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Regia Marina Colourcoats

White Ensign Models' WWII Regia Marina Colourcoats Paint First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2007 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject WWII Regia Marina Colourcoats Primary Media Enamel
Pros Color matched to Snyder & Short Regia Marina paint chips Cons Not available as acrylics
Skill Level Basic MSRP (BP) £1.32 per tin

First Look

In past reviews, we've looked at the growing line of White Ensign Models' Colourcoats color-matched enamels that are produced in Humrol/Xtracolor styled tins. In this installment, we'll look at their line of ship colors that are color-matched to the Snyder & Short Regia Marina paint chips.

The true test is to compare the colors against actual paint chips. As I've mentioned before, Snyder & Short produced a set of chips that covered the Regia Marina of WWII. Since White Ensign Models applies the colors contained in the tins to their lids, it was a simple task to set each color against its corresponding paint chip to see how well they match. As you can see in this photograph (and to no great surprise), they match nicely.

In their Regia Marina line of matched colors:

Regia Marina Colourcoats
  • CCO RM01 Grigio Scuro Dark Gray
  • CCO RM02 Grigio Chiaro Light Gray
  • CCO RM03 Blu Scuro Dark Blue
  • CCO RM04 Azzuro Light Blue
  • CCO RM05 Verde Chiaro Light Green
  • CCO RM06 Giallo Verde Light Yellow-Green
  • CCO RM07 Bianco Sporco Opaco Matt Foul White
  • CCO RM08 Rosso Red

Not a bad variety of colors and this line-up is still growing. Stand by for more good things from White Ensign Models! What's nice about these tins is that their shelf life is generally longer.

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 ship modeler - give them a try!

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