Re: We've got the bluess.....

Erik Pilawskii (
Wed, 4 Jan 1995 12:49:46 -0800 (PST)


> Ok so back to the blues. When your talking about 65 and 23 I'm
> getting confused. Are you refering to RLM 65 and 23 or is this a
> Humbrol color number. If its RLM 65 and 23 then that is easy. Floquil
> has re-released the military colors and I can get a match to an RLM color
> that way. However if its a Humbrol color number, then it becomes a
> different deal. Do you see the delema?

Sure. But let's clear-up this doohicky forthwith! Mick, I believe, is
the Humbrol user, and the references to Humbrol colors were his. Unfortunately
I don't use Humbrol, and I don't know what they are. The blue color we
were discussing is RLM 65 (Humbrol #23??) and RLM 78 (somewhat lighter
than 65). Then I went-off on some cockamamey theory and our thread rapidly
unravelled! Sorry.
So, those are the actual colors. Or, more acurately, that's what we were
*guessing* what the actual colors might be. I think more investigations are
Erik :^)
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