Thanks for the tip. I was using the red and blue ultra fine point MARKERS just for stars and stripes on the eagle. I am using the Sharpie PAINT Pens (which is oil base paint) on any of the wood that needs a fine touch like the white letters of the constitution name plate on the stern. Otherwise I am using all Acrylic paints. I was able to get black, white, red, silver and gold in extra fine point and medium point. I don't know if you have ever seen them they work really well, I was surprised to get them so cheap because they normally $4 each.