HobbyBoss kit paint colours

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  1. tonyb

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    Help!:lol:
    I have 2 kits by HobbyBoss in 1/72 scale and the paint guides are driving me nuts!
    The first kit is of a Japanese Zero type 52 and it's telling me the main colour of this plane is 'Cockpit Colour (Mitsubish)' Mr Hobby code 124.
    I can see it is a shade of green but I cannot see this paintcode on any guide I have seen.I can hazard a guess that this would be Humbrol 'Cockpit Green' but can anyone confirm this for me please?

    The 2nd kit is a French D.520 in the green/brown/blue camo
    The Mr Hobby code for the blue is Rim76 Light blue.Does this match Humbrols 'Aircraft Blue'?

    I do wonder why these companies make things so hard!:lol:
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    According to my infor The French paint set used from 1939 could be...

    Khaki ( Khaki ) - Humbrol 26 or 155 - FS34088
    Green ( Vert/Vert Fonce ) - Humbrol 76 or 172/116 - FS34079
    Brow ( Terre Fonce ) - Humbrol 29 - FS30118
    Light Blue-Grey ( Gris Bleu Cloir ) - Humbrol 65 - FS35189
    Dark Blue-Grey ( Gris Bleu Fonce ) Humbrol 79 or 144 - FS35164
    Chocolate ( Brun - Chocolat ) - Humbrol 98 - FS30045
    Cockpit Interior ( Gris Bleu Ciel ) - Humbrol 115 - FS34414

    Concerning the Zero...It depends on if it was Army or Navy machine.Also the period of time has to be taken into consideration. So we need more details on that.
     
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    Cockpit colour for a Mitsubishi A6M5 is a Medium Green colour, approx is FS34095 lighten with a dash of white for scale effect!
     

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    Thanks guys,much appreciated.
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