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
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.
Please Note - We are unable to post Colourcoats Paint outside of Mainland UK. Please see our "Where to buy" for international orders.
We are able to post paint/thinners to mainland Great Britain (no islands or Ireland - checkout should not offer postage options if we cannot send to you).
Due to enamel paints/thinners being classed as dangerous goods, posting requires us to adhere to certain regulations. At present we are able to post using Parcelforce with order rates depending on number of tins. We also offer free postage for paint orders over £100. We off these rates greatly reduced from the rate we are charged by operating a minimum order on paint and thinners. Please see below for more details.
Please note that all orders will be 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.
Parcel force items are sent under their 'express48' service. However please allow up to 4 working days for your item to arrive before contacting us. We have found that their express48 service can take an extra day or two.
Parcelforce48 - Under 6 tins/bottles - £14.00
Parcelforce48 - 6-11 tins/bottles - £6.50
Parcelforce48 - 12+ tins/bottles - £4.50
Parcelforce48 - Minimum £100 order total - 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.
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. Whilst we do everything in our power to ensure consistency 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 discrepancy 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 allow 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.