Question regarding Bandai Paint Guide

Jimmer

Well-Known Member
I'm really showing my complete lack of knowledge here, but I was looking at the color guide for the Bandai X-wing and for the pilot suit it says to use "70% orange and 30% flat base". What is it referring to as "flat base"? I located a paint guide that gives the corresponding color of paint for different companies but flat base only shows up under "Aqueous Hobby Color".

Again, sorry for the dumb question - I'm sure the answer is so obvious I should probably be banned from model building entirely.
 

robn1

Master Member
Flat Base is a clear additive to make gloss paint flat. I assume it's suggested to make sure the suit has no shine to it, if you're using an orange that's flat enough you'll be fine without it.
 
Jimmer,

Hey I always painted the orange suite - model master international orange. No mixing paint needed. It always looks pretty good to me.

Thanks!
 

Jimmer

Well-Known Member
Flat Base is a clear additive to make gloss paint flat. I assume it's suggested to make sure the suit has no shine to it, if you're using an orange that's flat enough you'll be fine without it.

Jimmer,

Hey I always painted the orange suite - model master international orange. No mixing paint needed. It always looks pretty good to me.

Thanks!

Thanks for the info, guys.

I'll give the Model Master Inter. Orange a try, Angrytrooper.
 
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