Re: Color & color perception
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I know that my road (L&N) bought freight car reds from low bidders. Some a little redder,
some a little browner, some faded faster, some became almost pink. So even before
weathering, I make sure the colors vary. I realize that this is entirely contrary to the
practice of many modelers who demand absolute consistency in their paint. But it fits
the practice of my chosen prototype AS I REMEMBER IT from 60 years ago.
As I see it, my personal recollections and fitting the image I remember are more
important than having someone show me a paint chip and say all my hopper cars
should be THIS color.
I can agree that hopper number xxxxx was painted this color in 1951. But looking at
the overall fleet painted in various years with differing paint, getting one car exactly
right seems a minor issue. Not one that is going to disturb my happiness.
The only color issue that gripes me is that Dulux Gold is bright mustard, not a
On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 2:53 PM, Garth Groff <sarahsan@...> wrote: