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General Ship Modeling: Painting & Color Schemes
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Hull Red?
oldbean
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 10:15 PM UTC
I am working on a Knox class frigate (specificaly FF109, USS Truett) and was wondering what is the appropriate color for the red on the hull?

Jesse
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 03:49 AM UTC
Hi Jesse: The correct colour for your hull is a spray can of Duplicolor automotive red oxide primer. This is very close to the original lead based red oxide primer that was used on the real ships. I recommend decanting it and spraying it through an airbrush. Bob
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 05:57 AM UTC
Also available is WEM M06 Modern USN Antifouling Red
oldbean
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 11:08 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I appreciate the help!