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Union Pacific Diesel Nose Anti-Glare Paint

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Union Pacific Diesel Nose Anti-Glare Paint
Posted by Neptune48 on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:54 AM

Utah Rails lists the color of the anti-glare green as UP Common Standard 22, No. 30.  The Pantone color match appears to be 553, Dark Spring Green.  I have not found a cross-reference from Pantone to FS 595.

What have you found to be the best color match among model paints?  Southern Green looks about as close as I have found so far.

Thanks for your help.

Bruce

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Posted by Wolf359 on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:36 PM

Looking at one of my own locos, and this color chart that might be of some help to you, http://www.microscale.com/Floquil%20Color%20Chart.pdf I think Southern Green is a pretty close match. According to the above chart, Model Masters makes an enamel paint equivalent to Southern Green called European Green, part number 1764. Hope this helps.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:01 PM

Could you possibly use the Microscale decals?

 

Good Luck, Ed 

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Posted by jjdamnit on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:02 PM

Hello All,

Neptune48
What have you found to be the best color match among model paints?

I "eye" the colors. I am a "just good enough" modeler so if the paint doesn't exactly match the prototype, but is close I'm OK with it.

Rattle cans make up most of my painting tasks even though I have an airbrush.

Anti-glare painted sections are typically a flat finish. This is true on everything from race cars to airplanes.

If you can't find a flat finish in the paint color you are seeking you can always use a dulling spray.

Hope this helps.

"Uhh...I didn’t know it was 'impossible' I just made it work...sorry"

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Posted by Neptune48 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:44 PM

Thanks, Wolf359, this does help.

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Posted by Neptune48 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:48 PM

gmpullman

Could you possibly use the Microscale decals?

 

Good Luck, Ed 

 

 

Thanks, gmpullman, but I doubt I have the skills to cut the decal to match the compound curves of an N-Scale (or any other scale) F3A.  Microscale has some HO sheets for E or F units, but I've never seen any for N Scale.

 

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Posted by Neptune48 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:50 PM

jjdamnit

Hello All,

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Yes it does.  Thanks for the reply.

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