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VVS Colourcoats

White Ensign Models' VVS Colourcoats Paint First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2007 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject VVS Colourcoats Primary Media Enamel
Pros Color matched to the paint chips collected for Erik Pilawskii's book Cons Not available as acrylics
Skill Level Basic MSRP (BP) £1.32 per tin

First Look

One of the more interesting (for me) releases of colors in the White Ensign Models Colourcoats series is this set recreating many of the colors used by the Soviet Air Force during WW2.

If I understand the process correctly, these colors were recreated from paint chips that were acquired during the research that led to the book "Soviet Air Force Fighter Colours 1941-1945" by Erik Pilawskii and illustrated by Chris Banyai-Riepl.

If you look at the colors on the top of these tins, you're looking at quite a few colors that haven't been available from any manufacturer prior to this.

The eighteen colors in this series include:

  • ACS01 - AII Blue
  • ACS02 - AMT7 Blue
  • ACS03 - AII Green
  • ACS04 - AII/AMT Black
  • ACS05 - WUP Interior Primer
  • ACS06 - IMUP Metal Primer
  • ACS07 - ALG-5 Metal Primer
  • ACS08 - AMT-4 Olive-Green
  • ACS09 - AMT-1 Light Gray
  • ACS10 - AMT-1 Dark Gray
  • ACS11 - AMT-11 Blue-Gray
  • ACS12 - AMT-12 Dark Gray
  • ACS13 - Tractor Green
  • ACS14 - AE9 Gray
  • ACS15 - AII Light Brown
  • ACS16 - AII Dark Brown
  • ACS17 - 4BO Army Green
  • ACS18 - AII Dark Green

If you want to paint your Accurate Miniatures Il-2 Sturmovik or Gavia Lavochkin in authentic VVS colors, then you'll want to pay a visit to the White Ensign Models' website soon!

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

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