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Yellow paint

Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by msvet68, Mar 11, 2019.


  1. msvet68

    msvet68 Young Tutorling

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    I am new at this and am painting the plastic structures on my Model Railroad Layout. I am using Iwata COM-ART Opaque paint and I guess yellow takes more than I have figured out thus far to get decent coverage. I have tried Vallejo Air (yellow) the above mentioned com-art and Model Master (which did the best) without a whole lot of luck. Any suggestions would be much appreciated, o I have tried shooting with a Iwata Eclipse 0.35 and a Badger Velocity 0.21 using un-thinned and thinned a little with about the same results.
    Thanks
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    did you try spraying color white first and then on top of the white spraying your yellow?

    When I think about it, what color was the plastic part which you tried to spray in to yellow color?
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    Yep, base it in white for a bright yellow.
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    yep, Try priming the piece with white, or a light color, before trying it cover it with Yellow.
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    Im late to the show but I fourth the motion on using white.
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    For brighter yellow yes, use a white undercoat. For better coverage you’ll need more layers. Even an opaque won’t get ‘full’ colour with only one pass. Multiple light passes rather than one thick layer
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    msvet68 Young Tutorling

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    Thank you I read somewhere else about priming with white for light colors, learning day by day :)
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    Try priming with... Nevermind, everybody already got you on this one lol. Everyday is a school day with airbrushing.
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    erwin de pan Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    The primary colors are always semi-transparent. And yellow is the worst of them all.
    A trick that I use as a house painter is to mix the white primer with the color it will be.
    For yellow, the primer is light yellow.
    For bright red it is pink. I use gray for a deep red color. Blue is the same as red.
    Gray under yellow does not work.
    You can use white or to cover it faster, light yellow.
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    I have colored the white Createx sealer with yellow to make a color matched primer...A lot less trans yellow needed to get color...
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