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Old Apr 24, 2007, 11:15 AM
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What paint matches the GWS TigerMoth 400 Yellow?

Looking for a paint, preferably a water based acrylic that anybody may have found that matches the GWS Tiger Moth yellow. I'm assuming the GWS Pico Tiger Moth and the GWS Tiger Moth 400 both use the same yellow.

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Chuck
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Old Apr 24, 2007, 12:27 PM
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I've found blue that matches my GWS Corsair and silver that matches my GWS Mustang at Michael's Craft Store. Just bring a peice of the the painted foam and head over to the latex paint section. There are literally 100's of different shades of paints of just about every color, you are bound to find a close match. At about a buck a bottle there's no big investement needed.

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I've found blue that matches my GWS Corsair and silver that matches my GWS Mustang at Michael's Craft Store. Just bring a peice of the the painted foam and head over to the latex paint section. There are literally 100's of different shades of paints of just about every color, you are bound to find a close match. At about a buck a bottle there's no big investement needed.

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Hi Jimsky,

Thank you for the reply! I assume you meant to say "acrylic" and not latex. I'll head to WalMart where they have the same basic kinds of paint and see if holding the sample piece up to bottle gets me a decent match.

Thanks again,

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Tiger Moth Yellow

I keep on hand a bunch of water based markers to touch up GWS Models.I find them at Walmart,Sams,BJ"s and most craft stores.

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I keep on hand a bunch of water based markers to touch up GWS Models.I find them at Walmart,Sams,BJ"s and most craft stores.
Hi Jerry,

Yep, I just bought a whole pack of Sharpie Markers in a rainbow of colors. But this is for a screwed up paint job I did. I'm actually going to have to repaint about 1/4 of the top surface of the wing because the design I came up with looks atrocious... LOL

If I can get it back to the original color, I'm just going to leave it at that. I just tried some Folk Art brand yellow, which seems (so far) to be matching it. I'll know as soon as it's dried, I guess.

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Looking for a paint, preferably a water based acrylic that anybody may have found that matches the GWS Tiger Moth yellow. I'm assuming the GWS Pico Tiger Moth and the GWS Tiger Moth 400 both use the same yellow.

Thank you,

Chuck
Hello, I've just finished building a TM400 and am awaiting light winds for the maiden. I wanted to colour in the control surface cuts, probably like yourself, to make what is such a pretty plane even prettier!. I found that a yellow highlighter pen (is this a "sharpie") didn't give a good colour match. What DID give a very good match is yellow inkjet printer ink (from a refill bottle). You have to experiment with dilution, wetting the surface to be painted first, wiping the painted surface with a sponge etc. Of course this is water based, so no problem with foam, and is zero cost if you already have the inks, not to mention zero weight. I have used printer inks for all sorts of projects - wood stain, touching up scuffed but precious shoe leather etc. Of course you can mix ANY colour using the syringes in the 3 colour kits. What I have not (yet) tried is sparaying any large surface with these inks.
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Hello, I've just finished building a TM400 and am awaiting light winds for the maiden. I wanted to colour in the control surface cuts, probably like yourself, to make what is such a pretty plane even prettier!. I found that a yellow highlighter pen (is this a "sharpie") didn't give a good colour match. What DID give a very good match is yellow inkjet printer ink (from a refill bottle). You have to experiment with dilution, wetting the surface to be painted first, wiping the painted surface with a sponge etc. Of course this is water based, so no problem with foam, and is zero cost if you already have the inks, not to mention zero weight. I have used printer inks for all sorts of projects - wood stain, touching up scuffed but precious shoe leather etc. Of course you can mix ANY colour using the syringes in the 3 colour kits. What I have not (yet) tried is sparaying any large surface with these inks.
Hi Richard,

Welcome to RC Groups, and Thank You for the great tip!!! I'll check it out ASAP.

Thanks again!

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