Sunday, November 6, 2016

Undecided on the Red

During recent push to finish other models for local contest, I had some time to finally get back to F2008. Finished prep tasks and primed F2008 parts. Then in mid October, I've put silver base paint on. This time I painted all parts separately, in a bid to get as light coverage of transparent red as possible. In the end of October I put red on. It went on better then last time. But it looks darker. I am afraid hiroboy sent me wrong mix. I have noticed this in the past. His light colours are not 100% consistent between batches.

It looks darker then my 248F1 and F2007 models, which were painted in pre 2008 bright red, and even darker then F60, painted with TS85. Below are some photos I did in sun light for comparison. Granted, F2008 does not have clean on yet, but still it looks too dark to me.

I don't know what to do. If I put clear on top of it and it still looks dark, I might have to go through another strip/prep/prime/paint cycle.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm it certainly doesn't look right, almost to the point from the pics of looking pinkish rather than a true red. I am keen to try the Gravity colours paints and the best part is they will ship to Australia, this makes choice of what paint to use easier.