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Online realtime model paint conversion
Find the model paint you want in the range you want. Quickly. Easily.
Welcome to Paint4models.com, the home of The Ultimate Model Paint Conversion
Chart - the internet’s premiere model paint reference site established in 2006.
Many modellers have their favorite ranges of paint they like to use on their models
but seldom do the kit makers include those references implicitly. Now you can, in
real-time, see direct comparisons* between over 25 different standards and ranges.
For example, Airfix kit instructions use Humbrol references for painting information
but you want to use Testors Model Master on your kit. No problem, simply click to
select Humbrol and Testors and you're done. Want it sorted by Testors color number -
no problem just click on the title of the Testors column.
Built-in color swatch: Many colors have RGB approximations available, click on the
row to see a color swatch where available.
Most model paint ranges and brands are covered along with all the
major standards -
FS595 (Federal Standard 595a/b/c) - Now superceded by AMS595. Typically used by USAF/US Navy Etc
RAL (Reichs-Ausschuss für Lieferbedingungen) - Defining color tones from Germany since 1927
RLM (Reichsluftfahrt Ministerium) - German Air Ministry paint designations 1933-1945
BS381c (British Standard 381c) - Used by RAF/Royal Navy etc
Humbrol, Tamiya, Vallejo, Testors Model Master, White Ensign, Life Color, Gunze Aqueous, Mr Color,
XtraColor/Crylix, Revell, Airfix, Heller, Polly Scale, Pactra, Andrea Color, Citadel Colours and more...
Coming soon are ranges such as Hataka, AK Interactive, Italeri, Ammo by Mig Jimenez, Army Painter,
check the news page for the latest updates.
If you regard
this as a
* Whilst every effort is made to provide the most accurate color matching possible we cannot be held
responsible for any inconsistencies that may arise. Your use of this website and data acknowledges this.
All conversions should be treated as approximations only, all monitors are different, calibrated monitors
will be more accurate but there is no guarantee as to the correctness of the RGB swatches.
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Model Paint Conversion
Update - Jan 2021 - Flash has been
killed in most browsers rendering
the online lookup disabled in most
browsers - if you know of a browser
combination that still works please
let us know via the contact page. It
is being re-devolped in another
language but is not ready at this
time with no time-scale available.
Click here to download the original PDF chart