Color question for ALIENS pulse rifle builders

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Gigatron, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    Hey guys,

    I know the original color was bess brown, but I prefer to go the olive drab route. Now I can't find olive drab, locally in stores. Home depot carries camoflauge green and army green. Are either of these close to milspec olive drab?

    I tried ordering olive drab from an online supplier, but the order just suits there in limbo, and they don't respond to emails.


    If neither of the HD colors are correct, does anyone have an online supplier they can recommend?

    Thanks,
    Fred
     
  2. gyoung2993

    gyoung2993 Sr Member

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    I would try Ebay ,or contact Matsuo ,he usually had boxes shipped to him of paint when he did the PRs for individuals and he may have some or send you directly to the supplier he has used in the past...
     
  3. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Army Surplus stores usually carry cans of it.
     
  4. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    Our Army/Navy surplus store sucks. We only have one in the entire burrough, and only 2 in a 50 mile radius.

    The one that's nearby is only "army surplus" in that they carry chinese knock-offs of BDUs and a couple of MA1 flight jackets. Otherwise, all they carry is stuff for guys who work construction - steel toe boots, dickies/carhart jackets and pants and some thermal underpants.

    Probably haven't been able to get true military surplus from them, since the end of 'Nam, :lol.

    Next time I PM with Matsuo, I'll ask him if he has any cans he might be willing to let go.

    -Fred
     
  5. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Fred - would love to see images of your PR.
     
  6. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    As luck would have it, Rob, I just need to do a little touch up work on the mag/battery pack, and I'll be ready for a photo shoot. Keep an eye on the forums :cool

    -Fred
     
  7. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    It was suggested to me to use that Krylon Ultraflat camoflage Olive Drab. It's got enough brown in it to lean towards bess but still look green. Mind you, I haven't painted my PR yet so I have no pictures to show.
     
  8. PHArchivist

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    Cool - looking forward to it!
     
  9. Gideon Vanguard

    Gideon Vanguard Well-Known Member

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    Have you guys ever considered using Testors Model Masters series Olive Drab in the rattle can? I find the color a match for true OD green and most hobby/craft stores carry the Model Master line. Several of my local Michaels and AcMoore carry a fairly decent selection of the Model Master sprays (including their dullcote clear spray laquer).


    Military Model Paint - Model Master Enamel - Testors
     
  10. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    It's s already painted - I went with Aervoe camoflauge green. It's milspec olive drab, FS595.
    -Fred
     
  11. neilo1

    neilo1 Well-Known Member

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    I used what Talisen suggested, Krylon Ultraflat camoflage Olive Drab. It went on great and is super durable for handling.
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