Late-War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage
by Helmut Latoschinski
Part Nine of "Late-War Luftwaffe Fighter
Camouflage" demonstrates the variety of colours in the RLM range of paint shades.
The accompanying images should not be relied upon as
an actual match for RLM colours due to a combination of processes and settings on your
computer screen or printer. These variables include your video card, your monitor settings
and the type and configuration of your printer.
In fact, the limitations of printing in process
colours means that the exact tones of Luftwaffe colours cannot even be reproduced
accurately in a conventional book. The only accurate way to present these colours is using
RLM paint samples may be found in "The
Monogram Painting Guide to German Aircraft" by Merrick and Hitchcock; or the more
widely available ( and far less expensive) "Luftwaffe Color Chart" as
reviewed elsewhere on HyperScale.
It is also essential to remember that the actual
appearance of these colours on aircraft varied widely due to weathering, damage, a variety
of thinning media and different methods of application.
Nevertheless, these Tables provide a valuable
insight into the general nature of, and relationships between, RLM colours. Modellers
wishing to cross-reference the colours against FS numbers or model paints may wish to
refer to Part One and Part Six
of this Series. A full Index to the Series is provided at the bottom
of the page.
Table One - RLM
Colours (Small Samples)
||RLM82 Hellgrün (Lichtgrün)
||Graublau (sometimes erroneously
referred to as "RLM 84")
Two - Selected RLM Colours (Large)
||RLM76 Lichtblau (Weissblau)
Lichtgrün (Hellgrün) RLM82
(sometimes erroneously referred to as "RLM 84")
||RLM 77 Hellgrau (Primer)
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part One
2. History of WNr.163824
Treloar Centre Bf 109 G-6 - General Features
4. Camouflage and
Markings of WNr.163824
1: Colours Used on the Fuselage of WNr. 163824
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part Two
6. WNr. 163824
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part Three
Commentary on the Evolution and Usage of
Luftwaffe RLM Colours 81, 82 & 83 by David E. Brown
Please note that Part Three will take some time to load. Please be patient.
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part Four
and Painting a Late War Bf 109
about the use of primer as camouflage colours on late-war Luftwaffe fighter aircraft.
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part Five
examination of one colour and one monochrome photograph of Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8,
Werknummer 681497 of 5./JG 4.
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part Six
A model paint reference guide for the RLM colours discussed in Parts One,
Three, Four, Five and Seven. Some notes on enamel vs. acrylic paints and thinning paints
for airbrushing are also included
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part Seven
History, photographs and a modelling project concerning the the
operations and aircraft of NSGr.10.
Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage - Part Eight
Seven of Chris Royston's attractive colour side profiles of late-war Fw
190Ds and Bf 109Ks.
Images Copyright © 1999 by Helmut
Introduction Copyright © 1999 by Brett Green
Page created on 09 August, 1999
This page last updated on 09 May, 2002
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