Thursday 20 November 2008

Zeke, Hamp & Hemp ~ Part 2

Here are the colour swatches for BS 481 # 389 Camouflage Beige aka "RAF Hemp" together with the closest standard Munsell and RAL values.

With grateful appreciation to Ken Glass for assisting with the Munsell fractional values.

Image credits: Rendered colour chips © Straggler 2008; RAF Nimrod images web


Fernando said...

Hi, Nick!
Interesting. Are you suggesting that Hemp is a close call to A6M's colour?

Straggler 脱走兵 said...

Hi Fernando

Go here:

The current colorimetric value of extant Zero artifacts is very close to the colorimetric value of RAF Camouflage beige ("Hemp").

I am not suggesting it. The colour science confirms it! You cannot make statements that "The current paint surface appearance of the Zero artifacts is close to 5 Y 6/2" and at the same time say "That colour is not similar to RAF Camouflage Beige (Hemp)" because they are!