This page outlines the colors used in the roundels and on the rudder of Belgian WWI aircraft, as measured by comparisons to surviving fabric and paint samples..
|Red/Cocarde Rouge||Belgian National Markings|
50.12, 50.79, 27.01
|Behr Pinkadelic (P160-6)
Benjamin Moor Rhubarb (2007-30)
|Yellow/Cocarde Jaune||Belgian National Markings|
76.63, 25.65, 80.01
|Beauti-Tone I Love To Boogie (B36-1-0956-3)
Behr Blazing Bonfire (P250-7)
|Reaper Marigold Yellow (MSP 9007) |
And black is black.
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.
- Bruce'88, p.23.