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#1 MAJAVI

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 10:11 AM

Hello can anyone tell me what the actually color the 50s made helmet shells were painted in is called? Its the green/gray color. Many thanks in advance.

-Javier

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:41 PM

Hello can anyone tell me what the actually color the 50s made helmet shells were painted in is called? Its the green/gray color. Many thanks in advance.

-Javier

If your talking about the Korean War helmet shells that started to be made again, then it was an Lighter OD with a sand like texure, for repaints, a variety of shades where used, a lot of darker shades, basically what ever was at hand.

 

http://www.usmilitar...an-war-helmets/

 

http://www.usmilitar...1c-jump-helmet/

 

http://www.usmilitar...an-war-repaint/


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#3 MAJAVI

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

Thank you patches, yes Im talking about the new helmets being made in the 50s. Do you happen to know what that light shade of OD is called?

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:40 AM

Thank you patches, yes Im talking about the new helmets being made in the 50s. Do you happen to know what that light shade of OD is called?

I forgot what it was.



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:28 PM

Thought it was NATO green for the 50's helmets, then lime green for Vietnam

 

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:24 PM

Thanks pat, do you know where I can get a hold of that color?

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 05:29 PM

Model shops should have them, you'll probably need a few bottles for a helmet

 

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