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Years ago I purchased a collection of CAV and the color on most of them is this Red that seems to have a hint of Copper in it.  I want to finish more in this color but I have not been able to locate this color anywhere.  I thought Automotive, California color, but I was unable to obtain any help in that direction... "Do you know what car it was on; do you know the color number."  So I thought I might pick your brains to see if anyone has seen this color anywhere.DSCI0002.thumb.JPG.8bff56f7794751ef9500d7abc9de38b6.JPGDSCI0005.thumb.JPG.901a3b2fc31d256a2c3e0f14f6fec1dc.JPGDSCI0006.thumb.JPG.2e6f9ea38e1af4ef5f0557c3f1171710.JPG

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honestly, from a photo identifying a paint color's going to be hard unless you have an idea who the manufacturer might be.  Reaper's ruby red might be a choice, it's a red with copper flake in it, but I think this looks more orange.  

It is also possible that this is a copper paint with a red tone over it to give it that more warm tone.  the way the color seems to pool and gather in areas could be this, or it could just be an artifact of the photo.  

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Cygnwulf, Inarah, and kristof65 appears to be the correct answer.  I have a Duelist that I wanted to reduce the number of colors on it, so in a what-the-heck maneuver, I used a metallic Copper purchased from Jo Anne Fabrics.  The affect is a close match to the existing color that needs red over it and it will be a perfect match. Once I get the Duelist completed I will post it with the Jaguar and see how close it is.

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So, using a Vermilion from Micheal's,DSCI0007.thumb.JPG.369d560e45a03d47fccb4a35ba220e57.JPG I think this is quit close.  The first two shots, with and without flash, for the central square was a Teal color.DSCI0001.thumb.JPG.e299c076b466a0977a705825d0892d94.JPGDSCI0002.thumb.JPG.baf2d94268ed00891f4767763f454096.JPG The next are the horizontal bars 2/3rds the way down, all spots were covered with the previously mentioned Metallic Copper, appears to be a tad too much Vermilion.DSCI0004.JPG.6c0f105f6c0c208cb14e2bb88b23d4f1.JPG  The same with the last two picture; the ankle shields just above the feet and the two horizontal boxes just above them,DSCI0005.JPG.66717b2f648a68705fc10cecca2e4a8e.JPG and then the vertical bar between the two Teal bars.DSCI0006.thumb.JPG.0db10e0a4d982c60b5b42bd99d9ae35d.JPG  Practice, this is my first attempt at this procedure.

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The Fire Drake is a new attempt.DSCI0001a.thumb.JPG.be79cefafc176e22cfc17868d2a81af5.JPG  The Metallic Copper with the Vermilion Ink.DSCI0002a.thumb.JPG.260016e6fc3ffe24530a8b37c595aec2.JPG  Overall it appears to be a tab redder than the originals. I will see about other shades of red.  There are two other CAVs that need to be replaced that are temp fillers,11th_ACR.JPG.052942d8698cfb8f05106434aa77b714.JPGDSCI0975.thumb.JPG.361349b165cabdd6086bc1914fc9e61f.JPG the Rhino being a Spaztica job I acquired, will allow more chances to practice.  These shots complete the unit at this time with the addition of the unit markings.DSCI0004a.thumb.JPG.2fd3bfe87471202789e6bbb627cb81f5.JPG  The Ghost's is hidden just under the nose.DSCI0005a.thumb.JPG.dcc2c6cf559338a40fb559afd27f78a7.JPG

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Problem partially solved.  The Copper color I am using leans toward red,DSCI0004b.thumb.JPG.95e47eb530820fb3355533c8b45ddf67.JPGDSCI0003.thumb.JPG.0b4c347c4e63635602442e3736c987db.JPG as you can see from the penny's color. Finding a Metallic Copper without the Red tint will solve the problem.

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These two ended up very red, the right more so than the left. Still i will need to make some changes, such as the red almost blends in.  I will see about adding more different colored details to break up the redness.DSCI0001c.thumb.JPG.f5276f55d40045b8f4be8ee72a94636e.JPG

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So the end result is Worn Penny comes closest to the original CAVs in color.DSCI0001e.thumb.JPG.a3ff5cdddf15eb03f2ddc3cae07eb38a.JPGDSCI0002e.thumb.JPG.ef872daecdaa38c7fa94bb602db33ae9.JPG The other colors can be justified by different manufactures, and/or different production time frame. Now to finish them and complete the unit.

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