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 colors 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 colors, 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 colors. Color names used here appear as stated by Humbrol. As may be noted, Humbrol could be more exact in naming some of the colors!


World War I
Color 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 Colors, World War II
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color 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
Color Name Humbrol
Light Green 322M Hu:117
Blck 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
Color 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