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PostPosted: Sun 11 Oct 2015 21:01 pm 
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We've just today released 2 new aircraft colours.

The first is Luftwaffe RLM 79 Sandgelb (Hell), the peachy-sandy colour used topsides on Luftwaffe aircraft in the North African theatre. This formed part of a typical 3-tone scheme with RLM 78 Himmelblau underneath and usually mottling in RLM 80 Olivgrun. The Colourcoats references for these are ACLW22, ACLW17 and ACLW19 respectively - see here: http://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/luftwaffe-desert

The second is ACJ22, which is a typical representation of Imperial Japanese Army Air Force #7 Ohryoku nana go shoku, also sometimes described as "late war brown", "Home Defence khaki", "khaki black" and "deep green brown". This was standard fare for late 1944 onwards. http://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/aircraft-of-the-imperial-japanese-navy-imperial-japanese-army/products/acj22-ija-7-khaki


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2016 12:57 pm 
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Some new aircraft colours on the way:

British
ACRN34 - Azure Blue - this will replace ACRN12. The new colour has been carefully matched to the British Aviation Colours of World War Two book colour chips published in association of the RAF Museum.

US Navy
ACUS33 - ANA607 Non-Specular Sea Blue (for use in "tricolor" schemes on top of fuselage and leading edges of wings and horizontal stabiliser, in conjunction with ACUS07 - ANA606 Semi-Gloss Sea Blue for wing and horizontal tail upper surfaces, ACUS08 Intermediate Blue fuselage sides and ACUS37 - ANA601 Insignia White undersides)
ACUS34 - ANA623 Glossy Sea Blue (late WW2 all-over blue)
ACUS35 - FS15042 Sea Blue (for post war use, e.g. Korean war F9F Panther etc)
ACUS36 - FS27875 Insignia White (for post war use, e.g. F4 Phantom undersides with ACUS01 Light Gull Gray upper surfaces)
ACUS37 - ANA601 Insignia White (for undersides of 1943- "tricolor" schemes)

The US Navy colours have been painstakingly matched to this very rare US Navy monogram:
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Like many, I wrongly assumed that US Navy sea blues were all the same colour with different sheens. They're not! Likewise, before I got in to this business I thought white, was white, was white - wrong again! It's fascinating seeing how distinctive these colours all are. It goes a long way to explaining why my older models often failed to capture the feel of the real thing. :D


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Are these acrylics or enamels :help:

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2016 08:31 am 
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Hi Ratch,

These are available only as enamels currently. Probably the finest quality enamels going mind.


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Ron rated them very highly indeed and recommended them to me. Have used them almost exclusively since. So glad you rescued the brand.

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2016 09:31 am 
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Thank you sincerely for the feedback :)

It all helps. We have some other experiments going on. I'm hopeful and cautiously optimistic that they will perform to my expectations and open up new possibilities for the brand :)

The quickest and easiest is the introduction of 30ml screw top bottles to compliment the 14ml tinlets. Everyone has their own (usually strong) preferences but we conducted some surveys and they showed a near 50/50 split in opinion. As it's easy to do, we're doing it. I'd hate to back-out potential users because they didn't like the container it comes in!

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A series of these are now filled and half way through a little testing period where they will be abused, left on their sides, upsides down, paint on the lid threads etc to prove the seal material compatibility and so on.


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