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Andre B

Tamiya AS and TS colours comparison chart

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AS Paints 

 

AS1 Dark Gren = XF 11


AS 2 Ligth Gray = XF 12

 

As 3 Gray Green = RLM 74 (Luftwaffe).


AS 4 Gray Violet = RLM 75 (Luftwaffe).

Close match for Humbrol Hu 79 Blue Grey and Hu 123 Extra Dark Sea Grey...


AS 5 Light Blue = RLM 76 (Luftwaffe).


AS 6 Olive Drab = XF 62


AS 7 Neutral Gray = XF 53

Close to Humbrol Hu 126 US Medium Grey (FS 36270?).


AS 8 Navy Blue (US Navy) = ?

Not the same as US Navy blues. Lighter and more "blueish"...

 

AS 9 Dark Green = Hu 163


AS 10 Ocean Grey = Revell 47


AS 11 Medium Sea Grey = Hu 165

 

AS 12 Bare Metal Silver. Nice looking on NMT aircrafts as P-51D toghether with TS 17 and TS 30.

 

AS 13 Green = FS 34079

SEA and Euro One camouflage.

 

AS 14 Olive Green = FS 34102

SEA and Euro One camouflage.


AS 15 Tan (USAF) = FS 30219

Close to Hu 118 US Tan. SEA and IDF camouflage.

Compared to the FS 20219 Tan (SEA scheme) it doesn't look too bad. The tone is about the same but the Tamiya AS paint is a bit less yellow and a bit more red, slightly "fleshier" looking. It would probably be ok on a model.


AS 16 Light Gray = FS 36622 ???


AS 17 Dark Green (IJA).


AS 18 Light Gray (IJA) = Fs 16473 ADC Grey?


AS 19 Intermediate Blue = ?

Rather light blue and not the same as US Navy Intermediate blue which is much greyish.  Much lighter blue compared to Xtracolor 125 and Hu 144 US Navy Intermediate Blue.


AS 20 Insignia White (US Navy).


AS 21 Dark Green 2 (IJN).


AS 22 Dark Earth.

Same as Hu 29 Dark Earth (RAF)?


AS 23 Light Green (Luftwaffe). RLM ?


AS 24 Dark Green (Luftwaffe). RLM ? Same as Humbrol 91?


AS 25 Dark Ghost Gray = FS 36622 ???


AS 26 Light Ghost Gray


AS 27 Gunship Gray 2. 

Lighter than Humbrol Hu 125.


AS 28 Medium Gray


AS 29 Gray Green (IJN). = XF 29

 

AS 30 Dark Green 2 (RAF) = XF-81


AS 31 Ocean Gray 2 (RAF) = XF-82, Hu 106 Ocean Grey


AS 32 Medium Sea Grey 2 (RAF) = XF-83.

Same or close match for Hu 165 Light Sea Grey or Hu 64 Light Grey...

 

 

TS Paints


TS 1 Red Brown = XF 64
TS 2 Dark Green = XF-61
TS 3 Dark Yellow = XF-60
TS 4 German Grey = XF-63
TS 5 Olive Drab = XF-62
TS 6 = XF 1
TS 9 Brittish Racing Green = X-5
TS 17 Gloss Aluminium. Darker and more greyish than AS 12.
TS 27 = XF-2
TS 28 Olive Drab 2. Close to Hu 163 Dark Green?
TS 30 Silver leaf. Anm. Better than AS 12 Bare Metal Silver for NMT aircraft as P-51D Mustang.
TS 32 Haze Gray (US Navy) = XF-25 alt. XF-66. Close to Hu 87 Steel Grey?
TS 33 = XF-9
TS 46 Light sand. Same som Hu 121 Israeli Pale Stone?
TS 47 Chrome Yellow
TS 48 Gunship Gray
TS 60 Pearl Green. Same som Hu 90 Sky or Hu 120 (Israeli) Light Green?
TS 61 Nato Green = XF 67
TS 62 Nato Brown = XF 68
TS 63 Nato Black = XF 69
TS-70 = XF-74
TS-77 = XF-15

 

Comments and experiences vill be appreciated as there are no comparison chart for Tamiya AS and TS colours  today...

/André

 

AS colors

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/airmodel_spray/kit86501.htm

 

TS Colors

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/tamiya_spray/kit85001.htm

Edited by Andre B
Updated chart - AS-18...

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Hi Andre,

 

Great start, just as a quick addition, the Tamiya 1/32 F-4C/D Phantom gives AS-13/14/15 as the upperside colours for the USAF SEA camouflage scheme (FS34079, 34102 & 30219) and I think they're fairly good matches, however they also give AS-16 as the underside colour (FS36622), but just to complicate things Tamiya also recommend the same AS-16 for USN Lt. Gull Grey (FS36440) in both the 1/32 F-4J Phantom kit and in the recent 1/48 F-14 Tomcat, IMHO AS-16 is closer to the Lt Gull Grey than to the SEA Camouflage Grey, but it's food for thought.

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Concerning following Tamiya paints...

 

AS 19 Intermediate blue, to light blue compared to USN Intermediate blue.

 

More info at...

 

 

Cheers / André

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AS-4 updated. Close to Humbrol 123 Extra Dark Sea Grey.

 

Goes for RN aircrafts like Hawker Fury, Westland Wyvern, Seaharrier, Scimitar, Sea Vixen, Buccaneer and Phantom II...

 

If one want a lighter and more sunbleached shade try AS-27 Gunship Gray 2.

 

/André

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Updated the chart concerning AS-7 close to Hu 126 US Medium Grey.

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Update the chart concerning AS-18 close to AK interactive AK 2146, Fs 16473 ADC Grey.

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What would be the Tamiya spray equivalents for FS34092 (gunship green) and FS36081 (Euro One gray) please? Along with FS34102/AS-14, are those correct for an 80's Bentwaters A-10?

 

For a Lakenheath F-111, would I be correct to use:

AS-13 (green FS34079), AS-14 (olive green FS34102) and AS-15 (tan)?

 

 

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On 4/4/2020 at 12:43 PM, Lord Riot said:

What would be the Tamiya spray equivalents for FS34092 (gunship green) and FS36081 (Euro One gray) please? Along with FS34102/AS-14, are those correct for an 80's Bentwaters A-10?

 

For a Lakenheath F-111, would I be correct to use:

AS-13 (green FS34079), AS-14 (olive green FS34102) and AS-15 (tan)?

 

 

 

Hi,

I have a idea about to build an US F-4G in Euro One Scheme. So it's my plan to found out which Tamiya paints that goes for those FS colours.

Cheers / André

 

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Some of use the Tamiya AS and TS paints for NMT aircrafts such as P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre and F-104 Starfighter.

So what could be used and what is best avoided? I made an quick comparison...

 

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And this is what I got...

 

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As can be seen is that TS-17 and AS-12 are rather close to each other.

 

TS-30 is lighter and lighter compared to TS-17 and AS-12. When I build an P-51 I goes for TS-30 and AS-12.

 

TS-42 Light Gun Metal is darker but I feel is not for use when it comes to aircraft kits. It's to "grainy" wich almost destroys the look of a kit if used.

I feel it's best avoided.

 

Cheers / André

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