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    Aug 23, 2006, 1:08 PM - Left Ear Green??? #1

    What are folks currently using for there color on the Left Ear? I use to use a variation of RLM Green but have run out and it dosnt seem to be available. Wanted to pick the boards brain on what there using right now.
    Thanks
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    Aug 23, 2006, 1:19 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #2

    On Lee's "updated" color list, he shows Floquil/Polly S POG Green. . . which I've seen in my local hobby shop, and it looks really good.
    I think the actual name of the color is "PO Green." Can't remember right off the top of my head what PO stands for. . . it's the name of a railroad.
  3. Aug 23, 2006, 1:27 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #3

    I'm using humbrol matt no. 78...this works well against the other colours i'm working with.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 1:30 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #4

    I use the same color as the dome...
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    Aug 23, 2006, 1:43 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #5

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    On Lee's "updated" color list, he shows Floquil/Polly S POG Green. . . which I've seen in my local hobby shop, and it looks really good.
    I think the actual name of the color is "PO Green." Can't remember right off the top of my head what PO stands for. . . it's the name of a railroad.
    PO green, I knew that POG wasnt a color... hmm... well I searched the color database for PO green as well and got nadda... so I am still in the dark here. This is needed also for the Stencil PDF so anyone who can get me the ACTUAL name as I would type it in at the testors website to order it or if its manufactured by another company let me know what the name of the company is so I can track it down.

    Thanks TF, I will list that color as an option and most likely use that enamel on my TF bucket.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 2:31 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #6

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    PO green, I knew that POG wasnt a color... hmm... well I searched the color database for PO green as well and got nadda... so I am still in the dark here. This is needed also for the Stencil PDF so anyone who can get me the ACTUAL name as I would type it in at the testors website to order it or if its manufactured by another company let me know what the name of the company is so I can track it down.

    Thanks TF, I will list that color as an option and most likely use that enamel on my TF bucket.
    Hey Justin...I have the old list on my PC at home...I will send it to ya....

    But I think you can get away with a Mix, with the Panzer Green as your base...
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    Aug 23, 2006, 3:01 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #7

    Panzer Olive Green
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    Aug 23, 2006, 3:15 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #8

    I wouldnt think that was the POG green being that Panzer Olive isnt a railroad color and the left ear isnt the same color as the dome and lower cheeks.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 4:20 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #9

    I believe it is Panzer Olivgrun 1943 in the Model Masters II Enamels line, Panzer Olive Green in the PollyScale Military Acrylics.

    I would check with Lee on which is the best. I think he said go acrylic though.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 4:25 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #10

    I'm making a run by the hobby shop in a bit. I'll check it out again, but I'm pretty sure it's in the railroad line and not the military line. *shrug*
    Actually I have been known to make mistakes. . . from time to time.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 4:29 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #11

    Those are the dome colors though... has the ear color been decited to be the same green as the dome?
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    Aug 23, 2006, 4:40 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #12

    IMO the left ear is much closer in color to the ROTJ cape. I found what I thought to be a very close color acrylic, in a craft store. I'd be happy to share the color once I get home to verify what it is called. Some kind of olive green though
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    Aug 23, 2006, 4:51 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #13

    back in the day the germans used a lot of railway cannons and what not so i think its either or.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 5:13 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #14

    Under certain lighting, the left ear does look very close to the base green, but it does have more of an olive tint to it.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 7:02 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #15

    Back from the hobby shop. . . OK, maybe my joking about needing glasses isn't too far off the mark!
    The Floquil color I saw the other day wasn't PO Green, it was DO Green (Depot Olive Green.)
    Sorry bout that! Still looked like a nice left ear color though.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 7:23 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #16

    I'm using the same color as my dome!
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    Aug 23, 2006, 7:53 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #17

    In the pics that I have seen the left ear is a different color than the dome. I used Rustoleum Sage for the dome and cheeks and then the POG for the ear. I know I am just a newbie, but IMHO it seemed to look a little closer to the ref photos I saw. If you are using POG for the rest of the helmet you might try mixing in a little bit of orange to get the right tint.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 7:58 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #18

    Where did you get the PO Green? I can't find it on the testors website.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 8:12 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #19

    I found the Model Masters Panzer OlivGrun 1943 Acrylic at a hobby store. They sell a lot of military models there as well as trains. I did not find any POG color at the train stores I went to or on the Testor's site.
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    Aug 23, 2006, 9:08 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #20

    I use Krylon 'Italian Olive'. It's a satin spray paint so you have to dull coat it, but to me it looks pretty dead on. Plus it's readily available at Walmart.
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    Aug 24, 2006, 3:13 PM - Re: Left Ear Green??? #21

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    Those are the dome colors though... has the ear color been decited to be the same green as the dome?
    RS said the color is very close to POG but no that is not the actual color. In the Sticky he said he used POG on the ear of the first MR Helmet he painted;the same color he used for the dome.


    What I did was custom mix a mostly ModelMasters Panzer OlivGrun 1943 Enamel (Which is a bit darker I think),
    with small amount of Testors Olive Drab enamel ( I think thats the name but I'd have to double check...)

    I pretty pleased with it.

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