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British Armour Colourcoats

White Ensign Models' British Armour Colourcoats Paint First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2007 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject British Armour Colourcoats Primary Media Enamel
Pros Color matched to BS chips Cons Not available as acrylics
Skill Level Basic MSRP £1.19 (+ VAT)

First Look

White Ensign Models continues to expand their colour-matched paint line into a variety of naval, aircraft and armor domains. In this installment, we look at their Royal Army colours spanning WW2 through modern operations. The colours in this selection include:

British Armour Colourcoats
  • ARB01 Gulf Armour Light Stone (BS361)
  • ARB02 Deep Bronze Green
  • ARB04 Mid Bronze Green
  • ARB05 Dark Earth
  • ARB06 Modern British Army Green
  • ARB07 Middle Bronze Green BS381C.23
  • ARB08 Silver Gray BSC381C.28
  • ARB09 Slate BSC381C.34
  • ARB10 Light Purple Brown BSC381C.49
  • ARB11 Light Stone BSC381C.61
  • ARB12 Portland Stone BSC381C.64
  • ARB13 Desert Pink
  • ARB14 Dark Olive Green (North Africa)
  • ARB15 Very Dark Brown BSC987C.SCC No.1A
  • ARB16 Blue Black Disruptive BSC987C.SCC No.14
  • ARB17 Light Mud
  • ARB18 Dark Olive Green (Italy)
  • ARB19 Olive Drab BSC987C.SCC No.15
  • ARB20 Light Bronze Green BSC381C.22

Not a bad variety of colours and this line-up is still growing. What's nice about the Colourcoats tins is that their shelf life is generally longer and you have the built-in paint chips for quick colour-matching on the lids.

You can purchase these and any of the Colourcoat line directly from the White Ensign Models website. They have great service and are a unique resource for the modeler - give them a try!

My sincere thanks to White Ensign Models for these review samples!


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