Business Update May 2022
As with many others, we have faced multiple challenges as a business over the last few years. Uncertainty, increased administration and so on caused by Brexit, increasing raw material and base product prices, difficulties sourcing materials, vast increases in tin costs and difficulties with escalating costs of shipping flammable liquids have brought additional strain to the business. We have managed to contain most of these concerns by making small changes to pricing (only when applicable to new stocks) and rewarding our customers (free gifts last December). However, as a business we do have to evolve to the changing circumstances and as such as have taken the decision to discontinue 85 less-popular colours from our range. Typically, we only discontinue a colour when new research deems it inaccurate or when we are not happy with the quality of the product. This time however, we are streamlining our range to enable us to maintain better stocks of the popular colours. The colours we have discontinued remain accurate colours, however they are very slow sellers and we must accept these products are poor use of our limited cash, production capacity or storage space when we restock.
All discontinued stock will be available until they are sold out with a 20% discount (applied automatically at checkout). These will not be re-made in the future, so this is your last chance to get these colours.
What is being discontinued?
We are discontinuing the entire range of French Air Force, WWI Allied Naval Camouflage, Italian Navy, Modern Navy, Imperial Japanese Army, Australian Army, Israeli Self-Defence Force, Italian Army, Russian Army and United States Army and Marine Corps, alongside individual colours as named below.
C07 – Buff, C08 – Bright Blued Gunmetal, C10 – Parkerised Gunmetal, C11 – Blued Gunmetal,
ACGW05 – Beige, ACGW06 – Chestnut Brown, ACGW07 – Dark Green, ACGW08 – Light Green, ACGW09 – Light Yellow
ACLE03 - Zitrongelb (RAL 1012) , ACLE04 - Rot (RAL3000), ACLE05 - Graublau (RAL5008), ACLE06 - Grun (RAL 6010), ACLE07 - Braun (RAL 8003), ACLE08 - Rotbraun (Flieglack 7142), ACLE09 - Elefenbein (FAS 1 – NSFK), ACLE10 - Braun (FAS 3 – NSFK), ACLE11 - Grun (FAS 4 – NSFK), ACLE12 - Gelb (FAS 5 – NSFK), ACLE14 – Kadmiert, ACLE15 – Grun (IKAROL 201).
ACLW07 – Hellgrau (L40/52)
ACS05 – WUP Grey Interior Primer, ACS06 – IMUP Blue-Grey Metal Primer, ACS07 – ALG-5 Metal Primer, ACS14 – AE9 Grey, ACS22 – A.II Red,
ACUS10 – WWII USN Non-Specular White, ACUS31 – Yellow Sand (FS20400), ACUS32 – Brown Special 9FS30140)
KM07 – Blaugrau Dunkel, KM08 – Norwegian Blaugrau Mittel, KM09 – Blaugrau Hell
US37 - Slate