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Model Builder's Den => Finishing => : sjoormen November 22, 2009, 09:23:05

: Green colour
: sjoormen November 22, 2009, 09:23:05
Hello guys.

I am building my tugboat and I need an advice. I would like to start paint her but I have no clue about green colour below waterline. I understand that it was based on copper, so another question (if that is true) was colour green when it was painted on or it became green over time in water. BTW  I am building French naval tugboat pre WW2. What about another navies?
Any help would be deeply appreciable.
: Re: Green colour
: sea.mariner November 22, 2009, 09:38:28
Thats a good question, and something I have never thought about before, I am sure you willl get the answers you need from the members on here, I would have liked to help you out but not got a clue about it  :-[ :-[

Regards, Dan.
: Re: Green colour
: tugs53 November 22, 2009, 09:50:14
Hmmm....that IS a very good question........
: Re: Green colour
: Footski November 22, 2009, 10:38:54
....a very very good question!! ::) ::)
: Re: Green colour
: sjoormen November 22, 2009, 10:49:50
Well it is relly troubeling me. So far I found on the web only this link which is refering to SZENT ISTVAN of Austro hungarian navy
30 years before Evenos but still:


Green anti-fouling paint: 3-4 parts Revell 48 + 1 part White.

So that would be:32148 Sea Green+ White? (http://scale-models.nl/cc-revell.html)

Every day I am suprised how little I know about things ???