Re: Freight Car Colors
Dave & Libby Nelson <muskoka@...>
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-----Original Message-----You can't. But if you look at Pantone colors you'll see a whole bunch that
are obviously wrong and maybe a couple that are kinda close to one of those
cars. What's wrong with doing that? Having done that one might also ask
why were the other ones wrong and go learn something else.
Jeff Aley is doubtless correctAs I'm the only one posting numbers I must conclude I'm the engineering type
refered to. Either I didn't express myself clearly or you didn't read
carefully (or both), so I'll try again. Selecting a color for these models
is obviously an art form AND ALSO IS obviously based in science. Just as
one cannot make a silk purse out of a pigs ear one cannot get the right
visual appearance from the wrong colors (e.g., anything that ever resembled
Pensy freight car red cannot be obtained by weathering the color Bowser
applied to it's cars). Saying the color of a model cannot and perhaps even
should not be matched to the original is understood. But the phrasing used
here appears to suggest one should not bother to try. By implication it also
suggests we pigment-mixers shouldn't bother to understand the science of
color, and I find both objectionable.
Bottom lines whether one is mixing light or pigment, you do need to know a
bit about what your aiming for and whether what you've done already will
help or hurt making the objective. And there's nothing wrong with sharing
the results in a form others can use to reproduce the results.