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ELK RIVER RR
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Posted - 01/01/2014 :  10:47:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back to paint I just got my Christmas gift from Lucy and it's a Sierra West, opening up the book and saw all the recommended colors ,I thought all the great kit builders are putting the colors they use and now you can't get the paint anymore. I have a lot of paints but Brett uses about 30+ colors this will be a challenge in itself. So whats everyone else doing and where did that cross reference sheet go I couldn't find it. Tom

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/01/2014 :  11:09:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He does make outstanding kits and if followed to the letter, you will have what he produced. But you can always use any color you want as you know. Following their colors isn't always possible.
Take a look at this thread by John Kanakos; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21956 Also the site I posted; http://colors.silicon-dragons.com/



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Edited by - desertdrover on 01/01/2014 11:16:43 AM

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sierrawest
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/01/2014 :  2:18:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit sierrawest's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For my older kits which now specify unavailable Floquil products I am
currently working on a conversion/alternative product page for my website.

This will include updated materials and their uses as my kits are constantly
evolving and improving. These materials are readily available and unlikely to
be discontinued.

My goal has always been to provide the best modeling experience possible and
a comprehensive list of needed supplies and product support is part of that goal.

Brett.



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ELK RIVER RR
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Posted - 01/01/2014 :  9:44:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Louis and Brett I knew you working on the problem even if I go with another color or shade it's nice to look at the one at the expo last year, and thanks Louis that information is priceless. Tom


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CN6401
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  02:35:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tom, here's another link, Polyscale vs Vallejo
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=41528
Ralph


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Edited by - CN6401 on 01/02/2014 02:36:54 AM

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dougcoffey1950
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  06:41:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit dougcoffey1950's Homepage  Send dougcoffey1950 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I asked one of the moderators to put up a PAINT sticky topic. I hope they do it as many of us are suffering from the Floquil solvent based paint dilemma.
One paint that has potential is Tru Color. It cuts with acetone but dries glossy. The company did tell me they are in the process of developing flat drying paint.
Forced to use water soluble paint I'm finding Tamiya works quite well but be prepared to do some color mixing. A color wheel will be an asset.


http://www.dougcoffey.com/html/model_railroad.html

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Rick
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  06:48:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I asked one of the moderators to put up a PAINT sticky topic."

Doug, we weren't sure if there was an existing thread you wanted made into a sticky or a new thread started as one.
We would also have liked comments from other members if they wanted such a thread.



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dougcoffey1950
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  07:13:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit dougcoffey1950's Homepage  Send dougcoffey1950 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Rick, even if it is a temporary sticky, it would help sort through the current paint issues.
Reference threads such as the Polly Scale to Vallejo paints would be easier to find.
Once this all gets sorted out you could kill the sticky.


http://www.dougcoffey.com/html/model_railroad.html

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LynnB
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  07:27:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the idea of a sticky for paint, sure would make things a lot easier. In the old days you could use googles advances search and use railroad-line.com in the domain and what you were searching for but google doesn't have this feature anymore.


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Rick
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  07:34:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lynn, Google still has the advanced search: http://www.google.com/advanced_search

The forum search works well too.

Once again, is there an existing thread you want made into a sticky?
Go you want a new thread started?
Or, are you asking for a thread that has links to old threads that list paint substitutes?



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George D
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  07:50:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did a quick search and found these topics pertaining to paint. I'm sure there are more. Is there interest in making a list like this a sticky?

Craft paint equivalents to Floquil http://www.railroad-line.com/discussion/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21956

Polly scale to Vallejo http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=41528

Home Made Paint Shaker http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37018

Floquil Paint Bottle Storage Rack? http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32784

Craft Paint Storage http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36473

Ceramcoat Name & # = Polly Scale Name & # http://www.railroad-
line.com/discussion/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=244

paint: Apple Barrel vs Creamcoat? difference? http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7408

Thinning craft paint http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5539

quick paint question http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12136

Using Craft Acrylic paint http://www.railroad-line.com/discussion/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30906

Paint Primer for Plastic and Resin Kits http://www.railroad-line.com/discussion/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23769

Priming styrene http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=41466

Colour Charts? http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30784






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Rick
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  08:00:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job George. Thanks.

This thread now seems as good as any other, so it is now a sticky.



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dougcoffey1950
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  12:38:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit dougcoffey1950's Homepage  Send dougcoffey1950 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Rick.


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LynnB
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  1:59:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick

Nice job George. Thanks.

This thread now seems as good as any other, so it is now a sticky.


Thanks Rick and nice catchy name



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ELK RIVER RR
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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  5:04:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rick for the sticky, I knew others were looking at the same problem. Tom


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deemery
Fireman

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Posted - 01/02/2014 :  5:38:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've posted this elsewhere but let me add it here: The MicroMark paint line is Vallejo ModelAir. It's great for airbrushing, but I think it's too thin for brush painting. I tried spraying their clear flat finish, and had some problems getting it through my airbrush. I'm still experimenting with the flat finish.

Has anyone tried the new Model Master Acryl Railroad Colors (replacement for Floquil)?

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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