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color matching - need you opinion

Discussion in 'Color the World!' started by huskystafford, May 9, 2018.


  1. huskystafford

    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    If I use: 50 yellow
    + 1 blue
    Without reducer
    It should be the same like
    50 yellow
    + 1 blue
    + 10% reducer

    On the end product right? Am I right? :D I did try both versions and it looks the same to me and my logic is saying that reducer doesn't (edit:change) color when object is fully saturated, but I am asking this just in case if I miss something.

    For example: without reducer that combination had tendencies to spit darker pigments now and then, with 10% reduction there is very little spitting. 20% reduction, there is no spitting. But all 3 combinations would be the same color if object is fully saturated with that color. Right?

    Yea i know this is stupid question, but in my defense this is not the stupidest question from me :D

    edit: And this goes for all colors right?
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    need your opinion, I made a mistake in thread title again...
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    the colour wont change, but you'll need an extra pass or two to get the 'full' colour if that makes sense.
    because you have added clear liquid your pigment is now spread further so you'll need more layers to get the full coverage.
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    thx Jacky, was thinking I need more passes. My thinking was correct. Just wonted to be sure, so I don't invest to much time and need to redo all over again.
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    Right. IMO
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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Unless your reeeeally heavily mixed w trans and going over other colors, then you may get refraction in the end.
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    opague and semi opague without reduction or in that case 10% reduction. 20% would be better, less dark particle spitting but I can do it with 10%. Only bright green is giving me issues, the rest is fine. We talked about that spitting in other thread, but I noticed the more brighter it is, the less control i have. That's why I wonted to add reducer.

    But I also asked this question in general sense so I know for all colors.
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    Yeah, I know you didn't mention trans base but just throwing that out there that the same logic won't quite transfer over.
    It leaves vertical space in the pigment even dry.... So strong light can bounce around to the bottom and back.
    It's close with lots of passes but
    Anyhow.....
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