Blacksheep Uncle wrote:
well, generally in "finescale" modeling circles it is excepted that you should whiten paints somewhat (compared to the full size colors) to make them look correct in scale...so it doesn't surprise me that colors that match the prototype perfectly could look a little dark...
I'm well aware of the idea that modelers (mostly those who model indoors, under less-bright lighting conditions compared to outdoor sunlight) might need to lighten their colors in order to simulate sunlight.
However, Dave's models are to be used out doors in full sunlight, and would not necessarily need to be artificially "brightened."
Additionally, as an artist I'm also aware of how colors compare to each other--and the cab color versus the window frames stand out as contrasting far too much, leading to my belief that the cab color is darker than it should be.
EDIT: My brain has been thinking of the earlier Holliday scheme, with the lighter red. Now that the engine has been repainted, the darker red does seem more appropriate.