Urban’s Colour Reference Charts, Humbrol Authentic

Humbrol Authentic

by Martin Waligorski

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Humbrol Authentic Line

The Humbrol Authentic line of enamels was designed to represent authentic shades of hisstoric military colours. Thus it was a forerunner of many of todays paint ranges such as Aeromaster and Xtracolor which claim to exactly represent authentic colours.

The Humbrol Authentic range has been discontinued for 10 years or so. Most of the shades found their way to Humbrol’s ”ordinary” range.

The table below presents a conversion chart between Humbrol Authentic and standard Humbrol Enamels.

This chart has been last revised in September 2006

Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Polly S Revell Gunze Sangyo Model Master
HB 1 Dark Green FS:34096 Hu:30
HB 2 Dark Earth FS:30118 Hu:29
HB 3 Ocean Grey FS:36187 Hu:106
HB 4 Duck Egg Blue Hu:23
HB 5 Sky type S FS:34424 Hu:90
HB 6 Sea Grey Medium FS:36270 Hu:165
HB 7 Extra Dark Sea Grey FS:36099 Hu:125
HB 8 Dark Slate Grey FS:34096 Hu:102
HB 9 Sea Blue Gloss FS:35042 Hu:181
HB 10 Night Black FS:37038 Hu:33
HB 11 Underside White FS:37875 Hu:34
HB 12 Mid Stone FS:30266 Hu:63
HB 13 Azure Blue FS:35183 Hu:157
HB 14 Airframe Silver FS:17178 Hu:11
HB 15 RFC Green FS:34096 Hu:108
HB 16 Clear Doped Linen FS:33617 Hu:74
HD 1 Aircraft Grey Green FS:34171 Hu:78
HD 2 Bright Green FS:34097 Hu:105
HD 3 Night Blue FS:34045 Hu:104
HD 4 Zinc Chromate Primer Hu:81
HD 5 Interior Green ANA 611 FS:34151 Hu:158
HF 1 Kaki (Khaki) FS:34086 Hu:26
HF 2 Vert (Green) FS:34138 Hu:131
HF 3 Terre Fonce (Dark Earth) FS:30118 Hu:29
HF 4 Gris Bleu Clair (Light Blue Grey) FS:36270 Hu:127
HF 5 Gris Bleu Fonce (Dark Blue Grey) FS:36118 Hu:125
HF 6 Chocolat (Chocolate) FS:30099 Hu:98
HG 1 Schwarzgrun 70 FS:34052 Hu:91
HG 2 Dunkelgrun 71 FS:34096 Hu:30
HG 3 Hellgrau 76 FS:35622 Hu:175
HG 4 Dunkelgrau 74 FS:36081 Hu:32
HG 5 Hellblau 65 FS:35414 Hu:65
HG 6 RLM grau 02 FS:34159 Hu:92
HG 7 German Pale Yellow Hu:94
HG 8 German Green Hu:30
HG 9 German Purple Hu:107
HG 10 German Light Blue Hu:109
HG 11 Mittelgrau RLM 75 FS:36293 Hu:140
HG 12 Sandbraun RLM 79 FS:30252 Hu:118
HG 13 Himmelblau RLM 78 FS:35414 Hu:122
HG 14 Olivgrun RLM 80 FS:34151 Hu:86
HG 15 Dunkelbraun RLM 61 FS:30111 Hu:10
HG 16 Braunviolett RLM 81 FS:34087 Hu:155
HG 17 Dunkelgrun RLM 82 FS:34096 Hu:116
HI 1 Mottle Green FS:34096 Hu:30
HI 2 Upper Green FS:34079 Hu:86
HI 3 Overall Green FS:34091 Hu:116
HI 4 Sand FS:30219 Hu:118
HI 5 Grey FS:36440 Hu:129
HI 6 Insignia White FS:37875 Hu:34
HJ 1 Green N 1 FS:34096 Hu:149
HJ 2 Grey A/N 2 FS:36495 Hu:147
HJ 3 Green A 3 FS:34098 Hu:155
HJ 4 Mauve N 9 FS:37722 Hu:68
HJ 5 Brown N 17 FS:30260 Hu:110
HJ 6 Silver A 6 FS:17178 Hu:11
HM 1 8th Army Desert Yellow FS:30266 Hu:93
HM 2 Africa Korps Desert Yellow FS:20257 Hu:63
HM 3 US Olive Drab FS:34087 Hu:66
HM 4 German Panzer Grey FS:36118 Hu:67
HM 5 Field Blue Hu:198
HM 6 Field Grey FS:34226 Hu:111
HM 7 Khaki Drab FS:34017 Hu:159
HM 8 Khaki Drill Hu:72
HM 9 Scarlet Hu:60
HM 10 Navy Blue Hu:77
HM 11 Black Hu:33
HM 12 Dark Blue Hu:104
HN 1 Light Grey FS:36400 Hu:64
HN 2 Dark Grey FS:36152 Hu:27
HN 3 Deck Green Hu:88
HN 4 Deck Bleached Teak Hu:74
HN 5 Hull red Hu:177
HN 6 Black Hu:33
HP 1 German Overall Sand FS:30266 Hu:94
HP 2 German Camouflaged Red Brown FS:30166 Hu:160
HP 3 German Camouflaged Medium Green Hu:86
HP 4 British Army Deep Bronze Green FS:34052 Hu:75
HP 5 US Marine Corps Green Hu:161
HT 1 Topside Green FS:34079 Hu:116
HT 2 Undersurface Blue Hu:157
HT 3 Surface Grey FS:36440 Hu:129
HT 4 Subframe Grey FS:36231 Hu:140
HT 5 Marker Red FS:31136 Hu:174
HT 6 Insignia Yellow FS:33655 Hu:99
HU 1 Medium Green 42 FS:34092 Hu:149
HU 2 Olive Drab 41 FS:34087 Hu:66
HU 3 Neutral Grey 43 FS:36173 Hu:176
HU 4 Non Spectacular Sea Blue FS:35042 Hu:181
HU 5 Intermediate Blue FS:35164 Hu:96
HU 6 Light Grey FS:36440 Hu:64
HU 7 Green FS.34079 FS:34079 Hu:116
HU 8 Green FS.34102 FS:34102 Hu:117
HU 9 Tan FS.30219 FS:30219 Hu:118
HU 10 Grey FS.36622 FS:36622 Hu:175
HU 11 Airframe White FS:37875 Hu:35
HU 12 Night Black FS:37038 Hu:33
HU 13 Azure Blue ANA 609 FS:35123 Hu:144
HU 14 Blue FS.35414 FS:35414 Hu:175
HU 15 Blue FS.35109 FS:35109 Hu:N/A
HU 16 Blue FS.35164 FS:35164 Hu:144
HU 17 Green FS.34258 FS:34258 Hu:N/A
HU 18 Brown FS.30118 FS:30118 Hu:142
HU 19 Blue FS.35237 FS:35237 Hu:145
HU 20 Grey FS.36251 FS:36251 Hu:N/A
HU 21 Grey FS.36307 FS:36307 Hu:141
HU 22 Blue Grey ANA 603 FS:36118 Hu:125
HU 23 Semi Gloss Sea Blue ANA 606 FS:35042 Hu:134
HU 24 Glossy Sea Blue ANA 623 FS:35042 Hu:181
HU 25 Dark Gull Grey FS:36231 Hu:140
HX 1 Dark Green FS:34079 Hu:163
HX 2 Dark Sea Grey FS:36118 Hu:164
HX 3 PRU Blue FS:34189 Hu:124
HX 4 Sea Grey Medium FS:36270 Hu:165
HX 5 Light Aircraft Grey FS:36440 Hu:166
HX 6 Extra Dark Sea Grey FS:36009 Hu:123
HX 7 Barley Grey FS:36314 Hu:167
HX 8 Hemp FS:30450 Hu:168
USN 1 Dark Grey FS.36118 FS:36118 Hu:125
USN 2 Medium Grey FS.36270 FS:36270 Hu:126
USN 3 Light Compass Ghost Grey FS.36375 FS:36375 Hu:127
USN 4 Dark Compass Grey FS.36320 FS:36320 Hu:128
USN 5 Light Gull Grey FS.36440 FS:36440 Hu:129
USN 6 White FS.37875 FS:37875 Hu:130
USM 1 Marine Field Green FS.34097 FS:34097 Hu:105
IAF 1 Earth FS.30219 FS:30219 Hu:118
IAF 2 Green FS.34227 FS:34227 Hu:120
IAF 3 Middlestone FS.33531 FS:33531 Hu:121
IAF 4 Pale Blue FS.35622 FS:35622 Hu:122
SW 1 Light Green 322M FS:34102 Hu:117
SW 2 Dark Olive Green 326M FS:34062 Hu:161
SW 3 Black 093M FS:37038 Hu:33
SW 4 Brown 507M FS:30219 Hu:118
SW 5 Blue Grey 058M FS:36270 Hu:126
HC 1 Fitting Copper Hu:12
HC 2 Hull Black Hu:85
HC 3 Sail White Hu:130
HC 4 Deck Plank Hu:110
HC 5 Mast Oak Hu:71
HC 6 Marker Yellow Hu:69
HR 101 Loco Green Hu:131
HR 102 Coach stock Chocolate Hu:98
HR 103 Lining Cream Hu:74
HR 104 Standard Loco Gren Hu:172
HR 105 GWR Grey Hu:184
HR 106 Malachite Green Hu:80
HR 107 Wagon Grey Hu:184
HR 109 Roof Paint Lead Hu:67
HR 110 Freight Stock Red Bauxite Hu:133
HR 111 BR Grey Hu:28
HR 112 Interior Paint Stone Hu:94
HR 113 Multi Unit Stock Green Hu:88
HR 114 Coach Stock Green Hu:101
HR 116 Loco Crimson Lake Hu:20
HR 118 Garter Blue Hu:25
HR 132 Orange Lining Hu:82
HR 135 Blue Hu:52
HR 136 Grey Hu:183
HR 137 Red Hu:132
HR 140 Olive Green Hu:86
HR 142 Wagon Brown Hu:110
HR 143 Brown Hu:119
HR 144 Coach Red Hu:60
HR 145 Dirt Black Hu:85
HR 146 3004 Purpurrot Hu:20
HR 147 5013 Kobaltblau Hu:198
HR 148 6020 Chromoxydgrun Hu:195
HR 149 7022 Umbragrau Hu:87
HR 150 8012 Rotbraun Hu:133
HR 151 9005 Tiefschwartz Hu:85
HR 152 7021 Schwartzgrau Hu:182
HR 153 3018 Erdbeerrot Hu:73
HR 154 7032 Kieselgrau Hu:184
HR 155 5001 Grunblau Hu:90
HR 156 2002 Blutorange Hu:60
HR 157 Altes Metall Hu:201
HS 202 Concrete Hu:95
HS 205 Foliage Hu:117
HS 206 Grass Green Hu:80
HS 209 Tarmac Hu:112
HS 215 Track Colour Hu:173
HS 216 Rust Hu:113
HS 217 Steel Hu:56
HS 220 Signal Yellow Hu:99
HS 221 Signal Red Hu:174
HS 228 White Hu:130
HS 230 Brass Hu:54
HS 231 Copper Hu:12
MC 1 British Scarlet Hu:60
MC 2 Yellow Facings Hu:169
MC 3 Rifle Green Hu:76
MC 4 British Grey Hu:64
MC 5 British Crimson Hu:73
MC 6 Brown Bess Hu:170
MC 7 Dragoon Green Hu:101
MC 8 French Blue Hu:104
MC 9 Sky Blue Hu:89
MC 10 Polish Crimson Hu:20
MC 11 Orange Facings Hu:82
MC 12 Prussian Dragoon Blue Hu:109
MC 13 White Hu:34
MC 14 Black Hu:33
MC 15 Flesh Hu:61
MC 16 Gold Hu:16
MC 17 Silver Hu:11
MC 18 Brass Hu:54
MC 19 Antique Bronze Hu:171
MC 20 British Equipment Grey Hu:106
MC 21 French Artillery Green Hu:179
MC 22 Chestnut Brown Hu:113
MC 23 Gun Metal Hu:53
MC 24 Natural Wood Hu:110
MC 25 Unbleached Linen Hu:103
MC 26 Royal Purple Hu:68
MC 27 Hardened Leather Hu:62
MC 28 Green Leather Hu:80
MC 29 Red Leather Hu:180
MC 30 Unbleached wool Hu:95

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