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Colourcoats NARN33 - 1941-1945 B.5 / B15
Colourcoats NARN33 - 1941-1945 B.5 / B15
Colourcoats NARN33 - 1941-1945 B.5 / B15

Colourcoats NARN33 - 1941-1945 B.5 / B15

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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


1941-1945 B.5 / B15



National Service

British Royal Navy




First revised in 2017 and introduced as RN07, this shade is based upon extensive primary source research carried out directly by Sovereign Hobbies and collaborating researchers.

Click here to view a short document compiled by ourselves detailing the research undertaken to arrive at this colour: Royal Navy Colours of World War Two - B5 and B15

B5 was a colour with unclear origins, but may derive from WW1 dazzle scheme colours. It was used extensively on distruptive scheme camouflage of Royal Navy warships from 1941, and would be used with combinations of white, 507A Home Fleet Grey, 507C Mediterranean (Light) Grey, MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4, MS4A and B6. From 1943 onwards B5 was renotated as B15 and was used with the 1943 onwards standardised colour palette of G5, G10, G20, G30, G45, B20 and B30. It remained in use until 1945.

** 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.


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.

Full postage information can be found here

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.



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