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Your first choice for paint conversion charts!

All these charts use Humbrol paints as the bench-mark, so if you want to convert from Heller to Vallejo then you'll have to go via Humbrol.

I have tried to be as accurate as possible but I have to point out that the conversions and the colours used in the charts are to be used as a guide only as it is impossible to be totally accurate for several reasons mainly because monitors, printers and the good old fashioned human eye vary so much. Anyway, I hope these prove useful to you.

Click on the logo for the brand you wish to view (Revell, for example) and you'll see a two charts, one converting from Revell to Humbrol and one converting from Humbrol to Revell. If the image is too small then just click on it to zoom in.

A chart showing the RAL list and each ones closest comparison to a Humbrol paint colour. This chart has been created purely by my own eyes and is not meant to be exact or definitive - it is meant as a guide only and I hope that if you see any errors you will let me know via the members page. The Humbrol colours listed below the RAL list are colours that I have not matched yet as this is a work in progress. I have intentionally omitted the metallic colours as it is hard to show them in this format.

A listing of the RLM (Reichsluftfahrtministerium - the German Ministry of Aviation) paint colours.

The RLM chart is now available at our new website

The Humbrol chart is now available at our new website

Originally this chart was requested by a colour blind gentleman who had trouble selecting the nearest colours within the greens. After a little research I found that a large proportion of modellers have some degree of colour blindness and so this chart became more and more important to finish.  Although I'm not colour blind myself, I still find this to be a very useful chart.

A chart to convert the old Humbrol Authentic range, which I think was also known as Master Modellers Authentic Colours, into the modern Humbrol range.

The Authentic Colours chart is now available at our new website

A chart for those making vintage Airfix kits that list the old Airfix Paint range.

The Airfix chart is now available at our new website

Convert from Humbrol to Gunze-Sangyo.

Convert from Gunze-Sangyo to Humbrol.