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paint color suggestions: Tichy Group Small water tank

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paint color suggestions: Tichy Group Small water tank
Posted by ChrisVA on Friday, December 2, 2022 6:36 AM

I have this Tichy small water tank kit, and I was wondering what color paints would make sense for this? Im thinking something like Vallejo aluminum or some variation of steel color?

https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/ho_structures/p/7019-small-water-tank/Default.aspx

Open to suggestions for a painting/weathering strategy for this. 

Thanks!

 

 

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Posted by wvgca on Friday, December 2, 2022 6:58 AM

?isn't that a wooden tank and framing ?

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Posted by PennsyLou on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:40 AM

It's a steel water tank so it would have been painted to resist rust and corrosion - depending on the application either in a reflective paint - aluminum, white or other light color, or alternately a darker color - black, dark grey or perhaps oxide red.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, December 2, 2022 12:03 PM

A lot of the municipal steel water tanks in my area of southern Ontario were painted silver, but many industry-owned tanks got either company colours or company names or advertising slogans, too.

Wayne

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, December 3, 2022 12:52 PM

I model the late Transition Era.  I usually paint metal tanks first with silver rattle can paint, then with a coat of a flat paint like Dul Cote to take out the shine.  I usually use Krylon flat clear rattle can for this.  If I want some rust, I use weathering powders near the bottom.

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