Customs: Official color of Blackout MH-53J?

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  1. GMANIFESS

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    This to the military modelist & repainters:
    What is the color of Blackout's MH-53J Helicopter mode?

    As in what color paint would I need to purchase to be movie accurate?
    Sea foam grey? I don't think its standard military gray... definately not dark ghost grey or amish gray....


    I'm about to work on a 1/48 scale kit and would like to atleast get the color correct.

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    wow...
    171 views in 7 days and no one has any suggestions?

    :inquisiti 

    OK...

    Anyone know any good military modeling forums before I search the half-a-million Google search results?
     
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    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    I really don't know what any of those color names mean, especially not without color samples to depict them, but he's definitely "grey". With my repaint, I'll be mixing up a dark grey with some dark metallic steel color to give it a sort of "sheen", so it doesn't come out like a flat grey.

    Here's another MH-53 image for you that I had lying around.

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    I always thought he was more of a blue-ish military grey...not sure of any official names though..sorry.
     
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    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    Sometimes it looks bluish under certain lights, but it's grey.

    Also, keep in mind that there isn't quite an "official" color for the MH-53, seeing as how the military could repaint it for various situations. I've seen really really blue PaveLows, as well as green ones, black ones, light grey ones, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
    Thats what was throwing me off.
    All these different shades of gray & grayish blue.
    Online pics vary and the movie scenes didn't really help either.
    I'll just have to decide what looks good.
     
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    I'd say FS 36118 Gunship Gray, but i'll freely admit that's more guess than anything.
     
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    Excellent guess! Might just go with that...

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    Do you have that middle image in a larger size?
     
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    nah..
    I just found it with a google image search.
     
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