Hen Mallard Colors

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  1. greenback

    greenback New Member

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    Fellow gunners
    I'm looking for hen mallard body colors to use on some restle coated Herters 72s. The drakes and blacks turned out pretty well but I can't seem to crack the code on the hens - go figure. I only have a dozen to paint and would prefer to use the exterior Behr paint from Home Depot. I know some guys use the ronan oils but that is not for me - I'm not an artist and if I could mix colors I wouldn't be asking the question - I just want something easy that will get the job done.
    Cheers
    Brian
     
  2. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Go to the store & have them mix samples until you get the "straw color" that looks good to you.
    I've used Parker's paints for decades.

    Ringbill
     
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    1quacker Elite Refuge Member

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    Search on this forum " color codes for mallards " should be from 2010 and it gives the colors your looking for.
     
  4. greenback

    greenback New Member

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    Found it. Thanks
     

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