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Spitfire madman

Red dilemma

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Hi all

I have a problem when using certain colours 

what colour primer should I use when painting RED 

a few year back I did a red arrow and used white primer and the red overcoat came out more of a orange colour.

now I’m doing a Jet Provost of the red pelicans display team and this time I used grey primer and the RED looks way to dark 

any input on what I’m doing wrong is greatly appreciated.

many thanks 

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Posted (edited)

An old piece of advice was to use yellow undercoat for a richer red.  However if the red is coming out orange on the white primer, I'd also try a different red.  Perhaps a scarlet rather than a vermilion?

Edited by Graham Boak

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