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.