Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

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    Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    I painted my dome and cheeks last night using Model Masters Panzer Olive Green (enamel). I was lucky enough to even find that in Canada. I know I wanted the Floquil..but I thought it would be the same color.

    I sprayed it on and it came out WAY dark..like a forest green...

    Later I was unsatisfied so I took what was left of the green and mixed in a bunch of yellow to lighten it up. Seemed better, but when I applied it, it seemed too much like an army khaki kinda color...

    Here is a pic of JUST the Panzer Olive Green. I did not dilute it (didn't know what I could thin it with..mineral spirits maybe? Even if I thinned it...it seems to me I would have to apply more to cover completely....so the end result would be the same??



    Thanks for any help!!!

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    I still can't beleive that's a home depot bucket.

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    What's wrong with that?
    It looks pretty close color-wise. I don't think it's too dark at all.

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    Hard to tell from that pic, but it doesn't look all that bad. The spray enamel isn't recommended, however in your availability situation I would have chose the same. I'd try weathering it down with some gray washes to your liking.

    Steve

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    I went into all these same sort of doubts when I painted my DP 96 with the POG enamel. From other more dishinguised member than myself, I gathered that the enamel is indeed a tiny bit darker. But trust me, the proof that POG (or possibly that SAC Bomber Green i think?) is the correct color. Just take this thing into ourdoors sunlight and it will look fine; Keeping in mind the large lights used on set.
    My helmet came out great with Rouge Studios color list!
    See the color difference? Its all in the lighting
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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    It just looks like a paler greyish green to me in the ref pics....

    I know this all depends on the lighting...but I figured my Model Masters Panzer Olive GRren must be darker than the Floquil one...

    I could be wrong...

    Edit:

    Wow...that IS a huge difference in daylight vs non. WOW! Well..since I lightened up my green and made some weird Khaki out of it I gotta repaint anyways. I'll just try to find an olive green at Michaels....in acrylic.

    How would I do a gray wash? Just a light thinned out mist of light grey with an airbrush?

    THANKS for the help!!

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    I found out by accedent that Panzer Olive Grun 1942 is a shade lighter then the Panzer Olive Green is, I love it, I think it works great!! I use Panzer Olive Green to put some wear and discoloration to it for weathering purposes. Works like a charm!

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    hankey01 said:
    It just looks like a paler greyish green to me in the ref pics....

    I know this all depends on the lighting...but I figured my Modee Masters Panzer Olive GRren must be darker than the Floquil one...

    I could be wrong...

    Edit:

    Wow...that IS a huge difference in daylight vs non. WOW! Well..since I lightened up my green and made some weird Khaki out of it I gotta repaint anyways. I'll just try to find an olive green at Michaels....in acrylic.

    How would I do a gray wash? Just a light thinned out mist of light grey with an airbrush?

    THANKS for the help!!
    Well Model Masters is what I used. I lightened it with a very small amount of that Michaels paint. Just use VERT (Green) in the enamels and mix it. I wanted my color to be a bit lighter too. Also about the grayish color. I think thats another trick of the light. Sometimes the colors look aqua-blue, and also gray; like the one of Joe Johnston painting the helmet.

    Just stop on by Toy City and get some model paint to play with until the color looks right to you. Also get all the right paints on before you judge. The wash stuff should wait.

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    Thanks for all the help guys! I ended up taking my lighter green..added some dark green and some grey and sprayed it on. After just getting enough on I dropped the jar of paint and lost it all over!!! Thanks god I got enough on.

    This is more the color I was going for. I posted a couple pics in my Depot Fett thread (post #45):

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=11896

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    This is my helm and I used a spray paint color, Italian Olive


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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    I'm happy with what I came up with....I'll just post the pics here (they are in the depot fett thread also).

    Saxter....did you find those droids you were looking for???




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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    Well, I asked Kamino for a lil clone of my own...they told me they don't make copies anymore...

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    Hankey, did you use chrome for a base color? In the rogue studios post, it said to use the chrome, and that it will lighten up the green.

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    Re: Model Masters Panzer Olive Green...TOO DARK!

    My green at least, lightened up alot on dullcoat. looks pretty good though.

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    I did use chrome underneath..then 3 layers of different greens. I am happy with how it looks now..after some black wash and in my dark basement it will be perfect!


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