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Revell 1/72 Type IXC U-boat Completed

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 26, 2016 11:39 AM

Thanks PJ,

I was going to handle my wood deck differently than our fellow modeler did. I have been searching several sites (I forget about the AMP site) for clues for a weathered deck. Most of the photos found are B&W though. The rust will just be on the above water surfaces with a somewhat fowled hull below the waterline, Despite how much anti fowling is applied, those little buggers still attach themselves to a hull. I will use a burnt umber to pre-shade anywhere I feel there may be chipped paint and apply small areas of AK’s Weathering Effects over it. Once the exterior paint has dried I remove it the same way one would with the hairspray method. I will defiantly be using oils. Ever since you turned me on to them, I have never looked back.

I probably went too deep on the oil canning on the bow, but this was my first attempt and I believe the subsequent weathering will tone it down. I have backed off considerably on the rest of the hull but will need to do similar to the other half. This method works well for dents and such as well.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:06 PM

On the contrary Steve, your oil canning looks very good and would not be even thruout the hull. As far as the deck goes, I would paint it flat black, then do some brownish drybrushing followed by some brown oil washes to irregurlary tint some of planking, just a suggestion. If you want to, I can photograph my Type VII to give you some ideas.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:10 PM

That would be great PJ! Your wood effects are unparalleled.

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Posted by Hokey on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:13 PM
I'd love to seem some photos too!
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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:27 PM
I was also thinking of applying some Mr. Dissolved Putty in some of the oil caned areas and smoothing them down with denatured alcohol. That should make an interesting effect. More of a dented appearance I should think. I sure hope this is all worth it.
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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Friday, August 26, 2016 3:42 PM

Rest assured, Steve - your boat looks great and all of the extra work is well worth it! Nice job!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 26, 2016 4:41 PM

modelcrazy
I was also thinking of applying some Mr. Dissolved Putty in some of the oil caned areas and smoothing them down with denatured alcohol. That should make an interesting effect. More of a dented appearance I should think. I sure hope this is all worth it.
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IMO that will not be necessary. The oil canning looks very good as it is. My 9 month old granddaughter is holding me hostage so I will have a couple of pictures up l tonight once I have the time.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 26, 2016 4:48 PM

When you get a round to it.

I should have the half hull done tonight and upload some pics tomorrow.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 26, 2016 9:42 PM

Ok Steve, got the camera out and took some snaps of my Revell 1/144 Type VII/C. It's a little hard to capture the subtle brown shades with the camera but the washes help tone the black to a brownish tint.

Typical areas where rust stains appeared

I used green oil paint to wash the brass painted props

Conning tower details

Un shrouded diesel exhaust vent and soot staining. Hope this helps.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 26, 2016 11:23 PM
That looks excellent PJ!
The Limber holes must have been a pain at 1/144 scale. How did you do the rivets, drybrush? It almost looks like you rubbed the paint off to expose a darker color underneath.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:14 PM

Thanks Steve. Yes the flood holes were a pain to clean out cause they are small. I had to buy a mini jewler's file set to clean out the small holes. The area above the tanks (central drainage area) was very difficult to clean out and then had to build up the ribs with thin plastic card cut in strips.

The weathering is a combination of oil DOT streaking, washes and dry brushing. You can use the thick oil paint to crust the rust like chips here and there. Just let the oil paint dry for a few days. Bob Ross used a similar technique to texture some of his wet on wet paintings. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:53 PM

I use to paint Bob Ross style and and am familiar with the technique. I have a few of my "masterpieces" hanging on the walls. I use the left over tubes for weathering.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 27, 2016 1:28 PM

The wife and I went to his gallery in New Smyrna Beach that is about an hour away from our house. His paintings look great on TV but up close, they are fabulous. Amazing what he was able to to do with a 2 " brush.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:53 PM

Great discussion guys, some really useful info there. One of the main reasons i am doing the 125th kit in the GB is to practice painting and weathering before i tackle one of the big ones.

I have been contemplating geting the AK ships weathering sets, but i hope i can pick up enough tips here that i won't need to.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:30 PM
I’m almost done with the first half of the hull. After I completed the oil canning, I went back and added some Mr. Dissolved Putty. After it was dry I went over that with some denatured alcohol to knock down some of the high areas. I painted the hull with a primer to see how it came out. I need to work a little more on a few areas but all in all I’m pleased with it.
Then on to the second half.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:30 PM

modelcrazy
I'm hoping to duplicate this level of weathering. This a type VII I found on Google images. Builder is unknown, unless some knows him. Almost looks like the rust chipping and barnicals would cut your hand if you picked it up.
 

I saw your post the other day and was sure i had seen that before. The build was posted on the AMP forum, i had bookmarked it for future referance.

http://models.rokket.biz/index.php?topic=443.315

page 1 shows how he did the oil canning, and he did the same as you Steve. I was really interested he how he fitted al the PE, i had not realised how much work that would be.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:06 PM

When you Google U-boat Model images this one is one of the first to come up. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 29, 2016 6:47 AM

The work that Foxbat has done is amazing. Too bad that all that detailed work under the deck will not be seen at all. There is another member on that forum with a screen name or Siara who did an incredible job on the Dancing Devil boat (U-552) 3-4 years ago. Quite a talented bunch.

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Posted by allan on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:05 AM

Completely loving the stressed metal effect!  Ive long wanted to replicate this, but since I build 1/700 I dont think I ever will.   Looking forward to more pics!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 12, 2016 11:35 AM
Here’s an update on the U-boat. I completed the oil canning, torpedo tubes, closing the hull halves and adding PE to the deck. I installed some cardboard tubing inside the hull to simulate the pressure hull. I need to do some filling and priming then on to the conning tower.
      

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, September 12, 2016 12:49 PM

Nice going to date......she is getting that "used and abused" look to her.

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Posted by Hokey on Monday, September 12, 2016 1:05 PM

Really looking good! Thanks for posting and keep 'em coming!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 12, 2016 1:16 PM

Gosh that looks awesome Steve. I wanted to start on my Gato today but looks like I will be a grandpa for a second time as my daughter in law went to the hospital in labor about an hour ago. Lucky that my son took a day off!

So back to baby sitting my 10 month old granddaughter and less time for modeling for a few days.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 12, 2016 1:27 PM

Thanks guys, with the size of this kit I can't imagine building that Gato monster.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 12, 2016 2:02 PM

Mines 1/144. The 1/72 Gato is gargantuan.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:02 AM
OK boys and girls, I sprayed a black primer to bring out any flaws before I moved on. I have to say I am pleased with the oil canning and will be continuing that process on other select builds, just not as much. I will be spraying a mix of Testers enamel rust, mixed with flat black to make a burnt umber color, onto areas where the paint should chip. I will go over these areas with a brushed on AK Interactives Worn Effects. This should make it easy to chip the acrylic paint off later.
Next the conning tower build-up which seems to take up the majority of the instructions.

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Posted by Hokey on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:13 AM

Really looking great!  Did the US subs have the same oil canning?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:17 AM

Don't know for sure, I'll look for some pics.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:22 AM

Some did.

Steve

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Posted by Hokey on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:25 AM

ya i can see it pretty clear there. thanks.

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