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.
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.
1943-1945 Royal Navy B&G Series
British Royal Navy
1 x NARN28 - G5
1 x NARN21 - G10 (Shade of 507A) 10% RF
1 x NARN33 - B15 30ml
1 x NARN30 - G20
1 x NARN36 - B20 (introduced in late 1944)
1 x NARN37 - B30
1 x NARN22 - G45 (Shade of 507C) 30ml
1 x NARN40 - B55
|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.
** 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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We are able to post paint/thinners to mainland Great Britain and some european desinations.
Due to enamel paints/thinners being classed as dangerous goods, posting requires us to adhere to certain regulations.
Orders are 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.
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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.