Turtle Creek Engine

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  1. McFortner

    McFortner Member

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    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?

    Michael

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  2. Lackawanna Jim

    Lackawanna Jim Member

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    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.

    Jim
  3. Sir_Prize

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

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

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

    Michael
  6. McFortner

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

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    I like that one a lot better!

    Gary
  8. Tyson Rayles

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

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  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I like that last version!
    Ralph
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    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

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    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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    Looking gooooooood Mac! And congrats on the house!

    cheers
    Val
  15. Russ Bellinis

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

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    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.

    Ron

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  17. Greg Elems

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    I like your choice of motive powr too.

    Greg Elems