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Howdy,

 

I'm working on the Fujimi McLaren MP4/12C and using the Studio 27 decals to make the K-Pax Racing version from the PWC race Long Beach in 2014. According to photos found on the K-Pax Racing web site, the cars were dark blue with a metallic sheen. Any ideas on how to do this? I was thinking of taking Tamiya X-3 Royal Blue and adding a bit of X11 Chrome to it, think that would work?

 

Thanks for any ideas you may have.

 

Tim

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Tim

Tamiya makes a metallic blue color number x13. It mite not be dark enough. Or you can try painting

the silver first and then blue clear over it.

Neil

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X-13, I'll look for it at my LHS.

 

Thanks

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Let me get back to you on this Tim. I know you're gonna get some X-13 and all that but I've got a resource. Trouble is that I've gotta watch the video for the link. Gimme a day or so and you'll have one more outlet for your quest.

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Ok Tim I finally got to watching the video again. The product is called Snazzy Silver Metal Flake and it's sold by a guy by the name of Gary Branik. The way its shown to be used is in the clear coat with a ratio of two .5 ounce jars of Testors Gloss Clear to one .5 jar of garden grade lacquer thinner that you can pick up from a local hardware store. The host used 35 drops of this metal flake mix to this clear coat mixture and mixed well. Gary Branik can be contacted at: kustomkolors@comcast.net

 

Hope all this helps you out, Joe

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Hey Tim...do you have a pic of the car that you're doing? I did a search and saw a few cars. One was Blue with yellow. Is that the car you're building. If so...I think that Dupli-color Med. Quasar Metallic #BGM 0438 looks like a real close match. I used it on the 57 chev build I did awhile back and it really looks good. If you want it darker...I'd prime the car with red of black....That will make it a lot darker. I used Grey primer on this build.....

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Hope this helps you some...

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All, thanks for your ideas.

 

What I ended up doing, is I took Tamiya X-4 Blue and misted it onto a white primer body twice. I then put a full coat on it. Next step was take the X-4 and I added a bit of X-13 Metallic Blue to it and airbrushed that on. It looks the part but I feel I added a bit too much Met Blue but I'm going to deal with it. Unfortunately, I used a water-based gloss coat and it looks fantastic, but when I tried to apply decals, they stuck solid and wouldn't move. Now I gotta try to gently sand off the bad decal :smiley6:

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