in model building. We can now definitely say YES. Tru-Color Paint can be hand OR air brushed onto Shapeways parts made with either FUD or FXD resin. Just follow the recommendations for using Shapeways parts by exposing them to sunlight or a UV lamp for an hour or so to fully cure any residual resin. As with any plastic part, make sure the surface is clean and you can apply ANY color on the part(s). A custom painter (North Valley Trains) of locomotives that uses Tru-Color Paint exclusively for his projects showed us several shells painted in black, white and yellow. One shell was made with FUD (steam engine), the other (Norfolk Southern diesel) with FXD. We note that the only difference in the parts is the smoothness of the finished part, with the FXD being much smoother (but also much more costly) than the FUD part. Trust this info helps. Let us know if there are any other questions regarding Tru-Color Paint and we will try to get them answered ! Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint
  15. Tru-Color Paint is pleased to announce that part of the first colors to be released in our new military line of paints on Oct. 1, 2017 are those for U.S. Air Force jets used in SEA. These are designated as follows: TCP-1209 Fed. Std (FS) 34102 Light Green; TCP-1211 FS 36622 Gray; TCP-1212 FS 30219 (Sierra) Tan; and TCP-1213 FS 34079 Forest Green. All of these will be available in 1 oz. ($ 5.69 list) and 2 oz. ( $ 10.25 list) size bottles from your favorite hobby shop or directly from us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779
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