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Author Topic: Putting blue doors on Farish GNER Mk4s - paint recommendations?  (Read 154 times)

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Offline BertFredStan

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I'm looking to repaint some Farish GNER MK4s to give them blue doors (Farish only ever produced the red door variant) - can anyone advise on a suitable paint for both the blue and red stripe?

Railmatch or Phoenix would be the obvious go-to's but I'm not sure if they're similar to Farish/Hornby or closer to the real thing/Dapol terriorty.

Any feedback from anyone in the know is appreciated - I'd like to avoid wasting money and dirtying up my paint gear if possible!

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Re: Putting blue doors on Farish GNER Mk4s - paint recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 04:26:16 AM »
I'm really interested to hear feedback on this topic too.

Being in the US, getting Phoenix and Railmatch paints is even harder, so I fear I may have to just bite the bullet and plan to completely strip my coaches and do a repaint from the ground up, but I sure would like to know how well the paints match up to the original shades on the models.

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Re: Putting blue doors on Farish GNER Mk4s - paint recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 07:29:36 PM »
I've gone ahead and bought the Phoenix GNER Blue. I've just painted a sample panel for comparison. From a first look it appears that it's slightly bluer than the Farish colour, which is a little redder/leaning towards a slightly more purple hue. It's certainly closer to Farish than the Dapol blue.

As for the red; I have chosen Fox transfers which aren't quite a perfect match for Farish but probably good enough. Again, a better match to Farish than Dapol.

I will report back!

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Re: Putting blue doors on Farish GNER Mk4s - paint recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 07:47:46 PM »
The Phoenix blue and red have always looked good to me, I’ve used them on a couple of Eurostars. Dapol’s colours are both too dark, not so sure about Farish. For such a small area why not try mixing some other colours to achieve the colour you want?

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Re: Putting blue doors on Farish GNER Mk4s - paint recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 07:52:02 PM »
For such a small area why not try mixing some other colours to achieve the colour you want?

Given how close the Phoenix blue is I think this is the route I'd go down, using the Phoenix as the base. It's looks about the right shade - just needs a little red in the mixture.

 

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