I found the Tamiya Hull Red more brown then red. I do in fact use this on my Seawolf for the hull mounted sonar domes.
As for the clearcoat the answer is yes, this is almost mandatory as the model is to operate in water. In your case I believe you are building a static kit, so it may not be required.
Edited By bcliffe on 1060277725
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