Re: scalecoat paint
Stafford Swain <sswain@...>
One of the things we have done in the CN Lines SIG (think of it as a volunteer- based historical society and FWIW I'm the chairman) is to commission our own line of CNR-system accurate paint in (no surprise) Scalecoat I.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
This has been a great success for us in terms of permitting CNR-system modelers to have the EXACT colors they want readily available in a great paint media.
We currently have 18 different colors (BTW 4 are CPR colors and 2 are CN/VIA colors) which give us a pretty complete selection of colors for the relatively narrow needs we are trying to satisfy. I might add this is all done entirely through a retail dealer program.
I should also mention that the folks at Weaver Scalecoat are truly excellent to deal with. That is, they will mix colors to our "official" color samples and once approved by us, will produce same in batch sizes that are practical for our demands.
They also keep their pigment formulas for our colors so we can re-order, etc. without concern. They are also helpful to us in getting a product (which has its "flash-point", etc., safety issues") across the U.S.-Canada border.
IIRC, the entire Scalecoat I product line has maybe 100 or less shades. Thus, if we needed 18 custom mixes to handle the CNR and some other Canadian needs, I imagine there are other colors around that need folks to step up to the plate to have same created and distributed amongst those who care.
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