It's time to post again and I am going with Lucky Cats this time done up in various shades of "Orange" with gold trim. I know that a typical maneki-neko is not orange, but I wanted to dedicate this to my three favorite orange moggies that literally grew up along side Turbo Dork.
I am featuring three Metallics and one Turboshift: Momo, Multi Pass, Hot Commodity, and Ground Is Lava. There is also a quick mention of two other Turboshifts, Miami Sunset and Lunar Eclipse, that have a touch of orange.
Momo requires the use of a white primer to obtain the pale orange shown below. Like the other Omakase pastels, it loses its color over black. Momo works well both as a highlight over other paints, particularly for edging, but can be used on its own as shown in the photo.
If Momo is a peach, then Multi Pass is more of a carrot. Yes, it was named for The Fifth Element along with the felines Leeloo and Korben that share its bright color. Just for full disclosure, Deckard is equally orange, but he came along with the release of the Blade Runner remake and is a "replicat".
The product description for Multi Pass says it can be used over any color but white is preferred. The first cat below was done over a white primer and displays an intense reddish-yellow color. In contrast, the second cat with a black primer is mostly gold with just the barest hint of orange.
Hot Commodity contains more large pigment flakes than most of the other Turbo Dork paints. Therefore, objects painted with it over black, like the cat below, have a sparkly surface that appears almost textured --- a true Pumpkin Spice. Be sure to shake the bottle of Hot Commodity well before use.
Ground Is Lava:
Although there are three Turboshifts listed on the website with some orange in them, Ground is Lava is really the only one where orange is a big part of its core. Over a black primer it actively shifts from red to yellow to orange, mimicking the temperature-related colors of a lava flow.
Miami Sunset and Lunar Eclipse:
The two other Turboshifts of interest in this post are Miami Sunset and Lunar Eclipse. These two paints were released along with Cloud Nine as a base/layer/highlight set that emphasizes their predominantly purple color. However, they do bring some orange to the party which potentially could be accentuated by highlighting with one of the orange Metallics.
The first photo below is of Miami Sunset, while the second is of Lunar Eclipse. Both cats were painted over a black primer.
These cats may be kitschy but I hope they will "beckon" you to add some orange to your life. Nyao!