MCU Iron Man color question

sbaxter

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I've got various MCU Iron Man and Hulkbuster action figures that I want to repaint for my kids and myself. So is there a consensus on the red parts of his armor -- are they best replicated with a transparent red over a silver base or a gold base? I've seen both; my gut tells me a silver base is more accurate, but I'm not certain.

Thanks!

SSB
 

Madhatter

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Clear red over gold is the way to go. Red over silver makes it look metallic but over gold is the best. Pale burnt metal gold offers what I would consider the closest match.
 

sbaxter

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Clear red over gold is the way to go. Red over silver makes it look metallic but over gold is the best. Pale burnt metal gold offers what I would consider the closest match.
Okay ... the one I'm working on is a pretty low-end figure, so I picked up the palest gold I could find over the weekend. I primed the figure with Mr. Surfacer 1000 from a spray can, after sanding all the seams (except those on the arms, which are a different material that I cannot sand well) and then filled the screw openings with Apoxie Sculpt. Maybe I can get the gold on it by next weekend.

Thanks!

SSB
 

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