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Guides => Gypsy => Topic started by: Ron on March 08, 2011, 04:26:40 PM

Title: Gypsy Paint
Post by: Ron on March 08, 2011, 04:26:40 PM
Gypsy's main paint is Testors #1531 Purple Metal Flake.

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Gypsy/gypsy-testors1531.jpg)

http://www.testors.com/product/0/1631/_/Purple_Metal_Flake_-_3_oz._Spray_Can

There's an brush ready option for doing touch-ups... but man, it's not that great in practice.

http://www.testors.com/product/0/1531/_/Purple_Metal_Flake_-_14_oz._Bottle


Gypsy's "control knob" and support tube and flat black or semi-gloss black.

Gypsy's lips changed colors from time to type.. and were sort of inconsistent in later years.  However, Testors #1639 Sapphire Blue Metal Flake (now known as simply Blue Metal Flake) is a nice contrast to the Purple Metal Flake.

(http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Gypsy/gypsy-testors1639.jpg)

Primer coat for Gypsy's body is up to the builders personal preference.  I've always seen people using just a flat black or "non-chrome" silver spray paint.

If you're curious about Gypsy's eye, it's not paint, it's a yellow theatrical lighting gel cut to the size of the bulb cover on the Floating Lantern.  These can be sourced from theatrical lighting supply houses or many places like Hobby Lobby.
Title: Re: Gypsy Paint
Post by: Dr.cgad on September 02, 2017, 10:23:07 PM
The links don't work
Title: Re: Gypsy Paint
Post by: DentonUSA on September 02, 2017, 11:11:38 PM
Testors website:
http://www.testors.com/product-catalog/testors-brands/testors/enamel-paint/sprays-eng-span
 Under "Metallic"

Or Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Purple-Metal-Flake-Enamel-Paint/dp/B003838COC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1504411478&sr=8-2&keywords=testors+purple+metal+flake
(the blue isn't on amazon)

I have heard purple Rustoleum is a great substitute:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZLQEIA/ref=twister_B006ZLQGNS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1