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Does anyone have any hints or thoughts on matching paint for the new American colors? It’s not a terribly metallic gray, but is something of that order. Just curious if anyone else had crossed this bridge before I try to reinvent the wheel. 

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its very close to Boeing grey with a metallic pearl over it

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Thank you! I didn’t think about a pearlescent clear coat. In my head at least, that’s seeming like a great way to replicate the color. 

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Its called Mica. And in 1/144 scale? I wouldn't  bother with the pearled finish - it would be out of scale. Mica is just a tad darker than Boeing Grey.

 

Tracy

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On 7/18/2020 at 10:21 PM, Vidar_710 said:

Its called Mica. And in 1/144 scale? I wouldn't  bother with the pearled finish - it would be out of scale. Mica is just a tad darker than Boeing Grey.

 

Tracy

This.  I wouldn't bother with the "metallic" part.  You can only see the metallic if you're standing within 5 feet of it.

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If you put Mica on it in 1/144 scale, it'll just look like a desk top model or diecast toy.

 

Tracy

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Yeah, you would need an incredibly finely-ground mica or pearl to look at all good.  Personally, I think "oversized" mica would look better than none at all, but that's just me.  They do look awfully "plain grey" in a lot of lighting.   But your standard "Tamiya clear pearl" is basically "glitter in a can".    Maybe custom hot rod/motorcycle paints have extra-finely ground pearl additive for airbrushing, that may work well?  Some of them are quite "subtly" pearl with very small particles.    

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