Latest build July 2012

Mark builds a Revell 1:144th type VIIC U96 complete with a seascape diorama

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Latest build July 2012

Post by mark chapman » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:40 pm

Hi,
This is where I am up to with the Sub. I have weathered the tower only at this stage . I will be doing the hull shortly.
The torpedo and the props will remain as they are as I need them to reflect as much light as posible as they are to be submerged. One thing that will improve with weathering will be the deck edge where it meets the hull as I intend to heavily weather the edge to obscure its thickness.
Lower hull will be pin washed and blended in with just dark grey and some dark browning only. I will also add some lighter white grey streeks along top of side tanks but I will go lightly with this and see how it goes.
Upper hull pin wash and very minimal use of different shades of rust powders.
Anchor area will have slightly more use of rust.
Then its on to the water!
I have also been contemplating adding a view of a approaching convoy on the ocean for a back drop front and back. Will keep you posted on that as it will need to be in perspective with the water I make. But I have a very good idea for that, more later.

Thanks for looking.

Now some pictures.

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Post by dafi » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:57 pm

Wonderfully done :-)

What does this remind me at?
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Post by Pete Coleman » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:58 pm

Wow! she's really coming on Mark.
I love what you have done with this build so far and I'm looking forward to seeing your finished diorama too!
Thanks for posting, however I would keep the sub away from Victory in case she's tempted to fire a salvo of tin-fish at those mighty wooden walls... x4x
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Post by dafi » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:00 pm

... and a last one:
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All the best, Daniel
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Re: Latest build July 2012

Post by Maurice Wilcox » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:18 pm

Excellent weathering effects you are getting Mark, love the oil canning.

I am looking forward to your next update.

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Re: Latest build July 2012

Post by Rob » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:10 pm

Looking forward to seeing more Mark.
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Post by mark chapman » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:31 pm

Here are some more showing the rest of the weathering.
This is as far as I want to take this now. Further weathering any lower on the hull will be wasted once the sub is at the water line so I will leave as is. The rust is a combination of brick red (I always prefer that colour to red rust on models) and shades of very dark black brown on the upper middle of the brick red rust.
Then some blending. I never allow the paint to follow a pattern when applying rust. I see to many models with nothing but lots of red rust streaks running down all over the place on a lot of models.
I like to pick a place at random and use the end of the smallest brush I have that has a destroyed/distressed head and use that to apply the paint.
The side tanks were weathered using some of my model railway weathering powders I have .The one I chose has a combination of light/dark grey and white powder in it, and I apply with a wide flat brush loaded with powder pulling down over some wet varnish then dry brush in. This gives me some very fine white straight streaks that I could not replicate any other way.

Thanks for looking.


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Re: Latest build July 2012

Post by Pete Coleman » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:38 am

Very cool build Mark! x6x
She sure is looking good...
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Re: Latest build July 2012

Post by Rob » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:30 pm

I cannot get the theme from ”Das Boot” out of my head when I look at that last picture Mark.

I’m interested to see how you will do the water base and show the water line on the model, have a look at this thread

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... 1&start=40

It may prove useful.

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Re: Latest build July 2012

Post by Maurice Wilcox » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:12 pm

Just curious Mark, you're not leaving that wonderful fully rigged Victory uncased are you?

It is not a model you can clean around with any great success, and it would be such a shame for it to be dust spoiled.

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Re: Latest build July 2012

Post by mark chapman » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:03 pm

Thanks for all your comment so far.
As to the Victory yes she will be cased but at present we are making alterations to some rooms at present and she stays in my model room which is a seeled room that has been designed to allow no more than about normal days dust to settle in a entire year.
I need my sanity as cleaning the model railway of normal dust levels you get in a house would drive me crazy!

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