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Darqen

Help Mixing a colour of Paint - Tamiya Colour / Revell Aqua

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Hey Guys,

 

I'm trying to mix a specific shade of colour using acrylics - I've tried myself but I cannot get anywhere near. I was wanting to do it with Tamiya Color or Revell Aqua Color Acrylics. I did find the shade in Vallejo but it just went rubbery and came straight off, so now want to use the paints I know work. I've attached a photo of what I'm trying to do  - basically I'm trying to paint the figures helmet in the same shade as the chest (its darker in the photo but its magenta). Basically I want to reverse the colours the head is - i already have the grey for the face, but its the magenta that alludes me - any help and suggestions of how to mix and what shades to use would be very much appreciated.ybgrmxnen0x11.jpg

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Thanks for the reply! just so you know I've used a humbrol primer, which works well with the paints i mentioned above. The vallejo i used was 70.735 Magenta

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Playing with a painting mixing app I couldn't get close to the Magenta mixing reds and blues and pick a third color.

 

 

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HI, there.
With paints, you wont make magenta by mixing any combo of colours.  Its a base hue from which others are made - hence magenta plus yellow = Red. Magenta plus cyan = Blue.

It is also, I believe, the only colour to be named after a battle! :)


Cheers

Jonners

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