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Question on candy apple red paint job.......
Posted by krewdawg on Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:10 PM

I am trying the candy apple paint on a large scale helicopter. I undestand the use of primer then base with gold flake and then the clear red. Can I get a definite visual if I stripe out some parts using silver? Can I successfully stripe and shoot the silver over the gold and then shoot the red? Never tried it before and wondered if someone else has.    Thanks

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Posted by VintageRPM on Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:55 PM

Yes, this will work. You can always test on scrap plastic/parts to see if you like the effect.

 

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Posted by High octane on Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:08 PM

Yes it should work to some degree, and remember to go easy on the candy apple red, as too much will become maroon and you will have lost the "candy" effect.

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Posted by krewdawg on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:48 PM

Yes Sir, did the candy red a good while back as one solid paint job. I wanted to "POP' this civilian paint job, its a 1/20th scale Hughes 500. Not in the mood to do the old boring Magnum PI chopper paint job. Flocking in the carpeting and trying embossing powders. Using a number of 1/20th and 1/25th auto parts as well in the engine compartment. But, that said, wanted a really eye catching paint job to finish it out.

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Posted by krewdawg on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:53 PM

Yeah, I know thats coming but hoped to get some "Been there, got this finish" kinda info. 

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Posted by High octane on Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:59 PM

Here's a candy red over a gold base just as I heard it from Big John himself

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High octane

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:45 AM

I did something like that back in my mid-teens. I painted an MPC 68 Barracuda with a base of gold, and masked out graphics in silver and copper, then painted the whole thing candy red. The effect was similar to that of subtle ghost flames or ghost graphics, as is often seen today. As mentioned above, applying too many heavy coats of candy red will result in an even, red finish (the stripe will be burried). If you want the 'stripe' to stand out more than a subtle ghost graphic, than I would suggest perhaps using a colour that contrasts with gold more so than silver. White may be a decent choice, but any colour could work. Test on scrap first to acheive the desired effect.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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Posted by krewdawg on Friday, May 25, 2018 1:20 PM

That's a thought! I was considering shooting the silver, let it set well then shoot the gold. I will sadly admit that I learned a long time ago about sometimes too much is....too much! Toasted a '57 Chev. Now that I am going with this, I will only shoot a bit at a time! No rush, I'm retired so time is on my side....... Will for sure shoot both ways on scrap models I keep for that job and see what I like best. I want it clear to see without being an in your face kind of thing...... Thanks for any and all pieces of advise on this !!!!

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