I use Tamiya Fine Light Gray Primer, which a very light gray. I tried using Tamiya White Primer on yellow reefers, which worked well, but that was with Tru Color, which is more of an ink than a paint. I figured that the pigment density of Scalecoat II diluted 2 parts paint and 1 part thinner would cover the gray primer, which it did. The biggest problem I’m having is that the wet paint color is significantly different from the dry paint color, so I’m over correcting in both directions, i.e. too yellow or too orange.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott H. Haycock
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SFRD
I don't know what you are using for your primer, But if you add a little blue to the primer, might that tone down the orange some? Orange like yellow has a bit of a transparent quality to it so wouldn't this work like a pre- shading?
I'd suggest adding blue to the paint, but I'm afraid that would only muddy the orange toward a gray.