Kato SP Daylight Paint Match?

JMaurer1 Jan 20, 2021

  1. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    Once upon a time I recall seeing someone posting a rather close paint match to the Kato SP Daylight paint but I just can't seem to find the thread now. Does anyone remember or know what the closest commercial paint match is to the Kato Daylight red and orange? I'm back dating a GS-4 to a GS-3 and have to repaint the entire tender and cab as well as replacing a Kato PA-1 pilot with a plow. I THINK it was Tru-Color Daylight red and orange, but for some reason that doesn't sound right. Thanks!
     
  2. SP-Wolf

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    Jeff,

    I found that Badger model flex was an extremely close match to Kato's Daylight colors.
    (Is it still available - ?)

    Regards,
    Wolf
     
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  3. Mr. Trainiac

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    If Badger ModelFlex is a close match, use a good primer. That brand can be a hit-or-miss for me. I find some colors to be rather translucent and they usually require multiple coats. I think Badger is still available, but it can be more difficult to find online than some of the other railroad paint brands. I have yet to see it in-store, but some of the online hobby shops will have it
     
  4. drgwspup

    drgwspup TrainBoard Member

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    Model Master Ford Engine Red or Vallejo Fantasy Scarlet Red seem close to me. Not an SP modeler but the Utah Railways RSD4/5 had a scarlet red stripe.
     
  5. Onizukachan

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    I don’t know but sub’d to find out, got two TOFC trailers that need to be backdated from silver 54 to mid 53 PMT daylight colors.
     
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  6. SPsteam

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    Badger model flex with a hint of tamiya flo orange will match the kato color. Just ad a drop of tamiya and mix until you nail it. It is the closest I've been able to come.
     
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