Modern Japanese Serials Question

Anyone here understand the code involved in modern Japanese serial
numbers? I have a book entirely in Japanese (which I can't read)
apparently on colours and markings for Japanese fighter aircraft 1979-2000.
The last four digits seem to follow in sequence but the first digit can
be anything from 0-9 .
I have detected that the same types have the same second digit, ie., an
F-104 will always have '6' as the second digit.
Alas for me, when there's a black and white illustration, the colour
callouts are all in Japanese.
They wouldn't be using FS compatible colours, would they?
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
Reply to
Mad Modeller
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Hi Bill, So you can't read it, eh? :-) But nice pictures! Is this a book in the Model Art series? I'm no au fait with modern Japanese planes, but as far as modeling accessories go, you can certainly find decal sheets with modern serials in the hobby shops here in Tokyo. If you want me to look for you, please let me know. If you get one example you could likely scan and make your own. Also, if you want a translation of something (reasonable, please!), send me a scan and I will do it for you. Cheers,
Reply to
Gernot Hassenpflug
Hi Gernot,
No photos. It's all drawings, some coloured, most not. The only English is the ISBN and the words, 'Green Arrow'. If I can scan them, the most I'll send your way would be the colour samples with characters which I assume are the names for those samples. Modern Japanese aircraft can be very colourful, almost ANTI-camouflaged. ;)
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad Modeller
Probably something like Sailor Moon Blue, Akira Red ...
Yes :-)
Sure, send me if/when you have time.
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Gernot Hassenpflug

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