Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1944- Standard Scheme A - Sovereign Hobbies
Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1944- Standard Scheme A
Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1944- Standard Scheme A
Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1944- Standard Scheme A

Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1944- Standard Scheme A

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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.

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.


Colourcoats Colourset


Royal Navy Standard Scheme A, in use from late 1944



National Service

British Royal Navy


1 x NARN22 - Light Grey G45 - All over vertical surfaces 30ml

1 x NARN36 - B20 - Rectangular panel on hull

1 x  NARN21 - Dark Grey G10 - Steel decks


The Royal Navy simplified its camouflage schemes further in 1944.

"Standard Scheme A" was intended for use on all stations including the Eastern Fleet and Pacific Fleet, and its main purpose was to give concealment at dusk and dawn and at night, as well as at long range. The selected paint tones were chosen to suit the sea and sky in tropical conditions such as those in the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the central Pacific. It was also suitable for both Home stations and the Mediterranean during summer months. It comprised an all-over G45 exterior finish but with a rectangular panel of B20 painted on the hull from the waterline part way up to the main deck. The B20 panel stopped short of stem and stern, which was intended to give an initial deception about the length of the ship to an observer upon first sighting, and thus confuse the range. Steel decks and turret tops would likely be G10. The scheme made no requirements for painting of horizontal surfaces so standard practises of dark surfaces (best for concealment from aircraft) probably applied.

** 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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