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US Navy Aircraft
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: February 05, 2013
KitMaker: 24 posts
IPMS-UK KitMaker Branch: 7 posts
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 06:08 PM UTC

Hi all

Any fans of WW2 US Navy aircraft out there in the UK
I have dug out from my stash the Eduard F6F Hellcat.
Come across paints by Sovereign Hobbies - Colourcoat paints in ANA match.(used to be done by WEM) anybody ever used these paints, let me know if good or bad
Arizona, United States
Joined: February 13, 2013
KitMaker: 790 posts
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 06:38 PM UTC
I have used WEM's maritime colours (Kriegsmarine and IJN) and to me they are just like Humbrol enamels in regards to application (thinning/airbrushing/cleaning). As for colour accuracy I cannot confirm/deny that. I do have one gripe. They are a tad pricy here in the ole colonies (US) and so far this has been the only reliable place to acquire them:


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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
KitMaker: 8,581 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 01:11 PM UTC
Colourcoats paints are excellent. They used to be my go to paints before MR Paint.
Thin them with cheap white spirit, nothing special is required and they spray beautifully. You can use cellulose thinner and that will have the effect of making them dry quicker but they do spray a little better when using white spirit. They will then take 6-8 hours to dry, the same as any enamel. I always left them and all enamels for 24 hrs anyway. Make sure that you thoroughly clean the plastic before application, to help prevent paint lifting with masking tape.

The colours are spot on. John Snyder, who owned WEM did his thesis on colour matching. You can be assured of having very good colour match for US Navy subjects