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ParkeNd

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Paint colours required?
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:45:59 AM »
Time now to paint stone platform facings, paving slabs on front edge of platforms, and tarmac platform tops. Hobbycraft at Cribbs Causeway have Humbrol and Warcraft(?) acrylics.

But which colours do I need to paint the embossed Slaters Plastikard?

The ballast is Peco new weathered granite so a bit worried least I finish up with a battle ship grey layout.


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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 07:30:09 PM »
As it was ignored before, I'll give an answer though it might not be too helpful.
I use acryllics mixed to represent whatever colour. I'd suggest mixing until you get what you want. Greyish colour I guess.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 08:44:24 PM »
Hi   ParkNd, 

I use  Vallejo  acrylic  paints  &  mix them   in  tatoo   ink  pots Lawrence showed us here some time ago   this ebay seller  is  excellent  i  purchased the small  & large  sizes.

See the link   below   for all  the details   ;)

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6490.msg73690#msg73690

« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 08:49:05 PM by upnick »

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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 10:14:39 PM »
Stone colour varies a lot depending on the type of stone and the area. Typically, even grey stone has a lot more brown in it than we realise. A lot of grey paints have a lot of blue in them which tends to look wrong for stone. Consider starting with a buff colour and then adding a little black or brown to get the sort of shade you are looking for.

My own layout is set in the mendips where the main building rock is light grey limestone. I used a light shade of grey (might have been "dove grey") and then washed over it with a thinned brown wash to give it some depth. It is not quite perfect but looks OK. It also looks more like stone than using a darker grey straight from the pot.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 02:39:55 PM »
Is there an equivalent (Halfords ?) car spray paint for the Red colour of breakdown cranes that very nearly matches the NGS stove R in Red?

Martin

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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 02:51:44 PM »
This may be obvious but when I want a match I look for a car with the correct color and get a Halfords touch up kit to confirm.

Its amazing what you can find in a big supermarket car park.

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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 03:03:13 PM »
Went into our local Halfords with the NGS Stove R grasped firmly in my mit. Nearest I could find on the rack of spray paints was a sort of Orangey Red from Fiat, must admit there were gaps on the rack particularly for the VW Reds. Just wondered if any one else had come up with an equivalent colour?

Martin

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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 03:08:35 PM »
Don't trust the color charts or the cap tops, I have never found any to be correct except Black and White (sometimes), look for a real paint on a car.

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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2016, 06:11:28 PM »
Is there an equivalent (Halfords ?) car spray paint for the Red colour of breakdown cranes that very nearly matches the NGS stove R in Red?

I believe this is Gulf Red which I think is available from Precision Paints. If you want a Halfords rattle can, the best way to find the closest match is not with the can lids but by asking the people behind the counter. They have  a massive set of "swatches" for practically every car shade you can think of.

Work through the reds until you find the best match. If they do not stock that shade, they can mix it up for you. This costs more than the off-the-shelf cans but is the best way of doing it if you want to ensure a match with an existing piece of rolling stock.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Paint colours required?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2016, 06:20:45 PM »
Don't trust the color charts or the cap tops, I have never found any to be correct except Black and White (sometimes), look for a real paint on a car.
Same applies to most colour charts on the internet unless your monitor and printer are properly colour calibrated. Even then if the web site isn't properly colour calibrated you might not get accurate colours. Same applies to many different products.
How many people have ordered clothes, shoes, paint, wallpaper.... etc. etc. online only to find that the colours are wrong!!
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