Re: Vallejo Paint Colors

Charles Happel
 

Forgot to mention that micro-mark carries most of the line and does a better job of stocking it than Walther's.

Chuck Happel

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On Thu, 1/24/19, Charles Happel via Groups.Io <cghappel2001=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Vallejo Paint Colors
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:33 PM

https://acrylicosvallejo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/catalogue-vallejo-fine-arts-CC012.pdf
is their catalog, the website shows
most of their colors.

Chuck Happel

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer. Will
Rogers

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On Thu, 1/24/19, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...>
wrote:

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Vallejo Paint
Colors
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
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
Color. 
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?
 
Ralph

Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No.
L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com



 

From: Bruce
Griffin
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:04
AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io


Subject: [RealSTMFC] Vallejo Paint
Colors
 
Group,

i
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
Cockeysville.

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