Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1943-1945 B&G Series - Sovereign Hobbies

Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1943-1945 B&G Series

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Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats 1943-1945 Royal Navy B&G Series Colourset.

During 1942 the Royal Navy's understanding of camouflage effectiveness improved rapidly, and it became clear that in order that the camouflage paints be used correctly that the fleet, uneducated in colour science, be more readily able to understand the properties of the paints. Tone was more important than exact hue. The B&G series were promulgated in Admiralty Fleet Order 2106 in April 1943 and replaced all exterior paints used hitherto. G10 and G45 were however exactly the same as Admiralty Pattern 507A and 507C respectively. In late 1944 it became clear that G20 was the only paint in the series which required Ochre Yellow oil paste stores to make. Since tone was very much more important in camouflage patterns than hue, AFO 3545 promulgated B20 in place of G20. B20 was simply an equal parts mix of B15 and B30, thus eliminating the need to store the Ochre Yellow pigment unique to G20. G20 would remain available for the remainder of the war for use where preferred, however, being of equal tone to B20, one would not expect to see G20 and B20 used simultaneously on the same ship.

Features 8 x 14ml tins of enamel paints matched to the originals including:

Camouflage Colour - NARN28 - G5

Camouflage Colour - NARN21 - G10 (Shade of 507A) 10% RF

Camouflage Colour - NARN33 - B15

Camouflage Colour - NARN30 - G20

Camouflage Colour - NARN36 - B20 (introduced in late 1944)

Camouflage Colour - NARN37 - B30

Camouflage Colour - NARN22 - G45 (Shade of 507C)

Camouflage Colour - NARN40 - B55

Our coloursets are available to purchase as a bundle for convenience or presented within a gift box including a small printed label showing the colour scheme.

Please Note - We are unable to post Colourcoats Paint outside of Mainland UK. Please see our "Where to buy" for international orders.

We are able to post paint/thinners to mainland Great Britain (no islands or Ireland - checkout should not offer postage options if we cannot send to you).

Due to enamel paints/thinners being classed as dangerous goods, posting requires us to adhere to certain regulations. At present we are able to post using Parcelforce with order rates depending on number of tins. We also offer free postage for paint orders over £100. We off these rates greatly reduced from the rate we are charged by operating a minimum order on paint and thinners. Please see below for more details.

Please note that all orders will be despatched twice weekly. Days may vary due to outside commitments but this will be detailed on the annoucement bar at the top of the website.

Parcel force items are sent under their 'express48' service. However please allow up to 4 working days for your item to arrive before contacting us. We have found that their express48 service can take an extra day or two.

Parcelforce48 - Under 6 tins/bottles - £14.00

Parcelforce48 - 6-11 tins/bottles - £6.50

Parcelforce48 - 12+ tins/bottles - £4.50

Parcelforce48 - Minimum £100 order total - FREE

All other products are sent via Royal Mail 1st class or Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed. All costs are automatically calculated during checkout before any payment is taken.

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.

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We advised that you ensure to purchase enough paint to complete the model to maintain accuracy. Whilst we do everything in our power to ensure consistency between batches using real people and not machine, we are 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. Therefore, we advise that you ensure to order enough paint to complete the model, especially when building larger scale kits.

Royal Navy Paint Range Information

Application Guide

Colourcoats paints are either a matt or satin finish (each paint is detailed on the listing). Satin finishes allow decals to often be applied directly to the colour without need for a gloss varnish to avoid backing film silvering, whilst avoiding the excessive drying times and difficulties in getting an even coat when working with gloss paints. This also means Colourcoats is very quick drying for application of multiple coats/varnishes compared to gloss enamels. Colourcoats is also highly opaque meaning that a single coat is often sufficient coverage. It can be sprayed with a suitable airbrush or brush painted. When brush painting multiple thinned coats are recommended with sable brushes.

If necessary Colourcoats can be thinned with either the standard quality solvent thinners - White Spirit in the UK/ Paint Thinners in the USA, or cellulose thinners/ lacquer thinners in the USA for rapid drying. The recommended thinner however is Colourcoats Thinners, a specially formulated enamel thinner which combines the drying times of cellulose, far less odour than either type of general purpose thinner, very good paint adhesion without softening plastic and is fully compatible with Colourcoats paint long term - meaning you can return unused thinned paint to the tin for long term storage. Sovereign Hobbies Ltd takes no responsibility for performance or storage issues where thinners other than Colourcoats Thinners are used, because obviously we have no control over what the end user chooses to add, and we cannot product test with every random liquid someone may add to Colourcoats paint.

Solid pigments will tend to separate from the carrier solvent if sat still for long periods of time, so we strongly recommend thorough mixing before use.

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