Rattle can model painting

Discussion in 'General' started by Robleese, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    B0CFF6C6-1355-4749-99A4-E04DF7D63E7A.jpeg Has anyone heard of using this brand and color of paint for Mandarin orange? I have been planning to repaint one of my 3 Lionel F7’s from black/yellow to o/w, and have been experimenting on this old Alco. The color looks fairly close to the real thing.
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  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I think it looks spot on Rob.
  3. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    So the Frisco DID paint one of their FA's into orange and white!

    I knew! Just knew it!


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  4. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    What is Rust-oleum calling this color?

  5. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    Yeah, if I didn’t know better, I would “straighten you out” on this.
    The real story: this is a Weaver FA2 that someone custom painted SLSF b/y and I bought it cheap on eBay. I am trying to get up the nerve to paint one of my Lionel Legacy F7’s in o/w, and I use this Weaver Alco for practice. It is going to be a challenge to mask straight lines on the compound curved nose of an EMD F. But I think I have the correct paints for the project. The more I look at this practice model, I think the orange is near precise. And for the record, SLSF only had FA1 and FB1’s, but “close counts” in my world.
  6. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    It is just barely visible in the photo: satin Poppy Red.
  7. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

  8. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    It is difficult to look at my unprofessional photos and see the resemblance to Mandarin orange. If you can find a can of satin Poppy Red, and have a sacrificial model of any sort to paint, then you can truly see if there is a good match. I feel that this color is closer than anything Lionel or Atlas has used on Frisco models.
  9. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    That is really close match....RRT

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