WW2 Roundel Colors - please help!

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I need to know all the colours for the RAF, B and C type roundels applied to Hurricane and Spitfire respectively during the second world war.
Please, could anyone let me know of the equivalent available in the Humbrol or Revell model range. I am nearing completion of a Spitfire and Hurricane 1/6th scale R/C pair. And i want to do them right!
Also, what is the correct grey for the MkIX spitfire on top. Is it no.27 Sea Grey?

Thanks in advance

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The correct Humrol colour for the top-surface camo grey is indeed 27 Matt SeaGrey.Insignia Red 153 is a fairly good match for the red in the roundel,but I'm not sure about the blue.I'm sure they used to do a specific 'Roundel Blue',but I can't find it in any of thier listings.The closest match from the current range would probably be either 104 Oxford Blue or 25 Matt Blue.
This post gives me a good excuse to put up a piccy of my recently finsihed SMER Hawker Tempest Mk.V.Tope surface camo is Humbrol 27 along with Revell's 68 Matt Dark Green,with Humbrol 23 Duck Egg Green spinners and rear fuselage band and Humrol 64 Matt Light Grey undersurfaces.

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Colour scheme represents a 56Sqn machine flown by Flt.Sgt. McKennaugh in 1944...

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As usual guys, an impeccable response, in time and content!
Thanks ever so much all of you for replying so soon. I will take a trip to the model shop tomorrow and stock up!

Ant- Great pictures mate, excellent finish. Is it a static model? What scale is it?
Mark12- Looks like a book worth having, i will probably bid for that, thanks!

I will try and get some pictures up of my Spit when i can.

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"Ant- Great pictures mate, excellent finish. Is it a static model? What scale is it?"
Thanks for your kind comments Chris.She's only static I'm afraid,and only in 1:72 scale at that.I'm glad you like the finish,I'm one of what seems to be a dwindling number of people who don't use an airbrush,so your comments are particularly welcome.:)
This kit was good fun to build as I didn't take it too seriously.The original moulds were made by Heller and go back to the 70's,so she had everything from rasied panel lines to gaps in the wing roots you could fall into! Having said that,I only paid a couple of quid for it,so it's good value for money and you get an accurate model of a Tempest when it's finished (ie,when you've trimmed off a few achres of flash and used a good deal of filler!).I'm building the Me262 from the same company at the moment,and it's an absolute nightmare,so SMER's kits aren't always as nice as this one!
If you've decided to go out and buy this Tempest kit,make sure you get the 'High Tech' version with the etched metal bits-the detail and accuracy on the small plastic parts was minimal,and metal replacements would do the world of good.They'd also help to beef up the undercarriage legs which are extremely flimsy and in need of re-enforcement if they're going to take the weight of the model.
I look forward to seeing your R/C kit Chris,sounds impressive!:cool:

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Wow! it really doesn't look as small as a 1:72 scale model, i would have guessed it being at least 1:32! Extra compliments due, because i for one know how fiddily this scale can be.
I still have my schoolboy collection of various Airfix/Revell etc kits that i built and painted (with a trad. brush of course!)
I haven't worked on a plastic kit for a few years now, too involved in flying R/C (and building them!).

I've managed to upload some pictures at the Avi8 forum.
spitfire pictures
They are 3 months old now, but they show the Spit structurally complete for the first time.

Hope you like the pics.

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Interesting how Mark12 posts the cover of a book with a Mark XII on it :) Gotta love those Spit XIIs

That is a very good resource to have.

Dan
Attached a little computer Spitfire XII model building of my own