Tamiya paint Question


Vric
07-24-2003, 09:00 PM
Hi have 3 questions.

First, IS TS-8 the best red for Ferrari ?

Second, Which color is the best for Steel ?

Last, Any picture of what Gunmetal Look ? (X10)

Thanks

freakmech
07-24-2003, 09:07 PM
i find that italian red by any company is a bit too red. ive been mixing my own. i start with Model Master Italian Red Acryl then add orange until happy. also the ferrari red changes depending on how old car is. the Modena is almost orange in real life. for steel i use Alclad II steel. but all this is for air-brushing. TS-8 is the best in a can ive seen but only for older ferraris. for steel you could start with flat aluminum fx-16 and add little bit of flat black till happy. just some ideas

freakmech
07-24-2003, 09:08 PM
As an after thought... if using TS-8 maybe try an orange under coat. this would help alot.

Vric
07-24-2003, 09:17 PM
ok thanks... It's for a 1/16 Ferrari F40, so it's old and must be acurate.

Tamiya don'T have any paint for steel ??

freakmech
07-24-2003, 09:31 PM
here are all tamiya colors:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/paints/images/acrylic_chart.jpg
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/paints/images/ts_color_chart.jpg

hope this helps, no steel though, metal gray and aluminum only thing really

Vric
07-24-2003, 09:45 PM
ok, then how look X10 ? (and please don't show me the tamiya chart !)

primera man
07-24-2003, 10:02 PM
I would spray with TS8 but paint the inside of the car black to help darken the red to give it a darker better look.

X10 is very very close to TS-38 gunmetal.

Vric
07-24-2003, 10:39 PM
those rims are gunmetal ? I see no difference with XF-56 that I use..

I try to see what shade of paint I will need to make the engin look better. XF-16 is not always the good color..

primera man
07-24-2003, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by Vric
those rims are gunmetal ?


Yes...TS-38
Also the same on my GTR 32 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t26168.html)

Zurbert82
07-25-2003, 10:42 AM
I know that you're building the F40.. but if you build any more of the latest Ferrari Formula 1 cars, the color they reccomend is TS-49 - bright red, TS-8 just seems too dark for the recent Ferrari F1 cars.

Vric
07-25-2003, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Zurbert82
I know that you're building the F40.. but if you build any more of the latest Ferrari Formula 1 cars, the color they reccomend is TS-49 - bright red, TS-8 just seems too dark for the recent Ferrari F1 cars.

interesting... will need to take a look at both

hirofkd
07-25-2003, 05:00 PM
I've seen the F40 in person several times, and from what I remember, TS-8 is too dark and reddish, and TS-49 is too bright and orangish. It's somewhere in-betweeen. But I do remember seeing a dark red F40 on photo, so it could have been custom ordered, and in that case, you can pick any color you want.

In fact, the Enzo's red is usually Rosso Corsa, but when I saw an Enzo, owned (or leased) by Bridgestone, it looked definitely brighter just like the F1 color, i.e. TS-49.

Vric
07-25-2003, 06:33 PM
well I did a search on google for TS-49 ferrari and TS-8 Ferrari.. it's hard to tell which one I need to get !

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