77306: Translucent Slimes and Tamiya Clears

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I'm getting ready to paint my Kyphryxis Dragon in the Translucent Bones, and wanted to test how the different colors of the Tamiya Clears looked on the Bones translucent material.  So I picked up some of the 77306 Translucent Slimes.   These are literally quick paints - I just slopped on the Tamiya Clear on each one. I'm posting them here not to show off, but for your convenience and reference.

Warning - Pic heavy

First off, a plain, untouched translucent Bones slime:



Next, painted in Tamiya Clear Yellow:


Next in Tamiya Clear Blue:


Tamiya Clear Green:


Tamiya Clear Smoke:



Tamiya Clear Red:



Tamiya Clear Orange:



And finally, my actual test piece, which I'm calling a "Fire Slime". I will probably be using a similar scheme for my Kyphrixis:



As you can see, the Tamiya Clears are really good at literally changing the color of the translucent Bones material, while maintaining the translucency.  At some point, i think I'm going to try and pick up multiples of some of the other translucent colors, and do similar test pieces. I already know from the fire elementals that it will change the tones of the red/orange Bones. 


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That is really awesome.  I've heard some good things about Tamiya Clears, but have never used any myself.


I noticed the bottles say flammable.  Are these solvent based?

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45 minutes ago, Clearman said:

That is really awesome.  I've heard some good things about Tamiya Clears, but have never used any myself.


I noticed the bottles say flammable.  Are these solvent based?



Yes - alcohol.  Specifically isopropanal and glycol ethers.   i don't mix them with anything else, and I have a set of brushes dedicated to them. 


ETA: That doesn't necessarily mean you can't, I don't know, and therefore, I never do. I picked the majority of them up specifically for my translucent bones - I had a bottle of red and blue from a police car model I did years ago, and when someone mentioned the clears would work on the Translucent Bones, i tried those two, and loved the effect, so picked the rest up. 

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Wow really nice, i have the tamiya red clear and its really cool for fresh blood effect, but what you did its pretty cool, i probably gonna buy some more tamiya clears. :P

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This is great to know! Sincere thanks for taking the time to post. I also use clear red for blood and i woulndt choose anything else for that purpose but it is very good to know they work with taranslucent bones as well..

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7 hours ago, ApexGT3 said:

Those look great! What type of brush did you use?

Some generic size 3 or 4 synthetic brush I got at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby. 

I literally just slopped the paint on the solid color ones.   When I go to do Kyphrixis, I will likely use a smaller brush and take more care. 

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Ok I am defiantly going to have to pick some of these up.  Thx for the info!.


Wow these are hard to find in Canada.  Found an ebay seller in Taiwan who will ship for free to Canada....but might not be here till December.....well I picked up all these colors for $20US.  If it shows up great.  It will be the best $20 bucks I have ever spent then.:lol:  If they don't well it was only 20bucks i guess.<_<


Of course this is going to end up with me probably picking up more Reaper clear bones stuff to paint....^_^

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They look good; thanks for conducting the experiment and sharing the results.:winkthumbs:

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