Who makes accurate SP Daylight model paint?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Raymond Manley, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Raymond Manley

    Raymond Manley New Member

    Has anyone ever needed to paint in Souther Pacific Daylight colors?

    I just received my MTH One-Gauge GS4 Daylight in and they painted it in a strange color red.(light and florescent) I understand that they have done this with their O gauge releases... but anyways I want to attempt a repaint of the Red stripes down the side of the engine.

    To this end, I ordered an airbrush + accessories and Floquil SP Daylight Red (and orange) in enamel and acrylic. When I saw the color through the bottle and finally compared it to the Floquil website I found the colors to be nowhere near what I consider (or know of today) as the Daylight colors.

    I've seen pics of Riverossi HO scale Daylight cars and they are in PERFECT Beautiful colors. Has anyone needed to do a paint job in Daylight colors before and if so, what MFG of paint did you use and what color code?

    Thanks for your help.


  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    paint in the bottle looks different than when it is dry.
  3. Raymond Manley

    Raymond Manley New Member

    Yeah I know.... I've already painted a test surface and it matches what is in Floquil's color chart. :(

    Thanks for the reply.

  4. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    didn't know you already tried test swatch not being into the daylight's have you checked out scalecoat or modelflex yet .
  5. Raymond Manley

    Raymond Manley New Member

    I've looked for a color chart for Scalecoat and can't find one. This is the only site I can find covering Scalecoat's paints and there isn't one there, just a list.


    I learned the hard way with the Floquils (ordered 4 bottles via the internet) to make sure of the colors before I buy.... But maybe I need to take a chance and order a bottle.

    Honestly, the Modelflex version would probably work, it is a tad dark but would work. I wasn't sure if someone knew of a good choice that they used.

    I have seen these other Badger paints that look like they would be pretty close.

    16-159 CP Action Red
    16-158 CP Action Yellow

    Their color chart is located here: http://badger-airbrush.com/images/RailRoadChart.jpg

    Thanks for the reply and suggestion.


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