This Model Masters enamel represents the anti-fouling paint found on Kreigsmarine ship hulls during WWII. In terms of color, it dries as dark red-brown, and so it's not suitable for US, UK, or IJN ship undersides which are a brighter shade of red. However, it is a close match for the German oxide red primer, which was used to prime tank hulls and other German military equipment during WWII.
Since Model Master enamel paints perform well both when brushed on and when sprayed, This paint is just as useful for chipping or undercoating tank hulls as it is for representing german ship undersides. these enamels form fairly sturdy coats, but they take longer to dry and cure (roughly 15 minutes to dry when spraying and 30 when brushing and 24 hours to fully cure) and can be more difficult to handle, since they must be shaken very thoroughly before use to break up the heavy pigments which settle to the bottom of the jar over the course of several hours. The ideal thinning ratio seems to be about two parts paint to one part mineral spirits. Model Masters enamels perform very poorly when overthinned, so it's better to underestimate the amount of thinner needed.
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