Possible ROTJ Mandibles and Gauntlets Red

famousfett

Commissioned Painter
Greetings everyone! As the name of the thread says, I believe I have possibly discovered the red used for the ROTJ helmet and possibly the gauntlets as well. I was looking on eBay early last week and discovered this Floquil color just called “red” I have never seen nor heard this color. I randomly came across this color while searching on eBay and after searching on google I couldn’t find any photos or anything of this red which is probably why I have never seen it before. So In the name of science I dropped quite a bit of money to test this color out for everyone. Earlier today I received the color and immediately got to work on a swatch. I did the swatch and took photos of it in different lightings

here are my findings, after doing many comparisons I am very confident this was the red used on the ROTJ helmet mandibles and gauntlets, Maybe even jetpack also? Anyway I’d like to hear your guys’ thoughts, like I said I have never heard of this red which really sparked my interest and made me think maybe this has been this missing color. As far as I know nobody has tried using this red either. Even today when I google search exactly what’s on the bottle I can’t find anything about it. Could this be the red? 84E3E906-A210-489F-96B4-14F76EAD2C07.jpeg588A7796-34CB-4392-A264-D718CD765A6C.jpeg170A1E8F-B35F-4D8F-90D1-DC3E3BDA8694.jpegA2D77A4A-937C-4CEE-892C-64E97086A037.jpegF42E56D6-4BB8-4778-8988-9D91E8AE0A25.jpegEAF690BE-50D5-4E49-9007-881F153EAE06.jpeg448F7CDB-C8EC-4768-9C65-5815AC75669D.jpeg9F03D949-578F-43ED-AF08-9400F80544ED.jpeg6760F303-2C04-4AF1-AEA2-E8847570A10F.jpeg9DA0E080-014E-4BBC-8D00-42C50B6E40C2.jpegA5947F7E-E5D4-4761-A067-DE59EE89E007.jpeg
 
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famousfett

Commissioned Painter
Another update, I purchased this green I have never heard of either and did some swatches with it. This color looks to be a really good green for the ROTJ and probably the PP2 also. This Floquil Ocean Green seems pretty close, only issue is; I don’t know if this color would’ve been available around the time the helmets were painted or if it wasn’t made until after. This ocean green is like the red in the sense that I can’t find any info about it and when google searching I can’t find any images or anything about it which makes its find seem rare just like the red I found. Would like to hear your thoughts on this color as well. 653402D9-2836-4CA0-BE36-4D80E69DE60C.jpeg2238BB41-2BBD-4D69-8F52-A86408E6A568.jpeg9C266397-FBF8-4F69-BA2E-B7B81952B41B.jpeg3970DF7E-177A-4ED9-AA91-068914F981DE.jpeg3970DF7E-177A-4ED9-AA91-068914F981DE.jpeg381DAEB8-60E2-4004-A576-51AA20C64962.jpegD46B2901-B609-46F3-85DD-5CBAA00929F5.jpegCE1CFAC0-57FE-4C6A-82B9-4A1FA0DEC5F6.jpegB8F3DE5E-1B68-4FEA-8D84-2D432864EF26.jpegFECC43C6-2328-4527-B460-06937CCE1F6E.jpegE4836AA3-2DF2-4CD7-9F84-881F7350D9AB.jpeg2434B593-1825-4550-988C-6FF7090BBA2E.jpeg
 

famousfett

Commissioned Painter
Grant I’m excited to see you try them out on a helmet!
Yeah I’m excited to try them out on a helmet, hopefully I can get around to painting another one soon. I’ll probably just use the colors on one helmet and then never use them again because of their rarity, especially the red haha
 

famousfett

Commissioned Painter
The Archive X guys could shed some light on those colours, about the fabrication year I mean.
Would be helpful for the green, the red just looking at the jar I can tell it’s a very early jar made by floquil, probably made around the 50s-60s. The ocean green though could’ve been made after the helmets were painted, not too sure :/
 

famousfett

Commissioned Painter
The ROTJ gaunts and helmet did use a different red; likely due to different painters and time periods.
That's a neat red. I've never seen that either.
What makes it even more mysterious is when looking through some old floquil paint charts we can’t even find it in there. So weird lol
 
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