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Primus Pictor18 Jan 2021 9:58 p.m. PST

I know the acrylic paint line by "The Armory" has been gone for a long time. Amazingly, I still have some of their paints that have survived this long WITHOUT drying-out in their jars! A few of their colours were very handy, even unique, and (I find) are difficult to replace/match with current ranges.

Does anyone know of any online Paint Conversion charts that show modern equivalents for old Armory colours?

More specifically, does anyone who is familiar with the old Armory "Bubonic Blue" (GF-015) know of any modern brand's blue that matches that specific colour?

Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.

abelp0118 Jan 2021 11:56 p.m. PST

Loved that range of paints. Glass jars, Shame they're gone.

abelp0119 Jan 2021 12:52 p.m. PST

If you can't find a equivalent color, take your jar of paint over to Lowes or Home Depot and have them match the color with their paint machine and buy a sample can of latex paint to get you through. BTW I've used these paints on minis and they're very good.

Primus Pictor19 Jan 2021 2:01 p.m. PST

abelp01 – thanks for the help! I've heard of doing that (using Lowes or Home Depot), but have never tried it. Do you take them the liquid paint in the jar, or a dried sample of that paint on, say, a flat surface?

abelp0120 Jan 2021 5:19 a.m. PST

I've always taken a painted surface, but they could probably do both.

Primus Pictor25 Jan 2021 12:44 p.m. PST

Thanks, abelp01!

VonBlucher06 Feb 2021 10:57 a.m. PST

Old Armory Paints, these were the first acrylics paints I used, until I found out about PollyS paints which I moved on to.

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