GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
JLK2707
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GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint

Postby JLK2707 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:36 am

Is Humbrol 98 matt chocolate ideal to use for painting the Great Northern Class A1 locomotive?

The reason I ask is because I cannot get Phoenix rail paints sent to Australia.

JLK2707
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Re: GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint

Postby JLK2707 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:52 am

JLK2707 wrote:Is Humbrol 98 matt chocolate ideal to use for painting the Great Northern Class A1 locomotive?

The reason I ask is because I cannot get Phoenix rail paints sent to Australia.

Bigmet
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Re: GNR chocolate frame acrylic paint

Postby Bigmet » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:38 pm

I suspect 'Chocolate' as a description implies too much brown. The frames were a dark red oxide, so noticeably red-brown. It's difficult to judge the right shade, because with the correct red lining applied the hue is preceived somewhat differently, and especially in small scale model form.

I would suggest adding red oxide to the Chocolate, until you get something that subjectively pleases, using on line photos for guidance. Paints were hand mixed back in the day when applied to a GNR A1, so absolute accuracy really isn't required, I would suggest.


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