Clear Purple Paint?

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Mechinyun

Sr Member
Hey guys, need some advice.

I am getting close to painting my Refit Enterprise Nacelle grills - going for the purple TMP look.

Having a tough time finding any clear purple paint.

I was thinking of using purple food coloring and some Future mixed then spray through my airbrush.. but do you guys have a better idea? I am looking for a deep grape purple color.
 

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Gigatron

Sr Member
You could use Tamiya acrylics and mix clear blue with clear red. You can make any shade of purple, once you go that route.

-Fred
 

King Ranger

Sr Member
You could use Tamiya acrylics and mix clear blue with clear red. You can make any shade of purple, once you go that route.

-Fred
I was just about to suggest something similar. Only change would be I was going to say Mr. Color clear blue and clear red.

OR you can try Gaia Color clear purple: GaiaNotes [GAIA-047] - Lacquer Paint - Clear Purple 15ml - AU$4.50 :: BNA Model World in Australia - Your Online Scale Model Centre

I should add that Mr. Color and Gaia color are both lacquers vs Tamiya acrylics or enamels.
 

Mechinyun

Sr Member
I tried mixing equal parts tamiya clear red and blue... it "sorta" worked.. ultimately didnt produce a good quality purple for me.. sorta this weird blue/black mixture.

Have you guys done this with success?
 

trooper

Sr Member
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i dont remember the mix ratio, but i didn't go 1-1 when i did mine because i got the same results you did, play around with it a bit and you'll get there.
 

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King Ranger

Sr Member
I'm pretty sure the last time I mixed blue and red to make any purple it was less blue and more red. But that could be backwards and my paints are all over at my father's place. >.<

Maybe just go for the Gaia clear purple?

I found it on ebay for $5: link to auction
 

Mechinyun

Sr Member
I'm pretty sure the last time I mixed blue and red to make any purple it was less blue and more red. But that could be backwards and my paints are all over at my father's place. >.<

Maybe just go for the Gaia clear purple?

I found it on ebay for $5: link to auction
yep for 5 bucks, worth a shot - ordered! :) Thanks guys.
 

robn1

Master Member
You could also mix red and blue acrylics to make any purple shade you want, then mix with Future to make any degree of transparency you want.

But those clear lacquers sound great, if the shade is right.
 

Mechinyun

Sr Member
Hey guys quick update - just got the bottle of "gaia color - clear purple" that king ranger recommended.

Its perfect! Beautiful rich grape purple color. Sprayed smooth!
 

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