Where to get official Army Green paint

If a person wants the actual "official" army green paint, where can someone buy the stuff? I'm quite sure that any paint store has a similar color, but I'd like to get the "real thing". Anyone know?
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On Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:25:21 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@thecave.com wrote:

The real Army [Marine] way would be to go to midnight supply and help yourself. aka- 5 finger or midnight acquisition--
Otherwise check on a restoration forum- I'll bet all the major paint guys carry the color-- you know it has to be dirt cheap to make.
The gov't might have a few cans of surplus from time to time-- but I wouldn't trust it. Paint storage is important.
Jim
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On 8/31/2012 7:31 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:

Why would it be dirt cheap to make compared to say some other color of enamel, epoxy, or poly?

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George wrote:

One the one hand, the manufacturers make enough of the stuff to float a battleship. On the other, the DOD doesn't mind paying prices far outside the normal.
Suggestion: Any military base should have "official" paint on-hand, and that probably includes your local National Guard armory. You might be able to wheedle a sample from the gruff supply sergeant.
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Oren wrote:

In the Marine Corps:
"If it moves, salute it. If it doesn't move, pick it up. If you can't pick it up, paint it."
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Economy of scale. I wonder how many barrels of that stuff are consumed every year-- or how many in total since they settled on the color.
Jim
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On Aug 31, 2:25am, snipped-for-privacy@thecave.com wrote:

The official name is "OD green". OD is olive drab.
I doubt you want it bad enough to pay the price of the "real thing". "Mil-spec" is an involved and expensive process.
A facsimile is $39/gallon here. http://www.arhcamopaint.com/Alan_Haage_Paint_Supplies/Place_An_Order.html
The real thing is about as thick as melted milk shake. Covers great, doesn't go very far. -----
- gpsman
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On 8/31/2012 2:25 AM, snipped-for-privacy@thecave.com wrote:

What do intend to do with the "official" paint? The military uses a number of different coatings (enamel, poly, lacquer, heat resistant, epoxy etc.) so there is no "official" paint.
One good place to get military coatings is Randolph:
http://www.randolphproducts.com/products/military.php
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On Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:25:21 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@thecave.com wrote:

Originally the "real thing" was made by mixing black paint and yellow paint together.
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On Friday, August 31, 2012 2:25:29 AM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@thecave.com wrote:

I restore old 40-50s army toys, closest i can find is forrest green, really want o d gloss green.
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The original stuff was oil based and 40% lead by weight.
I'm not sure you really want that.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote the following on 3/7/2013 4:58 PM (ET):

Testors or other model hobby paints have small bottles of enamel or acrylic paint, either brush or spray, for building military items. You would want Olive Green. Here's what I got on a google search.         https://www.google.com/search?q=olive+green+model+paint&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a or: http://preview.tinyurl.com/czjke3h                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote the following on 3/7/2013 4:58 PM (ET):

I block all google group messages, so I'll reply on your response.
Testors or other model hobby paints have small bottles of enamel or acrylic paint, either brush or spray, for building military items. You would want Olive Green. Here's what I got on a google search. https://www.google.com/search?q=olive+green+model+paint&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a or: http://preview.tinyurl.com/czjke3h
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote the following on 3/7/2013 4:58 PM (ET):

Sorry to all if you see extra responses from me on this subject. I seem to be having a problem with linking this morning. I canceled the others but the cancel probably didn't get to your server yet. ---------------------------------------------------- I block all google group messages, so I'll reply to the OP on your response.
Testors or other model hobby paints have small bottles of enamel or acrylic paint, either brush or spray, for building military items. You would want Olive Green. Here's what I got on a google search. https://www.google.com/search?q=olive+green+model+paint
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If you want as close as can be gotten hire an artist that works in oils. Someone over 40 is best other wise you'll be dealing with someone trained in digital as a base skill (not that they can't do the job but the reality is color mixing is almost a black art (no pun intended).
If you post were (general area) where you are I might be able to make a recommendation.
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