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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/08/2019 :  7:17:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're gonna have to evaluate that under your light.... It looks pretty grey on my screen, but as someone mentioned in one thread or another, the computer screens are not calibrated for color, so there is a lot of variation in what we see as opposed to what you see.

Best wishes!

Pete
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deemery
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Posted - 10/08/2019 :  7:49:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It has more yellow to it than Parchment, the color at the bottom of the photo is the most realistic.

dave


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/08/2019 :  8:44:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you shoot that photo with a flash? It looks washed out. Put it where the previous pictures were taken, and we can get a better idea of the change.

Jim


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deemery
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Posted - 10/09/2019 :  12:53:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This was taken underneath my one desk lamp where I can control color temperature, 4027K

The middle of the lower story has only 1 coat of paint, the rest of the structure (which will be seen) has 2 coats. (The first was a thin coat at full strength, the second a thin coat slightly thinned out, to even out the coverage.)

And shown on-site. Layout lighting will also be 4000k, but this is not the final light arrangement.


dave


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Edited by - deemery on 10/09/2019 3:52:12 PM

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/09/2019 :  1:33:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks shot is different than the previous gray shot. When compared to the background 'white' of the LCD screen it looks slightly pink-beige. It'll be great Dave! Like it!

In the words of my first employer at a Chicago autobody shop "a blind man will never see the difference".

Jim


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Edited by - BurleyJim on 10/09/2019 4:38:10 PM

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deemery
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  10:32:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the contrast between the walls and the trim is too great. Now I have to decide which to re-paint.


(My concept is that the windows are painted with good quality lead white paint.)

dave


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  10:55:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

This looks good to me, and yes, it is pretty bright. If it were mine, I'd consider hitting the whole thing, and particularly the windows, with an A/I wash to blend it all together and tone it down a tad. Yes, the "C-A Yankee Mill owners" used good quality paint so as not to have to redo it every year, but the environment was not clean, and the locomotives were, well... steam, and....

Give it a try... you can always paint over the thing if you don't like it. Start with one window....

Pete
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  11:34:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would just tone down the windows a little.

Otherwise it looks really nice.


Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  12:05:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Your building would look much more 19th Century industrial if you used a dark trim. A dark umber is very authentic and looks great on structures like yours, especially with buff to yellow shades on the siding.

Another possibility is a dark green similar to Floquil’s Pullman Green.

Mike



Edited by - Michael Hohn on 10/11/2019 12:22:40 PM

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deemery
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  12:32:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Time for some 'experimental model railroading'. I pulled 4 whitish colors from the shelf. (I couldn't find "Parchment", though. I'll hae to look for a new bottle.)
Golden Artist Acrylics Titanium Buff
Delta Oyster White
FolkArt Tapioca
FolkArt 'Artist Pigment' Warm White.

The Tapioca color is closest, but not as strongly yellow, as what I used before.

One (relatively thin) coat over raw wood (of course, my application would be over the previously painted siding, so that will tend to tint the color a bit.

I'm inclined to one of the colors on the left.

Thoughts?

dave


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  12:40:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Top left for me!!

Jerry

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  4:33:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or lower left . Tapioca just sounds tastier! Dark Green looks too Government/Publics Works

Jim


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/11/2019 :  5:07:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll agree with Mike, and I still think the wall is fine; it's the windows that are too stark. So before you paint the windows a dark umber or something, try the A/I wash route and see what toning them down some does for the building. An A/i wash seems less work than a repaint....

And above all, remember that we're here chirping in the Peanut Gallery, but you are in control of Rule One.

Pete
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deemery
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Posted - 10/14/2019 :  7:09:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I decided to go with the 'warm white'. Despite saying "artist pigment" on the bottle, the paint didn't cover all that well. But I think, particularly with an A&I wash, that will actually make the building look more weathered.

Here's a window sitting on the new color.

Less contrast, but still it looks like the windows are painted differently.

I did try a grey (unpainted Tichy casting) window. I like the grey contrast, but not for this building. I want to try to get a bit of a "family look" with the masonry mill buildings. I'll save that color scheme for later.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 10/14/2019 7:10:17 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 10/14/2019 :  8:13:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

... the paint didn't cover all that well. But I think, particularly with an A&I wash, that will actually make the building look more weathered.




I think you're right.

How is the water repair going?

Bob


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