Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats enamel paint set for Royal Navy Standard Scheme A, in use from late 1944. 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.
Features 3 x 14ml tins of enamel paints matched to the originals including:
All over vertical surfaces - NARN22 - Light Grey G45
Rectangular panel on hull - NARN36 - B20
Steel decks - NARN21 - Dark Grey G10
Please Note - We are unable to post Colourcoats Paint outside of Mainland UK. Please see our "Where to buy" for international orders.
Paint and thinners classify as flammable liquid and can only be sent via our specialised contract to Mainland Great Britian as they are dangerous goods. The cost of this is rather high per parcel so we have a minimum paint/thinners order of 6 tins/bottles to allow us to reduce the postage cost to our customers.
The minimum order is 6 tins of paint or bottles of thinners or a combination of both. 1 bottle of thinners counts as 1 tin. The paint can be a combination of any colour and tins within coloursets count as individual tins. If you require any help with this please contact us.
We can send out orders of less than 6 tins/bottles but they incur the full postage charge of £13 per shipment. Please contact us if you wish to order less than the minimum.
Parcelforce48 (for paint & thinners) 6 tin minimum - £6.50.
Parcelforce48 (for paint & thinners) 12 tin minimum - £4.50.
Parcelforce48 (for paint & thinners) £75 total order spend - 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. For a guide price see below.
Royal Mail 1st class (UK) costs start at £1.50 up to £9.50 depending on the size and weight of the total order.
We offer free posatge to the UK for all orders over £75.
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed starts at £8.20 up to £17.90 depending on the size and weight of the total order.
We offer free interntional postage for orders over £150.
Under EU law a consumer is entitled to cancel a distance sales contract without notice up to 14 days after delivery. We as Sovereign Hobbies Ltd are obligated to refund the full value of the goods paid by you, plus the basic rate of postage available to you for that product to your address at the time of order. Customers cancelling however are obligated to return the goods to us in as-new condition at your expense. With specific reference to paint order cancellations, this means you are required to return flammable liquids to us via the post, which may be greatly simplified by asking us to arrange collection for you under our dangerous goods handling contract. You are entitled to use any carrier you wish, but point out that it is illegal to fail to disclose the Class III Flammable Liquids nature of the contents of the return package in order to have the package accepted by a courier under their normal services. Please note that the true cost of the Parcelforce 48hr service paid for by Sovereign Hobbies Ltd is circa £13, not the £6.50 that we charge using a minimum order platform to offset postage. Returns will be charged at the true cost if you use us to arrange collection.
For more information on returns please follow this link https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/pages/terms-and-conditions-returns-refunds
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 consistancy 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 discrepancies 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.
Colourcoats paints are either a matt or satin finish (each paint is detailed on the listing). Satin finishes allows 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.