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Tail light detailing alternatives?

I've got the AMT '65 Galaxie kit, which is fairly nice overall, but it hasn't had the clear red tail light inserts since who knows when. I tried to find them over the last couple years on ebay and on Modelhaus when it was still around, but to no avail, so it looks like I'll have to paint them.

To my way of thinking, tail lights are translucent, so I'm wondering if a candy red hobby paint or glass stain might give the right effect when applied over the chrome background.

Other ideas? (Model Master Stoplight Red is a beautiful metallic color, and as such won't be considered)

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