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  1. Darth Voorhees's Avatar
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    Apr 24, 2014, 9:40 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #176

    ive been using this thread the last 2 weeks painting my first ROTJ lid lol.

    Its certainly not as good as yours Jayvee, but it coming along ok. I didnt charge the guy much cuz i told him, i dunno how its gonna come out lol It loos good so far but some details arent ac accurate as id like.
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    Apr 24, 2014, 10:13 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #177

    Get some shots up Darth - i'm sure you did a cracking job, and everyone around these parts loves some DV paint up eye candy!!!
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    Apr 24, 2014, 10:26 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #178

    heh..i will when im done...im not 100% happy with it, but if you dont know every detail, it looks great. But i DO know every detail so its bugging me that things are "off"
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    May 28, 2015, 10:04 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #179

    What is the color for the floquil caboose for the mandibles. Is it red? I tried looking up just floquil caboose but came up with different colors. Thanks
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    May 29, 2015, 10:06 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #180

    Quote frb13 said: View Post
    What is the color for the floquil caboose for the mandibles. Is it red? I tried looking up just floquil caboose but came up with different colors. Thanks
    Floquil Caboose is a shade of red with a bowny, earthy tone bud
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    Feb 3, 2016, 2:36 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #181

    Quote Jayvee said: View Post
    Floquil Caboose is a shade of red with a bowny, earthy tone bud
    Hey Jayvee, just wondering if you're able to inbox me the full list and how much of each paint I need to purchase to paint my kit up.
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    Feb 8, 2016, 6:46 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #182

    Hi mate - the full list is actually in the very first post. How much of each paint can be dependent on compressor pressure, weather, thinner mixing, how much colour testing you are doing etc. As a general rule, i tend to find 3 tins for each of the heavier used Humbrol paints such as the main greens, greys and silvers. Humbrol tins are pretty small, so i prefer to have too much rather than not enough.The floquil colours are much bigger bottles, so 1 bottle is plenty (if you can still find them). For Tamiya and Model masters bottles, they are a reasonable size too so 1 bottle is generally fine, possibly 2 if you wish to do a lot of testing with certain colours.
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    Feb 18, 2016, 3:54 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #183

    So Humbrol Uniform Green matches your ‘Jayvee’s Chameleon Green' exactly
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    Feb 18, 2016, 6:06 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #184

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    So Humbrol Uniform Green matches your ‘Jayvee’s Chameleon Green' exactly
    Did you mix the Jayvee Chameleon color? And then compare?
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    Feb 19, 2016, 2:22 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #185

    Quote jthornton1993 said: View Post
    So Humbrol Uniform Green matches your ‘Jayvee’s Chameleon Green' exactly
    I tested every humbrol green colour back when I did this helmet, and the 'chameleon green' mix was significantly different to humbrol uniform green (#76 from memory). That's not to say that uniform green isn't a different mix these days, or that you didn't indeed get a good result with it. It can also be vastly different comparing photos to real life colour tests. Hopefully you've been able to test in person, and found it super similar. That would be a great result. But at least back then, nothing in a tin really came close to the mix I concocted .
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    Feb 19, 2016, 12:28 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #186

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Did you mix the Jayvee Chameleon color? And then compare?
    can't since Floquil seems to of gone out of business.
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    Feb 20, 2016, 2:40 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #187

    Quote Jayvee said: View Post
    I tested every humbrol green colour back when I did this helmet, and the 'chameleon green' mix was significantly different to humbrol uniform green (#76 from memory). That's not to say that uniform green isn't a different mix these days, or that you didn't indeed get a good result with it. It can also be vastly different comparing photos to real life colour tests. Hopefully you've been able to test in person, and found it super similar. That would be a great result. But at least back then, nothing in a tin really came close to the mix I concocted .
    It seems to fit... Although I can't compare side by side since Floquil went out of business, but side by side via pictures and testing before I paint it on, it seems to fit.
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    Feb 20, 2016, 2:49 AM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #188

    Quote jthornton1993 said: View Post
    It seems to fit... Although I can't compare side by side since Floquil went out of business, but side by side via pictures and testing before I paint it on, it seems to fit.
    Awesome bud. I felt it didn't have enough bright green 'pop' to it, but that's great that it looks the goods for you and could be well worth investigating ☺
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    Feb 20, 2016, 4:04 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #189

    is there any thing that I can substitute for any of the floquil paints needed or is there any newer up to date color list since original post was done ?
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    Feb 28, 2016, 3:14 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #190

    Gonna have to repaint because for some reason Mona Lisa mineral spirits paint thinner doesn't like Humbrol enamel paint..... Almost no adhesion to the paint and the Maskol to most of the gunmetal, tank and ocean grey with it :/ The Silver was thinned with some mineral spirits i got at home depot and did the job well.

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    Mar 16, 2016, 2:00 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #191

    Repainted the back panel, this time using Tamiya XF-70 Dark Green. Much better!


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    Mar 29, 2016, 1:53 PM - Re: *UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up #192

    That looks solid, much better!!

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