Royal Navy Paint Chip set #1
|If you have read the Royal Navy Camouflage Volume 1, you already know how British Warships were painted, but what color do you use to get the right shade? That seems to be a recurring question here on ModelWarships.com. Everyone wants to know which manufactures colors your used, and the simple answer is that I have yet to find a perfect match for more than a couple colors right out of the bottle. If you want to do it right, your going to have to mix it yourself. That's where these chip sets really comes in handy. This Chip set covers the colors in use from the prewar period through the end of 1941. According to the Snyder and Short Enterprises, "These chips have been carefully matched to Admiralty issued paint chips or actual samples from ships’ paint lockers when available, or to the 1929 Munsell Book of Color".|
|Card One includes:
|On the second card are the following:
|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.