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How can I get this shade of flat black?


integra818
02-01-2003, 05:40 PM
I got a question, how can I get this shade of flat black? Normal flat black won't work, maybe tamiya matt black or a sanded down gun metal. I wan't my silvia model looking exactly like this one that the guys at sportcompactcar built.
Can someone tell me what kind of rims the car has?


http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0211scc_projsilvia/

ChopinPorkChop
02-01-2003, 05:46 PM
first off that thing looks ooglee, like my mother's mustang!
i beleive it says its wearing Volk CE28

clatescivicr
02-01-2003, 05:46 PM
Looks more of a gray/gunmetal with the sun effecting it.

integra818
02-01-2003, 05:48 PM
I forgot to mention, the color looks a little different with the sun beaming down on it, put you get the idea of the shade.

ChopinPorkChop
02-01-2003, 05:50 PM
ish probably some customized colour, doubt anyone would use a flat black... why dont you ask them/him/her?

daggerlee
02-01-2003, 06:10 PM
In the latest issue of SCC, one of the readers asked him how he did it. He said he first sanded down all the sheetmetal of the car with 400 grit sandpaper, then washed it, then primed it with Krylon, and then used 8 Krylon Flat Black spraybombs to cover the car. So if you wanted to be truly accurate, you should use Krylon Flat Black. Any flat black would work, really. It's just shiny because of the huge scale. :)

integra818
02-01-2003, 06:13 PM
Thanks daggerlee, I'll post pics of the car as soon as I finish it , it''l be my first car you guys see.
:flash:

Suislide
02-01-2003, 06:22 PM
another member here, Dorkin, is also making a flat black S13. what wheels are you using on yours?

integra818
02-01-2003, 06:25 PM
I want to use the same wheels that sportcompactcar has on thier silvia, if I can't find those, maybe some bronze volk te37's, made by aoshima of course!

Suislide
02-01-2003, 06:27 PM
as far as i know, CE28N's (the wheels on the Sport Compact Car project S13) are not yet available in 1/24 size. as for Aoshima, do they even make a TE37?? i was under the impression that only Fujimi did. besides, it's a Fujimi kit right?:confused:

integra818
02-01-2003, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by S13_Iketani
as far as i know, CE28N's (the wheels on the Sport Compact Car project S13) are not yet available in 1/24 size. as for Aoshima, do they even make a TE37?? i was under the impression that only Fujimi did. besides, it's a Fujimi kit right?:confused:

It's Tamiya, the car is green on the box.

I built my first, AND LAST, fujimi kit, a skyline R32, only tamiya for me now. I'll probably buy an aoshimia kit to see it's quality, but for now, only Tamiya and some revell.

If I don't find the volk ce28n's, I'll find something else I like...

Suislide
02-01-2003, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by integra818


I built my first, AND LAST, fujimi kit, a skyline R32, only tamiya for me now. I'll probably buy an aoshimia kit to see it's quality, but for now, only Tamiya and some revell.

If I don't find the volk ce28n's, I'll find something else I like...

you won't find them because they're not made yet. anyways, as far as my experiences go, Aoshima is better quality then Fujimi, but still not as good as Tamiya. and when it comes to variety, there's no beating Fujimi.

fullbloodchop01
02-01-2003, 06:52 PM
the cars not ugly, its meant to be plain because its sole purpose it to be a drifter, and maybe a mix of flat black and gunmetal will work?:confused:

integra818
02-01-2003, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by fullbloodchop01
...and maybe a mix of flat black and gunmetal will work?:confused:

If I had an airbrush, I would'ev mixed this color. See, this is where you need an airbrush :rolleyes:

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