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    Jul 19, 2011, 8:35 PM - XF-65 qustion for ESB bucket #1

    Hi,

    I was wondering how accurate the Tamiya XF-65 Field gray is compared to the movie accurate colors used for the ESB bucket?

    Anybody paint thier buckets using this? Pictures anyone?

    Thanks!
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    Jul 19, 2011, 11:18 PM - Re: XF-65 qustion for ESB bucket #2

    I went and bought some the other day, and I usually paint - customize 3 3/4 Hasbro figures, but please try and order some pollyscale if you are into acrylic. I'm into Tamiya acrylics at the moment but this XF-65 Field gray is NOT even close. It looks more gray than green. I don't think there's any Tamiya paints that are similar to Panzer Olive Green straight out of the bottle, unless you have to mix.
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    Jul 19, 2011, 11:50 PM - Re: XF-65 qustion for ESB bucket #3

    Try "Vallejo" model color paint. its intended for air brush use, but also works well with normal brushing. Its a standard modelers paint used for fine modeling. It comes in a surprisingly large array of colors, Panzer olive green being one of them. its an acrylic paint and it mixes incredibly well, unlike Tamiya; which i find to be a fussy paint. ( I find Tamiya is good for spraying but not applying with a brush as it often lifts if you use too many brush strokes).
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    Jul 20, 2011, 7:32 AM - Re: XF-65 qustion for ESB bucket #4

    If its the spray paint its good but if you plan on using airbrush and want to use acrylic get Floquil polly S POGreen
    the tamiya colour is not bad but if your using airbrush there are beter colours
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    Jul 20, 2011, 10:08 AM - Re: XF-65 qustion for ESB bucket #5

    like jinto says, if you are using the tamiya field gray in the spray can version, it is pretty good - I personally feel its a little better suited to ROTJ helmet, as its a little darker, but if you dont have much to choose from in your area, then its a good shade, and you could do far worse. I used it a while back when i was practicing colours on an old hasbro lid, and it works well. There are some better options, but overall, its a fairly faithfull shade. Peace
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    Jul 20, 2011, 11:24 AM - Re: XF-65 qustion for ESB bucket #6

    to match the colors used in U.S or U.K in other area of the world is kinda painful... i hope one day someone will come up with a Tamiya color list for ESB/ROTJ lid for folks in the rest of the world... In my country, only tamiya and Mr.color available... got mix color deligently but it really takes time to match colors, i guess i can call this fun part of the game lol
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    Jul 21, 2011, 9:14 AM - Re: XF-65 qustion for ESB bucket #7

    Thanks for all the replies guys!

    Has anyone mixed XF-65 field grey with any other Tamiya color to get the correct shade? O r will Panzer Olive be the right decision to do a ESB bucket color?

    Oh i also saw a Mr.Color(Gunze) Field grey laquer and bought it.. Hope it works...

    Problem is I just cant find a clear cut color picture to compare to when buying paints..

    I compare the paint bottles to the pics on my phone and it's really hard coz even the actual pics differ in color depending on the lighting.. Arghhh!!!!

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