I've gotten several requests for a list of the colors I use on the buckets I paint since I use spraypaints instead of an airbrush, so here goes:
NOTE: Valspar colors can be found at Lowes. I have also included the paint # after the paints that had them listed on the label.
ESB HELMET COLORS
Dome and Lower Cheeks- Rustoleum Spruce Green
Upper Cheeks- Any Flat Black spray paint misted lightly with Rustoleum Spruce Green
Mandibles, Visor, and Keyslot Area-**NEW COLOR** Rustoleum Satin Cabernet oversprayed with Krylon Ruddy Brown Primer.
Back of helmet-You can go two routes with this depending on if you prefer the blue/green back or green/blue back
blue/green back-base coat of Krylon Navy Blue misted over with Krylon Hunter Green Satin
green/blue back-base coat of Krylon Hunter Green Satin misted over with Krylon Navy Blue
Killstripes-**NEW COLOR(NOT PICTURED YET)** Bahama Yellow (This is a Chrysler automotive color that I had custom mixed locally at an Auto Paint Store. It is a mustardy yellow with the right amount of brown undertone. [I didn't even know they could do that with spray paints.])
Light Green Scratches under Killstripes- Apple Barrel Colors 'Wedgewood Green' (20530) This can be found in the craft section of Walmart. It is an acrylic paint and has to REALLY be thinned down before using.
Left Ear-Rustoleum Spruce Green
Right Ear-Krylon Ultra Flat Camouflage Khaki
Tan Scratches on Back of Helmet-Krylon Ultra Flat Camouflage Khaki
BOTTLE PAINTS USED
These are the paints I brush onto the helmet
Grey Scratches on Green Parts of helmet- Pollyscale SP Lark Dark Grey
Grey Scratches on Red Parts of helmet- Pollyscale SP Lark Dark Grey with two drops of white mixed in to the 1/2 oz bottle. If using the 1 oz bottle mix 4 drops of white.
Dark Red Scratches- Pollyscale PRR Maroon (per RS List)
Small Silver Scratches- Testors Model Master Silver
Paint Splatter Between Dent and Killstripes- Pollyscale Black Green
ROTJ HELMET COLORS
Dome and Lower Cheeks- Krylon Italian Olive(3522)
This color is a Satin so it will require dullcoting.
Upper Cheeks- Krylon Navy Blue misted with Krylon Flat Black
Visor, Mandibles, Red Trim- Rustoleum Satin Cabernet
Helmet Back- ColorPlace (Walmart Brand) Kelly Green
Keyslots- Krylon Grey Automotive Primer*
*Krylon makes three different shades of grey automotive primers. The medium grey is just called 'grey' on the label. The dark and light greys are labeled as such.
Left Ear-Rustoleum Satin Cabernet (For the outer edge of the earpiece) and Rustoleum Aluminum (V7715).
Right Ear- Rustoleum Aluminum (V7715).
Killstripes- "New Color" Valspar 'Hacienda Tile' (Available at Lowe's)
BOTTLE PAINTS USED
Dark Grey around scratches- Pollyscale SP Lark Dark Grey
Dark Red around Scratches- Pollyscale PRR Maroon
Light Green scratches on Lower cheeks- Apple Barrel Colors 'Wedgewood Green' (20530) This can be found in the craft section of Walmart. It is an acrylic paint and has to REALLY be thinned down before using.
Grime On Ears- Pollyscale Grimy Black
I am always on the look out for accurate spray alternatives so if you find one you think looks better, please post it here.