I just received the box of my model and i have few questions before going for optional orders :
1 - where to found the wood deck for this model ? Look like unavailable for the moment (except here but rather expensive : http://www.freetimehobbies.com/scd350001-teak.aspx
2 - Is this wood deck going to take place of the "plastic" one in the box ?
3 - how to paint the superstructures (alone on the grap or after, when the deck is already installed and using masking tape (as i will probably invest in airbrush) ?
4 - If i choose to install the version with "bridges" on the front superstructures, is it also possible to ad the torpedo net and the pre-1917 mast ?
5 - what is the best color chart :
- the humbrol indicated in the box of the ICM kit ?
- this ones : http://www.whiteensignmodels.com/brochure/IGN1.htm
- or this ones ? http://german-navy.tripod.com/SMS_No9_1896-1916-s.jpg
- other suggestions ?
If you don't want to use enamels, Revell Germany Aqua Color has both RAL7000 (squirrel grey in Tanner's article at german-navy.tripod.com) and RAL7001 (silver grey). Those will serve, as I understand it, for the basic hull and superstructure colors for German warships in both wars. (There's a full color chart on Revell Germany's web site: search "Aqua Color.") I like Aqua Color paints a lot. They airbrush nicely and hand brush as well as Vallejo. They don't cover as well as some paints so you want to put on multiple thin coats. The sequence you use to paint a large warship is not set in stone. I make it as modular as possible because you're really going to need to paint the deck prior to major assembly.
6 - in which PE are the scales for the funnels ?
Regarding my choices on 3, are this colors still ok with "history" ?
thanks for your help and attention