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    Jul 4, 2008, 1:31 PM - help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #1

    after 3 repaints i am struggling to get the right colour green on my ESB bucket, so far i have used plastikote alpine green (way off) and tamiya olive green(to dark) then added some light grey, but its just not right.

    any ideas as to which tam acrylic colour/s i need please?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 4:45 PM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #2

    I'm making a Pre-Production version 2 helmet and I'm going with the Tamiya XF-65 Field gray for the dome and cheeks. Not sure about the back of the helmet yet. I'm very happy with Tamiya acrylics, so I'm sticking with them.


    I'm not sure if that color would work for an ESB helmet, but you could try a small bottle. I'd test it on a small area. If it's not what you want, put some on a mixing palette, add a little of another color and custom mix it to what you like. Save any of the left over custom paint for retouches later.

    Any ideas from the more experienced painters out there?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 5:26 PM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #3

    cheers. i looked at german field grey but it just looked 2 dark, its hard to get a good idea of the actual colour online, but i've ordered humbrol us light green in the hope that this with a little of the lightened olive may do the trick for dome /cheeks
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    Jul 4, 2008, 6:19 PM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #4

    Try Humbrol enamels (Terminal Fettler does a comprehensive list)
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    Jul 4, 2008, 6:20 PM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #5

    Is there a reason you're using Tamiya paints specifically?
    If you can get Humbrol, you could try to contact TerminalFettler to see which colors he used for his ESB paint job.

    EDIT: I see I was posting at the same time as Jon.
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    Jul 4, 2008, 6:24 PM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #6

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    EDIT: I see I was posting at the same time as Jon.
    great minds think alike Eric

    Here is TF's list

    ESB HUMBROL COLOUR LIST

    -Base grey all over helmet: 79
    -Upper cheeks: Black 33
    -Dome and cheeks: Green 78
    -Red on mandibles and trim: 73
    -Purple on mand. and trim: 73+104
    -Back of helmet: Cream/Green/mint: 28+103 / 76+96 / 147
    -L/H ear: Red/ Grey/ Green: 60/ 28/ 78+159
    -Kill stripes: Yellow 154, fade to Orange 82 on
    back.(very slight fade)
    -Black marks by kill stripes:62+33 mixed whilst
    painting on with 00 brush.
    -R/H ear: Sand 94
    -Light blue/Grey all over helmet: 23
    -Weathering: Splatters/misting, very thin mix applied
    with airbrush with low pressure and flicked from
    cotton bud: Black 33/Grey 79/Beige 103/ Brown 72.
    -Glue blobs(applied in layers) and general
    discolouration all over helmet using brush and cotton
    bud depending on required effect: Windsor and Newton
    ink: Sunshine Yellow.
    -Scuffs: Black 33/ white 34: use 00 dry brush on.
    -Putty crack repair: 28 + 94 mixed while painting on
    -L/H cheek grey area near L/H ear slightly green:
    79+(76+96: back of helmet colour)
    -sand coloured grime on top of brow and in arrows:
    94 thinned with spirit applied with small ******
    brush, dabbed with rag
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    Jul 4, 2008, 6:55 PM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #7

    Hi,
    I used only Tamiya colors for my helmet and a airbrush. For the main color of the helmet ( dome, lower cheeks) I mixed Olive Drab with a few drops of Flat Blue and Deck Tan. You can see the result here : http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=26420 .
    I hope this will help you .
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    Jul 5, 2008, 6:14 AM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #8

    ok great thanks everyone, not sure if enamel will work though as the fast dry plastikote stuff i used for the black gave a horrible think uneven finish that i had to sand, up close its still looks kak, but maybe that was just down to the brand.

    taken a look at termainal fettlers lid wow! this is the shade of green i am going for, hopefully i can get close with olive/grey/ and us light green
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    Jul 5, 2008, 10:07 AM - Re: help...tamiya acrylic colours ?? #9

    Quote V-Fett said: View Post
    Hi,
    I used only Tamiya colors for my helmet and a airbrush. For the main color of the helmet ( dome, lower cheeks) I mixed Olive Drab with a few drops of Flat Blue and Deck Tan. You can see the result here : http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=26420 .
    I hope this will help you .
    C'est magnifique! Bien fait!

    Bienvenue a TDH, mon ami.

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