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General Ship Modeling: Painting & Color Schemes
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dull red
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2012
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:12 AM UTC
hello guys ive been looking at conversion charts for hours and am at a loss so does anyone know what paint i can use instead of tamiya ts33 dull red spray .as near as pos will be ok i would like an acryilc paint as not much good with spray cans thanks very much john
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 04:07 AM UTC
If you are painting a ship hull then Tamiya XF9 Hull Red
or Vallejo 146 Hull Red.

Both are acrylics but Tamiya is designed primarly for
airbrushing while the Vallejo ModelColor will brush
paint very nicely.

Joined: October 30, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 04:39 AM UTC
Vallejo modelColour sprays well too, just needs enough thinning.
LifeColour have some excellent hull colours too.
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:22 PM UTC
White Ensign Models do a really nice range of anti-fouling red for the various navy's of the world. I have built a few IJN ships lately and their IJN anti-fouling red is a much better match to the real colour than Tamiya's offerings (spray or pot) in my opinion The WEM paints are enamel and thin nicely for use in the airbrush.