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submarine acoustic tiles

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  • Member since
    March 2023
submarine acoustic tiles
Posted by snipe991 on Friday, March 24, 2023 9:45 PM

For the last few months I've been reviewing and researching ways to recreate the acoustic tiles on submarines for a LA 688 class 1/350 kit. To be more specific, here's a close up of one of the subs with said acoustic tiles:



... the closest resolution I found with this modeler online:

... I've looked into making custom stencil (too small to make for this scale), creating a foam/sponge cutout, to a pain staking masking process, or even perhaps using a knife to make light cut lines.

I'm real interested in other possible methods out there Yes

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, March 30, 2023 7:51 PM

I have not tried this myself but, 

Maybe try stretching a bit of pantyhose over the model.

I have seen guys do this to replicate the heat tiles on spaceshuttle models.

Spraypaint the darker color first, ( allow to dry ) then stretch the pantyhose into position, then a slightly lighter color to represent the tiles.



 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"


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