Royal Navy Set 1
Price: $20.00

Rn1_1.jpg (356532 bytes)Rn1_2.jpg (365088 bytes)The Royal Navy entered World War II with its ships wearing one of four peacetime paint schemes, depending upon the command to which they were attached. By early 1940 the Home Fleet began to repaint in colors and schemes designed to conceal the ships against a land background, and other striking and unofficial schemes followed. The initial official camouflage was the First Admiralty Disruptive Type, which appeared in early 1941. This first set of Royal Navy World War II ship paint chips covers the colors in use from the prewar period through the end of 1941, and therefore provides those colors used in the various unofficial schemes and patterns as well as in the First Admiralty Disruptive Type. 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 as specified by noted author Alan Raven. Modelers are referred to Alan Raven’s “The Development of Naval Camouflage 1914-1945 Part III: British Camouflage in World War II,” in Plastic Ship Modeler, 1997/1 (Plastic Ship Modeler is published by Daniel H. Jones, P.O. Box 2183, Arvada CO 80001-2183), and to Alan Raven’s upcoming series of books on Royal Navy Camouflage to be published by WR Press and available from Snyder & Short Enterprises.

This set contains 22 chips on two sheets and covers the following colors:

507A (1920)
507B (1940)
507C (1920)
B-5 (1941)
B-6 (1941)
PB-10 (1940)
Western Approaches Blue (1941)
Western Approaches Green (1941)
Pink (1941)
Mountbatten Pink, Light (1940)
Mountbatten Pink, Dark (1940)
MS-1 (1941)
MS-2 (1941)
MS-3 (1941)
MS-4 (1941)
MS-4a (1941)
Dark Brown (1940)
Light Green (1940)
Berwick Blue (1941)
Dark Blue (1941)
Deck Coverings

Semtex (Early War)