I’m straight up silly. One of the colors my wife and I thought would look goon on the 1:1 Cougar is Inferno Orange, as seen on current Toyota Tacomas and the ‘15 TRD Pro version. A sorely wanted the Pro when I bought mine, but could not justify the extra $8k for how I’d use the truck. Anyway, back to the diecast project.
While at the store, I spotted a can of Testors and thought it looked similar to Inferno. So one of the stripped cars went into the spray booth. Paint came out ok, but it looked vaguely familiar.
Hmm, what’s that you say?
Oh man, I repainted the Cougar basically the same flippin’ color!! Argh!! Oh well, it’s actually really close in color now to my current paint job on the car.
A few bonus shots of the clear coated bare metal car. Note a few of the subtle differences, side exit exhaust removed, front air dam reshaped and blacked out.