X-Men uniform color question
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X-Men uniform color question

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Does anyone know a good paint/color to do the yellow of the X-Men school uniform? I'm working on two figures, Magik and Pixie, using a Marvel Universe Kitty Pryde base and I'm having a heck of a time matching the yellow on some sculpted parts. I'm thinking a yellow with a slightly orange wash maybe?

It doesn't help that I'm color blind to begin with and I'm basically using a friend to help me try to match it of course.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by StrongChad
on Thursday, October 25, 2012
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mpelichoff -
Friday, November 16, 2012
shapp -
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
god I love this Cannonball, it is fantastic!
mpelichoff -
Monday, November 12, 2012
I used "insigni yellow" by modelmaster paints for this cannonball with watered down "leather" by modelmasters for the details. If you have a yellow that you like, paint the kitty pryde to match rather than trying to find that color.
RedRebelCustoms -
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I like to use photoshop or gimp to match those difficult colors. Upload an X-Men photo to one of the programs. Then use the color picker tool on the midtone or whichever part you prefer. You can then get a breakdown of how much of each basic color is used to make whatever shade, tone, or hue you are shooting for then mix the paints accordingly. If you want to get really technical, measure them out with a dropper. Hope that helps.
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