phakstar wrote:hi, im working with the same tamiya metallic blue atm but it didnt turn out that shade did you use a base coat or primer before applying?
Hope you don't mind my butting in, Jones.
Phakstar, did you airbrush or or hand paint the color on? Sometimes the thickness of a coat of paint can also influence the depth of color when it comes to metallic paints.
I could just AB a few light coats of gunmetal on a part (fully covering the surface, of course), and it looks lighter, but if I really go heavy with a few wet coats, it becomes noticeably darker. This could be the case, as Jones hand painted his Arcee. With hand-painting, you usually don't thin the paint, especially when working with metallics. Which means he could have applied a thicker coat of paint than you did, resulting in a darker tone.
Just adding my two cents' worth here.