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11 hours ago, henselmonster said:

Slate Blue is too blue. Command staff is actually working on settling on a single color. Something closer to battleship grey. I will make a post in my pack build thread tomorrow AM with the options I’ve tried so far. It should be grey in color, with a hint of blue, but it will look grey under most lighting.

Hmm... until command makes a decision, aren't we a bit stuck when it comes to SWAT level field packs?    If I'm going to build a field pack I'm going to do it to SWAT standards even if I'm not yet ready to go full SWAT.   

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3 hours ago, Plainsrunner said:

Hmm... until command makes a decision, aren't we a bit stuck when it comes to SWAT level field packs?    If I'm going to build a field pack I'm going to do it to SWAT standards even if I'm not yet ready to go full SWAT.   

Right now the best option we recommend is Battleship grey Or this Tamiya grey color. 

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Hoping to find something a shade lighter, but for now its the closest commercial paint we can find. For my pack if I cannot find anything I may custom mix a color. 

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PS -- I changed my profile pic.  :D

Thanks for the paint update!  I'm assuming I could proceed with the battleship color for my SWAT level pack at this point.    

 

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1 hour ago, henselmonster said:

Right now the best option we recommend is Battleship grey Or this Tamiya grey color. 

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Hoping to find something a shade lighter, but for now its the closest commercial paint we can find. For my pack if I cannot find anything I may custom mix a color. 

Are you finding this in a rattle can spray paint or mixed and brushed on?

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1 hour ago, henselmonster said:

Rattle can, you can find both on amazon

 

Rustoleum Battleship Gray spray paint doesn't come up on amazon searches nor in any of my other google searches.

I see this Winter gray:

Rust-Oleum 249089 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Winter Gray

 

And there is a Krylon brand that says battleship:

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Yup.....it’s the Krylon one. I’m an idiot lol :6:Sorry about that hahaha

Krylon K09206007 'Rust Tough' Battleship Gray Rust Preventive Enamel - 12 oz. Aerosol https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009XCKRY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OjI2AbX4WC875

 

Edit: Updated the image above to say "Krylon"... lol

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Got it.   Ordered.    It was cheaper to get a case of 6 rather than 2 cans.    No worries though.  It's always handy to have touch up paint available.

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Scott, you could have probably found that same can in an auto parts store for cheaper. It's usually just easier to share the Amazon link though.

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3 hours ago, Airborne Trooper said:

Scott, you could have probably found that same can in an auto parts store for cheaper. It's usually just easier to share the Amazon link though.

Probably.   Saves me the trip though.   Also I'll have cans for touch up in the future.   

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Looks nice! The only difference between ours is that I sanded mine down to reduce the texture on the body of the canteen.

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I have been using the RAL 7031 on all of my packs this year.


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Salutations from a shiny looking to get dirty....

doin my homework and unfortunately I'm not finding any of the colors your all posting...

I've been to Homeepot, Lowes and Ace hardware... 

Unfortunately I'm not looking forward to paying $12 a can of pray paint....

So THIS is what I found it's French blue, it's the can to the right, with the word "NEW in black writting...any and all info would be most appreciated...

Thank you

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It looks like its probably too blue of a color. Truly it should be gray first, with a hint of blue in certain lighting. 

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I completely agree with John, looks too blue. 

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Got to autozone. They carry the same paint I use for cheaper than amazon. 

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10 hours ago, Airborne Trooper said:

Got to autozone. They carry the same paint I use for cheaper than amazon. 

What brand and color, may I ask?

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The color would make sense to be gray look at the gray on the back of the helmet in the image it matches the gray on the back pack even with the filters on or off. Also remember they were thrifty with production they probably used the same gray for the helmet on the pack since they had it laying around also gray seems to be the color of most of the empires equipment

 

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very interesting topic. It's always difficult to find the good color. It's depend the brightness.

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On 5/8/2018 at 12:01 PM, Airborne Trooper said:

Looks nice! The only difference between ours is that I sanded mine down to reduce the texture on the body of the canteen.

Is that more accurate? Looking to start my new pack build as well.

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It’s hard to tell. Since the one I have is not the original part I took the liberty of sanding it down. I think both are acceptable within reason. 

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