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General Ship Modeling: Painting & Color Schemes
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U-boat Colors at the Waterline
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Alabama, United States
Joined: July 12, 2013
KitMaker: 205 posts
Armorama: 120 posts
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:38 AM UTC
Hi everyone.

I can't believe that I am almost at the paiting stage of my model VIIC U-boat. As an armor builder, I am used to overspray and the lore of lousy paint jobs on German armor. When looking at photos of the U-boats and other builds, the break between the lower hull and upper hull on these boats looks rather clean. Is this the case or would there have been a bit of overspray on the hull?


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Arizona, United States
Joined: February 13, 2013
KitMaker: 767 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:55 AM UTC
I posted this on another link not so long ago to assist in the painting of U-boats.


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Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
KitMaker: 2,392 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 01:31 PM UTC
Hi Alex,

No overspray....it is a distinct line.


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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,347 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 02:47 AM UTC
As on all ships and boats, there's a nice straight and neat line at the waterline. No boot topping though, just grey above and black (or very dark gray) below.