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Painting the sub

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  • Painting the sub

    I'm getting ready to paint my 1/72 Skipjack. It's obvious that my hobby airbrush (used for armor and airplane kits) is too small to paint this thing. Any suggestions, like a rattle can-type paint?


  • #2
    And a clear coat recommendation......


    • #3
      .................Also, does anyone know where I can get a replacement set of the kit decals????? Mine have disappeared.......

      Thanks again


      • #4
        You might be able to email Revell in Germany and ask if they have a set you can buy. I might have a set and can bring it to the fun run or mail it to you. I might have used a name on there.. let me check and I will email you.
        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


        • #5
          I swear by Liquitex spray paint. Expensive, but so awesome. Acrylic, so water cleanup. They make red, black and clear for your boat.


          • #6
            Model submarines should not be painted black. The color is a dark charcoal gray, similar to hotrod primer (which is what I use). The "reddish" underside color is a cross of red/brown, similar to red hotrod primer. Both of which, thanks to Rustoleum's gobbling up of the domestic paint companies, are getting harder to find. Grrr.