As mentioned in a past post Peter and I visited Rapido last week for a dealers open house and BBQ. A new item that caught my eye was their new line of paint, Proto-Paint. As per their web site and what we were told the paint is colour-matched to real paint chips for the most accurate colours possible. All their railroad paints dry to a decal-ready gloss finish and their weathering shades dry to a flat finish. Rapido's paint is manufactured for them here in Canada a short distance from their offices. This way Rapido can keep a close eye on production. We saw some of the paint applied to test strips in both gloss and flat finsih...and it looks great.
Rapido's Dan Darnell is the man behind the Proto-Paint line of water-based acrylics. This is a high-quality railroad paint which one can spray right out of the bottle then cleaned-up with Windex. Sure sounds simple. Their first release will start with a variety of 47 different US and Canadian colours, including such basics as Grimy Black, Slag Brown and Stencil White. They will be adding more colours every month.