Mobilgas Tank Cars

Yellow is extremely problematic.  For Shell, I would say that UP Armor yellow is ok, but even named colors of yellow are different since they banned chromium.  I cannot match my Ford Commercial Yellow from 1980, even with the factory formula.  You should see how badly messed up the old standard Army-Navy yellows are.

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Yellow is extremely problematic.  For Shell, I would say that UP Armor yellow is ok, but even named colors of yellow are different since they banned chromium.  I cannot match my Ford Commercial Yellow from 1980, even with the factory formula.  You should see how badly messed up the old standard Army-Navy yellows are.

I found these on line from some full scale petrol restore guys.  Actually looks like it might be a pretty good match for a 30's Lobaugh or other Shell tank car.  These guys were arguing over different shades depending on the era of the piece.  This one I think was suggested to be for 1930's lubritorium stuff.

Yeah I loved that Chrome Yellow on the wings of prewar Army fighters and such.  I know what you mean about colors, it seems similar with my Rangoon Red, hard to match.  That said, I do understand the pigment materials are the problems, and the Chromium as a pigment is a big one!

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