Just curious if anyone has done any research into equivalent brands for the Floquil/Polly Scale paints to use for painting armor.
From the exhaustive research done by Rogue Studios, I would say it's generally accepted that the Floquil/Polly S color of choice is "U.S. Medium Green", number 505082. I was looking into paints by other manufacturers that would be the same, and I looked into what "Federal Standard" color the Floquil US Med Green would be.
I checked a couple of different color/paint sites, and they gave the US Med Green a designation of "ANA 612." I then cross-referenced this to another site, which told me that "ANA 612" is equal to FS 34079. From there, I searched for that FS color in the Testors Model Master line (which is generally easily found in most good hobby shops), and the color I found was called simply "Dark Green, FS 34079." Now, according to the color chart I viewed online, it appears to be pretty much dead on.
So that was a really long set-up to ask this question: has anyone ever tried that particular color, Testors MM Dark Green, on their armor?
The whole reason for this question is that there's a hobby shop near me that carries a whole boat load of Floquil/Polly S colors. But they're all the railroad colors, and they don't normally stock any colors in the 5xxxxx series (the military colors). So they'd have to be special ordered. . . which takes forever.
Any thoughts from our experienced painters out there?