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KCS Gray

What colors I used for a custom blended KCS Gray.

I recently painted a KCS SW1500.  This required a custom mix of paint to match KCS's blue tinted gray paint.  Here's what I chose.

Microscale's sheet instructed the use of Floquil primer gray with a few drops of blue.  I decided to use Model Master Navy Aggressor Gray, with Testors Light Blue mixed in.  I feel it turned out good, although maybe a tad too blue.  This can be fixed by adding back in more grey.

For more on the KCS, see these books:

Kansas City Southern in Color

Kansas City Southern Color Pictorial

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