No, all our models come pre-painted. Each part is painted in our paint workshop to match the colour of the original. This is a combination of hand painting smaller parts and spray painting larger parts.
The bodywork of our cars are sprayed in much the same way as a real car using the paint-codes given to us from the manufacturers to ensure accurate colour matching.
This ensures that when you complete a model you achieve that museum-like finish and a fine replica of the original.
However, it is worth checking out our forum to see how some customers do in fact add paint to their model to customise them. For example you may want to 'weather' you model to make it look older, or perhaps add a wash to the deck of the Bismarck. Some customers even strip off all the paintwork and respray them to get a completely different car!