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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by me262 phpbb3, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. me262 phpbb3

    me262 phpbb3 New Member

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    another importan issue: know the right colors

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    This is great. Thanks me262.

    If anyone has similar paint guides or comments to the one(s) already posted, please bring them on.
     
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    perfect scheme, me262. Wonderful. Only too bad that revell's not on it. that's about the most widely sold paint in Holland.. :wink:
    But you can't help it. I like this one, humbrol's on it! :p
     
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    the best paint ever is floquil, but now is hard to get them since they are out of production :cry:
     
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    very good guide

    yesterday asked me about that.

    thanks for the answer me262..
     
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    Not quite the same, but here are my invaluable paint guides, showing which paints are the equivalent to Humbrol colours.

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    And here are the full range of Humbrol colours.
    Well, if I'm honest, they probably have more now - my chart is about 10 years old!

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    Okay, so who has the time to make a spreadsheet, and copy/translate all those numbers in to one presentation? "The Official Tanks in World War II Colour (see, I can type in English!) Guide to World War II."

    I'm only about two weeks behind in everything else, or I'd do it.
     
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    Well, I have tried. After about 2 days solid work, I have a huge spreadsheet...

    Now the problems:

    My sources so far are Me262's scanned charts, my Humbrol chart, and the charts found in the links above. Plus (in desparation) my old model kit instruction sheets, and even (where possible) simply getting two tins out of my paint collection and comparing them.

    The problem is that all these sources contradict each other - generally over dark greens and dark greys - and there is none that I can trust absolutely, as all of them have been discovered to contain at least one error (an error is along the lines of having two paints that are completely different colours as being the same).

    So I need to expand my source material - If anybody has any useful links or official paint conversion charts they are happy to share, please let me know.
     
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    Thanks Me262! :D

    Edit: Having said thanks, the first link, while useful, I already have. His charts are fantastic, but they contradict each other. :angry:

    The second link simply does not work :cry:

    Edit 2:

    I have extensively Googled, and now have a whole wad on paint charts, of varying credibilty, which I will take home and dispair of... :wink:
     
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    Well, I have got about as far as I can.
    There is a lot of confusion out there, mostly about greys, greens and Khaki.

    Once I figure out how best to post it, I'd welcome any responses...
     
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    I've just come across a pdf covering RLM colours and giving RGB and CMYK equivalents (for those that do computer artwork).
    And another giving Ian Huntley's suggestions on getting correct shades for aircraft in different scales.
    If anyone wants a copy PM me and I'll e-mail them to you.
     
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    humbrol

    Happy anniversary to this post!!!! Very apt to Ricky's post re colours!
    (Note the date!)
     
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    :D Hello friends:

    Here is the colours table recommended by Tamiya to be used on different modelistic versions (Published ath the beginning of 1990)

    TANKS & ANOTHER ARMOURS
    XF49 - khaki Seats, bags, etc.
    KF52 Flat Earth - British and Italian tanks
    XF57 Buff - Camouflageon U.S. tanks
    XF58 Olive green - U.S. tanks
    XF59 Desert yellow - British tanks seen in the desert
    XF60 Dark yellow - German tanks
    XF61 Dark green - British or Russian tanks & camouflage German tanks
    XF62 Olive drab - U.S. tanks or other modern tanks
    XF63 German grey - German tanks
    XF64 Red brown - German and British tanks
    XF66 Light grey - Interior of tanks
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    FIGURES
    XF1 Flat black - German tank crews
    XF49 Khaki - Japanese Army infantry ont the Southern Border
    XF50 Field blue - Russian Air Force crew
    XF51 Khaki drab - U.S. and Russian Army infantry
    XF58 Olive green - U.S. Army infantry
    XF59 Desert yellow - British Army infantry in Africa
    XF60 Dark yellow - German Africa Corps
    XF65 Field grey - German defence Army
    XF10 Flat brown - Hair, leather and wood part of guns
    XF15 Flat flesh - Face
    XF57 Buff - Bags, etc.
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    METTALIC FINISHED
    X10 Gun metal - Iron o gun barrel
    X13 Metallic blue - Interiorof Japanese aircraft
    XF6 Cooper - Cooper part
    XF16 Flat aluminium - Matt finish silver
    XF56 Metalic grey Dark - matt finish silver
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    JAPANESE AIRCRAFTS
    XF11 JN green - Upper side of the Navy plane
    XF 12 JN grey - Lower side of the Navy plane
    XF13 JA green - Upper side of the Army plane
    XF14 Jagrey - Lower side of the Army plane
    XF16 Flat aluminium - Silver fuselage without coloring
    X13 Metallic blue - Interior of the plane
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    U.S.A. / AIRCRAFTS
    XF2 Flat white - Lower side of the Navy plane
    XF4 Yellow green - Interior of the plane
    XF16 Flat aluminium - Silver fuselage without coloring
    XF17 Sea blue - Camouflage on Navy plane
    XF18 Medium blue - Camouflage on Navy plane
    XF19 Sky grey - Overall painting of Navy plane
    XF53 Neutral grey - Lower side of Army plane
    XF62 Olive drab - Upper side of Army plane
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    BRITISH AIRCRAFTS
    XF20 Medium grey - Lower side of the plane
    XF21 Sky - Lower sideo of the plane
    XF53 Neutral grey - Camouflage
    XF60 Dark yellow - Camouflage
    XF61 Dark green - Camouflage
    XF64 Red brown - Camouflage
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    SHIPS
    XF9 Hull red - Bottom of the hull
    XF25 Light sea grey - Hull of British ships
    XF53 Neutral grey - Light hull coloring
    XF54 Dark sea grey - Dark hull coloring
    XF55 Deck tan - Wooden deck
    XF64 Red brown - Linoleum decking
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    GERMAN AIRCRAFTS
    XF22 RLM grey - Interior of the plane
    XF23 Light blue - Lower side of the plane
    XF24 Dark grey - Camouflage
    XF25 Light sea grey - Camouflage
    XF26 Deep green - Camouflage
    XF27 Black green -- Camouflage
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    MATT FINISHED
    X21 Flat base
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    BASE COLORS FOR MATT FINISHED
    XF1 Flat black - Matt black
    XF2 Flat white - Matt white
    XF3 Flat yellow - Matt yellow
    XF4 Flat yellow green - Matt yellow green
    XF5 Flat green - Matt light green
    XF7 Flat red - Matt red
    XF8 Flat blue - Matt blue
    XF10 Flat brown - Matt brown
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    BRILLANT BASIC COLOURS
    X1 Black - Gloss black
    X2 White - Gloss white
    X3 Royal blue - Gloss Navy blue
    X4 Blue - Gloss blue
    X5 green - Gloss green
    X6 Orange - Gloss orange
    X7 Red - Gloss red
    X8 Lemon yellow - Gloss bright yellow
    X9 brown - Gloss brown
    X14 Sky blue - Gloss sky blue
    X15 Light green - Gloss lime green
    X16 Purple - Gloss purple
    X17 Pink - Gloss pink
    X18 Semi gloss - Semi Gloss black
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    TRANSPARENT COLOURS
    X19 Smoke - Transparent black
    X22 Clear - For gloss finish
    X23 Clear blue - Transparent blue
    X24 Clear yellow - Transparent yellow
    X25 Clear green - Transparent green
    X26 Clear orange - Transparent orange
    X27 Clear red - Transparent red
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    Regards,
    Rodolfo
     

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