Re: Vallejo Paint Colors

Charles Happel
is their catalog, the website shows most of their colors.

Chuck Happel

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On Thu, 1/24/19, Ralph W. Brown <> wrote:

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Vallejo Paint Colors
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:54 PM

Hi Bruce,
Thanks for the info and the images.  I’m new to
Vallejo paint and thus
far have only Amaranth Red Model Color that I ordered from
Walmart of all places
(last bottles so the website said), and intend to use as a
starting point for
early PRR freight car color, but I yet to give it a try. 
I’ve found no
retailers in this area that carry the line, and haven’t
found an online retailer
that stocks the Vallejo color charts for Model Air or Model
Walthers lists “Acrylicos Vallejo SL” as a manufacturer
on its advanced search,
but lists none of its products!  I’d be interested in
knowing your source
of supply for these paints.
Also, which yellows are you using for FEGX reefers, and
do they pertain to
any particular eras?

Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966



From: Bruce
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:04 AM

Subject: [RealSTMFC] Vallejo Paint

am not trying to start another ongoing color war, but since
I really enjoy
airbrushing Vallejo paints with my Awata double action
airbrush (I haven’t
enjoyed airbrushing in the past), I thought I would offer
two photos of my crude
test strips. And yes I am a member of ASTM and I know how to
do this the right
way, this is a hobby and I want to relax and unwind. 

I am slowly
collecting Vallejo browns and reds (there are two yellows
for FGEX) to see what
works for me for my freight cars (and cabooses). I think I
included the product
numbers on each to make it is easy to replicate.

The only help I think
this can be for you is if you use the approximation that
Floquil 10074 boxcar
red is a super close match to Vallejo 71271, Model Air
German Red Brown. From
that you could make some assumptions about other colors. 
Or not. The
Vallejo line of railroad colors is limited but there seem to
be many appropriate
colors in their entire line of paints.

I have no affiliation with any
paint or airbrush company, just sharing my preferences and
some information that
some Freight Car Modelers might find helpful. Now I will
duck for cover.

Best Regards,
Bruce Griffin
Ashland, MD, near

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