Welcome to the Warbird Colour website.


Warbird Colour was set up in 2002 by Steve Atkin with the aim of providing a project management and support service for historic military aircraft owners wishing to re-finish their aircraft to the highest standards of authenticity. Initially concentrating on WWII era British aircraft we have expanded to cover American types such as the P-51 Mustang, P-40 Kittyhawk as well as Russian and Luftwaffe aircraft. Although UK based, we carry out projects throughout the world including the USA, Canada and Germany. More recently Steve was joined by noted historian and profile artist Erik Pilawskii and Erik's role is to provide initial research and artwork support for the initial stages of our projects.

The concept behind Warbird Colour is to provide a complete project management service to the warbird aircraft owner that leaves him or her free to choose to have their aircraft re-painted on their own premises or in a specialised facility. All aspects of the paint scheme from research, historic colour sourcing, scheme graphics, markings and artwork to final application are undertaken by us. Working closely in association with key specialists such as noted historians, artists and specialist paint suppliers allows us to provide a unique fully integrated and comprehensive service.