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Date: 11/21/05 15:45
Atlas Montana Rail Link SD35 paint match
Author: MRL_F45

Hey guys,

I am putting a low nose on my HO scale Atlas MRL SD35 and need a close paint match for the color that Atlas used for the blue. The Model Master blue angel blue is a little too bright and Pollyscale ATSF blue has too much of a purple look to it compared to the Atlas color. Any suggestions?

MRL_F45



Date: 11/21/05 19:59
Re: Atlas Montana Rail Link SD35 paint match
Author: warbonnet

Well Dave, err MRL_F45, based on the colors we looked at yesterday, I would do a custom mix to get it right. Try mixing a minute amount of black into the ATSF blue to get rid of that purple. Or, you could just repaint the whole engine. Hmmmm I know of another resident in your house who is just begging for another modeling project.



Date: 11/21/05 20:33
Re: Atlas Montana Rail Link SD35 paint match
Author: MRL_F45

Well Chris, err, warbonnet, we tried that once but apparently we used to much black so we're gonna try again with just a tiny bit of it.

MRL_F45



Date: 11/22/05 12:02
Re: Atlas Montana Rail Link SD35 paint match
Author: fbe

Model Fles has a midnight blue color in their automotive line of paints. Also check out their CSX blue. (Not the Dark Future color)

Polly Scale has a nice BAR blue that is brighter than the ATSF blue.




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