Humbrol Paint Converter is an application for hobby modellers, cross-referencing hobby model paints from different manufacturers.
Using the application is really simple. In the top bar there are buttons for selecting the first and second brands and for swapping them, as the paints are always sorted by the code of the first brand.
The search box allows filtering the paints list by name or by code.
On the bottom app bar is a View button with additional options:
The color match is available through a button on the bottom app bar. It displays a control for selecting a color to list the nearest matching Humbrol paints.
The camera capture is available through a button on the bottom app bar. It displays a capture control with a crosshairs. When the Capture color button is pressed, a list of the nearest matching Humbrol paints will be displayed.
The paints conversion list is displayed sorted by the code of the first paint brand. In the first column, a box with the approximate color of the paint is displayed. Next is the paint code.
In the third column is displayed the paint name and the paint finish in parentheses i.e. (Gloss).
Next is a conversion accuracy indicator, consisting of five > marks. The more marks are filled, the more accurate the conversion can be considered. For example, Humbrol paint No. 14 (Gloss French Blue) is accurate equivalent of Revell No. 52 (Gloss Blue) and has been assigend five marks. On the other hand Humbroll No. 63 (Matt Sand) is only approximately similar to Revell No. 16 (Matt Sandy Yellow) and has only one mark.
In general, you should rely on the conversion with three or more marks, and use those with one or two marks only when accurate conversion is not very important, or when having no other option.
The last two columns show the code and name of the paint from the second brand.
The paints details page is opened by tapping on the color box of a paint on the main page. It displays a list with the conversions for that paint to all other brands.
Currently the application show conversion between Humbrol, Revell, Testors/ModelMaster, Tamiya, Vallejo, Italeri Acrylics, Gunze Sangyo and Citadel paints and the mapping to US Federal Standard, RAL and RLM colors.
See the compiled list of links.
Check the review at Born to Learn blog.