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Lieutenant-Colonel Harold W. Bauer, pilot, US Marine air service, Guadalcanal, died November 1942.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = face
Hu: 72 Matt Khaki Drill = overalls
Hu: 76 Matt Uniform Green = flying helmet & gloves
Hu: 62 Matt Leather = boots
Hu: 24 Matt Trainer Yellow = Mae West lifejacket

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Avenger Aircrew 1944
Hu: 61 Flesh = face
Hu: 121 Pale Stone = uniform
Hu: 186 Camouflage Brown = flying helmet
Hu: 24 Trainer Yellow = lifejacket
Hu: 33 Black = boots
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = oxygen mask
Hu: 62 Matt Leather = gloves
Hu: 11 Sliver = goggles

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this is great ratch, it's very precise.
are you copying them from instuctions?
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WW II German Bomber Pilots
H61 Flesh = face
H83 Ochre = summer flying suit
H21 Black = flying boots
H62 Leather = helmet & gloves
H99 Lemon = lifejacket

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Major Werner Molders, Luftwaffe fighter ace, September 1940.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = face and hands
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = boots & non-regulation leather flying jacket
Hu: 34 Matt White = lining to non-regulation leather flying jacket
Hu: 96 Matt RAF Blue = uniform trousers
Hu: 81 Matt Pale Yellow = lifejacket

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Captain, Luftwaffe, 1944.
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Hu: 111 Matt Uniform Grey = uniform, cap & gloves
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots
Hu: 154 Matt Insignia Yellow = shoulder straps

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Captain, Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, 1943.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = face
Hu: 180 Matt Red Leather = flying helmet
Hu: 159 Matt Khaki Drab = flying suit
Hu: 10 Gloss Service Brown = gloves
Hu: 62 Matt Leather = boots
Hu: 149 Satin Dark Green = harness
Hu: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = lining to gloves & flying suit collar

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i knew ratch would post something

HE DA MAN!!!!!!

RATCH RULES AT PAINTING!!!!!

ive only just started painting pilots and cockpits

thanks for that ratch

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sopwith wrote:
this is great ratch, it's very precise.
are you copying them from instuctions?
:D :D :D


No, I have a few books with illustrations of uniforms which I use for reference. The colours are described in the text as well as pictured. I interpret them (as we know, material doesn't retain colour with age so there's no need to be too precise) and keep that on disc. Then if I make a similar subject, the crews will look pretty much the same :wink:

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To add a couple of details to Ratch's excellent list:

In 1940 RAF Mae West's were a canvas colour and were often painted yellow on the front. Something like Matt 64 would be good. Battle of Britain era fighter pilots could also often be seen wearing pre-war white overalls, like Keith Park in the "Battle of Britain" film. There was also a black version which is also seen being worn by some pilots in the film.

There'a a famous photo of Douglas Bader wearing a one-piece Sidcot flying suite which would be somewhere around 83 Ochre.

Polish pilots in the RAF adopted a grey version of the standatd RAF uniform, probably around 27 Sea Grey.

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Would this thread be worth sticking?
Lots of useful pilot info

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I'd support this thread for 'stickyness'!   :thumb:

Any chance of getting it in a printable format?   :wink:

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airfixteen wrote:
Would this thread be worth sticking?
Lots of useful pilot info

Is there any need  :shrug:
Just copy and paste the relevant ones into your own file  :wink:

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But.....I'm sooooo lazy!   :wink:

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Greetings..this is my first post. I am returning to modelling after many years and have bought the
Airfix Typhoon 1B. I want to paint with authentic colours but the instrctions are a little vague..especially with respect to the pilot. Can anyone tell me what colours to paint the pilot.
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Although pilots fly in aircraft, we refer to them as figures :wink:
I have merged your post with an existing thread that may answer your question :idea:

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