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Salt stains on a submarine?

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Where the coyote howl, NH
Salt stains on a submarine?
Posted by djrost_2000 on Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:20 PM
Building a 1/200 Type IXC U-boat, and wondering if it would be realistic to apply some white pastel as salt stains on this sub.

Thanks,

DJ
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Sunday, September 14, 2003 5:52 PM
No because of the forward motion of the sub they would not permently adhear. You need to remember that salt was a dreaded bad guy, so you wouls see the men all the time hosing down the upper works after it was seen the sub would be in the suface position for a while *ie) dock or other repairs. However, you would have rust stains, no matter how new the vessle was. and the would go STRAIGHT DOWN not slanting toward the rear as some modelers do.

Big Jake

 

 

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 14, 2003 11:14 PM
The salt would be unrealistic. Any deposits would have either been dissolved when the vessel dived, or as Big Jake said, hosed off in port. Also go easy on the rust, around the hawse and ballast tank vents, maybe the hatches, but don't over do it, too many modellers do.
Bruce
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Where the coyote howl, NH
Posted by djrost_2000 on Monday, September 15, 2003 9:40 AM
Thanks guys. It will be rust only and straight down!

ty

DJ
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:02 AM
Just add some rust if you want, salt wasn't visible.
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    April 2003
  • From: PDX, OR
Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 11:37 AM
It's not a sub, but here is a well weathered referance.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=950709
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