The following notes and charts were created by Gavin C. Stratford.


COLOR CHART - AIRFIX to HUMBROL

 

This chart details the closest color match in terms of standard HUMBROL colors for the AIRFIX color codes given in older AIRFIX kits. The information was taken from AIRFIX and HUMBROL's literature.

Airfix
Color
Finish
Humbrol
Airfix
Color
Finish
Humbrol
G1
Bright Red
Gloss
19
M6
Black
Matt
33
G2
Yellow
Gloss
69

M7
Flesh
Matt
61
G3
White
Gloss
22
M8
Beige Green
Matt
90
G4
Black
Gloss
21
M9
Khaki Drill
Matt
72
G5
Brunswick Green
Gloss
3
M10
White
Matt
34
G6
Mediterranean Blue
Gloss
14
M11
RAF Blue
Matt
96
G7
Sovereign Gold
Gloss
16
M12
Wine Red
Matt
73
G8
Silver Fox
Gloss
11
M13
Light Gray
Matt
64
G9
Service Brown
Gloss
10
M14
Linen
Matt
74
G10
Sea Blue
Gloss
47
M15
Lemon
Matt
99
G11
Crimson
Gloss
20
M16
Duck Egg Blue
Matt
23
G12
Copper Plate
Gloss
12
M17
Bronze Green
Matt
75
G13
Midnight Blue
Gloss
15
M18
Uniform Green
Matt
76
G14
Pale Gray
Gloss
40
M19
Scarlet
Matt
60
G15
Brass
Gloss
54
M20
Cockpit Green
Matt
78
G16
Gun Metal
Gloss
53
M21
Light Olive
Matt
86
G17
Orange
Gloss
18
M22
Blue Gray
Matt
79
G18
Tan
Gloss
9
M23
Khaki
Matt
26
GV1
Gloss Varnish
Gloss
35
M24
Concrete
Matt
95
M1
Brick Red
Matt
70
M25
Aircraft Blue
Matt
65
M2
Sea Gray
Matt
27
M26
Grass Green
Matt
80
M3
Dark Green
Matt
30
M27
Blue Matt
Matt
25
M4
Oak
Matt
71
MV1
Matt Varnish
Matt
49
M5
Ochre
Matt
83

COLOR CHART - GUNZE SANGYO to HUMBROL

 

This chart converts the Gunze Sangyo Aqueous Hobby Colors often found in Hasegawa and Fujimi Kits to more familiar Humbrol colors

Sources for the information were paint manufactures color charts, an excellent article in Scale Model International Sept 1991 article by Richard Parker and various articles by Paul Boyer in Fine Scale Modeler.

It should be noted that the Humbrol color chart which converts other manufacturers colors to it's own paint is, while being extremely useful, sometime inaccurate. Most errors seem to be typographical but modelers should check with the actual color before starting work.

 

Gunze
Color
Humbrol
Gunze
Color
Humbrol
 
 
H 1
Gloss white
22
H 70
RLM 02 gray
92
H 2
Gloss black
21
H 71
Middle stone
84
H 3
Gloss red
19
H 72
Dark earth
29
H 4
Gloss yellow
69
H 73
Dark green
30
H 5
Gloss blue
15
H 74
Sky
23
H 6
Gloss green
3
H 75
Dark sea gray
27
H 7
Gloss brown
10
H 76
Burnt iron
53
H 8
Silver
11
H 77
Tyre black
182
H 9
Gold
16
H 78
Olive drab
66
H 10
Copper
12
H 79
Sand yellow
96
H 11
Flat white
35
H 80
Khaki green
159
H 12
Flat black
33
H 81
Khaki
26
H 13
Flat red
60
H 82
Dark gray
156
H 14
Gloss orange
18
H 83
N/A
N/A
H 15
Gloss bright blue
14
H 84
Mahogany
10
H 16
Gloss light green
38
H 85
Sail color
71
H 17
Cocoa brown
113
H 86
Red madder
107
H 18
Steel
11
H 87
Metallic red
51
H 19
Pink
200
H 88
Metallic blue
53
H 20
Flat varnish
49
H 89
Metallic green
50
H 21
Off white
41
H 90
Clear red
1321
H 22
Dark gray
5
H 91
Clear yellow
1323
H 23
Gloss red
19
H 92
Clear orange
1322
H 24
Orange yellow
169
H 93
Clear blue
1320
H 25
Gloss blue
48
H 94
Clear green
1325
H 26
Light blue
109
H 95
N/A
N/A
H 27
Tan
7
H 96
N/A
N/A
H 28
Metallic black
201
H 97
Fluo. yellow
194
H 29
N/A
N/A
H 98
Fluo.orange
205
H 30
Gloss varnish
35
H 99
Fluo. pink
202
H 31
Beige green
90
H 100
Fluo. green
203
H 32
Dark gray
67
H 301
36081 dark gray
32
H 33
N/A
N/A
H 302
34092 dark green
149
H 34
Cream yellow
103
H 303
34102 dark green
117
H 35
Cobalt blue
198
H 304
34087 olive drab
155
H 36
Dark green
75
H 305
36118 dark gray
125
H 37
Wood brown
110
H 306
36270 mid gray
126
H 38
Metallic mid gray
53
H 307
36320 gray
128
H 39
Purple
68
H 308
36375 light gray
127
H 40
Flat base
N/A
H 309
34079 green
116
H 41
N/A
N/A
H 310
30219 tan
118
H 42
Intermediate blue
144
H 311
36622 gray
28
H 43
Wine red
20
H 312
34227 green
120
H 44
Flesh
61
H 313
33531 brown
121
H 45
Pale blue
47
H 314
35622 blue
122
H 46
Mid green
179
H 315
16440 light gray
183
H 47
Red brown
160
H 316
17875 gloss white
22
H 48
Field gray
111
H 317
36231 gray
140
H 49
N/A
N/A
H 318
33613 radome tan
148
H 50
Light green
38
H 320
Dark green
30
H 51
Light gull gray
183
H 325
36440 light gray
129
H 52
Olive drab
155
H 326
15044 blue
189
H 53
Neutral gray
128
H 327
11136 red
19
H 54
Navy blue
77
H 328
15050 blue
190
H 55
Dark blue
104
H 329
13538 yellow
188
H 56
Matt blue
25
H 330
RAF/dk green BS 641
163
H 57
Aircraft gray
140
H 331
RAF/dk seagrey BS 638
164
H 58
Interior green
151

H 332

RAF/lt a/cftgrey BS 627
166
H 59
J.N. green
172
H 333
RN/x/dk sea grey BS 640
27
H 60
J.A. green
75
H 334
RAF Barley grey
167
H 61
J.N. grey
64
H 335
RAF medium sea grey
165
H 62
J.A. grey
147
H 336
RAF Hemp
168
H 63
Metallic blue-green
N/A
H 337
35237 blue-grey
145
H 64
RLM 71 dark green
30
H 338
36495 grey
147
H 65
RLM 70 dark green
91
H 339
16081 engine grey
67
H 66
RLM 79 sand
62
H 340
34097 Marine green
105
H 67
RLM 65 light blue
65
H 343
37038 black
33
H 68
RLM 74 dark grey
27
H 344
Rust
113
H 69
RLM 75 mid grey
125
H 346
Desert sand
250

COLOUR CHART - REVELL to HUMBROL

 

This chart details the closest colour match in terms of standard HUMBROL colours for the REVELL colour codes commonly given in REVELL (Germany) kits. The information was taken from REVELL's and HUMBROL's literature. RAL denotes the German Federal Colour Standard match.

 

Revell No.
RAL
Colour
Finish
Closest Humbrol No.
Revell No.
RAL
Colour
Finish
Closest Humbrol No.

1

N/A
Clear
Gloss
35
87
7006
Earth brown
Matt
29
2
N/A
Clear
Matt
49
88
1011
Ochre brown
Matt
63
4
9010
White
Gloss
22
89
1019
Beige
Matt
72
5
9001
White
Matt
34
90
N/A
Silver
Metallic
11
6
9021
Tar black
Matt
N/A
91
N/A
Steel
Metallic
191
7
9005
Black
Gloss
21
92
N/A
Brass
Metallic
54
8
9011
Black
Matt
33
93
N/A
Copper
Metallic
12
9
7021
Anthracite
Matt
32
94
N/A
Gold
Metallic
16
12
1018
Yellow
Gloss
69/188/
154/169
95
N/A
Bronze
Metallic
171
15
1017
Yellow
Matt
154
96
N/A
Red
Metallic
N/A
16
1024
Sandy yellow
Matt
93
97
N/A
Green
Metallic
50
25
2005
Luminous orange
Matt
192
98
N/A
Blue
Metallic
52
30
2004
Orange
Gloss
18
99
N/A
Aluminium
Metallic
53
31
3000
Fiery red
Gloss
19
301
9010
White
Silk
130
32
3004
Dark red
Gloss
20
302
9005
Black
Silk
85
33
N/A
Flame red
Gloss
N/A
310
1028
Yellow
Silk
194/204
34
N/A
Ferrari red
Gloss
N/A
314
1001
Beige
Silk
71
35
N/A
Flesh
Matt
61
330
3000
Fiery red
Silk
132
36
3002
Carmin red
Matt
N/A
331
3004
Purple red
Silk
73
37
3009
Reddish brown
Matt
N/A
332
3026
Luminous red
Silk
205/209
38
3005
Ruby red
Matt
107
350
5013
Dark blue
Silk
104/198
45
7003
Light olive
Matt
102
353
4007
Purple violet
Silk
107
46
7013
NATO olive
Matt
108/170/173
360
6025
Green
Silk
78/80/180
47
7005
Mouse grey
Matt
106
361
6003
Olive green
Silk
105
48
6028
Green
Matt
149
362
6013
Greyish green
Silk
168
50
5012
Light blue
Gloss
47
363
6020
Dark green
Silk
195/172
51
5002
Ocean blue
Gloss
48
364
6001
Leaf green
Silk
131/101
52
5005
Blue
Gloss
14
365
6000
Patina green
Silk
N/A
53
5013
Dark blue
Gloss
190
371
7035
Light grey
Silk
129/196/183
/166/28/147
54
5022
Night blue
Gloss
15
374
700
Grey
Silk
126/127/
128/167
55
6027
Light blue
Matt
65
378
7012
Dark grey
Silk
124
56
5000
Blue
Matt
25
380
8000
Greenish brown
Silk
26
57
7000
Grey
Matt
87
381
8025
Brown
Silk
62
58
N/A
Light blue
Gloss
N/A
383
8015
Chestnut brown
Silk
160/177
60
6018
Yellowish green
Gloss
38
390
N/A
Pearl effect
Metallic
N/A
61
6029
Emerald green
Gloss
2
394
N/A
Arctic blue
Metallic
N/A
62
6005
Mossy green
Gloss
3
400
N/A
Violet
Metallic
N/A
65
6031
Bronze green
Matt
75
504
N/A
White
Transparent
N/A
66
7010
Olive green
Matt
66/75
507
N/A
Black
Transparent
N/A
67
7009
Greenish grey
Matt
91
512
N/A
Yellow
Transparent
N/A
69
7026
Granite grey
Matt
77
530
N/A
Orange
Transparent
N/A
70
7032
Light grey
Gloss
40
531
N/A
Red
Transparent
N/A
71
7011
Iron grey
Gloss
5
539
N/A
Pink
Transparent
N/A
75
7030
Light grey
Matt
64
552
N/A
Oxford blue
Transparent
N/A
77
7012
Basalt grey
Matt
79
553
N/A
Marine blue
Transparent
N/A
78
7024
Graphite grey
Matt
67
554
N/A
Purple
Transparent
N/A
79
7031
Greyish blue
Matt
27
561
N/A
Green
Transparent
N/A
80
8003
Brown
Silk
9
582
N/A
Sepia brown
Transparent
N/A
81
8017
Dark brown
Silk
10
583
N/A
Reddish brown
Transparent
N/A
83
N/A
Rust
Matt
113
712
N/A
Yellow
Clear
1323
84
8027
Leather brown
Matt
180
730
N/A
Orange
Clear
1322
85
8023
Brown
Matt
62
731
N/A
Red
Clear
1321
86
7008
Olive brown
Matt
83
752
N/A
Blue
Clear
1320

COLOUR CHART - TAMIYA to HUMBROL

 

This chart converts the Tamiya acrylic colours to more familiar Humbrol enamel colours.

Sources for the information were paint manufactures colour charts and the Tamiya catalogue.

It should be noted that the Humbrol colour chart which converts other manufacturers colours to it's own paint is, while being extremely useful, sometime inaccurate. Most errors seem to be typographical but modelers should check with the ac'

Key
* = coat with gloss varnish
+ = coat with matt varnish

 

Tamiya
Colour
Humbrol
Tamiya
Colour
Humbrol

X 1

Black
21
XF 9
Hull red
177
X 2
White
22
XF 10
Flat brown
98
X 3
Royal blue
15
XF 11
J.N. green
172 +
X 4
Blue
198 *
XF 12
J.N. grey
64
X 5
Green
3
XF 13
J.A. green
75
X 6
Orange
18
XF 14
J.A. grey
147
X 7
Red
19
XF 15
Flat flesh
61
X 8
Lemon yellow
69
XF 16
Flat aluminium
11 +
X 9
Brown
10
XF 17
Sea blue
134 +
X 10
Gun metal
53 *
XF 18
Medium blue
96
X 11
Chrome silver
11
XF 19
Sky grey
167 +
X 12
Gold leaf
16
XF 20
Medium grey
141
X 13
Metallic blue
52
XF 21
Sky
65
X 14
Sky blue
48
XF 22
RLM grey
111
X 15
Light green
38
XF 23
Light blue
173 +
X 16
Purple
68
XF 24
Dark grey
123 +
X 17
Pink
200
XF 25
Light sea blue
31
X 18
Semi-gloss black
21
XF 26
Deep green
88
X 19
Smoke
1324
XF 27
Black green
91
X 20
Enamel thinner
XF 49
Khaki
72
X 20A
Acrylic thinner
XF 50
Field blue
111
X 21
Flat base
49
XF 51
Khaki drab
108
X 22
Clear
35
XF 52
Flat earth
29
X 23
Clear blue
1320
XF 53
Neutral grey
128 +
X 24
Clear yellow
1323
XF 54
Dark sea grey
140
X 25
Clear green
1325
XF 55
Deck tan
110
X 26
Clear orange
1322
XF 56
Metallic grey
56
X 27
Clear red
1321
XF 57
Buff
168 +
X 28
Park green
80
XF 58
Olive green
30
XF 1
Flat black
35
XF 59
Desert yellow
93
XF 2
Flat white
34
XF 60
Dark yellow
83
XF 3
Flat yellow
99
XF 61
Dark green
161
XF 4
Yellow green
97
XF 62
Olive drab
66
XF 5
Flat green
105
XF 63
German grey
67
XF 6
Copper
12 +
XF 64
Red brown
160
XF 7
Flat red
153
XF 65
Field grey
116
XF 8
Flat blue
25
XF 66
Light grey
124 +

COLOUR CHART - TESTORS to HUMBROL

 

This chart converts the Testors acrylic colours found in Testors and Italeri kits to more familiar [1]Humbrol enamel colours.

Sources for the information were paint manufactures colour charts and the Italeri catalogue.

It should be noted that the Humbrol colour chart which converts other manufacturers colours to it's own paint is, while being extremely useful, sometime inaccurate. Most errors seem to be typographical but modelers should check with the actual colour before starting work.

TESTOR COLOUR HUMBROL


Testor
Colour
Humbrol
Testor
Colour
Humbrol
1156
Thinner
1712
Field green
34097 105
1401
Aluminium plate (metalizer)
27001-6
1713
Medium red
178
1402
Magnesium (metalizer)
1716
Pale green
34227 120
1402
Stainless steel plate (metalizer)
27003-0
1717
Dark sea blue
15042 181
1404
Titanium (metalizer)
27002-3
1718
Flat sea blue
35042 181
1405
Gun metal (metalizer)
27004-7
1719
Insignia blue
35044 189
1406
Exhaust (metalizer)
1720
Intermediate blue
144
1415
Burnt metal (metalizer)
27004-7
1721
Medium grey
145
1428
Light ghost grey
36375 127
1723
Gunship grey
36118 125
1469
Sealer for metalizer
1729
Gloss gull grey
16440 129
1470
Dark ghost grey
36320 128
1730
Flat gull grey
36440 129
1479
Thinner for metalizer
1731
Aircraft grey
16473 64
1501
Cherry red
19
1734
Green zinc chromate
151
1502
Garnet pearl
20
1735
Wood
110
1503
Red
132
1736
Leather
62
1508
Light blue gloss
47
1737
Decal set
N/A
1510
Blue
25
1740
Dark gull grey
36231 140
1514
Yellow
69
1742
Dark tan
30219 118
1516
Skin tone
61
1744
Gold
16
1524
Green
101
1745
Insignia white
17875 22
1527
Orange
209
1747
Gloss black
17038 21
1533
Light brown
9
1749
Flat black
37038 33
1540
Brown
10
1764
European green
34092 149
1546
Silver
11
1768
Flat white
37875 34
1550
Flat red
60
1772
Blue angels blue
15050 190
1551
Copper
12
1775
Fluo. red
28915 19
1556
Thinner
N/A
1780
Steel
11

1560

Dullcote
49
1781
Aluminium
56
1561
Glosscote
35
1782
Bright brass
54
1562
Flight light blue
65
1785
Rust
113
1567
Flat tan
119
1789
Airbrush thinner
1569
Flat yellow
24
1790
Chrome silver
17178 11
1571
Flat green
80
1795
Gun metal
53
1583
Rubber
67
2701
Silver blue
N/A
1584
Chromate
N/A
2702
Metallic arctic blue
52
1590
Fire red
19
2703
Metallic dark blue
N/A
1591
Olive green
155
2709
Light ivory
41
1592
Black grey
67
2713
Metallic black
201
1593
Semigloss red
132
2714
Porsche metallic silver
11
1594
Semigloss blue
134
2715
French blue
14
1595
Semigloss orange
209
2716
British green
3
1596
Semigloss white
130
2717
Bright yellow
99
1597
Semigloss black
85
2718
Guards red
19
1701
Military brown
30117 186
2719
Italian red
178
1702
Field drab
30118 142
2720
Classic white
22
1705
Insignia red
153
2721
Classic black
21
1706
Sand
33531 121
2722
Gold metallic
16
1708
Insignia yellow
33538 154
2724
Signal red
174
1709
Radome tan
33631 148
2733
Amber
92
1710
Dark green
34079 116
2735
Black chrome trim
85
1711
Olive drab
34087 155
2737
Grey primer
128

 

 
 
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