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Offline The Big Gimper

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Colours of the Queen's Flight
« on: September 15, 2022, 12:52:18 AM »
I want to paint my aircraft in the same Red and Blue scheme as once used by the Royal Flight.

Research seems to indicate the red is a very close match to Humbrol's Hu 174 Gloss Signal Red. Blue appears to be a standard dark blue.

The Gloss Signal Red maybe also used by the British Antarctic Survey aircraft (ref: posts by kitnut617 and JCF).

Comments and thoughts?
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Re: Colours of the Queen's Flight
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2022, 04:41:59 AM »
I would have thought that the colours used were the standard red and blue roundels colours, at least that's what they look like to me . . .


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Re: Colours of the Queen's Flight
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2022, 06:45:08 AM »
The "red" has strong orange component to it.





Found this handy reference:



Looks like Hu 174 is good enough for government work.


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Re: Colours of the Queen's Flight
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2022, 08:47:10 PM »
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Re: Colours of the Queen's Flight
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2022, 09:20:03 PM »
 A little research tells me that BS.381C: 537 Signal Red is 'Red Arrows' red, which is lighter and brighter than 'Roundel Red', and that's also probably why the blue, which I'm assuming is the standard 'Roundel Blue', appears darker in contrast to it . . .


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