One of the other decks that I'm working on is a resin deck for a Sunshine Rock Island flat car (Kit 45.9). Since I don't have color information for Rock Island cars, I decided to start with an Intermountain Modified 1937 AAR Standard Box Car model:
I then tried matching the color by mixing up some colors, something I find a challenge. But I started with a color that I had and thought looked pretty close (Vallejo 70.814 Burnt Red), and then worked through a number of variations. I mentioned before that the process is quite easy, since Vallejo uses dropper bottles for their paints.
So I started with 5 drops of the base, and then added one drop of this, one drop of that, recording each so I can recreate any of these colors in the future. So far I haven't gotten the RI color, though.
- 10 - 71.036 Mahogany
- 9 - 71.083 Orange
- 7 - 71.003 Red
- 2 - 71.107 US Interior Yellow
- 1 - 71.017 Russian Green 4BO