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Kriegsmarine Germany Navy Set1
Lifecolor Camouflage Set CS09 Kriegsmarine, Germany Navy Set 1
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by: SimonHeathwood [ REDDUSTER ]

Originally published on:
Model Shipwrights

The Set...

The set comes in a colorful top opening cardboard box containing six 22ml opaque plastic pots of acrylic paint. The box tops have a photograph of an appropriate vessel or model and color chips of the six paints included. The back of the box also has color chips with a brief description of the usage of the color, and instructions for using the paint with an airbrush, (I found that helpful as I am just getting back into airbrushing and a few hints never go amiss). Also tips for using brush painting.


UA 601 Hellgrau / silbergrau, DMK50 (superstructure and upperworks pre-war and early war).
UA 602 Dunkelgrau DKM51 (Hull prewar and early war).
UA 603 Hellgrau DKM50 var.( Superstructure and upperworlsks Baltic scheme).
UA604 Mittelgrau DKM51 var.( Superstructure and upperworlsks Baltic scheme).
UA605 Dunkelgrau, bow and stern panels Baltic Scheme.
UA 606 Schiffsbodenfarbe 5, (underwater red).

Covers the basic hull and camouflage grays for pre war to late war, I do like the inclusion of the antifouling red as well.

The test...

To test the paints (and please excuse the splattering on the test piece that is my lack of skill and no reflection on the paint) I sprayed directly on to an unprimed piece of plastic card. The instructions recommend mixing to the consistency of milk either with lifecolor acrylic thinners or water. I tried both and found both worked well, although the paint seemed to dry a little quicker when thinned with the thinner. The paint adhered to the card well and dried quickly, building up a decent depth of color in a couple of mist coats and one wet coat. The colors on the test piece are UA 618 from the Regia Marina set, UA 610 from the Kreigsmarine Set 2, and UA606 from the Kreigsmarine set 1.

The airbrush clean up between color was simplicity, as recommended I used Lifecolor Airbrush cleaner, and ran clean water, followed by cleaner, followed by clean water through the airbrush, and went from light to dark to red with no contamination.

Highs: Good selection of colours, ease of use / cleanup for both Brush & Airbrus
Lows: None
Verdict: Great basic set for Kriegsmarine fans.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: CS09
  Suggested Retail: 15.95
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 13, 2011

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About SimonHeathwood (RedDuster)

1961 Built, Served in the Merchant Navy as a Deck Cadet 1978-82 3/0 1982 made redundant, thence Plymouth Polythechnic 1982-85, Bsc In nautical science, been working shoreside in the Shipping Industry since then as Ship Operator / Broker. I have been building models since I was five, first model ...

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