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    • May 16, 2017 5:33 PM EDT
      • Fonthill, On
         
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      Paint colour for Canadian Pacific Burgandy/maroon

      Hi guys,

       

      Looking for advice on matching paint for the CP Burgandy/Maroon/Tuscan (whichever it is)  I have a pair of Aristo CP Rs'3 and I want to do some weathering.  I was told Rapido paints has a match - wondering what others have tried.

      EDIT - any brands/paint numbers match well?

      Mike

      This post was edited by Mike Lafferty at May 16, 2017 6:21 PM EDT
    • May 16, 2017 5:39 PM EDT
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      Delaware Lackawanna & Western's (Lackawanna) maroon I was told by an old-timer when painting equipment years ago at Steamtown *prior to National Park Service, 

    • May 16, 2017 7:58 PM EDT
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      Have you (or other cp sources)  mentioned the Badger line-up ?

       

      ref. http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Modelflex_3.asp

       

       

      Presume you're going the fade out lettering to weather method.   Personally I would be using a 'compilation'  of modelflex >  rust, mud,  earth, engine black,  to weather them down.

       

      doug c

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    • May 16, 2017 8:17 PM EDT
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      Thanks for the suggestion Bob.

      Thanks Doug also - thanks for the suggestion about badger.  I was looking for a similar burgandy to the CP colour to do some clouding on the various panels and "sheet metal" of that colour.  If I can get a close match to the real colour, I'll add some grey and black and airbrush around the perimeter of the panels and then add a wash to the panel seams and lines.   The CP grey is easy enought to "fade" and weather but I'd like to start with a close match to the burgandy as possible.  I'll use all the other muds, rusts etc. afterwards.  

      Just have to find a local shop that carries the badger paint.

      Mike

    • May 17, 2017 11:27 AM EDT

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      I've had good luck with Tru-Color. Spray on nice and the colors seem to match railroad colors very well. Their UP yellow is a great match to MTH's version. I've had good luck ordering from Arizona hobbies.  https://www.arizonahobbies.com/paint.html   And no, I have no affiliation with them.

      This post was edited by Jerry Barnes at May 17, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
    • May 17, 2017 2:36 PM EDT
      • YYC, CANADA
         
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      "...Just have to find a local shop that carries the badger paint.  ..."

      Hopefully you find availability in your region,   'cause out here in Calgary till 4 yrs ago Badger ModelFlex had disappeared from the local hobby shops in favor of the 'toxic' (IMHO)  brands.     Even though 'ModelFlex' is now more readily available locally  the new and upcoming MR hobbyists are still being pointed in the direction of the other brands.

       

      ex.  a active teenage MR hobbyist volunteered to do a clinic on his weathering techniques   mentioned  testor, floquil . . . . when I mentioned Badger Modelflex his face went blank even though they had been back in the local marketplace for 4 yrs.

       

       

      I suggested he look for the Badger booth at our (then) upcoming April 2017 train show and acquire information on their product line-up.       A (air brush) paint product which would give him another option to use within his air brush,  and with waaay less toxic levels (concern mentioned by him within his presentation).

       

       

      Mike  ya might reach out to BAB directly.   They might be able to tell you who is the closest vendor of  'ModelFlex' within your region.  

      http://badgerairbrush.com/Contact_Us.asp

       

       

      Good Luck

      Doug C

      This post was edited by Doug Cannon at May 17, 2017 2:37 PM EDT
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