Digital Colour Charts
for a selection of countries and standards
by William Marshall
These colour charts will have use to modellers who would like to
make their own graphic drawings and profiles but do not have the correct
colours. How correct are these colours ? In computer format they are as accurate
as one can get them, depending on your computers graphics card, software,
printers software, monitor, etc. They will probably never be 100 % accurate. I
use them on three different computers and two different printers and I am happy
with the results they give me.
How does one use them ?
The files are in pdf format to stop people from changing my values. Make a
printout of the files, it gives the colour, FS No if known, a colour chip, the
RGB values and the CMYK values.
For example: RAF Sky (FS34502) with the RGB (166/190/168) and CMYK (27/10/30/0)
In a graphics package like CorelDraw one can create a colour palette by using
the RGB or CMYK value. The palette can be used to colour profiles and drawings,
this will constantly give one the same colour.
Any modeller who differs is welcome to send me a detailed proposal and I will
evaluate the data and change mine if need be.
Colour Chart Files for Download
Click the links below to download the PDF files:
Digital RAF WWII
Japanese IJA WWII
Finnish WWII Colours
BSC 381 C Colours
Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP) Colours
Digital Army/Navy Aeronautical (ANA) Colours - Bulletin 157/166
Fine Scale Modeller Magazine.
Scale Models Magazine.
Scale Aircraft Modelling Magazine.
Scale Aviation Modeller Magazine.
David Klaus's IPMS Color
Various paint manufactures colour guides
Various Internet sites
Too many to list.
I also made use of a small programme called Microsearch
ColorPicker to determine the initial RGB values. This programme is available
from Internet sites which provide free software.
I will be adding colours and updating each guide from time to time. I would like
to have all the FS, British, Luftwaffe, RAL, Italian, Japanese, etc colours in
these handy files. Any help will be appreciated.
Coming soon: French, IJN, Australian, Russian and Finnish
Let the fun begin!
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