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 Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?

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PostSubject: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Sun May 29, 2011 9:49 pm

I picked up a TK4510 assembled TE2 off the bay earlier today and would like to do a HDPE effect paint scheme on it. So I've been looking around for a paint that would give a good match and I can't find one that gives a nice match and is still in production. Anyone got any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:36 pm

Yeah... this is a good question.

Maybe someone knows what pantone number to match the paint to?

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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:44 pm

I took the helmet apart to repair some cracks but whilst I was there I thought I tested a small area of the inside of of the cap with Rustoleum's fossil, it's not looking to bad so far but I think it is too green and not enough brown.

It would be nice to get pantone numbers for both the light and dark green 'HDPE' colours though.
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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:12 pm

Getting pantone numbers for that would be impossible without an original helmet to match it with. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:20 pm

Yeah... I know... but...
There are more than a couple guys who had had access to screen used helmets. So... amybe someday.
One can dream!
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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:10 pm

In the meantime here's a couple of pics of the Rustoleum, what do people think? First pic is in natural light, second with a flash.



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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:57 pm

this is from a thread on the rpf on this subject if its any help ?

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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:13 pm

Cheers Rob. Tried a few colours and Tamiya XF-60/Humbrol 84 both looked pretty good but still lack the green tinge is too dark on matte HIPS. I'll probably end up doing the exposed areas in a custom mix.
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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:52 pm

Well, I've done a bit more work on this now and I think Citadel's Gretchin Green is a good match for the darker colour. Just add in a bit of the Tamiya clear gloss to prevent it from being super-matte. I decided that I might as well stay with the Rustoleum for the lighter colour as in the flesh over a yellow base coat it looks pretty close but it is a pain to photograph.

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PostSubject: Re: Which paint gives a good representation of HDPE?   Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:24 pm

I had a go at this recently , I used a spray paint colour called buckskin tan , with a light green dusted over the top and a hevery dusting on the back piece
because it seems that most of the trooper lids the too pieces differ slightly in colour,
I intentionally used some thing that had a bit of sheen to it to give it that slippery look that the raw SiMan has

my pics didnt load, but its the helmet in my avitar
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