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What colors and paints can I use for my night snow scene on my model railroad?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Question by Steve71: What colors and paints can I use for my night snow scene on my model railroad?
Should I paint the platform a dark bluish-white, or is snow white OK for a night scene? There will also be a wrap-around mural 12″ high by 10 feet of painted fiberboard. I want a dark ribbon of river, a darker distant shore and a convincing sky color, like indigo or violet, also some residual sunset on one end of the mural. Think Polar Express. I am not an artist, so please be specific about paint types, colors, mixing and techniques! Should I just buy a pint of background color and add details with the more expensive paints? Thanks in advance for your thoughtful answers.
OK, maybe I could add darker shadows later, but what is the overall color of village snow on a moonlit night? Will pure white work?

Best answer:

Answer by Debonair
Blues are used for shading snow or when snow is in shadow.. Always keep in mind that shadows are made by using a darker color of the object that is in shadow or is being shaded. As an example, an orange on a green table. The shaded side of the orange is a darker orange. The shadow casted on the green table is a darker green than the area of the table that is in full light.. Never using black. Only use black when something is black in color. Do a web search of paintings of winter scenes for references to see how others have handled the same image.

http://images.google.com/images?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&hl=en&q=winter+scenes&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=

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Do you need special acrylic paints when using a Badger Double Action Airbrush?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Question by Jacob: Do you need special acrylic paints when using a Badger Double Action Airbrush?
Hello. Along with my interest in roller coasters I love HO Scale model trains. And when Kitbashing, I need to paint/weather my engines, cars & buildings. Now, I do not have an airbrush yet, but I am getting a Badger 150 Double Action airbrush kit, and I have learned that for model RR’ing acrylic paints work very well. But, I do not know if they will harm my airbrush. So I am asking you. Thank you in advance! :-{)

Best answer:

Answer by Robert S
Acrylic paints will NOT harm your airbrush. I use Tamiya Acrylics, as well as Testors Model Master Enamels and Flo-Quil Enamels.

Just test alittle with thinning the paint, and ALWAYS thoroughly clean your airbrush after work (see manufacturers directions).

I use 3 Badger 150’s and a air-gun… Personally, I prefer using enamels… but acrylics work just fine.

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Paralyzed artist Benny ‘DIAR’ Boggs paints PBR G scale model train by mouth

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I don’t do many, if any graffiti on model trains much anymore. I was invited to be featured in “The Art of Transportation” art show Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles. It was a good fit because before being paralyzed, I am most known for painting freight trains that travel throughout North America. Since being paralyzed I have painted a decent amount of model trains with acrylics by mouth but have since been concentrating on painting portraits. I painted this model train because I wanted to have something new for the show that hadn’t been seen before. I had a couple of my caregivers film me and I spent the last couple days editing this video. Visit BennyDIAR.com for photos, videos, and links about my recovery and paintings. Visit Crewest.com for more information and pictures of the show.

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