[WWI] Ship Painting
marcflake at att.net
Wed Oct 2 10:30:15 EDT 2013
Anybody have a favorite "recipe" for anti-fouling red for
ship bottoms? Didn't see anything like that either on
I bought a six-pack of ModelMaster Anti-fouling Red when the Marine Paints were discontinued, so that's what I've been using. I don't use it much because I usually build 1/700 waterline kits, but I have a few full-hull large scale kits in the stash that I'm saving them for. You may be able to find some on eBay.
Tamiya makes a Hull Red, but it is more appropriate for Imperial Japanese Navy hulls. I mistakenly used it on a 1/2xx scale USS Oregon before learning that USN anti-fouling red was lighter and brighter.
Are you doing USN, IJN, Imperial German, 3rd Reich German, or Royal Navy ship? I have a set of Snyder and Short chips for a few of these and they appear to be different shades of red. If you can be more specific about which navy your ship belongs in, I can help you better.
White Ensign provides paints matched to the chips and Anti-fouling Red is available at Freetime Hobbies for Modern USN, IJN, Royal Navy and pre-1945 USN ships for $3.50 a tin.
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