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Korvessa19 Jun 2022 9:53 p.m. PST

I just love them. Here is an example:


Some day I hope to be able to find a paint color that does it justice

BillyNM19 Jun 2022 10:23 p.m. PST

An undercoat of rich red that is allowed to show through will work nicely.

clibinarium20 Jun 2022 3:18 a.m. PST

The Metal Mountian blog has a post where an oil wipe is used to get a great result with this shade of red-brown.


Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 4:41 a.m. PST

I've used the Foundry Conker Brown Triad for this color horse. It's more red than the online palette shows.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 5:10 a.m. PST

It's not just the color, it's the sheen of the coat.

Thresher0120 Jun 2022 6:51 a.m. PST

Use a satin finish over the paint.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 6:57 a.m. PST

I use Craft Smart acrylic color called Brick Red #23618. It gives a good "bay" horse color.


bobspruster20 Jun 2022 8:06 a.m. PST

IIRC, Ceramcoat makes a color called candy bar brown that is just about perfect.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 8:08 a.m. PST

Agree with Thresher01.
Whatever you end up with; a coat of satin finish is a must.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 8:34 a.m. PST

Do they look this beautiful when they are in the field without fresh currying? A red brown bay is gorgeous.

Regicide164920 Jun 2022 12:28 p.m. PST

I use acrylics for horses from Colour Party Paints – and enamels for everything else. After years of not quite being happy with my horses, CCP's range of 'horse sheens' works for me (i.e. chestnut, roan, dunn, light bay etc.). I agree with a satin varnish, of course. CCP is certainly worth a look.

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