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Higgins LCVP build – Part 3:Painting

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Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can

Base coat: The lower part of the hull was sprayed with Citadel “Chaos Black”. After masking this area, I sprayed on a mixture of 90% Tamiya XF-19 “Sky Grey” and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner).


  • Propeller: Vallejo Model Color “Brass” 70801
  • Steering and controls: Vallejo Model Color “Bronze” 70998
  • Life ring: Vallejo Model Color “Red” 70947 and Vallejo Model Color “White” 70951
  • Machine guns: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950 and Vallejo Model Color “Olive Grey” 70888

The paint was protected with a layer of Humbrol Clear gloss varnish, the decals applied and glossed over. Finally, Citadel Purity Seal satin varnish was sprayed on.

I didn’t exactly follow the scheme suggested in the instructions, particularly regarding the location of the hull underside black paint.

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