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ednadolski

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Matching Kato paint?
« on: April 05, 2010, 11:11:44 AM »
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I have a Kato SD70MAC in the BNSF Executive Green & Executive Cream paint scheme.  Anyone have any recommendations on how to match these colors?  AFAICT Badger used to make these colors, but I can't seem to find them anywhere  (not that I'm thrilled with Badger paint lately).

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Ed

GaryHinshaw

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Re: Matching Kato paint?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 07:55:39 PM »
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No specific recommendation.  When I need to color-match a loco or car, I bring the shell to my LHS and stand in front of the Polly Scale rack and hold the shell next to the bottom of the jar.  That works pretty well, especially if you pick up a few similar shades (and some black & white).  It's not perfect or cheap though....

ednadolski

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Re: Matching Kato paint?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 09:52:14 AM »
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Looking thru my current supply, I might try to see what I can do with some of the PollyScale BNSF Green and Aged White.

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Re: Matching Kato paint?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 10:22:23 PM »
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    Ed,
  I used  Polly Scale   Israel Early Lt. Gray #505344 for the cream color.   The BNSF green is harder... I still have some SMP Accu paint BNSF green that matches pretty good.

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Re: Matching Kato paint?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2010, 08:37:31 PM »
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Scalecoat 2 is real close for the nscale version.