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Posted By: Joop Gisbers
Posted On: Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 1:29 PM
 
Message:
1:43-scale color translations...
I have something I want to tell you.
In my humble opinion there are too many 1:43-scale manufacturers that have no idea what it means to translate a color into scale.
Take for instance the GLM Packard as described below.
A great model, built by a company that has produced (is producing) really nice models of which I also own a few.
This light-blue Packard's color is way too loud for this scale; it should have been toned down …
In this case it makes the model look toyish and that's a shame.
Some years ago a well-known Dutch model-builder told me that and at first I couldn't understand what he meant.
Until I paid attention to his sayings and suddenly it struck me....he was right in most cases.
I think that the smaller the models, the more you should tone the color down to keep the model "real" …
That said, to use the exact same color on a scale model as used on the real thing is a mistake….

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1:43-scale color translations... by Joop Gisbers #25679
I 'd just be happy if fewer models were launched in black by John Quilter #25679.1
I think we have a wide variety of motivations in collecting. by John Kuvakas #25679.2
I think it is amazing that we have to become adult before we learn by Don Anderson #25679.2.1
Accurate colors on model cars. by Raymond Paszkiewicz #25679.3
Changing colors over time? (pic) Here are two toy cars from by David Holcombe #25679.3.1
I'm a yes and I'm a no. by Jani Bodmann #25679.3.2
I'm for color accuracy as much as possible, the chips are not always accurate but the best by Curtis Parisi #25679.4
Ah yes, the well-known "scale effect" by Graeme Ogg #25679.4.1
At least they're using the right colors! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.4.1.1
Ah, you noticed. What a wide-awake chap you are. by Graeme Ogg #25679.4.1.1.1
Someone...somewhere...understands! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.4.1.1.1.1
If you have the actual chips in hand that is one thing but if you by John Quilter #25679.4.2
Not all monitors are calibrated the same. This has a significant effect on how they portray colors. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.4.2.1
And then there is the effect of indoor vs outdoor lighting. by Mark Lampariello #25679.5
I think that's a very wise decision. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.5.1
Yes! Pink and green, that's the answer! (EOM) by Curtis Parisi #25679.5.2
Agree Mark and photograph a real car in full sun and then in shade ... by Chris Sweetman #25679.5.3
There are so many variables that it is not really possible to by Mike DeTorrice #25679.6
Well said, Mike. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.6.1
I need you to make that speech to the rivet counters at the local NMRA club. (EOM) by Robert Bolin #25679.6.2




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