RAF Interior Color?

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  1. dneid

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    Hey, guys,
    Ok, in several paint charts and conversion charts, I am finding 2 interior colors:
    1) British Interior Grey Green FS34226
    2) RAF interior Green FS24172

    Which is more appropriate for WWII? Or, are they both good for WWII, just during different periods of the war?
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    Britain didn't use FS numbers, so there could be a bit of confusion here, although I suspect they are both basically the same colour.
    The 'Grey Green' is a better description, and the Humbrol paint number is #78, which may allow you to find an equivalent. This is more or less the actual, full-scale colour and, depending on the scale of the model being painted, needs to be lightened very slightly with a touch of white.
    Here's what it should look like, on the area behind the seat in a Spitfire.
     

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    I agree with Terry that the HU.78 is a good equivalent for the colour. Basicly it can be said to be the FS34226 paint. As far as the FS24127 is concerned... it is a little bit too dark and greenish than the RAF interior green was. It should be pale and more greyish in tinge. Below both samples....

    fs34226.jpg fs24172.jpg
     
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    Hey, Guys,
    Thanks for the help. I am trying to figure out what Xtracolor paints to order. I am very light on RAF colors, so I thought I would start there and, if I liked em, I would slowly replace my Testor's Model Masters. Although, the MMs are nice. The '51 I just finished was done with MMs.
    Later,
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    Ah, simple answer then!
    Xtracolor have a limited number of matt paints, specifically for those areas such as cockpits and interiors, where it's unlikely that decals will be used. As far as I remember without looking at their lists, they do the RAF/British Cockpit Grey Green. If not, then using the photo I posted as a reference, the colour can easily be mixed using, for example RAF Dark Green, white, and a touch of any grey, until it looks 'right'.
     
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    According to my references the RAF Cockpit Green FS34226 is the Xtracolor X010 BS238 Aircraft Grey Green.

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    That's the one! And it is the right colour, much closer than the Humbrol version.
     
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    Looks real close to MM RAF interior green.
     
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    That is one of the shades I ordered. It will be about 2-3 weeks before they ship from my source here in the US (Roll Models). I guess Roll orders them from the UK then ship em to me. That is fine, I am working on the Dora right now with a Spit about 2 down in the stack.
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    Humbrol 78
     
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    ???????????????????
     
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    #12 fubar57, Oct 8, 2013
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    HUMBROL 78 :lol:

    Geo
     
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    :lol: Ok, Ok.. I hear... :lol:
     
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    I agree with ?????, as it's been covered in Post #2, and in further detail subsequently.
     
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    78 looks right for my spitty vb interior. I tried Hu 226, but it looked too dark
     
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    It may have already been mentioned somewhere........

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    For the life of me,I don't know where:confused:
     
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    Many times , many times ... too many times. :lol:
     
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    My question is, what colour is the cockpit on RAF aircraft. I think it is some shade of green. Is this correct?:lol:
     
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    Nope, it's a greenish shade of grey :)
    Steve
     
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