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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
Our brand new 1936-1943 Home Fleet Grey 13% RF (aka Admiralty Pattern 507A and 507B) is now available. I believe this is THE best model paint on the market bar none for Home Fleet Grey.

This is the first in our renumbering to distinguish our suite of new-research based Royal Navy paints from previous work. All new Royal Navy paints will be prefixed with a NARN product code.

https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/royal-navy/products/colourcoats-narn20-1936-1939-home-fleet-grey-507b

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HMS Imperial D09 1/350
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=167151


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:00 am 
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Exciting news, two questions, is this shade the flat of A or the semigloss of B, and could you post a color swatch? Thanks Dan


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:52 am 
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Hi Dan,

It's a matt finish paint as per the other Colourcoats Sea products, as many modellers follow up their builds with a clear coat to hide errand tell-tales of CA glue under photoetch railings and the like. The shade is as per the 13% render as contained in here: [url]
https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/page ... 10-and-g45[/url]
It seems to have been received with a degree of indifference here, but obviously this isn't the only place I've posted it and there has been more discussion elsewhere. John Snyder has also seen it :thumbs_up_1:

The RGB render looks deceptively dark on its own against a white forum background (as indeed does the 2" square matching samples I made, also stuck to white cards):
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If you saw the thread in the Camouflage section of this forum you will likewise have seen the following images posted just after the link to the paper. As with all paints and colours generally, human eyes are hugely unreliable and context is everything. Did you know your cones change shape across your eyeballs, changing how colour is perceived at the centre of our vision as compared to at wider angles? Viewing a swatch always results in a darker perceived shade than looking at a larger object sending reflected light at more of the cones in our eyeballs.

Take that little 2" square swatch which is viewed at the centre of our eyes, and apply it to a slightly larger surface (a full size ship is not necessary - just a piece of scrap MDF we can stand a few yards back from and observe will serve the purpose well) and view it in natural light. With a black stripe painted to mimic a boot topping and giving us something to perceive a familiar contrast against and it all clicks in to place.

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http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=167151


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:01 pm 
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Thanks for your response, James, nice house by the way. I’ll be ordering some of this color soon. I have a few others I’ll be ordering, what is your minimum order to the USA?


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