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Gunze Sangyo

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Gunze Sangyo Aqueous

Japan was early to adopt  acrylic paints in modelling, and Gunze Sangyo has been in the forefront of the development. Gunze Sangyo Aqueous colours are still some of the finest flowing acrylic airbrush paints available. Thinning may be accomplished with either isopropyl alcohol or Gunze thinner, both producing super-thin, smooth coats.

Gunze Sangyo acrylic numbers ar often given in Japanese kit instructions (i.e. Hasegawa) as "black numbers in white boxes". The paints in Gunze "Mr colour" range, often denoted as "white numbers in black boxes", use different numbering system, and most often do not match the shades given here.

This chart has been last revised in September 2006

Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Revell Model Master
H1 Gloss White     Hu:22 T:X-2        
H2 Gloss Black     Hu:21 T:X-1        
H3 Gloss Red     Hu:19 T:X-7     Rev:31  
H4 Gloss Yellow     Hu:69 T:X-8        
H5 Gloss Blue     Hu:15 T:X-3     Rev:52?  
H6 Gloss Green     Hu:3 T:X-5        
H7 Gloss Brown     Hu:10 T:X-9        
H8 Silver Note: Typical for many Hasegawa kits is that when the   instruction states 'H8', they often actually mean 'Light grey'!   Hu:11 T:X-11/XF-16        
H9 Gold     Hu:16 T:X-12        
H10 Copper     Hu:12 T:XF-6        
H11 Flat White     Hu:34 T:XF-2   P:11?    
H12 Flat Black     Hu:33 T:X-18/XF-1   P:10    
H13 Flat Red     Hu:73 T:XF-7/XF-9?        
H14 Gloss Orange     Hu:18 T:X-6        
H15 Gloss Bright Blue     Hu:14 T:X-4        
H16 Yellow Green     Hu:38 T:X-15     Rev:60  
H17 Cocoa Brown (gloss)     Hu:10          
H18 Steel             Rev:91  
H19 Pink     Hu:200 T:X-17        
H20 Flat Varnish     Hu:49          
H21 Off White     Hu:41?          
H22 Gloss Dark grey     Hu:5          
H23 Gloss Shine Red     Hu:60 T:X-7        
H24 Orange Yellow                
H25 Sky Blue     Hu:48 T:X-14        
H26 Mid Green     Hu:2       Rev:61  
H27 Tan     Hu:9          
H28 Metallic Black     Hu:201          
H29 Salmon Pink (gloss)                
H30 Gloss Varnish     Hu:35          
H31 White Green (gloss)     Hu:90          
H32 Field Grey (gloss)     Hu:67?          
H33 Russet (gloss)     Hu:133?          
H34 Cream Yellow                
H35 Cobalt Blue     Hu:198?       Rev:53 Blue RAL 5013  
H36 Dark Green (gloss)     Hu:75 T:XF-11        
H37 Wood Brown (gloss)     Hu:10          
H38 Steel Red Rust + Silver   Hu:53? / T:X-10        
H39 Metallic Gloss Purple     Hu:68 T:X-16        
H40 Flat Base Mix in paints to achieve flat appearance   Hu:206          
H41 Pale Green (gloss)     Hu:65*1+Hu:90*1          
H42 Blue Grey (gloss)   FS:35164 Hu:144          
H43 Wine Red     Hu:20       Rev:32  
H44 Flesh     Hu:61 T:XF-15     Rev:35  
H45 Light Blue (gloss)     Hu:47       Rev:50  
H46 Emerald Green (gloss)     Hu:2       Rev:364  
H47 Red Brown (gloss?)     Hu:160          
H48 Field Grey 11     Hu:111          
H49 Violet (met. gloss)     Hu:68? T:X-16 with a touch of silver        
H50 Lime Green (gloss)     Hu:38 (not quite) T:X-15        
H51 Light Gull Grey   FS:16440 (but more gloss) Hu:183?          
H52 Olive drab (semigloss)     Hu:155     P:52?    
H53 Neutral Grey     Hu:128          
H54 Navy Blue (semigloss)     Hu:77?          
H55 Midnight Blue (gloss)     Hu:15 T:X-3        
H56 Intermediate Blue     Hu:144 T:XF-18        
H57 Aircraft Grey (gloss)   FS:36231 Hu:147     P:PCA824    
H58 Interior Green (gloss)     Hu:151     P:PCA802?/821?/833?    
H59 IJN Green (gloss)       T:XF-11   X:353 P:PCJ91  
H60 IJA Green (semigloss)       T:XF-13 X:X351 P:PCJ91    
H61 IJN Light Grey (gloss)     Hu:146 T:XF-12 X:X354      
H62 IJA Light Grey (semigloss)       T:XF-14 X:X352      
H63 Metallic Blue-green Interior colour     T:X-13 X:X355      
H64 RLM Dark Green 71 (semigloss)     Hu:116 T:XF-61        
H65 RLM Dark Green 70     Hu:91? T:XF-13     Rev:363?  
H66 RLM Sand Brown 79 (semigloss)     Hu:62   X:X224/X209? P:PCG708    
H67 RLM Light Blue 65 (semigloss)     Hu:65 T:XF-23 X:X202 P:PCG701    
H68 RLM Dark Grey 74 (semigloss)     Hu:27 T:XF-63? (+slate grey?) X:X206 P:PCG84    
H69 RLM Mid Grey 75       T:XF-54? (+khaki drab?) X:X207 P:PCG707    
H70 RLM Grey 02 (semigloss)     Hu:92 T:XF-22 X:X201 P:PCG83    
H71 Middle Stone (semigloss)     Hu:84 T:XF-60        
H72 Dark Earth (semigloss)     Hu:29 T:XF-52        
H73 Dark Green (semigloss)     Hu:30 T:XF-61        
H74 Sky Duck Egg Green (semigloss)     Hu:23 T:XF-21        
H75 Dark Sea Grey (semigloss)     Hu:27 T:XF-54        
H76 Burnt Iron     Hu:53 T:X-10        
H77 Tyre Black     Hu:33 T:XF-1     Rev:9 Anthracite, ultra-dark grey  
H78 Olive Drab 2 (semigloss)     Hu:66 T:XF-62        
H79 Sand Yellow (dark) (semigloss)     Hu:93          
H80 Khaki Green     Hu:159? T:XF-51?        
H81 Khaki     Hu:26 T:XF-49        
H82 Dark Grey (semigloss)     Hu:156? T:XF-53?        
H83 Dark Grey (semigloss)     Hu:123? (Japanese naval subjects) T:XF-57        
H84 Mahogny (semigloss)     Hu:10? T:X-9 /any gloss brown        
H85 Sail Colour     Hu:71? Satin oak, cream coloured leather          
H86 Red Madder Dark Reddish-Purple   brighter than Hu:107          
H87 Metallic Red     Hu:51       Rev:399  
H88 Metallic Blue     Hu:52 T:X-13        
H89 Metallic Green     Hu:50          
H90 Clear Red Alternatively use transparent colour from Tamiya Acrylic Range or Humbrol "Clear Colour" range              
H91 Clear Yellow - " -              
H92 Clear Orange - '' -              
H93 Clear Blue - '' -              
H94 Clear Green - '' -              
H95 Smoke Grey (gloss)     Hu:147 Matt Light Grey (Israeli)          
H96 Smoke Blue (gloss)     Hu:65 (+50% White?)          
H97 Fluoroscent Yellow Fluoroscent Saturn Yellow over white base   Hu:194/204          
H98 Fluoroscent Orange Fluoroscent fire Orange over white base   Hu:205/209          
H99 Fluoroscent Pink Fluoroscent Aurora Pink over white base   Hu:207          
H100 Fluoroscent Green Fluoroscent Signal Green   Hu:203          
H301   FS:36081 Dk Grey Hu:32 T:XF-63   P:500014    
H302   FS:34092 Dk Green Hu:149 T:XF-61        
H303   FS:34102 Dk Green Hu:117 T:XF-27 Almost olive drab   P:500815    
H304   FS:34087 Olive Drab Hu:155 T:XF-62        
H305   FS:36118 Dk Grey Hu:125 T:XF-24   P:500822    
H306   FS:36270 Mid Grey Hu:126 T:XF-25? X:X133      
H307   FS:36320 Grey Hu:128 T:XF-53   P:PCA837    
H308   FS:36375 Light Grey Hu:127 T:XF-53? X:X136 P:500836    
H309   FS:34079 Green Hu:116 T:XF-61   P:500814    
H310   FS:30219 Brown Hu:119 T:XF-52        
H311   FS:36622 Grey Hu:28 T:XF-19        
H312   FS:34227 Green Hu:120          
H313   FS:33531 Brown Hu:121 T:XF-57 Israeli AF   P:PCI875    
H314   FS:35622 Blue Hu:122 T:XF-12? (lighter)   P:PCI877    
H315   FS:16440 Light Grey Hu:183 T:XF-20        
H316   FS:17875 Gloss White Hu:22 T:X-2        
H317   FS:36231 Grey Hu:140 T:XF-54   P:PCA824/807?    
H318   FS:33613 Radome Hu:148          
H319 Light Green (matt)     Hu:117? US Light Green     P:PG520    
S:H320 Dark Green (semigloss)     Hu:30 T:XF-61?        
H321 Light Brown (semigloss)                
H322 Cyan Blue (gloss)                
H323 Light Blue (gloss)   FS:35526            
H324 Light Grey (matt)   FS:36307            
H325   FS:36440 Light Grey Hu:129 T:XF-20   P:PCA825    
H326   FS:15044 Blue Hu:189          
H327   FS:11136 Red Hu:153 T:XF-07   P:20?    
H328   FS:15050 Blue Hu:190          
H329   FS:13538 Yellow Hu:188          
H330 RAF Dk Green BS 641 -1975?     Hu:163       Rev:46 Nato Green (matt brownish)  
H331 RAF Dk Sea Grey BS 638 (semigloss)   FS:36118 Hu:164          
H332 RAF Light Aircraft Grey BS 627     Hu:166 T:XF-20        
H333 RN Extra Dk Sea Grey BS 640     Hu:123          
H334 RAF Barley Grey BS4800/18B21     Hu:167          
H335 RAF Medium Sea Grey     Hu:123 (Hu:165)          
H336 RAF Hemp BS 4800 18/B21     Hu:168     P:PF62?    
H337   FS:35237 Blue-Grey (very matt) Hu:145     P:PCA817    
H338   FS:36495 Grey Hu:147          
H340   FS:34097 Marine Green Hu:105          
H341 Mud (weathering)                
H342 Oil (gloss) (weathering)                
H343 Soot (weathering)   FS:37038 Hu:33 T:XF-1        
H344 Rust (weathering)     Hu:113          
H345 Rough Grey (matt) (weathering)                
H346 Rough Sand (matt (weathering)   FS:30279 Hu:93          

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