Early in the war many countries simply used clear-doped linen on their planes, which turned out to a cream or buff color. Windsock publications uniformly describe clear-doped linen as Methuen 4A3 to 4C3.
|Austr.Std. Cream (Y34)
Beauti-Tone Martica (B24-6-0811-0)
|GW Bleached Bone (?) |
Background and Caveats
Note: As always, there was frequently variation in paint color, weathering, varnishing, etc., so this is just a general guide. Unless you've got a high-end, wide-gamut monitor in perfect calibration (and who does?), do not trust the colors you see on your monitor! Instead, visit your local paint store and see if you can find paint samples like the ones listed and then match your hobby paints or mixes against those. The goal is just to "get close enough" for your own tastes.
Color matching was performed with the 1989 Methuen Handbook of Color and a Nix Color sensor.
- A. Kornerup & J.H. Wanscher, Methuen Handbook of Colour, Third Edition. Great Britain: Methuen London, 1989, ISBN 0-413-33400-7