Model Flex Paint Matching
Painted swatches from all of the greens revealed that ALL of them were darker than the green on my Floquil painted locomotives. This meant that the first strategy would be to introduce metered amounts of white to the closest color--Katy Green. I would use a clear plastic paint dropper to add the drops of white paint.
The first four test swatches had 3, 9, 18, and 27 drops of white added respectively. These were all very dark and had little visible variance.
The next four test swatches had 41, 50, 60, and 70 drops of white added respectively. The color pattern was moving in the right direction but was not quite where it needed to be. The final four swatches had 85, 100, 115, and 130 drops of white added with the 130 swatch being very close to the green on T&GN SD60M 2493 used as the control in this process.
150 drops is right at 7 ml of fluid so the new formula for TGN/NTO green is 7 ml of Model Flex 16-02 Reefer White added to 1 oz (30 ml) bottle of Model Flex16-80 Katy Green.
Now I need to master painting with this new paint. The challenge with the quick drying paint is to keep it from drying in the airbrush before painting of a model is complete! We will see...