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absnut

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Reading Green?
« on: May 19, 2014, 05:44:42 PM »
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I'm sure I am not the only one ticked off with PolyScale paint disappearing.  Any suggestions about which of the "new" Model Master green paints is a close match to Reading Green for diesels?

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Re: Reading Green?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 05:56:29 PM »
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It's a solvent-based paint, but Scalecoat II paint has Reading green:

http://www.weavermodels.com/page11.html

It goes on very thin, is nice and glossy, and is great for decals.


Hmm... I need 2 gallons
to paint my treehouse...


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Re: Reading Green?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 06:26:26 PM »
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Thanks, Kis.

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Re: Reading Green?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 07:24:23 PM »
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Dick,

I have used Tru-Color paints and their Reading Green. They also are solvent based and spray simply wonderful. Great gloss finish for decals as well. You will find that their Reading Green is TCP-133. I also have their color chart in a .pdf that I can email you if you like.

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Re: Reading Green?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 07:29:39 PM »
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That would be great, Jon.  I'll PM my email addy.  Where do you get your Tru-Color?

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Re: Reading Green?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2014, 09:10:10 PM »
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I'd still like to find an equivalent to Pollyscale's Conrail blue in acrylic form. I've taken to using that color on a lot of non model railroad stuff.

And, then it would be nice to find an actual Conrail blue, the Pollyscale was too light for that.

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Re: Reading Green?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 03:14:36 AM »
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That would be great, Jon.  I'll PM my email addy.  Where do you get your Tru-Color?

I get my paint from Highball Graphics. http://www.mgdecals.com/Tru_color%20paint.htm


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Re: Reading Green?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014, 07:46:15 AM »
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I struggle with reading greens.....I wish I was a better putter overall. Oh, wait...... :facepalm: