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eja

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CP Candy Apple Red question
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:53:48 PM »
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For CP modelers ... what manufacture's paint do think comes closest CP's Candy Apple Red ?   And do you have any special tricks ... like add 3 drops of black, etc ??

And what colour do you like to use on the walkways ??

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Re: CP Candy Apple Red question
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006, 06:07:50 PM »
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If memory serves me correctly Floquil makes SOOLINE Candy Apple red.I usually used a straight flat or matte black for the walkways.(I haven't painted a CP unit in over 5 years so the memory may be off on the red)
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Re: CP Candy Apple Red question
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006, 07:41:41 AM »
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I've used Pollyscale's Soo Line Red, which is close. The problem is the real colour changes a huge amount with lighting, and can look anything from a deep red upto almost a scarlet. Matt black for the walkways also.

http://warweb.homelinux.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sd402b

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http://warweb.homelinux.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=cpgp402

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Re: CP Candy Apple Red question
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006, 02:19:25 AM »
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what scheme are you doing? the dual flags should be done in the soo line red, and in the beaver scheme, scalecoat  cp rail bright red is the best or perfect match. use floquil caboose red with a little white for the pacman scheme. pollyscale cp red is best for those really faded sd40's or sd40-2's. it's a faded re/light orange color.

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Re: CP Candy Apple Red question
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 05:25:36 PM »
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Actually, anything in the dual flags scheme or the golden beaver logo should be Soo Line Red.  Hard to believe these units actually started out the same colour, but it's true.  I personally find Polly Scale's Soo Line Red to be far too purple, and not vibrant enough.  Floquil's Soo Line Red is very close, and Badger's Modelflex Soo Line Red is about the best I've seen. (if only it weren't such horrible paint)  Scalecoat's CP Rail bright red is actually much closer to the factory-fresh colour of the "action red" of years gone by.
If you are painting the action red schemes, you can pretty much take your pick of any of the "CP red" varieties.  For a newly painted unit, use the Scalecoat CP Rail bright red or Polly Scale SP Scarlet straight from the bottle.  Action red fades badly into various shades of orange and/or pink, so for an older unit you can use almost anything.  If you were to see a consist of 4 action red units today each one would be a different colour, so accuracy here is very subjective.  Pick what looks right to you.
Walkways and underframes on all CPR units are flat black.  I use Polly Scale Engine Black, but any flat black will do.  Don't forget to add the usual CPR coating of grime; the only clean CP engine is a brand new CP engine.

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Re: CP Candy Apple Red question
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006, 12:41:41 PM »
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From my recent experience, I used Scalecoat CP Rail Bright Red for my Beaver scheme GP38-2.  Looks great and right on, especially next to my CP Action SD40.  I may even paint another Beaver scheme loco based on how well the first one went.
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Re: CP Candy Apple Red question
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006, 02:03:49 PM »
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Thanks for all the comments .. I am planning on doing a KATO SD-40 in the dual flag scheme.   Since the unit has a high headlight, I will number it after a former SOO unit.  Converting it to a nose headlight is probably beyond my modeling skill.  I will, howver, miss the requise bell.