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Das Boot
Posted by Tcoat on Saturday, March 11, 2023 12:22 PM

Need to take a break from cars so lets do a fun little build of this

 

 

 

 

Using only the paints that came with the kit

 

 

It is 1:16PM on Saturday March 11 and I am cutting the first part off the sprue ... NOW

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 11, 2023 12:36 PM

Fun!  Are those paints acrylic or enamel?  I really like the revell email enamel paints (though I can't figure out the name...).

Looking forward to your build.  Go Go Go!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tcoat on Saturday, March 11, 2023 1:27 PM

keavdog

Fun!  Are those paints acrylic or enamel?  I really like the revell email enamel paints (though I can't figure out the name...).

Looking forward to your build.  Go Go Go!

 

Haven't tried them yet but they smell like dollar store acrylic craft paints. This could prove interesting but I am committed now since I said they would be the only paints I would  use

fox
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Posted by fox on Saturday, March 11, 2023 5:42 PM

Looks like a nice kit. Can't wait to see the finished model. 

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 12, 2023 6:43 AM

This'll be fun to watch. Bring it on Tony!!

 

                   

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Posted by Tcoat on Sunday, March 12, 2023 3:09 PM

OK so it is time for the 4 hours of bench time (not consecutive) update.

Lower hull and decks assembled. 

There were a couple of small spots where the deck just simply would not meet flush with the hull. Keep in mind that these small gaps are about the width of a hair not the trench it looks like here. Paint would likely fill them but I gave  them a swipe with some clear parts cement just to make sure.

 

Now, let's discuss the elephant in the room!

This kit was designed and built in 2006 (Thanks Scalemates) NOT 1966. They have completely beautiful, crisp, scale details. Just look at that deck above.

So why? Just why, did they feel the need to festoon the hull with massive (in scale) rivets and raised panel lines? In scale those rivets are about 4 inches around and protrude about 3. The panel lines are more like 6 wide and 3 high.  Not only is this sub going to lose about 10 knots on the surface and be almost immobile submerged it is going to make so much noise while underway that the invention of asdic would never be needed. 

If this was not going to be a quick build I would have spent a couple of days sanding all that carefully molded detail off. You just would not see any of this in 1/144

 

 

 

Tower detail is nice. This is where some photoetch may dress it up a bit but not a lot since the molded parts are actually pretty nice overall. That tiny grating and wood bulkhead paneling will pop with a wash.

 

The rails are of course a tad overscale and need some serious cleanup but thing they will look good once done. Luckily the styrene is easy to work with being neither too hard nor soft. It would be Goldilocks approved

 

 

 

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Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 6:17 AM

Build done. Total assembly time 5 hours and 27 minutes. A fair bit of clean up on very tiny parts extended the time a bit. It was sort of odd because only one corner of one sprue has flash. The corner of the mold must not have bee closed completely. It wasn't horrid but did need cleanup. 

 

 

First coat of kit supplied paint on. This paint brushes really nicely but of course I had to airbrush so took some time to figure out best thinner. It is more like craft paint than normal model acrylics and the only thing that will thin it is water. Just water. Trust me don't use anything but water if you use these!

Looked awful going on but once dry is a really nice flat finish.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 9:49 AM

Wow!  You're a machine.  Great progress and the paint does look good.  Any particular motive for powering through this kit or just had the time?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 10:06 AM

keavdog

Wow!  You're a machine.  Great progress and the paint does look good.  Any particular motive for powering through this kit or just had the time?

 

Had to get away from cars for a bit and this one just happened to be on top of the pile since I received it for Christmas. Figured it would be an easy 20 or so hour project then back to the bigger projects. All in all it sort of fills the OOB no messing around build that the Corvair was supposed to be but wasn't. 

It is not abnormal for me to have three or four going at once so I can avoid getting bored and resigning a kit to the shelf of doom for no valid reason.

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Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 8:10 PM

Lower hull and details painted. Those nasty rivets interfered with the masking exactly as It thought they would but that is fine. Technically it is "done" but if anybody thinks I will leave it like this they have surprises coming.

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 11:31 PM

Well done.  She looks the part for sure.  I'm with you on the four or five kits going, that's my usual cadence.  Sure knocked this one out in short order.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tcoat on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 6:18 AM

keavdog

Well done.  She looks the part for sure.  I'm with you on the four or five kits going, that's my usual cadence.  Sure knocked this one out in short order.  

 

Look even better when I am actually done with it. I challenged myself to paint using only the kit supplied stuff and that I did but I never promised to stop there!

I didn't research this a lot so not sure how accurate the colours and pattern are for real Uboats of that period but the kit supplied paint and instructions are bang on to the movie version. 

At the start of the movie the paint was very pretty and clean.

 

Not so much when it returns (And anybody that has seen the movie knows it get's much worse in about 5 minutes)

 

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  • From: SW Florida
Posted by fuzznoggin on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 1:31 PM

Nice Job Yes

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Posted by JoeSMG on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 7:51 PM

Looking forward to seeing the final cut.

- Joe the SMG

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Posted by Tcoat on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 8:08 PM

Stages.

Plain paint

to

Future wash

to

black wash to limber holes, guns and hatches only

to

Blotchy Agrax Earthshade wash to overall. 

 

 

 

Next up will be a flat coat to knock off any remaining gloss and even things out.

 

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  • From: On my kitchen counter top somewhere in North Carolina.
Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, March 16, 2023 11:59 PM

So far it's looking real good here.

I'm eventually going to be working on a

1/144 VIIC atlantic version in the near future.

Off and on, I'll be a watching your progress.

Sherman-Jumbo-1945

"I never know what to expect here anymore."

 

 
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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, March 17, 2023 6:42 AM

disastermaster

So far it's looking real good here.

I'm eventually going to be working on a

1/144 VIIC atlantic version in the near future.

Off and on, I'll be a watching your progress.

 

I have had one of those built and waiting for paint for about 5 years now. Probably should have pulled it out and did both paintjobs at once. 

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, March 17, 2023 2:00 PM

DONE!

Out of the box with the exception of antenna wires and insulators.

Total working time 10hours 39 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 17, 2023 3:12 PM

She turned out great.  I started that kit ages ago and couldn't get the deck to fit right.  Well done and record time!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, March 17, 2023 5:47 PM

Zat isss!

 A vunderbar bilt of zee UnterZeeBoot! Verry nice.

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Friday, March 17, 2023 5:58 PM

Excellent work!!

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:47 PM

Tcoat

DONE!

Out of the box with the exception of antenna wires and insulators.

Total working time 10hours 39 minutes.

                                Have one on me!

                                               sehr gute Arbeit

Sherman-Jumbo-1945

"I never know what to expect here anymore."

 

 
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Posted by Tcoat on Monday, March 20, 2023 1:55 PM

In another forum it was mentioned that weathering in this scale can be tricky. I figured my response might have some value here.

I have a sort of rule of thumb for weathering any subject. I take the scale and reduce it around 10% and consider that the distance I am viewing the subject from in feet. So the 1/144 foot uboat in this case would be weathered as if I was looking at it from 130 feet away. This gives a better effect when looking at a model as things are more in scale. For this example I used no actual rust tones since at that distance you simply would not see the actual colours it would just be botches that are different than the surrounding paint. If this was a 1/72 boat it would be a 60 foot viewing distance and you would actually see individual rust colors but they would still be blended and not stark against the rest of the paint. If this was a 1/24 scale boat (it would be huge of course) then you would see each steak of rust, chips, scrapes, etc since the "view" would be from only 20 feet away.

Does this make any sense at all?

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, March 20, 2023 7:16 PM

Stupid forum screwed me 3 times and now I gotta type it a third time........

I'm not doing this again.

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Well, I do it a different way. Hope this helps.

1/144....

Viewed at one foot (the distance I usually build at)

That is how it would look at 144 feet

I use this for all scales.

Sherman-Jumbo-1945

"I never know what to expect here anymore."

 

 
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