Paint Colours

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Re: Paint Colours

Post by FBGR » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:34 pm

Your original post asked for a chart of available colours.

The table / list as supplied in http://www.paint4models.com/ would appear to cover most of the paints available.

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Re: Paint Colours

Post by Gary_16mm » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:13 am

Hi Guys, looking for some help with finding the right colour match for Talyllyn coaching stock red/tan. The closest I can get for the tan is Revell SM382 and I'm quite happy with that, but I can't seem to find what is, to my eyes, the right red. Any suggestions? Don't mind if it is brush or spray painted but getting a bit frustrated with buying what I think is right only to be disappointed!

So, anyone built and painted any Talyllyn stock and prepared to share the secret of the paint?

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Re: Paint Colours

Post by IrishPeter » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:19 am

NSB (Norwegian State Railways) red-brown is causing me problems at the moment. It is close enough to the modern shade of Isle of Man Railway "Indian Red" for me to both read it as being the same colour and realise it is not! I do a lot better with murky greens and mucky greys.

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Paint Colours for Accucraft

Post by oldblindpugh » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:05 am

I have some Accucraft IoM coaches in green and cream.
Can anyone tell me of a paint that matches the green colour, brush or spray?
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by Big Jim » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:12 pm

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... raft+paint

Reply from way back regarding paint colours for Accucraft coaches.
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by oldblindpugh » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:27 pm

Many thanks Big Jim. :D I'm still finding my way around this excellent forum
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by AFGadd » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:48 am

I don't know if this is of any use, I can't remember where I picked it up from so apologies if I've trodden on someone's toes...

Any roof grey Halford's plastic bumper
MR/LMS/BR red Rover damask red
GWR/BR loco green Rover Brooklands green
GWR/BR loco green Ford laurel green
BR diesel light green band Ford highland green
BR coach carmine Ford rosso red
BR coach cream Vauxhall gazelle beige
BR coach cream (well worn) Peugeot antelope beige
BR diesel blue VW Pargas blue
BR steam loco blue Peugeot royal blue
BR loco yellow warning panel Vauxhall mustard yellow
LNER garter blue/BR diesel blue, but slightly more blue Ford fjord blue, less green
LNER garter blue VW Pargas blue
LMS Coronation Blue Rover Pageant mid-blue
Stanier Coronation blue Peugeot royal blue
GWR or Pullman coach brown Rover russet brown
GWR coach cream Rover Primula yellow
SR dark olive green Land Rover Coniston green
LNWR/LYR coach plum lower panels Daewoo dark red
LNWR coach bluey-white upper panels Daewoo Casablanca white
CR steam loco Peugeot royal blue
SDJR blue Rover midnight blue
CR dark blue Rover midnight blue
Stroudley LBSCR ochre BMC tan - Improved Engine Green Austin-Rover 'Sandglow'
LBSCR umber Vauxhall Brazil brown
N.Staffs maroon Vauxhall Gambia red
NER coach red Vauxhall Gambia red
LYR coach upper panels Plastikote nut brown


Signal Red / Bufferbeam Red Ford Carnival Red???
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by Big Jim » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:02 am

Thanks for this Andrew. It is very helpfull.
If anyone else has information it would be most appreciated.
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:08 pm

Many years ago I downloaded a conversion chart for Humbrol paints to compare them with other brands. Unfortunately I didn't note where I downloaded it from, and a search online just now hasn't shown up the same chart. Whilst it doesn't provide matches to railway company colours, it may be useful for those trying to match other colours.
I've tried to attach it below, but apparently pdfs are invalid files to add as attachments, so instead I have provided a link to the file in my Dropbox account.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tie13w5jnx4ms ... e.pdf?dl=0 Just click on the link and download.
If this isn't what you're after Jim, please feel free to delete.
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by Big Jim » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:22 pm

Thank you Phil.
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by dougrail » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:40 pm

Ah, you found the famous Halfords Paint List ;)

Can confirm this works as it is Rover Russet and Rover Primula I used on my GWR Newqidas
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by FWLR » Thu May 03, 2018 8:40 am

While I was doing some figure painting I wanted some flesh colour paint and I was told that,

Humbrol 12ml Acrylic Paint No. 61 Flesh Matt would be ok.

But having bought one it was a lot more pink than I expected. So I looked on line and ended up with this instead.

Humbrol 14ml No. 1 Tinlet Enamel Paint 148 (Radome Tan Matt), which to me is more of a flesh colour.

The choice of colours are vast, but hopefully with the help of the members on here, most of the colours you require will be satisfactory to your needs. I know because of other members, I have found the correct paint for my needs.
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Re: Paint Colours

Post by IanC » Thu May 03, 2018 8:51 am

FWLR wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:40 am
While I was doing some figure painting I wanted some flesh colour paint and I was told that,

Humbrol 12ml Acrylic Paint No. 61 Flesh Matt would be ok.

But having bought one it was a lot more pink than I expected. So I looked on line and ended up with this instead.

Humbrol 14ml No. 1 Tinlet Enamel Paint 148 (Radome Tan Matt), which to me is more of a flesh colour.

The choice of colours are vast, but hopefully with the help of the members on here, most of the colours you require will be satisfactory to your needs. I know because of other members, I have found the correct paint for my needs.
Rod,

I was at Liverpool Model Railway show a couple of weeks back talking to a demonstrator who was figure painting. I asked about flesh colour and he said he mixes his own depending on the skin tone he wants to achieve. He used cream, orchre, grey and blue. To differing degrees. He was using acrylics and painted onto his hand to see if it was a match or close to what he wanted!

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Re: Paint Colours

Post by FWLR » Thu May 03, 2018 8:55 am

Mmmm, that show is very good, I have been in the past. I do a lot of my own paint mixing now myself, it’s one of the only ways that you can get what you really want. It can be time consuming but worth it… :thumbright:
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