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Humbrol Colour System Binder

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Humbrol Colour System Binder

To aid the promotion of the new Super Enamel range, Humbrol has produced a Colour System Binder. This publication contains instructions of how to interblend the paints of the Super Enamel range to obtain selected authentic colours as well as Humbrol paints discontinued with the introduction of the Super Enamel.

The Binder consists of over 30 pages of colour chips (actual paint), 14 chips to a page - a total of 420 colours, and has been a most useful resource (if somewhat fuzzy in areas) for modellers using Humbrol paints.

The following table contains a selection of mixing recipes from the binder for certain aircraft colours. Colour names used here appear as stated by Humbrol. As may be noted, Humbrol could be more exact in naming some of the colours!

This chart has been last revised in September 2006

World War I

Colour name Humbrol
German Pale yellow

Hu:94

German Green

Hu:30

RFC Green

47*Hu:80 + 19*Hu:33 + 17*Hu:73 + 15*Hu:34

German Light Blue

20*Hu:14 + 10*Hu:34 + 1*Hu:99

German Purple

38*Hu:60 + 8*Hu:25 + 6*Hu:64

Clear Doped Linen

Hu:74

Cockpit Colours, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Aircraft Grey-Green

Hu:78

Zinc Chromate Primer

Hu:81

French AF Cockpit Interior Night Blue

15*Hu:25 + 14*Hu:101 + 10*Hu:33

Cockpit Interior Green FS 34151

10*Hu:150 + 7*Hu:80 + 3*Hu:109

Italian AF Interior Bright Green

10*Hu:101 + 6*Hu:150 + 4*Hu:34 + 3*Hu:33

German Cockpit RLM Grau

Hu:92

Royal Air Force, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Dark Earth BS 450

Hu:29

Ocean Grey

Hu:106

Duck Egg Blue

Hu:23

Dark Green

21*Hu:80 + 6*Hu:33 + 2*Hu:99 + 1*Hu:34

Sky Type S

160*Hu:34 + 5*Hu:101 + 4*Hu:99 + 1*Hu:60

Medium Sea Grey

30*Hu:140 + 16*Hu:34 + 3*Hu:27 + 1*Hu:109

Night Black

Hu:33

Underside White

Hu:34

Airframe Silver

Hu:191

Desert Sand

Hu:250

Mid Stone

51*Hu:24 + 17*Hu:186 + 9*Hu:34 + 2*Hu:101

Azure Blue

49*Hu:34 + 10*Hu:25 + 1*Hu:33

Fleet Air Arm, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Night Black BS 642

Hu:33

Underside white

Hu:34

Dark Slate Grey

Hu:102

Sea Blue Gloss

12*Hu:21 + 10*Hu:15 + 4*Hu:68 + 3*Hu:22

Sky type S

160*Hu:34 + 5*Hu:101 + 4*Hu:99 + 1*Hu:60

Extra Dark sea Grey

16*Hu:25 + 7*Hu:70 + 6*Hu:150 + 5*Hu:34

US Air Force and US Navy, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Olive Drab

Hu:66

Medium Green

31*Hu:80 + 14*Hu:33 + 11*Hu:25 + 10*Hu:34

Neutral Grey

50*Hu:94 + 30*Hu:25 + 4*Hu:60 + 2*Hu:34

Intermediate Blue FS 35164

Hu:144

Non Specular Sea Blue FS 35042

12*Hu:21 + 10*Hu:15 + 4*Hu:68 + 3*Hu:22

Glossy Sea Blue ANA 623 FS 15042

12*Hu:21 + 10*Hu:15 + 4*Hu:68 + 3*Hu:22

Blue Grey ANA 603 FS 36118

4*Hu:77 + 3*Hu:70 + 2*Hu:34 + 2*Hu:25

Semi-Gloss Sea Blue ANA 606 FS 25042

12*Hu:21 + 10*Hu:15 + 4*Hu:68 + 3*Hu:22

Azure Blue ANA 609 FS 35231

39*Hu:34 + 12*Hu:25 + 1*Hu:60

Light Grey FS 36440

21*Hu:34 + 5*Hu:27 + 2*Hu:29

Luftwaffe, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Schwartzgrun Black Green

25*Hu:2 + 14*Hu:34 + 12*Hu:60 + 9*Hu:15

Dunkelgrun RLM 82 Dark Green

66*Hu:3 + 26*Hu:15 + 5*Hu:60 + 1*Hu:24

Olivgrun RLM 80 Olive Green

14*Hu:80 + 3*Hu:25 + 2*Hu:33 + 1*Hu:34

Dunkelgrau Dark Grey

91*Hu:27 + 2*Hu:29 + 1*Hu:34 + 1*Hu:109

Sandbraun RLM 79 Sand Brown

40*Hu:24 + 37*Hu:73 + 17*Hu:150

Hellgrau Light Grey

60*Hu:103 + 6*Hu:25 + 1*Hu:34

Dunkelbraun RLM 61 Dark Brown

29*Hu:60 + 9*Hu:99 + 7*Hu:33 + 4*Hu:34

RLM Grau

34*Hu:29 + 13*Hu:25 + 12*Hu:34 + 2*Hu:82

Dunkelgrun Dark Green

Hu:30

Hellblau Light Blue

Hu:65

Himmelblau RLM 78 Sky Blue

67*Hu:34 + 10*Hu:109 + 4*Hu:94 + 1*Hu:25

Mittelgrau RLM 75 Mid Grey

16*Hu:34 + 7*Hu:33 + 3*Hu:70 + 2*Hu:29

Braunviolett RLM 81 Brown Violet

3*Hu:150 + 2*Hu:33

French Air Force, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Kaki, Khaki

25*Hu:9 + 16*Hu:3 + 6*Hu:60 + 3*Hu:34

Vert, Green

17*Hu:24 + 16*Hu:101 + 15*Hu:109

Terre Foncee, Dark earth

Hu:29

Gris Bleu Clair, Light Blue Grey

26*Hu:109 + 14*Hu:34 + 7*Hu:80 + 4*Hu:60

Gris Bleu Fonce, Dark Blue Grey

Hu:79

Chocolat, Chocolate

Hu:98

Italian Air Force, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Mottle Green

Hu:102

Insignia white

Hu:34

Overall Green

14*Hu:80 + 10*Hu:101 + 6*Hu:34 + 5*Hu:33

Sand

25*Hu:34 + 20*Hu:24 + 8*Hu:70 + 3*Hu:101

Grey

8*Hu:34 + 1*Hu:109 + 1*Hu:186

Upper Green

19*Hu:24 + 14*Hu:77 + 3*Hu:101

Soviet Air Force, World War II

Colour name Humbrol
Marker Red

Hu:174

Insignia Yellow

Hu:99

Topside Green

78*Hu:101 + 56*Hu:82 + 32*Hu:25 + 27*Hu:34

Surface Grey

35*Hu:34 + 6*Hu:29 + 2*Hu:80 + 1*Hu:33

Subframe Grey

39*Hu:109 + 33*Hu:34 + 10*Hu:150 + 6*Hu:60

Underside Blue

37*Hu:34 + 10*Hu:25 + 6*Hu:150 + 3*Hu:80

Royal Air Force, Modern

Colour name Humbrol
Dark Green BS 641

Hu:163

Dark Sea Grey BS 638

Hu:164

Light Aircraft Grey BS 627

Hu:166

Medium Sea Grey BS 637

Hu:165

RAF Barley Grey

Hu:167

Extra Dark Sea Grey

Hu:123

PRU Blue

15*Hu:34 + 10*Hu:25 + 7*Hu:101 + 4*Hu:70

Hemp

44*Hu:34 + 32*Hu:94 + 6*Hu:109 + 3*Hu:186

US Air Force and US Navy, Modern

Colour name Humbrol
Dark Compass Grey FS 26320

Hu:128

Medium Grey FS 26270

Hu:126

Light Compass Ghost Grey

Hu:127

Dark Grey

Hu:125

Light Gull Grey FS 26440

Hu:129

White FS 27875

Hu:130

Blue FS 35109

Hu:15 x20 + 16*Hu:34 + 6*Hu:2

Blue FS 35414

14*Hu:34 + 3*Hu:94 + 1*Hu:101 + 1*Hu:25

Marine Field Green FS 34097

Hu:105

Blue FS 35164

Hu:144

Green FS 34258

26*Hu:99 + 21*Hu:101 + 15*Hu:34 + 15*Hu:73

Grey FS 36251

34*Hu:27 + 23*Hu:34 + 12*Hu:94 + 1*Hu:33

Blue FS 35237

3*Hu:34 + 3*Hu:140 + 1*Hu:77

Brown FS 30118

40*Hu:150 + 10*Hu:34 + 9*Hu:60

Grey FS 36307

9*Hu:27 + 6*Hu:34 + 6*Hu:94

Dark Gull Grey FS 36231

Hu:140

US Air Force, Vietnam period

Colour name Humbrol
Upper Surface Dark Green FS 34079

Hu:116

Upper Surface Green Olive DrabFS 34102

Hu:117

Upper Surface Tan FS 30219

Hu:118

Under Surface Grey FS 36622

Hu:28

Airframe White FS 37875

Hu:34

Night Black FS 37038

Hu:33

Swedish Air Force, Modern

Colour name Humbrol
Light Green 322M

Hu:117

Black 093M

Hu:33

Brown 507M

32*Hu:150 + 7*Hu:60 + 6*Hu:25 + 3*Hu:34

Blue Grey 058M

14*Hu:27 + 3*Hu:94 + 2*Hu:34 + 1*Hu:109

Dark Olive Green 326M

22*Hu:150 + 7*Hu:33 + 3*Hu:34

Israeli Air Force, Modern

Colour name Humbrol
Earth

Hu:118

Green

Hu:120

Middle Stone

Hu:121

Pale Blue

45*Hu:34 + 3*Hu:64 + 2*Hu:80 + 1*Hu:109

 

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