HUMBROL ENAMEL CROSS REFERENCE

Disclaimer:  The information below has been obtained from a number of reliable sources, including the Humbrol colour system binder - I have NOT compiled this information myself.  Colour and shading is a very contentious part of the hobby, and again through your own research you may find differing opinions.   Please use common sense when viewing and using the information in this chart and remember it is a guide only.  This is a kit review site, so the chart below is really just a bonus inclusion on this site.

I often get modellers contesting something on this chart or suggesting another colour code.  This leads to further time wasting research only to find it either contentious or incorrect.  For this reason I do not respond to requests to include new colour codes or update existing ones.  The page stands complete as it is intended to be.  The only additions may be new Humbrol numbers as that information comes to hand.  

I also realise that over time some paints below will become deleted or parts of the range is out of date.  Again I stress that this table is a guide only and was correct when it was first published and comprehensively updated in 1999.  It still is useful for use as a reverse reference and uncovering some paint tins you might have forgotten about!

 

KEY: H# - Humbrol Number, Gunze = Gunze Sangyo Hobby color, MM - Modelmaster, Type - Metal=Metallic, Satin=Semi-Gloss - rest should be self explanatory

H  #

Type

Name FS # RLM Airfix Tamiya Revell Gunze
Hobby
Testor /MM RAL Humbrol Authentic BS #
1 Matt Primer             128      
2 Gloss Emerald Green         61 26* 1524 6029    
3 Gloss Brunswick Green     G5 x5 62 6 2716 6005    
5 Gloss Dark Ad Grey         71 22*   7011    
7 Gloss Light Buff                    
9 Gloss Tan     G18   80   1533 8003    
10 Gloss Service Brown     G9 x9 81 7, 84 1540 8017 HG15  
11 Metal Silver 17178   G8 x11 90 8 1546, 1780?, 2734   HB14, HJ6, MC17  
12 Metal Copper     G12 xf6* 93 10 1551   HC1, HS231  
14 Gloss French Blue     G6   52 15* 2715 5005    
15 Gloss Midnight Blue     G13 x3 54 5 1511 5022    
16 Metal Gold     G7 x12 94 9 2722, 1744   MC16  
18 Gloss Orange     G17 x6 30 14* 1527 2004    
19 Gloss Bright Red     G1 x7 31 3, 23* 1503, 1590 3000    
20 Gloss Crimson     G11   32 43* 1501 3004 MC10*, HR116, HR146  
21 Gloss Black 17038   G4 x1 x18 7 2 2721, 1747 9005    
22 Gloss White 17875   G3 x2 4 1, 316 2720, 1745 9010    
23 Matt Duck Egg Blue     M16           HB4  
24 Matt Trainer Yellow             1569      
25 Matt Blue     M27 xf8 56 56 1510 5000 HR118  
26 Matt Khaki 34086   M23   86, 380 81*   7008 HF1  
27 Matt Sea Grey 36099 74 M2     68*, 75*,  333   7031 HB7, HN2  
28 Matt Camouflage Grey 36622         311* 1733   HR111  
29 Matt Dark Earth 30118     xf52 87 72*   7006 HB2, HF3  
30 Matt Dark Green 34096 83 M3 xf26 xf58   73*, 320*     HB1, HG2, HG8, HG17  
31 Matt Slate Grey       xf25            
32 Matt Dark Grey 36081 66       301*   7021 HG4  
33 Matt Black 37038 22 M6 xf1 8 12, 74*, 343 1749 9011 HB10, HM11, HN6, HU12, MC14, SW3  
34 Matt White 37875   M10 xf2 5 11 1768 9001 HB11, HI6, HU11, MC13  
35 Gloss Clear Poly     GV1 x22 1 30 1561      
38 Gloss Lime       x15 60 16*, 50   6018    
40 Gloss Pale Grey     G14   70     7032    
41 Gloss Ivory           21 2709      
47 Gloss Sea Blue     G10   50 45* 1508 5012    
48 Gloss Mediterranean Blue       x14 51 20*, 25*   5002    
49 Matt Varnish     MV1   2   1560      
50 Metal Green Mist         97 89        
51 Metal Sunset Red         96 87 1502      
52 Metal Baltic Blue       x13 98 88 2702   HR135  
53 Metal GunMetal     G16 x10*   38?, 76 1795   MC23  
54 Metal Brass     G15   92   1582, 1782   MC18, HS230  
55 Metal Bronze         95          
56 Metal Aluminium       xf56 99   1781   HS217  
60 Matt Scarlett     M19   36 13 1550 3002 HM9, MC1, HR144, HR156  
61 Matt Flesh     M7 xf15 35 44* 1516   MC15  
62 Matt Leather         85, 382*   1736 8023 MC27  
63 Matt Sand 20257       88   1706, 1735 1011 HM2  
64 Matt Light Grey     M13   75   1731*? 7030 HB6, HU6, MC4  
65 Matt Aircraft Blue 35352 65 M25   55 67 1562 6027 HG5  
66 Matt Olive Drab       xf62 66 78*   7010 HM3, HU2  
67 Matt Tank Grey       xf63 78 32*, 339 1583, 1592 7024 HM4, HR109  
68 Gloss Purple 37722     x16   39*     HJ4, MC26  
69 Gloss Yellow     G2 x8 12 4 1514 1018    
70 Matt Brick Red     M1              
71 Satin Oak     M4   314 85   1001 HC5 3042
72 Matt Kahki Drill     M9 xf49 89     1019 HM8  
73 Matt Wine 30032 28 M12   73       MC5, HR153  
74 Matt Linen 33617   M14           HB16, HN4, HR103  
75 Matt Bronze Green     M17 xf13 65     6031 HP4  
76 Matt Uniform Green     M18           MC3  
77 Matt Navy Blue         69 54   7026 HM10  
78 Matt Cockpit Green 34171   M20           HD1  
79 Matt Blue Grey     M22   77, 378* 93*   7012 HF5  
80 Matt Grass Green 34138 82 M26   360*   1571 6025 MC28, HR106, HS206  
81 Matt Pale Yellow                    
82 Matt Orange Lining                 MC11, HR132  
83 Matt Ochre     M5 xf60         HP1  
84 Matt Mid Stone           71*     HB12  
85 Satin Coal Black 27038       9, 302   1597, 2735 9005 HC2, HR145, HR151  
86 Matt Light Olive     M21           HG14, HI2, HP3, HR140  
87 Matt Steel Grey         57 18?     HN1, HR149  
88 Matt Deck Green         48       HN3, HR113  
89 Matt Middle Blue                 MC9  
90 Matt Beige Green 34424   M8     31*     HB5, HR155  
91 Matt Black Green 34052 70   xf27   65   7009 HG1  
92 Matt Iron Grey 36165 2       70     HG6  
93 Matt Desert Yellow 30266     xf59         HM1  
94 Matt Brown Yellow         16 27*   1024 HG7, HR112  
96 Matt RAF Blue     M11 xf18         HU5  
98 Matt Chocolate 30099     xf10         HF6, HR102  
99 Matt Lemon 33655   M15 xf3     2717??   HT6, HS220  
100 Matt Red Brown                    
101 Matt Mid Green         364*     6001 MC7, HR114  
102 Matt Army Green         45     7003 HB8, HI1  
103 Matt Cream           34     MC25  
104 Matt Oxford Blue 34045       350 55   5013 HD3, HM12, MC8  
105 Matt Marine Green 34097     xf5 361 340* 1712   HD4, USM1  
106 Matt Ocean Grey 36187       47     7005 HB3  
109 Matt WW1 Blue                 HG10, MC12 175
110 Matt Natural Wood 30260               HJ5, HC4, MC24, HR142  
111 Matt Uniform Grey 34226     xf22   48     HM6  
112 Matt Tarmac       xf60 #         HS209  
113 Matt Rust         83 17, 344 1785   MC22, HS216  
116 Matt US Dark Green 34079 71   xf65 67 64, 309* 1710   HI3, HT1, HU7  
117 Matt US Light Green 34102         303* 1713 6003 SW1, HS205  
118 Matt US Tan 30219           1742   HG12?, HI4, HU8, SW4  
119 Matt Light Earth 30219         310* 1567   HU9, IAF1, HR143  
120 Matt Light Green 34227 99       312* 1716   IAF2  
121 Matt Pale Stone 33531         313*     IAF3  
123 Satin Dark Sea Grey       xf24*   69     HX6 640
125 Satin US Dark Grey 36118         305 1723   HU22, USN1  
126 Satin US Medium Grey 36270         306 1725   HF4, USN2, SW5  
127 Satin US Ghost Grey 36375         308 1428, 1728   USN3  
128 Satin US Compass Grey 36320     xf53* 374 53*307 1470, 1741 7001 USN4  
129 Satin US Gull Grey 36440 41       325 1729*, 1730   HI5, HT3, USN5  
130 Satin White 27875       301   1596 9010 HC3, USN6, HS228  
131 Satin Mid Green                 HF2, HR101  
132 Satin Red         330   1593   HR137  
133 Satin Brown                 HR110, HR150  
135 Satin Varnish                    
140 Matt Gull Grey 36231 75?   xf54   317 1740   HG11?, HT4, HU 25  
144 Matt Intermediate Blue 35164       79 42* 1720   HU13, HU16  
145 Matt Medium Grey 35237         337* 1721 7000 HU19  
147 Matt Light Grey 36495         62, 338* 1732   HJ2  
148 Matt Radome Tan 33613       35 318* 1709      
149 Matt Dark Green 34092       48 302* 1764 6028 HJ1, HU1  
150 Matt Forest Green 34127           1714      
153 Matt Insignia Red 31136     xf7   327* 1705      
154 Matt Insignia Yellow 33538 4     15   1708 1017    
155 Matt Olive Drab 34087 81       52, 304* 1591, 1711   HG16, HJ3  
156 Satin Dark Camouflage Grey           82        
157 Matt Azure Blue 35183               HB13, HT2  
159 Matt Kahki Drab 34017         80     HM7  
160 Matt German Camouflage Red Brown 30166     xf64 383 47   8015 HP2  
163 Satin Dark Green 34079         330     HX1 641
164 Satin Dark Sea Grey           331     HX2 638
165 Satin Medium Sea Grey           335     HX4 637
166 Satin Light Aircraft Grey           332     HX5 627
167 Satin RAF Barley Grey       xf19*   57, 334     HX7 4800
170 Matt Brown Bess         46     7013 MC6  
171 Matt Antique Bronze                 MC19  
174 Matt Signal Red             2724   HT5, HR104, HS221 537
186 Matt Brown 30117       381* 37* 1701      
187 Matt Dark Stone 30277           1704      
191 Gloss Chrome Silver 17178 1         1790   HR148  
195 Satin Dark Green         363     6020    
196 Satin Light Grey         371     7035    
200 Gloss Pink       x17   19*        
201 Metal Metallic Black           28 2713   HR157  
208 Gloss Signal Green                    
209 Gloss Fire Orange         332 98 1595 3026    
250 Matt Desert Pink/Sand           346        
1320 Clear Blue         752 93        
1321 Clear Red         731 90        
1322 Clear Orange         730 92        
1323 Clear Yellow         712 91        
1324 Clear Smoke                    
1325 Clear Green           94        
H  #

Type

Name FS # RLM Airfix Tamiya Revell Gunze Testor /MM RAL Humbrol Authentic BS #

* These Humbrol colours require a coat of the appropriate Humbrol varnish to match the equivalent of the stated colour range
? These are purely opinionated suggestions and caution should be observed when substituting the relevant match as stated
# Not sure if this is actually meant to be "xf50" because it appeared out of sequence in my listing and I think xf60 is a typo

Humbrol also produce "Metalcote" enamels which are useful for metal replicating finishes, they are:
27001-6 Matt Aluminium  (Testor 1401) also known as aluminium plate
27002-3 Polished Aluminium (Testor 1404) also known as titanium
27003-0 Polished Steel (Testor 1402) also known as stainless steel
27004-7 Gunmetal (Testor 1405, 1415) also known as burnt metal

DELETED HUMBROL NUMBERS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES
(NB: Fluro = Flurescent)
My thanks also to Thomas Kase who provided the color information for Nos 4-46

H  #

Type

Name FS # RLM Airfix Tamiya Revell Gunze Testor /MM RAL Humbrol Authentics BS #
4 Matt Light Admiralty Grey                    
6 Matt Pale Cream                    
13 Matt Sky Blue                    
17 Matt Flesh                    
36 Matt Fern Green                    
37 Matt Spring Green                    
39 Matt Pearl                    
42 Matt Primrose                    
43 Matt Mushroom                    
44 Matt Pink                    
45 Matt Spring Lilac                    
46 Matt Clover                    
57 Matt ????                    
58 Matt ????                    
59 Matt ????                    
95 Matt Concrete -   M24 - - -     MC30, HS202  
97 Matt Eggshell 36622     - - -     -  
107 Matt WW1 Purple -     - 38, 353 86     HG9  
108 Matt WW1 Green 34096     xf51         HB15  
114 Matt Russian Green                    
115 Matt Russian Blue                    
122 Matt Pale Blue 35622         314 1722   HG13, IAF4  
124 Satin Petrol Blue                 HX3  
134 Satin Blue 35042           1594   HU23  
141 Matt Light Sea Grey 36307           1726   HU21  
142 Matt Field Drab 30118           1702   HU18  
146 Gloss Aircraft Grey 16473         61 1731      
151 Matt Interior Green 34151         58 1715, 1734   HD5  
158 Matt Interior Green                    
161 Matt USMC Green                 HP5, SW2  
162 Matt Surface Grey                    
168 Satin Hemp         362 336     HX8  
169 Matt Yellow facings           24     HC6?, MC2  
172 Satin Green           59        
173 Matt Track Colour                 HS215  
175 Matt Hellgrau 36473 76             HG6, HU10, HU14  
176 Matt Grey 43 36173               HU3  
177 Matt Hull red                 HN5  
178 Matt British Scarlet             2719      
179 Matt French Artillery Green           46        
180 Matt Red Leather         84       MC29  
181 Gloss Sea Blue ANA 623 35042           1717, 1718   HB9, HU4, HU24  
182 Satin Black Grey           77     HR152  
183 Satin Grey 16440         51, 315 1729   HR136  
184 Satin Freight Stock Grey                 HR105, HR107, HR154  
188 Gloss Chrome Yellow 13538         329 1707      
189 Matt Insignia Blue 35044         326 1719      
190 Gloss Blue Angel Blue 15050       53 328 1772      
192 Fluro Blaze 28915       25   1775      
193 Gloss Blaze 18915                  
194 Gloss Saturn Yellow           97        
197 Satin Lufthansa Yellow                    
198 Satin Lufthansa Blue           35     HM5, HR147  
202 Fluro Aurora Pink           99        
203 Fluro Signal Green           100, 200        
204 Fluro Saturn Yellow           310        
205 Fluro Fire Orange                    
206 Fluro Base White           40        
207 Gloss Aurora Pink           99