.50 Ma Deuce painting color

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  1. DarrellC

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    Best color for painting a WWII .50 cal
     
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    This is from Vietnam a very dark black-blue to my recolection
     

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    Most of arms like guns, machine guns are oxidised usually. The colour is the black often. However I have seen the German WW2 LUGER P08 Parabellum found by my workmate a couple years ago. It was in a very good condition because it was preserved and hidden at an attic of an old house. Its bluing was of greenish tint.

    Personally I use the black paint as the undercoat and then use the silver and steel colours for drybrushing. The effect always looks good. Certainly you can use the steel or the silver colour as the undercoat and make the drybrushing with the black thinned paint. It is nice if the undercoat is an enamel and the colour for drybrushing is a paint.
     
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