Acrylic paint to match ANR green?

 
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

Hi All

Looking for a recommendation of an acrylic paint colour for spraying to make a good approximation of the green used in ANR locos.

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  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Hi Gremlin,

Any paint titled BN (Burlington Northern) Green is a good match. Have a look here : http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Modelflex_3.asp I haven't used this paint in a long time, but my recollection is that it sprays nicely. In fact I'm not sure if it needed thinning???? (Noting that thinning is usually required for spray painting...)

The two-ounce Opaque green on this page might be a suitable AN green as well: http://www.testors.com/en/product-catalog/testors-brands/aztek/airbrushable-acrylic-paint/bottles

One of these Testors green might be okay for AN green as well: http://www.testors.com/product-catalog/testors-brands/model-master/acrylic-paint/bottles

Vallejo also make a large range of acrylic paints. I haven't used them but they do have a good reputation. Check this colour chart: http://cdn.acrylicosvallejo.com/96921f6a542f9c4908aacc121b259cc0/Carta_ModelColor_rev01.pdf    What seems to be a reasonable AN green is FS34128 (Flat Green)

There are a couple of suggestions, I'm sure there are plenty of others out there.

Good luck,

Dan
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

Thanks, I can get the Testors locally, will give it a try Smile
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

Dan

Thanks for the help with the green, I found BN green and sprayed on it looks the part....now for the yellow...could I trouble you for a suggestion of the appropriate yellow?

Cheers
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Dan

Thanks for the help with the green, I found BN green and sprayed on it looks the part....now for the yellow...could I trouble you for a suggestion of the appropriate yellow?

Cheers
Gremlin
AHHHhhhhh....... okay, good news, bad news.

YES I can make a suggestion for the yellow. The bad news is that you should have applied the yellow first! In my experience, yellow covers pretty poorly. When I am doing AN models, I base coat, then spray the yellow. Generally only where it needs to be applied. Mask the yellow and then coat with AN green.

In your instance, I recommend that you spray the area that will be yellow, whatever your base colour is (I use a light grey), then the yellow, mask up and fix any green that needs fixing. Good luck!

Now colours... Same principle as before, look for something that is like ATSF Yellow. Have a look like you did for the BN green.

Cheers and good luck.

Dan
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

Thanks Dan...fun times ahead for me...learning every day Smile
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

Have used IPA 80% to strip back the green and now masked straight lines and sprayed yellow - looks OK so far, lots of overspray but that is of no matter.

Will let the yellow dry overnight, then mask it and spray the grey roof, then finally mask everything else and do a topcoat of green again...

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