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1950`ties Centurion
keo
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Nordjylland, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 08:55 PM UTC
Suggestions for paint for a British Centurion in the mid-50`ties??

Itís going to be for a factory delivery vehicle of a late production MkIII/Mk5

Vodnik
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:27 PM UTC
Deep Bronze Green.
keo
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Nordjylland, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:58 PM UTC

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Deep Bronze Green.



I know

But which brand/paint is closest?

The color varied through the decades.
frank01
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: March 30, 2006
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 10:51 AM UTC
You can't go wrong with any of them then, the factorys ordered the paint locally so the is variable difference between them as pigments were still in short supply.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC
If you use Tamiya paint try a 50/50 mix of Olive Green and Olive Drab. Also add a bit of Clear Gloss.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 08:11 PM UTC
Deep Bronze Green SCC 224

Tamiya Mix: 8pts XF5 + 5pts XF62. It was a satin paint so a clear satin top coat gives the best result.
Vodnik
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC

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Deep Bronze Green.



I know

But which brand/paint is closest?



In my opinion Mr.Paint MRP-341 is closest to the real thing (at least to the official BS color chip).
long_tom
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Illinois, United States
Joined: March 18, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 03:17 AM UTC
I've heard Tamiya AS-21 should fill the bill:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tamiya+as-21&qpvt=tamiya+as-21&FORM=IGRE

And is this color not Deep Bronze Green?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7HnKmT2WgM
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 03:40 AM UTC
I used Vallejo's Bronze green. Came out looking not bad at all.