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Looking to do a 67 Camaro in Deep water Blue but can't find a match.I'm wondering if Model Master Deep Sea Blue would be close?Same colour as a WWII F4U Corsair Navy Fighter.Any type paint is fine.ThanksSean
Model Master Glossy Sea Blue FS 15042 is a solid color, '67 Chevy Deepwater Blue is a metallic, so GSB won't do. (I'm very familiar with GSB--I'm also an airplane modeler and have painted a dozen or more models with it.)
If you must have an exact match, Model Car World has what you need, but it's expensive and of course you have to deal with the delay of "mail order." Model Master Arctic Blue is a nice metallic dark blue that's a reasonable approximation of Deepwater Blue. I've also found that it's one of the easier Model Master metallic paints to work with, too.
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I didn't realize Deepwater Blue was a met.
I live in Canada so unfortunately MCW won't ship to me.
Just about any dark metallic blue paint you come up with would work. It's a pretty generic shade, not much particularly distinctive about it.
Here are some '67 Camaros in Deepwater Blue:
Testors makes a Blue Angel Blue which is a metallic color and comes in a 1/2 oz. bottle.
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Blue Angel Blue is not metallic, and is lighter and brighter and "bluer" than '67 Chevy Deepwater Blue.
The Testors Blue Angel Blue I have on my bench does have a slight metallic content to it. Even the sample I viewed on Testors website looks metallic. Come on Steve, I was offering an alternative in hobby paint since MCW does not ship to Canada.
Sean, another alternative could be Testors Model Master Arctic Blue Metallic.
The three model airplanes I painted with Blue Angel Blue have no metallic content at all. Neither does the official paint chip (FS15050) in the Federal Standard 595a standards book. Neither do the real Blue Angel airplanes. I've never seen the F-18s but I did see their A-4s and F-4s up close. Blue Angel Blue isn't close to any factory automobile paint I can think of from the musclecar era, though it might be close to some of the fleet colors available on trucks. I'm planning to paint a '65 Chevelle drag wagon with the stuff to represent a low-buck "Earl Schieb" type repaint with generic paint.
I mentioned MM Arctic Blue earlier. They have another dark metallic blue called Copenhagen Blue that also might work. I've never used that on anything so can't tell you what the exact difference is between the two. If it's darker, it might be even better than Arctic Blue because Deepwater Blue is pretty darn dark.
I've found that the Testor website is a very poor indicator of the actual color of their paints. Some of their representations are spot on and others bear almost no resemblance whatsoever to the actual paint color. I don't know why they can't do a better job with this.