RF&P paint matches

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Anyone know of model paints that will match the blue and gray of the RF&P modernized coaches used in the mid fifties?I think it also matched the colors used on the E and F units of this time period.

-- Leon Butler (hobbyshop@pscinternet.net), September 01, 2000


There are not any commercially made paints that match the RF&P right out of the bottle. I have been custom painting RF&P for about 15 years now and have always had to mix the colors. Floquil dark blue with just a bit of black will get you pretty close to the blue and the gray is close to their reefer gray. I use Scalecoat now and still have to add black to their blue. If you are interested, I have some paint formulas you can use. Feel free to contact me.

-- Dave George (NPBLMAN@aol.com), October 18, 2000.

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