Tamiya sell a flourescent red in their spray paint range reference number TS36, this is a close approximation to the old Marlboro McLaren red.
Marlboro changed their colour a few years ago after they started sponsoring Ferrari, for this colour I use a Halfords car spray, Mars Red with a coat of clear lacquer which is reasonably close to the correct shade.
For everything Marlboro (McLarens, Penskes, Porsches... etc.) except post-1996 Ferraris then either the Tamiya or Humbrol's flourescent orange will do the trick.
For everything since 1997 - Ferraris, Mitsubishis and Peugeots - Tamiya has a bright red called Italian Red (surely that wouldn't be a nice way to avoid the licencing fee??)
To confuse things in future there is new packaging on Marlboro **** in a new red with no chevrons on it and the 'Marlboro' embossed not actually written. This is going to help beat the tobacco advertising ban because they're going to paint the entire Ferrari this colour with no other branding except small Shell and Bridgestone logos.
When all the other sponsor deals like Vodafone run out in 2006, Marlboro will pick up the tab for the entire car and hope that its shade of red is going to be distinctive enough for people to associate the car with the *** packet without the overt branding, which will of course be banned.
It's just a shame that Marlboro didn't choose to use the old 1970s Rosso Corsa!
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