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Australian OD
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 07:12 PM UTC
What is the correct color for Australian APS' in the Vietnam war era.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC
Hi Neville

It depends in what time frame, Pre or post 1967.

This site might help

http://www.remlr.com/paint.html

Australian Lusterless OD in acrylic is not easy. Gunze H303 used to be okay but the colour may have changed from the browner tinge I remember.

Mig does one in his range, but I have no idea what it looks like on. It's AK4021

You might get enamel from Mouse House.
http://www.mheaust.com.au/MHE/Paint/MAP1.htm

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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 04:18 PM UTC
Yeah petbat, Gunze H303 is way too green and the AK is too dark. The problem I am facing is that there are waaay too many shades of OD and even mousehouse products are more suited to the current tri-color camo colors. HOWEVER - I have lucked upon a color and it's Panzer Aces "Canvas." Its about the same color as I remenber but just a fraction darker. I'm going to go with it as I can lighten it up if necessary with oil dot weathering if needed. Thanks for your help anyway.