TIE-fighter blueish-gray color


Nils

Sr Member
Hi guys,
Some years ago I purchased a can of Tamiya spray color blueish- gray (AS or TS, cant remember which), anyhow
I remembered that you could use it for both the SS TIE-fighter as well as the Super Star Destroyer.
I have read diffirent threads here on the RPF but I can only find talks about the TS 32 Haze gray.
Is this the one people are using (if using Tamiya cans)?

Thanks!
 

Nils

Sr Member
I think I was after the Tamiya AS19
It's more blue and goes better with the Super Star Destroyer (but I'm slightly color blind:))
Ts32 image.jpg
AS19 image.jpg
 

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gizmo

Sr Member
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Wow my TS32 looks nothing like that top pick. It's definitely more blue. That pic is kinda like what the lighting in Star Wars did to the color. Honestly I'd give both a test and work out what you like. I really like the TS32 :).



Ben
 

DJb1138

Member
I know I'm super late to this thread, but Haze Gray looks fantastic on the TIEs if you're going for that ESB/RotJ look. I've done a handful of TIEs (including a Bomber) in that color. You can see them on my Instagram.

TIEs in Haze Gray
 

Flyscriber

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Use TS32 as a base and hand mix some varients of it with white and grey for that subtle shading. If it looks ok to you, it is ok :)
 

DJb1138

Member
Would you say TS32 is a match for the SSD too? If so, I’ll buy a can for the Bandai I still need to paint.

I think you could Use it as a base for the SSD... Flyscriber's suggestion is exactly what I would recommend for using TS-32 on the SSD.
 

Talaris

Member
I don’t have an airbrush, so things like shading and thin coats would be near impossibly out of a rattle can. Is there another pure colour that is preferred?
 

Jkirkon

Sr Member
Decant the rattle can into a jar and let the propellant off gas. Use it in your airbrush.

Either that or buy the proper color from ArchiveX
 

Talaris

Member
Ok well I’ll lay down a base of this colour and see how it goes. At the the model is very cheap here in Japan, I can buy another if I screw it up.
 

GF

Sr Member
heres my studio scale Tie in TS32 Haze grey its a pretty close match to the real movie prop, the only thing its semi gloss so you will need to add a dull coat, BTW ignore the color of the spray can cap its totaly different from the actual color.

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Keiko

Sr Member
Does anyone know if the TIE Bomber and RotJ TIE fighter were the same colour? I'm going blind looking at various photos of props taken under various circumstances, but they sort of look like it to me.
 

DJb1138

Member
Does anyone know if the TIE Bomber and RotJ TIE fighter were the same colour? I'm going blind looking at various photos of props taken under various circumstances, but they sort of look like it to me.

They are, for sure. Seems that ILM used the same color for them in RotJ (and ESB, for that matter), so you could get away with using the same color for both if you're doing post-ANH TIEs to go with your Bomber.
 

Keiko

Sr Member
Great, thanks for that reply. I thought I'd determined that "Stormy Grey" was used on both ESB Fighters and Bombers, but I couldn't be sure or trust my memory.
 

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