Snyder and Short Enterprises

Regina Marina Paint Chip Set
Italian Navy WW2 colors
Reviewed by Timothy Dike
Ship modelers can be the most obsessive when it comes to accurate paint colors. That is why Snyder and Short Enterprises have designed this set for the ship modeler. To ensure accuracy they consulted Dr. Maurizio Brescia  to were matched to the original paint chips. This set will help you do all WW2 Italian Navy ships and submarines.
This set includes:
  • Grigio Scuro (Dark Gray)
  • Grigio Chiaro (Light Gray)
  • Blu Scuro (Dark Blue)
  • Azzurro (Light Blue)
  • Marrone Verdastro (Greenish Dark Brown for Submarines)
  • Grigio-azzurro chiaro (Light Blue-Gray for Submarines)
  • Verde Chiaro (Light Green)
  • Giallo Verde (Light Yellow-Green
  • Bianco Sporco Opaco (Matt Foul White)
  • Rosso (Red Forecastle Stripes)
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These paint chip are actual painted patches using real paint, not simply printed colors. Printing technology today falls short of being able to consistently match colors, so this is the best method to reproduce the colors. The cards themselves are 8-1/2" x 11" heavy stock with individual colors painted on self adhesive patched that are then applied to the card. I keep mine in sheet protectors in a binder for handy reference. 

While some modelers may argue that you need to incorporate "scale effect" in you paint scheme, you will still need a starting point and these chips provide just that. 

This set is available directly from Snyder and Short via the website or from well stocked hobby shops for around $14.00.