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It's great that the bland reds and indigo are being replaced, but what is the replacment for grey?? I need a neutral tone as a 'primer' for painting, and while dark grey wasn't ideal, it was much better than white.
#1 johnnylingo on 2012-03-28 16:28 (Reply)

We have not had a great deal of sales in the grey, what is the ideal color for you?
#1.1 Duann on 2012-03-28 16:36 (Reply)
The ideal color would be similar to alumide, as I am painting my models to appear to be metal.
#1.1.1 johnnylingo on 2012-03-29 01:46 (Reply)
Also need a grey, the old grey was to "red" ( the lavender...) so I never used them at all. I had a lot of stuff for grey (silver grey or alumide), specially for weapons and metall look.

There is a grey on the second pic, that would be perfect...

At all a flesh color would be next time also so nice. But at all yellow, green is nice to have...
#2 schnellingo on 2012-03-29 12:09 (Reply)
Hey why not use Alumide then?
#2.1 Duann on 2012-03-29 16:58 (Reply)
Most of model are small, and the wallthickness 1,5 mm for alumide is to thick for them... None of my models work with 1,5 mm so I never tried it.
I work with 0,7-0,9 mm...

Brown = for wood, would be also I nice option.
#2.1.1 schnellingo on 2012-03-29 19:11 (Reply)
I really want some shades of Green! and Yellow.
#3 Christopher D. Hollars (Homepage) on 2012-03-29 14:15 (Reply)
I liked the beautiful indigo, very contrasted and perfect for more accurate details, visually.
I would like in the replacement set a new contrasted color, and I would love one approaching the famous International Klein Blue: RVB 0,47,167
#4 Raymond Aschheim (Homepage) on 2012-03-29 23:16 (Reply)
The deep purple color you showed at the recent NYC office meetup was wonderfully rich. I hope that is one of the new colors.
#5 nanobug (Homepage) on 2012-03-29 23:21 (Reply)
The deep purple color you showed at the recent NYC office meetup was wonderfully rich. I hope that is one of the new colors.
#6 nanobug (Homepage) on 2012-03-29 23:21 (Reply)
What??? I am just gearing up and I need a gray in WSF (0.8mm walls, and I don't want the metallic specs of alumide). I'd prefer a little lighter and bluer than the gray you have but that gray is better no gray at all.
#7 Knob on 2012-04-01 04:04 (Reply)
I am also very sorry to see gray go. Although quite reddish and dark it was still better than the other colours for "technical" looking prints. Alumide looks great but is a tad too stiff for my needs and the 1.5mm min wall is a deal breaker.

As for the replacements... well... not my cup of tea, really. Good thing you're keeping black.
#7.1 Chavaquiah on 2012-04-03 20:24 (Reply)
April 4th at 12:00 noon EST.

Shouldn't the new colors be launched already?
#8 moloko on 2012-04-04 15:29 (Reply)
Sooon, it is 11:30 est now :-)
#9 Duann on 2012-04-04 15:32 (Reply)
just can't wait... :-)
#9.1 moloko on 2012-04-04 15:41 (Reply)
It is three in the morning here (Australia) where are the FRESH new colors
#10 JRT on 2012-04-04 17:58 (Reply)
Do we have to calculate the mark up again based on the new colors ?
#11 7PLAIN on 2012-04-05 00:04 (Reply)
Thanks for all your awesome suggestions!!! The colors should be officially rolled out now. Please check your shops!

Also, we hope that Alumide can satisfy some of the needs for grey. The old grey we had was not too consistent and some parts would show up very lavender, out of all the shopowners I polled grey was also the least popular (and even actually got requests to remove it!).

With regards to using Alumide as a substitute, yes we are working on getting the minimum wall down for you guys! Also working on some cool finishing options with Alumide which should help out as well.
#12 nancyliang on 2012-04-05 15:51 (Reply)

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