Colonial Marines

The Global Aliens Costuming Group

Marine Armor Color Conversion Chart

The original armor for the Colonial Marines in Aliens where painted with Humbrol enamel paints, however, as time as passed (it has been 30 years after all), and depending on location, Humbrol paints and certain colors have become much harder to get hold of. For example, Humbrol #170, referred to as Brown Bess, went out of production. You might still find the occasional tin of this paint floating around for sale on sites like the Aliens Legacy or eBay, but the prices can be expensive.

So what can you do if you can’t find Brown Bess or other Humbrol paints? ¬†Well, we compiled a list of popular model paint brands that are either exact matches or close equivalents to the original Humbrol colors used on the Colonial Marine armor.

Please Note: Not all the colors listed below are exact matches, they are more close matches. Be sure to test them first!

Maker Dark Green Black Sand Chocolate Light Grey Brown Bess
HUMBROL #30 MATT DARK GREEN #33 MATT BLACK #63 MATT SAND #98 MATT CHOCOLATE #147 MATT LIGHT GREY #170 BROWN BESS
RGB 97,99,82 51,50,49 195,155,105 93,72,62 217,218,212 85,80,66
HEX #616352 #333231 #C39B69 #5D483E #D9DAD4 #555042
XTRACOLOR 205 12 210 150*
XTRACRYLIX 1226* 1012 1209 1210
BS381C 634 642
TESTORS ENAMEL 2027 1749 1540 1732
TESTOR ACRYLIC 4729 4768 E6213 4726
RLM 83 22 79 81
VALLEJO 892 950 913 872 907 887
MODEL COLOR POSC 87 769 212 149 153 93
VALLEJO MODEL AIR 12 57
TAMIYA XF61 XF01 XF59 XF10 XF14
LIFE COLOR LC02 UA081 LC67 UA023
GUNZE AQUEOUS 73 343 338
MR COLOR 23 343 338
WHITE ENSIGN AC RN 06 AC RN 17 AR US 09
RAL 6003 9004 7035 7013
REVELL 32165 32371 36146
CITADEL COLOUR CHAOS BLACK SCORCHED BROWN
AIRFIX M03 M06
HELLER 9013 7010 7012 7016
POLLY SCALE 505038 505214 505280 505370