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Concrete Paint Mixes

This suggestion is from a Bob Smaus article in the May 1992 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman. He used it on a Concrete Interlocking Tower, and it represents well, the sun-bleached color that concrete tends towards, in a hot climate. It does not do well however, for the floor of your Roundhouse, this needs to be much darker, as it is not usually subject to direct sunlight.

  • 'Concrete Paint Mix'
    • 6 parts Floquil 11 Reefer White
    • 2 parts Floquil 85 Antique White
    • 1 part Floquil 82 Concrete
    • 1 drop of Floquil 70 Roof Brown

Another suggestion, this time from the December 1992 issue of Model Railroader, courtesy Andy Sperandeo via Paintshop.

  • An Alternative 'Concrete Paint Mix'
    • Start with Floquil 85 Antique White
    • Add Floquil 81 Earth
    • Add Floquil 87 Depot Buff
    • And even Floquil 82 Concrete

To get an appropriate shade of concrete.

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