Related question: Vallejo equivalent to Polly Scale Light Freight Car Red


Peter Hall
 

Has anyone found an equivalent in Vallejo colors to the old Poly Scale Light Freight Car Red?

Thanks
Pete


Bruce Hendrick
 

And if I may ask, best current sprayable equivalent to Floquil “Grime” and “Weathered Black”? Thanks.

Bruce Hendrick
Brea, California


Mark Rossiter
 

 

Bruce, this subject comes up on a fairly regular basis.  Here is a link to an e-zine article that should answer most of your questions:

 

https://www.testors.com/-/media/DigitalEncyclopedia/Documents/Testors/ebook/MRH-Acrylic-painting-guide-post-Floquil-Portrait.ashx?la=en&hash=A55D20518FF90D67DC26273BABC0336CC1DD72E4

 

Mark Rossiter


Bruce Hendrick
 

Thank you very much, Mark.

Bruce


George Hollwedel
 

Tamiya TS-82 Rubber Black

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On Monday, May 2, 2022, 09:08:57 AM CDT, Bruce Hendrick <brucehendrick@...> wrote:


And if I may ask, best current sprayable equivalent to Floquil “Grime” and “Weathered Black”? Thanks.

Bruce Hendrick
Brea, California









Lester Breuer
 

Peter I have been using Vallejo paints since came on market.   In the Model Air or Model Color I find no equivalent.  Polly 
Scale Lt. Freight Car Red F414352.

Best suggestion I have is to start with a mix of Model Air Rust 71.080.  50%.  and Mahogany Brown 70.846. 50% which will provide the best  starting point I know.  You will have to change shade from there if desired.

And Bruce for Floquil “Grime”. Vallejo Model Color Black Grey. 70.i62.   I have no current suggestion for Weathered Black with the purplish black look.

Lester Breuer


Ken Adams
 

Interesting story about Model Air Rust 71.080.  I first encountered it when I ordered Acrylic Box Car Red which was brand new back about 2013 from Micro Mark. I received 4 bottles of Vallejo Model Air Rust/Oxido 71.080 with a paper sticker saying it was Box Car Red.  I still have 3 bottles of it. 

My current rusty red oxide (after Charlie Duckworth's suggestion using Tru-Color) for a P&LE Rebuilt box car I am working on is 4 parts (80%) 70.982 Cavalry Brown mixed with 1 part (20%) 70.953 Flat Yellow thinned as needed for airbrushing.  Although I may cheat at that step and spray the body with Tamiya Red Oxide Surface Primer and hand brush a wash of the Cavalry Brown/Flat Yellow mix over the red oxide.

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George Hollwedel
 

Lester, 

I can't make out what you mean by Vallejo 70.i62, 70.862 perhaps?

True-Color makes TCP-171 bottle, TCP-4013 spray can Weathered Black
Tamiya makes Rubber Black which is good for the Floquil Grimy Black, Xf-85 or LP-65 Lacquer or TS-82 spray can

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On Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:45:36 AM CDT, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:


Peter I have been using Vallejo paints since came on market.   In the Model Air or Model Color I find no equivalent.  Polly 
Scale Lt. Freight Car Red F414352.

Best suggestion I have is to start with a mix of Model Air Rust 71.080.  50%.  and Mahogany Brown 70.846. 50% which will provide the best  starting point I know.  You will have to change shade from there if desired.

And Bruce for Floquil “Grime”. Vallejo Model Color Black Grey. 70.i62.   I have no current suggestion for Weathered Black with the purplish black look.

Lester Breuer


Lester Breuer
 

I am sorry I did not catch the error for the number of Vallejo Model Color Black Grey in my post of May13th (post 192634).  Rather than 70.i62    It should have been 70.862
Thank You for email regarding error.

And, for those that only choose to use Model Air Black Grey Vallejo RLM66 the number is 71.055

Lester Breuer