I have often felt that it's too much trouble to get out
the airbrush when I'm painting small detail parts, for
instance trucks and couplers. I may paint, for instance,
a dozen Kadee couplers by putting them on masking tape so
the business end sticks out, or a couple pairs of trucks
for current projects, by whipping out the rattle can.
Black, no problem. In the post-Floquil world, I have
Testors Model Master and even Krylon flat black that work
Boxcar red, ummmm. I have a dwindling supply of a couple
of cans of Floquil, but I'd like to convert for future
use. And, even better, would be if there are a couple
other reds available. At least, for a steam-era modeler,
those blacks and reds are pretty much the color palette
for bulk painting.
All I see in the various paint lines are really red reds,
tending toward fire engine red. Even the military lines
don't seem to have much. And most of these colors are
gloss, which I would rather not use. I've found a couple
of Testors colors in a bottle, which suit me pretty well
for painting underframe details, lift bars and so on.
And, I'm primarily using Tru-Color for general brush
painting. But couplers and trucks, especially, really
need to be sprayed.
Bear in mind, I can't see reds very well due to my
colorblindness, which is a specific type that doesn't pick
up reds. I also can't see pastels and fine color
variations very well, so I need more help than average.
I've read some previous threads on this issue and didn't
really find anything that was of much use to me, for the
rattle can problem. Suggestions are welcome.