Scale Colors™ was envisioned nearly ten years ago but like all well-intended projects, didn’t materialize until a need arose. That need came about as a result of a 1/200 Trumpeter USS Missouri, a 4-foot long plastic model kit of a very large ship. It was almost immediately realized that the typical 1/2oz. bottles of paint simply weren’t going to work, so we started experimenting with alternative paints – automotive, industrial, even commercially-available interior paint. Nothing worked like we’d intended, so we connected with a paint chemist and starting formulating a completely new formula of acrylic paint. The results of 3 months of testing and mixing were Scale Colors, a water-based acrylic paint that is specifically color-matched to historical colors.