RE: 7' tall Sailboat
I doubt that you would get a satisfactory result. The hull has probably already been filled/puttied/ stained. From the look of it, it's afairly
old build, and it would probably devalue the worth, also. Why, exactly do you want to repaint? Are you planning on selling it? Are you going to convert to RC? Or just display? I think it looks just lovely the way it is.
There are a few makers of brass hardware that you could add. Go to AMYA.org, then to the vintage club site, they can direct you to Robert Cousineau's site. You have to know what you are doing when you modify something this nicely made. There are also a few others, I'll try to get them up later, but you will be changing the look of it, and as any antique fan will tell you, when you change the originality, you lose authenticity and value. I have another thread here, called beautiful boats, where there are some really old boats and you can compare the looks of the hardware, paint, etc. Keep us posted, please!