Royal Navy Ships’ Bottoms and Boot-Topping 1914-1950 Version 1 by Richard Dennis - This 15 page article sets out what is known so far about protective and anti-fouling paints as well as boot-topping compositions in use within the Royal Navy, discussing the chronology and evolution of orders and practises. This should be treated as an initial article; once the various archives are open again and safe to visit the author plans to seek out some "known unknowns" and we can see what else appears. If necessary, Richard will update this article.
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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.
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.