Colourcoats enamel model paints are accurate representations of colours used by worldwide naval, air and land forces. Each tin contains a suspension of solid pigments in an enamel binder liquid with either a matt or satin finish.
Colourcoats enamel model paint
US Equivalent Sky (Gray) 71-021
|Royal Air Force (Great Britain)
|This colour represents a typical appearance of the numerous colours standarised (or standardized!) for manufacture in the USA to British Ministry of Aircraft Production specifications for aircraft ordered by the British during World War Two (n.b. this refers to aircraft bought and paid for by the British, not lend-lease aircraft which were finished in the closest US spec colours).
Du Pont 71-021 Type S Sky Gray and Spec 3-1 No.323 Sky Gray, being two prolific examples of US equivalents to British MAP Type S Sky, were used on the undersides of US built aircraft delivered in Temperate Land Scheme colours. The US equivalent Sky colours were used in lieu of the RAF's MAP Type S Sky (ACRN01). We have manufactured this colour as whilst the US equivalents were generally similar to MAP Type S Sky in contextual appearance on the aircraft, they were sufficiently different when compared side by side to be worthy of representation for model makers seeking accuracy. Suitable for Curtis P-40, Bell P-39, Bell P-400 including those sent to Russia, Grumman TBF / TBM Avenger / Tarpon in FAA service, F6F Hellcat I in FAA service and more.
The closest Federal Standard colour sometimes quoted is FS35622, but this colour is too light and too bright for US Equivalent Sky.
** Colour renders given above are for guidance only - differences in colour space models for physical paints versus illuminated pixels on screen and limitations of conversions between models means that what you see on your screen cannot be used for colour matching purposes. An accurate colour can be found sprayed on each tin lid and within the tin. **
Colourcoats are available in 14ml as standard. 125ml or larger quantities are available on request.
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Due to enamel paints/thinners being classed as dangerous goods, posting requires us to adhere to certain regulations.
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All paint is on a rolling re-stock. We receive vast amounts of emails requesting exact dates for when items are back in stock however we are unable to give you specific time frames for this due to the nature of trade orders and unpredictable retail sales.
As such, we do not respond to email requesting information about when a specific paint in back in stock. We recommend that you complete the notifier for when the levels are updated. This will send a one-time email when the stock is increased and will not subscribe you to any other emails from us.
We advised that you ensure to purchase enough paint to complete the model to maintain accuracy. Our paint buying guide can help: Paint Buying Guide
Whilst we do everything in our power to ensure consistency between batches using real people and not machines, we also carrying out constant improvement of our range and colour accuracy. As such we do make changes to colours when new information shows a discrepancy in our range. This allows us to carry the most accurate and authentic paint range.
Application Guide - Full Guide Here
Solid pigments and flattening agent will tend to separate from the carrier solvent if sat still for long periods of time, so we strongly recommend thorough mixing before use.
Colourcoats can be sprayed with a suitable airbrush or brush painted. When brush painting multiple thinned coats are recommended with sable brushes.
The recommended thinner is Colourcoats Thinners specially formulated for superior drying times and reduced odour. If necessary Colourcoats can be thinned with standard quality solvent thinners or cellulose thinners for rapid drying.