- 16/09/2018 at 10:21 #99460Brendan MorrisseyParticipant
I hope this doesn’t sound too lame, but my eyesight is not what it was and colour co-ordination/recognition is, if not entirely a thing of the past then certainly heading that way, plus I’m new to WW2 naval matters, so…..I was wondering if anyone could give me the benefit of their wisdom on which paints they use for (primarily) RN coastal forces, particularly in 1:600 or 1:700. I have just bought the Coastal Craft series of booklets (volumes 1-4 published for far, volume 5 in progress) and have listed below the paint references for the various colour schemes that appear in the booklets. I use mainly Foundry and Tamiya acrylics, so any cross-references to those ranges would be particularly appreciated.
- 507 A, B & C;
- MS1, 2, 3, 4 & 4A;
- B5, 6, 15, 20, 30 & 55;
- G5, 10, 20, & 45;
- Western Approaches Blue & Green;
- Mountbatten Light & Dark Pink.
Thanks for any help.
16/09/2018 at 10:40 #99463
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There’s a company called Life Color that produce ‘authentic’ naval paints. I haven’t used their products, I just saw the name somewhere.
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"I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."16/09/2018 at 11:47 #99465
Somebody took over the old White Ensign paints. Enamels in Humbrol type tins, often needing a second coat.16/09/2018 at 11:50 #9946616/09/2018 at 14:02 #99475EtrangerParticipant16/09/2018 at 14:05 #99477
Not sure I could go back to using enamels…
"I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."16/09/2018 at 15:13 #99483Brendan MorrisseyParticipant
No, me neither. However, I found these on the website of the publisher of the set of books I bought at Colours yesterday (bizarrely no mention of them in any of their full-page ads)!!!
Royal Navy Colours for Coastal Forces set 1 is right at the bottom of the page; sets 2 and 3 are listed on the next page – set 2 is available and the contents listed in the “New” section of the website (see link below), whilst set 3 is “to be announced”.
Thanks for all the suggestions, chaps, but I think these might do me…..
17/09/2018 at 03:53 #99520EtrangerParticipant
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Looks like a new brand (to me anyway) .17/09/2018 at 04:43 #99521telzy amberParticipant
Lifecolour is ‘new’ and they are acrylic not enamel.17/09/2018 at 05:37 #99522McKinstryParticipant
Anyone know where I can get those UK Lifecolor sets in the US? The US, Italian and Kreigsmarine sets are wonderful.
The tree of Life is self pruning.17/09/2018 at 06:57 #99524
Yes Mr Not Sage, strong is the google fu in this one!17/09/2018 at 08:22 #99527
ET, I have used my basecoat as an undercoat in place of matt white, that way you get two coats without a third to obscure the detail. Then you pick up details with humbrols.
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