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We've been getting some useful feedback that whilst customers generally know what the schemes they're planning to use look like, the vast majority (the silent majority?) don't know what the correct terminology is and usually don't know the proper names of the paint colours used. As such, our written format names are missing the mark for most potential customers.

 

As a result, we're investing some time (we have no budget to pay people to do this) drawing illustrations and designing more graphic labelling for our sets. Hopefully these are a little bit more visually appealing and crucially help customers both at model shows and online simply identify the scheme they want to model and have confidence they're getting the right colours to do it. It's when you start an exercise like this that you realise how many drawings are actually required! Gulp!

 

We hope you like them :)

 

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Great idea, as the saying goes, 'a picture paints a thousand words'.

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Great idea Jaime, informative & also attractive, I reckon they'll sell themselves looking like that. :)

Steve.

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I'm liking those as well. Slight typo with the Luftwaffe RLM 74,75,76 scheme. ACLW14 is listed as RLM70, however suspect that this should be RLM75. I'm also thinking that perhaps a Fw190 would be a more popular example for this set then a Bf110. I've not purchased any of your paints (yet), however even though I've got so many examples of so many colours, these do look nice. Any thoughts of a RAAF or USN set as well?

 

Cheers.. Dave. 

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That's a splendid and eye-catching idea and reminds me that I'm almost out of Azure Blue).

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Correction made!

 

We've a big list of US sets already available but I'm working on drawings for those as of last night (starting with a Wildcat which can also cover our Fleet Air Arm sets ;) ). A fairly basic F4 Phantom will follow that which with small line drawing adjustments will cover USAF SEA, USN Cold War, RAF 1970s Fighters and Luftwaffe Norm 83.

 

I don't have any RAAF sets yet but can easily do so (and I think @Duncan B in particular will be receptive to more sets) and now I'm learning to draw on Illustrator I quite fancy having a go at some more sets. The possibilities are endless! (so long as it yields a suitable and natural number of tins due to box sizes). Boxes are not cheap to have made in anything south of massive order quantities, but maybe this will help us work towards there :)

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Great idea, the USN "3 colour" scheme  would benefit from this treatment.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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Great idea! 

 

Thanks for taking the time to do this Jamie. 

 

Tony

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On 9/22/2018 at 4:59 AM, Stew Dapple said:

Eye-catching, good idea that B)

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

A great idea, they must have been in contact with someone with exceptional marketing skills! :whistle:

 

Duncan B

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Nice work Jamie and a great idea, well implemented :) 

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Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1944- Standard Scheme A Colourset Royal Navy late second world war British Pacific Fleet G10 Dark Grey decks G45 Light Grey hull with B20 blue grey rectangular panel on hull. Enamel model paint.

 

 

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Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1940 to May 1943 Western Approaches Colourset Royal Navy Western Approaches Peter Scott Light Blue Green 1941 to 1943, destroyer, corvette, sloop, minesweeper and frigates. Enamel model paint.

 

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Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats enamel paint set for Royal Navy Western Approaches schemes from May 1943 to 1945 in WW2. Used on destroyer, corvette, sloop classes most famously on North Atlantic convoy escort duty.

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Colourcoats Set USAF South East Asia Colourset. Zinc Chromate Yellow Gray FS26622 FS36622 Tan FS22019 FS32019 Green Olive Drab FS24102 FS34102 Forest Green FS24079 FS34079 Post-war Insignia White FS27875 Vietnam enamel model paint.

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Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats enamel paint set for USAF F-4 Phantom Euro scheme. Whereas the "European One" scheme comprised a similar appearance, F-4s specifically differed in retaining the FS 34079 as the darkest tone, the same paint used in the South East Asia schemes.
Features 3 x 14ml tins of enamel paints matched to the originals including:
1 x ACUS19 - Green Olive Drab FS24102
1 x ACUS20 - Forest Green FS34079
1 x ACUS43 - Dark Gunship Gray FS36081

 

 

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Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats enamel paint set for Royal Navy Camouflage 1941-1943. The Admiralty Disruptive type camouflage schemes were extensively used mid war on vessels of all sizes, and typically comprised between 3 to 5 of the following colours; MS1, MS2, 507A, B5, MS3, B6, MS4, 507C and MS4A. Enamel model paints.

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