Re: B&O boxcar red
Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
Rick,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You might try a LHS that stocks Testors model master paints in military colors.
Over the past years I have had a great time "finding" colors that are not usually availble when building cars. Experiment with some on some scrap, then weather it. The final result mqay surprise you.
--- On Fri, 7/4/08, rickstern845215 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: rickstern845215 <email@example.com>
Subject: [STMFC] B&O boxcar red
Date: Friday, July 4, 2008, 6:31 PM
I've just completed one of the Sunshine B&O Mansard Roof box cars,
ready to paint it. The instructions say "The paint used on B&O boxcars
was a bright red, but not as deep in tone as a caboose red. over time
this red seems to have faded toward a pink".
I'd appreciate suggestions for a Polly Scale paint mix that would
reflect a slightly weathered paint job. This seems to rule out the
typical boxcar red (brownish), though maybe Mineral Red (mixed with
caboose red??) would be OK?
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