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Yeah they are pretty translucent, are they painted or jst red plastic? maybe a little cox of red cardstock or paint the interiors (bit if a pain.)

 

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34 minutes ago, cteno4 said:

Yeah they are pretty translucent, are they painted or jst red plastic? maybe a little cox of red cardstock or paint the interiors (bit if a pain.)

 

jeff

 

It's just red plastic. No paint. Some dirty clear coat and black paint inside might help a lot. 

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Sometimes the translucency is better masked by putting something right behind the colored plastic than painting the plastic itself. Migh try a quick little box out of colored cardstock (just cut out the + pattern and fold the arms all down) and see how it looks. ,play be simpler than having to carefully paint interior as well. Doubt little clearcoat grime will effect the translucency much at all.

 

jeff

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1 minute ago, cteno4 said:

Sometimes the translucency is better masked by putting something right behind the colored plastic than painting the plastic itself. Migh try a quick little box out of colored cardstock (just cut out the + pattern and fold the arms all down) and see how it looks. ,play be simpler than having to carefully paint interior as well. Doubt little clearcoat grime will effect the translucency much at all.

 

jeff

 

Painting the interior would be quite easy. But if you think the card would work better I'll try it. I could do one of each and see what works best. 

 

The dirty clear coat isn't for the translucency, but rather to tone down the radioactive bright red. The real containers are more of a deep red. 

 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U20A-562_【日本通運/NISSAN】Containers_of_Japan_Rail.jpg

 

Though in some pictures they look quite bright. It's not so much that I'm worried about matching prototype. It's just that these things scream "plastic" and ruin the illusion for anything near them. 

 

 

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Painting the inside with white primer worked a charm. It stops the shine though without darkening the red color. In person they look good. They could still use some clear-coat though.

 

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