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    In Americana Acrylic paint, what color would you say this is .....

    http://narrowperspectives.ukgeeks.co.uk/p43367895.html
    Tom M.

  • #2
    Green

    Sorry Tom I had to do it. Nice picture, look at the ties they are short and fat just like Peco track.

    Larry

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    • #3
      I hafta view it at home...My company has blocked this site!

      Grrrrrrrrrr!


      The Geezer

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      • #4
        Tom check out this website color chart. http://www.decoart.com/cgi-bin/Color...icana_Acrylics


        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
          Looks close to the festive green on my screen


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          • #6
            Louis,

            I am trying Hauser Medium Green. On the bottle it looks like Hauser Light green as shown on the chart. Guess I'll see what it looks like when dried.
            Tom M.

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            • #7
              Hauser medium green is too mossy. I believe festive green is correct though in the light of the picture it is darker
              Chris Lyon

              http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Golden artists acrylics #1143-2 Cobalt Titanate Green, with a dash of #1060-2 Chromium Oxide Green or some permanet green medium to cut the poisonous green tinge should do the trick. The titanate would make the model stand out really well, and be powerful even after heavy weathering.
                Troels Kirk

                Näsum, Sweden

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                • #9
                  We don't have festive green ....

                  I have "mistletoe", "holly green" and "hauser medium green" .. none of them look like their colors shown on the chart. Go figure ..
                  Tom M.

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Tommatthews


                    We don't have festive green ....

                    I have "mistletoe", "holly green" and "hauser medium green" .. none of them look like their colors shown on the chart. Go figure ..


                    Larry is pretty close with the festive green, as close as you can get it.

                    But, if you don't have it, try mixing a lighter color with the green you have and see what you come up with. I'm not sure what colors to mix, it's trial and error.


                    Louis L&R Western Railroad
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #11
                      Try Goblin Green from Games Workshop.



                      Darken with snot green



                      Here is the complete colour chart so you can look at the reds as well

                      http://www.paintingclinic.com/clinic...dingchart2.htm
                      Chris Lyon

                      http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        I am using 1:1 mistletoe and holly green. It will be close, once weathered a bit it will look just fine for my RR. [^]
                        Tom M.

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                        • #13
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by kirk


                          Golden artists acrylics #1143-2 Cobalt Titanate Green, with a dash of #1060-2 Chromium Oxide Green or some permanet green medium to cut the poisonous green tinge should do the trick. The titanate would make the model stand out really well, and be powerful even after heavy weathering.


                          Now this is from an artist's eye!

                          Arthur
                          Arthur

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                          • #14
                            Gentlemen, remember the color wheel. Complimentary colors ,opposites on the color wheel, when mixed bring the colors toward neutrals(grays). So to tone down a color, simply add the compliment in small(often tiny) amounts.

                            In the case of festive green, a smidge of red should bring it closely in line to the intended value.

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