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Hobby Color Converter

Hobby Color Converter

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Information directly from the manufacturers
  • Minimalist and effective
  • The colors, the colors!
Cons
  • None
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Expert's Review
7.5
Great

"Roy G. Biv would approve"

Reviewed by / Nov 07, 2013

Find equivalences between colors of different paint brands used in model kits

Although I know it's loads of fun to raid the paint strip section at Home Depot (the colors! the colors!), one major issue is managing to sort through them all to find equivalencies between the brands. If you use plenty of paint, you'll want a tool to help you compare shades beyond simply "periwinkle" - 27Pulgadas Androidesign's Hobby Color Converter takes the guesswork out of this task.

Select a brand of paint - the app includes Tamiya, Revell, Humbrol and Vallejo. From there, browse the color selection, either by scrolling through them manually or entering a search term. Tap any color to see the equivalencies across all other brands.

You can feel confident about the equivalences since the information is obtained directly from the manufacturers themselves.

The app includes a rudimentary metric-imperial converter as well.

27Pulgadas Androidesign's Hobby Color Converter is the ideal tool for this niche paint job.

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Developer's original description available here
Find color equivalences between Tamiya, Revell, Humbrol, Vallejo, Gunze Sangyo and Citadel paints.

This application helps you to find equivalences between colours of different brand paints used in model kits. In this version you can find equivalences between Tamiya, Revell, Humbrol, Vallejo and Gunze Sangyo paints. It also be useful as colour chart.

Now you can mark the paints you own so you can control your paint stock!!

The equivalences and color images are obtained directly from the manufacturer and there are approximated.

Instructions
Select a brand, select a colour reference and view a list of equivalences. You can use keyboard to filter colour list.

Scale converter tool included to help convert measures between different scales

Permissions
SD Access to install the application in it
Internet access to provide Ads and recover crash info

Recomended by Tom's Hardware at http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/509-12-android-apps-measuring-conversion-tools-construction-apps-DIY-apps.html

Recently changed in this version

Version 3.50 – 24/09/2014 – Rail Colour range from Humbrol added. Added 209 and 237 from Humbrol paints.

Version 3.40 – 21/09/2014 – Pigments range from Vallejo added. Tamiya TS-92 added. Fixed minor bugs. Updated auxiliar libraries.
Version 3.30 – 15/04/2014 – Short codes of Vallejo paints and new colors for Model Air range.
Version 3.25 – 10/03/2014 – Fixed some database update issues.
Version 3.20 – 09/03/2014 – Separate color range for each brand. Tamiya AS and TS spray paints added.


Comments and ratings for Hobby Color Converter
  • (69)

    by george phelps on 04/09/2014

    Just what I needed , I can never remember what colors I have or need when I'm standing in the hobby shop.

  • (69)

    by Lynda Metref on 02/09/2014

    only draw back is it does not have most of the miniature paint sets such as Vallejo Game Color, Vallejo Game Air, P3, Reaper ...

  • (69)

    by Chris Dumas on 01/09/2014

    Needs MM/testors paints range included...if had that, I'd use this app probably every other day! Since it doesnt...im uninstalling it

  • (69)

    by Michael Schulz on 31/08/2014

    Takes the guesswork. Time, and frustration out of color matching. A must have for every modeler.

  • (69)

    by Ian Campbell on 29/08/2014

    Add Testors/Model Masters and a 'needed' checkbox and I'll buy it...

  • (69)

    by Md. Noor Shalihin on 27/08/2014

    Helps you to keep track of the paints you own. Would be even better if there's an option to mark paints that you're running out on.

  • (69)

    by RODERICK LIM on 22/08/2014

    For plamodeler like me that looks for suitable color for my model kit, this guide turns out a big help. I hope the next update, they will add Gaia Color guide