Acrylic colors that match movie-accurate paint!Subscribe
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    Mar 26, 2003, 4:58 PM - Acrylic colors that match movie-accurate paint! #1

    Hey folks,
    I'm working on my helmet here and I'm using a custom mix that is nearly, if not spot-on, accurate to the movie helmet. In the same ballpark as Lee's (rogue studios) color.

    I needed to touch it up but couldn't spray for such a small fix.

    I used regular $.99 2oz acrylic paints that I had lying around, hoping I could get it close.

    Apple Barrel Plaid's 'English Ivy Green' "20756"
    DecoArt Americana's 'Graphite'

    I don't know the exact mix but it was like 2/3 green and 1/3 graphite. It's probably more precise than that, but that's the basic idea. My mix was very close and I'm sure that with some tinkering it could be exact.

    I know some of you are stuck handpainting your helmets, thought this might help you out

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