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Cannon Fodder VF-1A (SDFM): colour advice

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Not sure whether to post here or the newbie/short questions: I’m after the best colour matches, by paint brand, for the brownie VF-1A from SDFM. Bonus points for colours for the feet. Thanks!

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I'd be curious to know this as well.  I spent quite a while trying to mix Tamiya paints to match the Hi-Metal R for a custom VF-1J CF with no luck.  

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Are you looking for the best color straight out of the bottle? Or a mixture?

Hasegawa and Wave both use Mr. Color for their color recommendations mixes

Hasegawa old = 40% C43 Wood Brown + 60% C1 White

Hasegawa new = 50% C43 Wood Brown +50% C51 Flesh

Wave = 80% C39 Dark Yellow + 20% C22 Dark Earth

 

 

As for the feet, Hasegawa always gives C28 Steel

Wave gives 80% C22 Dark Earth + 20% C42 Mahogany

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3 hours ago, TMBounty_Hunter said:

Are you looking for the best color straight out of the bottle? Or a mixture?

Hasegawa and Wave both use Mr. Color for their color recommendations mixes

Hasegawa old = 40% C43 Wood Brown + 60% C1 White

Hasegawa new = 50% C43 Wood Brown +50% C51 Flesh

I'm not sure what you mean by old vs. new. Which kits list the ratios?

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Thanks. Ideally, I’m after out of the bottle. Model company recommendations are good, but even “I’ve used this...”

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46 minutes ago, GMK said:

Thanks. Ideally, I’m after out of the bottle. Model company recommendations are good, but even “I’ve used this...”

unfortunately nobody makes Macross colours like they do for Gundam...

Paint-mixing is what most of us have resorted to...

 

Advice: take a box-top and visually see if there are paint matches that are close enough to live with at your local shop.

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On 12/20/2018 at 10:03 AM, TMBounty_Hunter said:

As for the feet, Hasegawa always gives C28 Steel

Wave gives 80% C22 Dark Earth + 20% C42 Mahogany

Actually, the Hasegawa Battroid kit lists this mixture for the brown VF-1A feet:

50% mahogany (42) + 10% flat white (62) + 40% burnt iron (61)

Their ratios are a bit of a pain, so I’m going to mix up a large bottle of each color so I can use it for several kits. The old brown VF-1A scheme is my favorite (in case you couldn’t tell from my avatar, so I plan to paint a few of them, along with a brown J.

 

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