Turtle Creek Engine

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by McFortner, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    I've been trying to figure out what color scheme would work with my Turtle Creek cars for an engine. The cars I'm painting maroon with the white lettering. I think this maroon/light blue scheme works well. What do y'all think?


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  2. Very nice Michael!

    Perhaps some white outlining around the black lettering, to make it stand out? I guess that depends on how light the blue would be... Regardless; I like it very much.

  3. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Yup! That'll look great!
    The blue needs to be lighter.
    Perhaps a dark sky blue.... ummm ya... What I said.
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice but I would either lighten the blue a couple shades or make the lettering maroon also. :)
  5. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    I have a pale blue color called Bluebell that I think would work well.

  6. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Oops! Forgot the picture! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: ;)

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  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    I like that one a lot better!

  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, now that's right on the money! Sharp color scheme and looks proto to boot! :cool:
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    The third thing in its favor is that it looks like an easy scheme to mask as well! A sharp color scheme that looks proto and is easy to mask and paint is a hard combination to beat.
  10. McFortner

    McFortner Member

  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I like that last version!
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Right, Michael, you want as many of the colour separations as possible to come at the rivet lines or panel separations as possible. And the next loco will be a Geep, where the lines are completely different.
  13. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    On a simular note, this is how I'm gonna do my NSR engines. I have not decided on black or white lettering yet. It depends on the exact color blue or teal I use.

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  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looking gooooooood Mac! And congrats on the house!

  15. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    This one looks neat, but it will be much more difficult to mask.
  16. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Michael, to be honest I didn't like those paint schemes, but first I didn't know why. Then it dawned on me: That cyan background is extremely disturbing, so that the different blues 'bite' each other.

    So I changed the background - and presto: Now this design looks great! I'd go for a light blue with black lettering - or a dark (gauge?) blue with white lettering.


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  17. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    I like your choice of motive powr too.

    Greg Elems

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