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Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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This is why I never do the old Loti'... The decal for my 1/20 Lotus 49 broke over the NACA duct and the other indentation on the front cowl. Need to Paint the yellow under the decal at these sites. What should one use as a Lotus yellow. None of my Tamiya yellow sprays or bottles are ... close. Any help will be greatly appreciated as they will let me rescue this frustrating project... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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There is the Lotus 49 (Ebbro) Paint Set ZP-1249 - 2x 30ml from ZeroPaints. However, I don't know exactly whether it fits 100% with the decals.
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Re: Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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Hi,

Yes, pretty good compared with the Ebbro and MFH decals.
Used it for the Lotus 43.
Very disappointed with semi gloss black far too thick once again, Matra blue which is grey and Candy red such turned transparent clear orange... new in jar unopened.

But the yellow is good :)
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Re: Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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A forum member checked this a while ago, and as far as I remember, the color which matches 100% to the ebbro decals is a Creos Yellow.I think this was mentioned in one of those 49 WIPs here...
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Re: Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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Speaking as someone who makes Lotus decals with the yellow stripes here is my advice: ALWAYS paint the stripes. There's a time and place for painting, and a time and place for decals. The lotus cars are a time for painting.
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Re: Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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indycals wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:05 pm Speaking as someone who makes Lotus decals with the yellow stripes here is my advice: ALWAYS paint the stripes. There's a time and place for painting, and a time and place for decals. The lotus cars are a time for painting.
Sounds like good advice to me!

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Re: Need Good Lotus 49 Yellow

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Here the picture I mentioned above, made by a forum member...
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