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lasermonkey

Compucolour/DBI Paints: the full range

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Hi,

    spurred on by the recent thread on old Humbrol paints, I've been trying to document the entire line of the long-defunct Compucolour/Compucolour II/DBI line of paints. What I have thus far has been complied from various adverts in old copies of Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine and what I actually have in the stash. There are significant gaps though. I have very few of the armour and railway colour designations and even fewer of the standard gloss and standard matt ranges. It appears that Compucolour used some of the old Gloy standard colours, but the numbering isn't consistent. Some numbers tie up with the Gloy designations and some don't.

 

I was wondering if anyone here knows the full range of these paints and wouldn't mind sharing the info? I'm happy to post what info I have, so it would just be a case of adding to that. I'm thinking of doing the same for the Gloy ranges too, as I don't think there's a definitive reference for these either.

 

Surely there's someone else out there sad enough to care? 😉

 

Best regards and thanks in advance,

Mark.

 

p.s. I've always been intrigued as to what caused the acrimonious split with Compucolour. It's really quite unusual and was a very slow-motion train wreck when it happened, back in the pre-web days!

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Ok, answering my own thread, but it I guess that having a reference for the various Comp/DBI ranges would be valuable for a few people. This is what I have so far:

 

US Post 1945
CAC1 FS36440 Light Gull Grey
CAC2 FS34079 Forest Green
CAC3 FS36320 Dark Compass Grey
CAC4 FS36375 Light Compass Grey
CAC5 FS34102 Green OD
CAC6 FS30219 Tan
CAC7 FS36622 Light Grey
CAC8 FS34159 Blue Green
CAC9 FS24201 Tan (Semi Matt)
CAC10 FS30140 Brown
CAC11 FS20400 Tan (Semi Matt)
CAC12 FS37875 White
CAC13 FS35450 Air Superiority Blue
CAC14 FS36081 Dark Grey
CAC15 FS36473 ADC Grey
CAC16 FS36118 Gunship Grey
CAC17 FS36307 Light Grey
CAC18 FS36251 Grey
CAC19 FS35237 Blue
CAC20 FS35414 Blue
CAC21 FS35622 Pale Blue
CAC22 FS35109 Blue
CAC23 FS33531 Tan
CAC24 FS33613 Radome Tan
CAC25 FS34097 Field Green
CAC26 FS15050 Blue Angels Blue
CAC27 FS34258 Green
CAC28 FS36270 Neutral Grey
CAC29 FS36492 Light Grey
CAC30 FS34227 Light Green
CAC31 FS35526 Grey
CAC32 FS34092 Green
CAC33 FS34087 Olive Drab
CAC34 FS36495 Light Grey
CAC35 FS13655 Blue Angels Yellow
 

US WW2
CA1 ANA 613 Olive Drab
CA2 ANA 613 Olive Drab (Faded)
CA3 ANA 612 Medium Green
CA4 ANA 611 Interior Green
CA5 ANA 615 Middle Stone
CA6 ANA 616 Sand
CA7 ANA 617 Dark Earth
CA8 ANA 621 Dark Gull Grey
CA9 ANA 602 Light Gull Grey
CA10 ANA 513 Engine Grey (Gloss)
CA11 ANA 607 Non Specular Sea Blue
CA12 ANA 606 Semi Gloss Sea Blue
CA13 ANA 623 Gloss Sea Blue
CA14 ANA 608 Intermediate Blue
CA15 ANA 609 Azure Blue
CA16 Neutral Grey 43
CA17 ANA 603 Blue Grey
CA18 PBY Blue
CA19 PBY Grey
CA20 ANA 508 International Orange
CA21 Zinc Chromate Yellow
CA22 ANA 614 Ident Yellow
CA23 ANA 605 Insignia Blue
CA24 ANA 618 Insignia Red
CA25  ANA 601 Insignia White
CA26 Light Grey
 

US Civil Aircraft
CCA1 Boeing Grey
 

US Armour
CAA3 FS30277 Sand
CAA4 FS30257 Earth Yellow
CAA5 FS30117 Earth Red
CAA7 FS34087 Olive Drab
CAA11 FS34079 Forest Green
 

Israeli Air Force
CIS1 FS34064 Dark Green
CIS2 FS33434 Sand Yellow
CIS3 FS35177 Light Mediterranean Blue
CIS4 FS37038 Black
CIS5 FS37722 White
CIS6 FS31302 Red
CIS7 FS35056 Insignia Blue
CIS8 FS34227 Light Green
CIS9 FS35622 Light Blue
CIS10 FS34424 Light Grey/Green
CIS11 FS32246 Orange
CIS12 FS37178 Aluminium
CIS13 FS30219 Light Earth
CIS14 FS33531 Light Stone
CIS15 FS36375 Light Compass Grey
 


RAF 1936-46
CB1 Light Earth
CB2 Light Green
CB3 Dark Earth
CB4 Dark Green
CB5 Ocean Grey
CB6 Medium Sea Grey
CB7 Dark Sea Grey
CB8 Extra Dark Sea Grey
CB9 Light Slate Grey
CB10 Dark Slate Grey
CB11 Dark Sea Green
CB12 Extra Dark Sea Green
CB13 Sky
CB14 Sky Grey
CB15 Sky Blue
CB16 Deep Sky
CB17 Azure Blue
CB18 Light Mediterranean Blue
CB19 Dark Mediterranean Blue
CB20 PRU Blue
CB21 PRU Mauve
CB22 Middle Stone
CB23 Cockpit Green
CB24 NIVO
CB25 Sea Blue
CB26 Night
CB27 Ident Yellow
CB28 Ident Green
CB29 Bright Ident Red
CB30 Bright Ident Blue
CB31 Dull Ident Red
CB32 Dull Ident Blue
CB33 PRU Pink
CB34 Supermarine Grey
 


RAF Post 1946
CBC1 Light Aircraft Grey
CBC2 Hemp
CBC3 Dark Earth
CBC4 Dark Green
CBC5 Barley Grey
CBC6 Medium Sea Grey
CBC7 Dark Sea Grey
CBC8 Extra Dark Sea Grey
CBC9 Pale Ident Red 1
CBC10 Pale Ident Red 2
CBC11 Pale Ident Blue 1
CBC12 Pale Ident Blue 2
CBC13 Sky
CBC14 NATO Green
CBC15 Olive Green (RN)
CBC16 Oxford Blue
CBC17 Signal Red
CBC18 RAF Blue Grey
CBC19 PRU Blue
CBC22 Light Stone
CBC24 ID Bright Blue (Aircraft Blue No 108)
CBC25 Dark Admiralty Grey
CBC26 Light Admiralty Grey
CBC27 Light Grey
CBC28 Roundel Blue
CBC29 Deep Buff
 

British Armour
CBA1
CBA2 Desert Tan
CBA3
CBA4
CBA5
CBA6 Light Olive
CBA7 Pale Cream Interior
 

Luftwaffe 1936-45
CG1 RLM 01 Silber
CG2 RLM 02 Grau
CG3 RLM 04 Gelb
CG4 RLM 23 Rot
CG5 RLM 24 Dunkelblau
CG6 RLM 25 Grün
CG7 RLM 28 Weinrot
CG8 RLM 61 Dunkelbraun
CG9 RLM 62 Grün
CG10 RLM 63 Grau
CG11 RLM 65 Hellblau
CG12 RLM 66 Schwarzgrau
CG13 RLM 70 Schwarzgrün
CG14 RLM 71 Dunkelgrün
CG15 RLM 72 Grün
CG16 RLM 73 Grün
CG17 RLM 74 Graugrün
CG18 RLM 75 Grauviolett
CG19 RLM 76 Hellgrau
CG20 RLM 78 Himmelblau
CG21 RLM 79 Sandgelb
CG22 RLM 79a Sandbraun
CG23 RLM 80 Olivgrün
CG24 RLM 80a Mittelbraun
CG25 RLM 81 Braunviolett
CG26 RLM 82 Dunkelgrün (actually 83)
CG27 RLM 83 Hellgrün (actually 82)
CG28 RLM 05 Elfenbein
CG29 RLM 21 Weiß
CG30 RLM 22 Schwarz
CG31 RLM 26 Braun
CG32 RLM 27 Gelb
CG33 RLM 99 Gelbgrün
 

Luftwaffe Post 1945
CGC1  RAL 9001 Silbergrau
CGC2 RAL 6014 Grun
CGC3 RAL 7012 Grau
CGC4 RAL 7001 Grau
CGC5 RAL 7009 Grungrau
CGC6 RAL 7030 Steingrau
CGC7 RAL 7037 Staubgrau
CGC8 RAL 7039 Quartzgrau
 

Italian Air Force
CI1
CI2
CI3
CI4 Giallo Mimetico 2
CI5 Giallo Mimetico 3
CI6
 


French Air Force
CF1 Vert Fonce
CF2 Vert
CF3 Ombre Calcinée
CF4 Gris Bleu Fonce
CF5 Gris Bleu Clair
CF6 Gris Bleu Ciel
CF7 Bleu Ciel
CF8 Terre de Sienne
CF9 Sienne Naturelle
CF10 Kaki
CF11 Vert Tableau
CF12 Noir Bleute
CF13 Noir
CF14 Emailite Vert
CF15 Vert Fonce 2
CF16 Chocolat
CF17 Brun
CF18 Bleu de Nuit
CF19 Gris Vert Clair
CF20 Gris Clair
CF21 Gris Fonce
CF22 Vert Fonce 3
CF23 Brun Sienne
CF24 Enduit Jaune
CF25 Argent
CF26 Jaune Insignes
CF27 Rouge Insignes
CF28 Blanc Insignes
CF29 Bleu Insignes
 

Swedish Air Force
CSW1 Morkgron 326M
CSW2 Ljuisgron 322M
CSW3 Brun 507M
CSW4 Svart 093M
CSW5 Blagra 058M
 

Finnish Air Force
CFI1 Grey/Green
CFI2 Dark Olive Green
CFI3 Light Olive Green
CFI4 Black
CFI5 Light Blue
CFI6 Light Grey
CFI7 Very Light Grey
 

Railway Colours
CR3
CR4 Coach Crimson
CR7 Steam Loco Green
CR9 Early Bauxite
CR12 Rail Red
CR14
CR16 Root Grey
CR17 Light Grey Diesel Stripe
CR18 Yellow Green
CR19 Sherwood Green
CR20 Freight Crimson
CR21 Warning Panel Yellow
CR22 ScotRail Dark Grey
CR26 ScotRail Lining Blue
CR28 Deep Olive Green
CR34 Light Brown
CR55 Freight Red Oxide
CR56 LNER Coach Teak
CR61 SR Dark Olive
CR63 SR Malachite Green
CR71 Adams Pea Green
CR72 Drummond Green
CR73 LSWR Coach Salmon
CR94 Caledonian Loco Blue
CR105 Pullman Cream
CR120 Prussian Blue
CR134 LSE Light Brown
CR135 LSE Dark Brown
 


Scenic Colours
CRS5 Signal Red D
CRS7 Buffer Beam Vermillion
CRS11 Track Colour
CRS12 New Sleeper Grey
 

Standard Colours (Gloss)
CSG1 White
CSG2 Black
CSG3 Extra Dark Grey
CSG4 Dark Grey
CSG5 Medium Grey
CSG6 Light Grey
CSG7 Dark Green
CSG8 Bright Green
CSG9 Sky Green
CSG10 Dark Brown
CSG11 Light Brown
CSG12 Biscuit
CSG13 Stone
CSG14 Light Blue
CSG15 Yellow
CSG16 Cream
CSG17 Lime Green
CSG18 Bright Red
CSG19 Orange
CSG23 Mid Blue

 

Standard Colours (Matt)
CSM6 Dark Grey
CSM7 Dark Green
CSM12 Khaki
CSM15 Blue Green

 

Special Finish
CSF1
CSF2 Silver
CSF3 Grey
CSF4
CSF5 Aluminium
CSF6 Duralumin
CSF7 Rust
CSF8
CSF9 Flesh
CSF10 Tyre Black
CSF11  Gunmetal
CSF12 Lacquer (satin)
CSF13 Metallic Red
CSF15 Steel
CSF17 Brass
CSF18 Bridge Concrete
CSF26 Fluorescent Clear Protect

 

?? range

PSF10 RAL 5012 Lichtblau
PSF11 RAL 7000 Fehrgrau

 

 

If anyone can add to that, it would be a huge help. Any info or anecdotes on the various incarnations of the companies would be most welcome too.

 

Best regards,

Mark.

Edited by lasermonkey

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I cannot add any colour codes, but with the railway colours, there must have been BR Maroon, Cream and an early freight stock grey and some LMS and GWR colours. 

About the only ones I have left is some PC12 and Supermarine Seaplane Grey. 

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Now there's a blast from the past.

I remember the old Compucolour/DBI range well, in fact I've still a few bottles in stock.

I always thought that they were lovely paints to work with.

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Chris, a blast from the past indeed! I still have a rather large supply of these paints; their "Tyre Black" is still useable! And, I got these back in the mid to late 80's! Mark, I have two different listings of these paints; I shall dig them out later today or tomorrow and attempt to list them. I believe that their WW2 RA(Italian AF) colors had some 25-30 paints listed. Again, will list. Also, I remember that they were available in both jars and the tinlets. I may have both, but, would have to really do some digging! Mark, the whole story of Gloy/Compucolour/DBI, etc. is rather long and complicated. I believe that Hannants started their Xtracolor line because of this. Chris, I had the same opinion of these paints; whether you used a 'big hairy stick' or an airbrush; they were lovely to use(provided you did your part with thinning, pressure, etc. with the airbrush).

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@JPuente54 that would be great if you could add to the list! I had some of their tyre black many, many years ago, but I think it got used up.

 

I remember seeing references to the Compucolor/Compucolor 2 split in Scale Aircraft Modellling, and their commenting on how unseemly it was, but never any hint as to why. It's been bothering me since then! I hate not knowing.

 

Cheers,

Mark.

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@lasermonkey I found the two lists; one is a single sheet of paper listing the paints in their range; the other is a 12 page booklet listing their paints. Oh, Mr. T, there are a lot of railway colours listed. It's too late tonight(it is 11:46PM as I type this) for me to attempt this, but, will do this tomorrow. It may take up a lot of space. I didn't see/read about the split(or just don't remember it) that you reference in your above posting. I agree with you about wanting to know the why as well as the what. They were great paints; I don't know how accurate they were; I just presumed that they were correct(that could be a whole different thread). But, on the technical side, they covered and adhered well.

Joe

 

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Okay guys, here is one of the lists; I got this back in Nov. 1986. I can state that with complete authority as I still have the envelope; and, the postmark is still legible: Hastings, East Sussex, 7:15PM, 7 Nov. 1986. I got the list from Maintrack Models in Hastings(are they still in business?). It is a single sheet of listings.

 

USA Aircraft WW2

CA1 ANA 613 Olive Drab                                      CA12 ANA 606 Semi Gloss Sea Blue          CA23 ANA605 Insig. Blue

CA2 ANA 613 OD (Faded)                                     CA13 ANA 623 Gloss Sea Blue                 CA24 ANA608 Insig. Red

CA3 ANA 612 Medium Green(PBY Green)               CA14 ANA 608 Intermediate Blue             CA25 ANA601 Insig. White

CA4 ANA 611 Int. Green/Light Green                     CA15 ANA 609 Azure Blue                       CA26             Light Gray

CA5 ANA 615 Middle Stone                                   CA16              Neutral Gray 43

CA6 ANA 616 Sand/Desert Sand                            CA17 ANA603 Blue Gray

CA7 ANA 617 Dark Earth/Field Drab                       CA18             PBY Blue

CA8 ANA 621 Dark Gull Gray                                 CA19             PBY Gray

CA9 ANA 602 Light Gull Gray                                 CA20 ANA508 International Orange

CA10 ANA 513 Engine Gray(Gloss)                         CA21             Zinc Chromate Yellow

CA11 ANA 607 Non-Spec. Sea Blue                        CA22 ANA514 ID Yellow

 

USA Post War Aircraft Colors

CAC1   FS36440 Light Gull Gray                             CAC13 FS35450 Air Superiority Blue                       CAC24 FS33613 Radome Tan              CAC35 FS13655 Blue Angels Yellow

CAC2   FS34079 Forest Green                                CAC14 FS36081 Dark Gray                                    CAC25 FS34097 Field Green                CAC36 FS35042 SR-71 Blue-Black

CAC3   FS36320 Dark Compass Gray                      CAC15 FS16473 A/C Gray; COIN Gray; ADC Gray     CAC26 FS15050 Blue Angels Blue

CAC4   FS36375 Lt. Compass Gray                         CAC16 FS36118 Gunship Gray                               CAC27 FS34258 Green

CAC5   FS34102 Green OD                                    CAC17 FS36307 Lt. Gray                                       CAC28 FS36270 Neutral Gray

CAC6   FS30219 Tan                                             CAC18 FS36251 Gray                                           CAC29 FS36492 Lt. Gray

CAC7   FS36622 Gray                                            CAC19 FS35237 Blue                                           CAC30 FS34227 Green

CAC8   FS34159 Blue/Green                                   CAC20 FS35414 Blue                                           CAC31 FS35526 Gray

CAC10 FS30140 Brown                                          CAC21 FS35622 Pale Blue                                    CAC32 FS34092 Green

CAC11 FS20400 Tan                                              CAC22 FS35109 Blue                                           CAC33 FS34087 Olive Drab

CAC12 FS37875 White                                           CAC23 FS33531 Tan                                            CAC34 FS36495 Gray

 

Israeli AF(All are FS colors)                   Swedish AF                               British A/C Colours 1914-35        Finnish AF

CIS1  FS34064 Dk. Green                     CSW1 Morkgron 326M                CBB1 PC10                               CFI1 Grey-Green

CIS2      33434 Sand Yellow                 CSW2 Ljusgron 322M                  CBB2 PC12                               CFI2 Dk. Olive Green

CIS3      35177 Lt. Mediterr. Blue          CSW3 Brun 507M                       CBB3 V84                                 CFI3 Lt. Olive Green

CIS4      37038 ID Black                       CSW4 Svart 093M                      CBB4 Clear Doped Linen             CFI4 Black

CIS5      37722 ID White                       CSW5 Blagra 058M                                                                   CFI5 Lt. Blue

CIS6      31302 ID Red                                                                                                                        CFI6 Lt. Grey

CIS7      35056 ID Blue                                                                                                                       CFI7 Very Lt. Grey

CIS8      34227 Lt. Green                                                                                                                    CFI8 BS381C/437 Dark Drab

CIS9      35622 Lt. Blue                                                                                                                      CFI9 BS381C/222 Lt. Bronze Green

CIS10    34424 Lt. Gray Green

CIS11    32246 ID Orange

CIS12    37178 Aluminium

CIS13    30219 Lt. Earth

CIS14    33531 Lt. Stone

CIS15    36375 Lt. Compass Gray

 

British A/C Colours 1936-45                                                                                                                                                                              Israeli AFV Colours(All are FS colours)

CB1    Lt. Earth                       CB12 Ex. Dk. Sea Green                CB23 Cockpit Green/Grey Primer/Int.       CB34 Supermarine Seaplane Grey           CISA1 35045 Dk. Blue

CB2    Lt. Green                      CB13 Sky                                     CB24 NIVO                                                                                                      CISA2 30372 Sand Gray

CB3   Dk. Earth                       CB14 Sky Grey                             CB25 Sea Blue                                                                                                  CISA3 34424 Gray Green

CB4   Dk. Green                      CB15 Sky Blue                              CB26 Night(Black)

CB5   Ocean Grey                    CB16 Deep Sky                             CB27 ID Yellow

CB6   Med. Sea Grey                CB17 Azure Blue                           CB28 ID Green

CB7   Dk. Sea Grey                  CB18 Lt. Mediterr. Blue                  CB29 Bright ID Red

CB8   Extra Dk. Sea Grey          CB19 Dk. Mediterr. Blue                CB30 Bright ID Blue

CB9   Lt. Slate Grey                 CB20 PRU Blue                             CB31 Dull ID Red

CB10 Dk. Slate Grey                CB21 PRU Mauve                          CB32 Dull ID Blue

CB11 Dk. Sea Green                CB22 Middle Stone                        CB33 PRU Pink

 

Okay, I have to stop for now; but, will continue. This is not all that are listed on the single sheet!

Joe

 

 

 

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Okay to continue:

British A/C Colours Post 1946(all BSC381C unless noted)                                                                                              British AFV Colours 1939-45

CBC1    627 Lt. Aircraft Grey                        CBC12          Pale ID Blue 2          CBC23    356 Golden Yellow                    CBA1 Dk. Green

CBC2    BS4800/10B21 Hemp                       CBC13    210 Sky                        CBC24    108 ID Blue Bright                     CBA2 Desert Tan

CBC3    450 Dk. Earth                                  CBC14    285 NATO Green           CBC25    632 Dk. Admiralty Grey              CBA3 Dull Blue

CBC4    641 Dk. Green                                 CBC15    298 Olive Green(RN)      CBC26    697 Lt. Admiralty Grey               CBA4 Dk. Earth

CBC5    BS4800/18B21 Barley Grey               CBC16    105 Oxford Blue             CBC27    631 Lt. Grey                             CBA5 Dk. Grey Blue

CBC6    637 Med. Sea Grey                          CBC17    537 Signal Red               CBC28    110 Roundel Blue                      CBA6 Lt. Olive

CBC7    638 Dk. Sea Grey                            CBC18    633 RAF Blue Grey          CBC29    360 Deep Buff                          CBA7 Pale Cream(Interiors)

CBC8    640 Ex. Dk. Sea Grey                       CBC19    636 PRU Blue

CBC9          Pale ID Red 1                            CBC20          Pale ID Red 3

CBC10        Pale ID Red 2                            CBC21          Pale ID Blue 3

CBC11        Pale ID Blue 1                            CBC22   361 Lt. Stone

 

WW2 German Aircraft Colours(All RLM)                                                                                                    German Aircraft Colours Post 1945(all RAL Colours)

CG1   01 Silver                  CG12 66 Schwartzgrau       CG23 80 Olivgrun            CG35 69 Lichtichfarbe         CGC1    9006 Weissaluminium

CG2   02 Grau                   CG13 70 Schwartzgrun       CG24 80a Mittelbraun      CG36 41 Grau                    CGC2    6014 Gelboliv

CG3   04 Gelb                   CG14 71 Dunkelgrun          CG25 81 Braunviolett                                               CGC3    7012 Basaltgrau

CG4   23 Rot                     CG15 72 Grun                   CG26 82 Dunkelgrun                                                CGC4    7001 Silbergrau

CG5   24 Dunkelblau          CG16 72 Grun                   CG27 83 Grun                                                         CGC5     7009 Grungrau

CG6   25 Hellgrun              CG17 74 Dunkelgrau          CG28 21 Weiss                                                       CGC6     7030 Steingrau

CG7   28 Weinrot               CG18 75 Mittelgrau            CG30 22 Schwartz                                                  CGC7     7037 Staubgrau

CG8   61 Dunkelbraun        CG19 76 Hellgrau               CG31 26 Braun                                                      CGC8     7039 Quarzgrau

CG9   62 Grun                   CG20 78 Himmelblau          CG32 27 Gelb                                                        CGC9     7035 Lichtgrau

CG10 63 Hellgrau              CG21  79 Sandgelb             CG33 77 Hellgrau

CG11 65 Hellblau               CG22 79a Sandbraun          CG34 09/99 Gelbgrun

 

French Airforce Colours                                                                               USA Modern AFV Colours(All colours are FS)          German AFV Colours 1939-45

CF1    Vert Fonce              CF12 Noir Bleute         CF23 Brun Sienne               CAA1    37875 White                                            CGA1    German Grey            CGA12 Red Brown

CF2    Vert                       CF13 Noir                   CF24 Enduit Jaune              CAA2    30279 Desert Sand                                   CGA2    German Green

CF3    Ombre Calcinee       CF14 Emaillite Vert      CF25 Argent                       CAA3   30277 Sand                                              CGA3    Dk. Red Brown

CF4    Gris Bleu Fonce       CF15 Vert Fonce 2       CF26 Jaune Insigne             CAA4   30257 Earth Yellow                                   CGA4    Panzer Grey

CF5    Gris Bleu Clair         CF16 Chocolat             CF27 Rouge Insigne            CAA5   30117 Earth Red                                       CGA5    Earth

CF6    Gris Bleu Ciel          CF17 Brun                   CF28 Blanc Insigne             CAA6   30118 Field Drab                                       CGA6    Desert Yellow

CF7    Bleu Ciel                 CF18 Bleu de Nuit        CF29 Bleu Insigne              CAA7   34087 Olive Drab                                       CGA7    Dk. Green

CF8    Terre de Sienne      CF19 Gris Vert Clair      CF30 Bleu de Mirage           CAA9   34151 Light Green                                     CGA8    Grey Green

CF9    Sienne Naturelle     CF20 Gris Clair                                                     CAA10 34102 Dark Green                                      CGA9    Africa Yellow

CF10  Kaki                      CF21 Gris Fonce                                                   CAA11 34079 Forest Green                                    CGA10  Green Overspray

CF11  Vert Tableau          CF22 Vert Fonce 3                                                CAA12 37038 Black                                              CGA11   Dk. Yellow

 

This completes one side of the sheet and a couple of the ranges on the other side. Not much left; but, I am calling it a night. More to come!

Joe

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Wow, this is a blast from the past, I still have about 20 or more Compucolor tins, a just a few DBI bottles, and agree they were one of the best paints around, still use them from time to time.

I never knew of the Gloy connection, and don't think I ever had any.

There are probably still a few unique colours in them, I also found I have just a couple of tins of Precision Paints, do remember them, but can't remember using any of them

 

Curious to find that all the ones I have the Compucolor are tins, and all the DBI are bottles, was that the norm?

 

One downside is the way they marked the tins with finely printed round paper discs, some of these discs have gone so no idea what they are supposed to be, I have a couple of tins of FS colours where the have hand written FS numbers on them and no product code, think I got these towards the end, I used to get them from the shop in Keithly, now long gone and totally forgotten by me.

I have taken to writing on the tins with a marker what the paint is.

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@JPuente54 Many, many thanks for taking the time and effort to type out your catalogue. I appreciate that it's a bit of a slog to get through! There's a lot of info there that I didn't have, so lots of updating to do to my list.

 

Thanks once again and best regards,

Mark.

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Mark, there's more to come. You are welcome. Thank you for your kind words; it was a slog.

Joe

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Thanks, Mark and Joe.  I remember Compucolor paints being listed in H.J. Walker's ads in Scale Aircraft Modelling in the early '80s, and indeed made the occasional trip from Croydon to Leytonstone.  I'm under the impression that FS36099 was in the list, but I could be romancing.  That would have been useful for the AV-8B in USMC service.

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Big thanks to Mark and Joe for posting the Compucolor lists, I've updated the Scalemates listing for Compucolor with this info.

I've a few of the RAF colours myself, I had no idea they did so many!

Whilst updating the Scalemates database this afternoon a few questions crossed my mind -

The Compucolor/Compucolor2 paints I have are all 14ml tins (a la Airfix tall/narrow ones) whilst the DBI Authentics I have are all 18ml bottles (similar but slightly taller than Testors/Aeromaster jars) - is this coincidence, or were Compucolor all in tins and DBI Authentics all in bottles?

I note there's also slight discrepancies between Mark and Joe's listing for the CGC German post 1945 colours - is this due to different names used by Compucolor and DBI?

@JPuente54 Joe - is the list you're transcribing Compucolor or DBI, and does it state whether tins or bottles?

@lasermonkey Mark - you imply your list comes from more than one source, are you able to differentiate between what is Compucolor and what is DBI?

The OCD bit of me would like to work out whether DBI issued part of the Compucolor range, all of it, or did they add more clours after they took it over?

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CR62 Light Olive SR:

 

42329201721_36e9e3a61e_c.jpgP1020062 by John Walker, on Flickr

 

I'll see what else I have lying around, likely not until the weekend though.

 

J

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Part 3 of this continuing saga:

Standard Colours, Matt                                                                            Standard Colours, Gloss                                                                    Standard Colours, Satin

CSM1    Black                CSM12  Khaki                CSM23 Polyurethane        CSG1    Ivory            CSG12 Biscuit                 CSG23 Mid Blue             CSE1 Black

CSM2    White               CSM13  Ochre                                                     CSG2    Pale Grey      CSG13 Stone                  CSG24 French Blue        CSE2 White

CSM3    Lt. Grey            CSM14  Dk. Green                                               CSG3    Grey             CSG14 Buff                     CSG25 Dk. Blue            CSE3 Polyurethane

CSM4    Slate                CSM15  Blue Green                                              CSG4    Dk. Grey       CSG15 Purple                  CSG26 White

CSM5    Field Grey         CSM16  Grass Green                                            CSG5    Poppy           CSG16 Cerise                  CSG27 Black

CSM6    Dk. Grey           CSM17  Blue Grey                                                CSG6   Scarlet           CSG17 Lime Green          CSG28 Polyurethane

CSM7    Olive Drab         CSM18  Cerulean Blue                                          CSG7   Crimson         CSG18 Foliage Green

CSM8    Scarlet              CSM19  Dk. Blue Grey                                          CSG8   Maroon          CSG19 Dk. Green

CSM9    Apricot              CSM20  Cobalt Blue                                             CSG9   Orange          CSG20 Tan

CSM10  Sand                 CSM21  Midnight Blue                                          CSG10 Yellow            CSG21 Service Brown 

CSM11 Brick Red            CSM22  Ultramarine                                             CSG11 Mustard         CSG22 Lt. Blue

 

Special Finishes

CSF1   Gold             CSF12 Metallic Green

CSF2   Silver            CSF13 Metallic Red

CSF3   Bronze          CSF14 Metallic Blue

CSF4   Copper          CSF15 Steel(Natural)

CSF5   Aluminium     CSF16 Steel(Oily)

CSF6   Duralumin     CSF17 Brass

CSF7   Rust             CSF18 Bridge Concrete

CSF8   Concrete       CPR1 Grey Etch Primer

CSF9   Flesh

CSF10 Tyre Black

CSF11 Gunmetal

This ends the single sheet listing; there were a couple of spelling mistakes(no, not talking about the way we spell here and the way you spell in the UK); I have corrected them. As a bit of nostalgia, the prices of the jars of paint, thinners, etc., are also listed. Here they are:

Enamels, Standard, Authentic, & Special Finishes 18ml jar:   0.50(all prices are Pound Sterling; don't have the symbol on my keyboard)

Enamel Thinners    30ml Jar:    0.45

    "          "          125ml Tin:   0.95

    "          "          250ml Tin:   1.55

DBI Products

Liquid Poly Cement  30ml Jar:    0.50

Super Weld Cement 30ml Jar:    0.50

Metal Cement 30ml Jar:             0.50

Will start on the 12 page booklet later.

Joe

 

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Part 3 of this continuing saga:

Standard Colours, Matt                                                                            Standard Colours, Gloss                                                                    Standard Colours, Satin

CSM1    Black                CSM12  Khaki                CSM23 Polyurethane        CSG1    Ivory            CSG12 Biscuit                 CSG23 Mid Blue             CSE1 Black

CSM2    White               CSM13  Ochre                                                     CSG2    Pale Grey      CSG13 Stone                  CSG24 French Blue        CSE2 White

CSM3    Lt. Grey            CSM14  Dk. Green                                               CSG3    Grey             CSG14 Buff                     CSG25 Dk. Blue            CSE3 Polyurethane

CSM4    Slate                CSM15  Blue Green                                              CSG4    Dk. Grey       CSG15 Purple                  CSG26 White

CSM5    Field Grey         CSM16  Grass Green                                            CSG5    Poppy           CSG16 Cerise                  CSG27 Black

CSM6    Dk. Grey           CSM17  Blue Grey                                                CSG6   Scarlet           CSG17 Lime Green          CSG28 Polyurethane

CSM7    Olive Drab         CSM18  Cerulean Blue                                          CSG7   Crimson         CSG18 Foliage Green

CSM8    Scarlet              CSM19  Dk. Blue Grey                                          CSG8   Maroon          CSG19 Dk. Green

CSM9    Apricot              CSM20  Cobalt Blue                                             CSG9   Orange          CSG20 Tan

CSM10  Sand                 CSM21  Midnight Blue                                          CSG10 Yellow            CSG21 Service Brown 

CSM11 Brick Red            CSM22  Ultramarine                                             CSG11 Mustard         CSG22 Lt. Blue

 

Special Finishes

CSF1   Gold             CSF12 Metallic Green

CSF2   Silver            CSF13 Metallic Red

CSF3   Bronze          CSF14 Metallic Blue

CSF4   Copper          CSF15 Steel(Natural)

CSF5   Aluminium     CSF16 Steel(Oily)

CSF6   Duralumin     CSF17 Brass

CSF7   Rust             CSF18 Bridge Concrete

CSF8   Concrete       CPR1 Grey Etch Primer

CSF9   Flesh

CSF10 Tyre Black

CSF11 Gunmetal

This ends the single sheet listing; there were a couple of spelling mistakes(no, not talking about the way we spell here and the way you spell in the UK); I have corrected them. As a bit of nostalgia, the prices of the jars of paint, thinners, etc., are also listed. Here they are:

Enamels, Standard, Authentic, & Special Finishes 18ml jar:   0.50(all prices are Pound Sterling; don't have the symbol on my keyboard)

Enamel Thinners    30ml Jar:    0.45

    "          "          125ml Tin:   0.95

    "          "          250ml Tin:   1.55

DBI Products

Liquid Poly Cement  30ml Jar:    0.50

Super Weld Cement 30ml Jar:    0.50

Metal Cement 30ml Jar:             0.50

Will start on the 12 page booklet later.

Joe

 

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1 hour ago, John said:

My CSG13 is Bright Blue:

Compucolor tin

 

1 hour ago, JPuente54 said:

Enamels, Standard, Authentic, & Special Finishes 18ml jar:  £0.50

(My emphasis)

I think Joe is listing DBI Authentics here, after they took over Compucolor and repackaged in glass jars

Some changes in colours/codes and some extra colours?

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I was looking at Mark's list further up the thread which I assumed was Compucolor? 

 

John 

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6 minutes ago, John said:

I was looking at Mark's list further up the thread which I assumed was Compucolor? 

So did I to start with but he does say Comp/DBI, I suspect it's an amalgamation of both from different sources, however as you've pointed out there do seem to be differences.

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My list was compiled from various adverts in old copies of Scale Aircraft Modelling, what I actually have and the lady who lists DBI paints on eBay (and from whom I have acquired my DBI stash) . I had, possibly incorrectly, assumed that they would be identical.

 

There are a few errors in my list which I think mostly stem from the lady in question being elderly and not having the best vision (I've been trying to help her correct her list). It would also seem that there must be a few changes in the numbering system when DBI took over the range. There's a few numbers that seem to be different, though they all appear to be in the Standard ranges.

 

Cheers,

Mark.

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First, I have NO idea how the double posting of Part 3 happened. I was trying to respond to your enquiry, Dave when it occurred. Mods, if you can/want to remove the second "Part 3" posting, feel free. I have words to describe computers; all of them would result in Mike deleting the post; and, "putting me on a 31 day holiday". And, he'd be correct to do so.

Second, Dave, the listing has a photo-copy of a photograph of 3 jars of the paints(18ml), and a 30ml jar/bottle of thinners; they have "Compucolor(the USA spelling, no 'u') Authentic Color" on all the labels. It also has "Compucolor Authentic Color, De Bens Industries, Limited, Newtown, Powys" alongside the photo. The other listing in a 12 page booklet with a light yellow cover also shows 3 glass jars and a jar/bottle of thiners; but, "DBI Authentic Color" on the label instead. The interesting thing is that the photo is identical to the "Compucolor" one referenced above! Oh, and the brief address is the same.

HTH

Joe

If you guys look; you'll find a couple of differences in the WW2 German aircraft colours, too. In @lasermonkey's list: CG28 is RLM 05 Elfenbein(Ivory); CG29 is RLM 21 Weiss. My list doesn't have CG29. I just checked the 12 page listing; it matches lasermonkey's list. Go figure.

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I can't help with DBI I'm afraid. I don't have any and never have. I'm not sure I've even seen a pot in the flesh, so to speak.

 

I'll see what I have from Compucolor. The address on my tins is Trade Exports Ltd, Manningtree, England.

 

John

 

 

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@lasermonkey

 

Thanks for starting the thread and the heads up on the DBI paint on eBay....I've been building the stash since. 

 

I do remember these paints being advertised back in the day, but being a poor teenager, they were a bit out of reach for me, so it has been nice to finally try some out. What superb paints! Where are paints like this now? I've just used the USAAF Neutral Grey to brush paint the underside of an Airfix Mustang. The finish is absolutely perfect, and I doubt I would get as smooth a finish with an airbrush. I also picked up some Compucolour a while back, and have been using the aluminium. That too is probably the best aluminium paint I have ever used. Flawless.

 

It did occur to me that the DBI paints are the first bottle paints I have ever used in 40 years of modelling! I just need to figure out how to stop a skin forming over the paint once I put the lid back on, despite putting the cap on tightly and keeping the cardboard insert inside the lid!

 

Just wish I could have got some of the basic RAF camo colours from the DBI range. Still, happy with what I did get!

 

Steve

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