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1975 - M23 Color

Postby SBEST » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:39 pm

Looking to build the 1975 M23. Looking for opinion. Is TS-49 the correct color for the 1975 version as well.

I looked at HiroBoy and did not find any M23 colors for 74-75.



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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby Steffen_T » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:32 am

Personally I intend to use TS-8 on my M23 from 1975.

The dayglow colors were first used in 1976. TS-49 should be too bright.
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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby Gruppecfan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:01 am

wrong picture
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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby Orso » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:50 am

That picture isn't from 1975. Emerson was in that car with the #1 in 1975.
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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby JamesB » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:29 am

I'd say it's "normal red" for 1975, so TS8.
Fluo seems to have started in 1976
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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby Flemming » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:07 am

Yes - 'normal' post office red in 1975.

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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby gp-models » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:13 am

JamesB wrote:I'd say it's "normal red" for 1975, so TS8.
Fluo seems to have started in 1976


yes, flouro started in 76 and there is a RAL colour code matching for it, don`t have it on the table accidently, but this RAL code was right after they switched to the new Flouro red
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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby flashman » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:46 pm

Model Car World in the USA and both of the Gravity Colors companies (Spain and USA) offer the non-fluoro pre-1976 red paint. I didn't find a Zero Paint offering on the Hiroboy or Hobbyworld-USA sites, although Zero may have it.

Model Car World: http://mcwautomotivefinishes.com/paint/racelist.html
Gravity Colors - Spain: https://gravity-colors.com/ (for some reason couldn't open details for the specific color)
Gravity Colors - USA: https://www.gravitycolors.com/product/m23-mclaren-red/

I agree with the others that in Tamiya sprays, TS-8 is closest. TS-49 is too orangey. I recently used TS-49 on a build of a MOMO Porsche 935, sprayed straight from the can, and it is a vivid red-orange (which was exactly what I was hoping it would be), but it would not be correct for the pre-1976 M@rlb0r0 red.

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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby Icon_Modeler » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:45 pm

Steve,

I find that the TS8 is somewhat transparent. If you go the TS8 route I would suggest using TS49 as a base color and overcoat with TS8 That is how I would paint my '75 M23's :D
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Re: 1975 - M23 Color

Postby Orso » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:38 pm

Would the pink primer work for it?
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