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eddiesolo

1/125 SUNKEN U-BOAT.

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When my health goes through a bad faze modelling tends to take a back seat.

 

However, I managed to get the U-99 model kit cheap and so another sunken u-boat was born.

 

To me this is a nice size to work on and I do not have to worry about mistakes etc and just enjoy it.

 

As some of you know the Revell kit is well...poor, loads of injector marks, flash, too thick railings and slightly warped sections (well on this kit there was) of course for what had in mind...this was not an issue.

 

The model was washed and then cleaned up and assembled with damage added to buckled and bent hull to damaged railings.

 

It was then coated in a undiluted coat of PVA and a very fine sand was added to give some texture. Once dry it painted in red oxide and then I added a pre-shade in satin black to the underside and lower hull to give a more dark appearance. Once all dry various greys and greens were airbrushed, a beige/coral colour added to topsides by sponge dabbing.

 

A brass and aluminium base was then added.

 

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Si:)

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A wonderfully interesting take on the subject, and it has turned out really well!

 

Congrats,  Ray

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3 hours ago, Parabat said:

Very effective finish indeed, very nicely done.

Thank you mate, glad you like her and thank you for stopping by.

2 hours ago, Ray S said:

A wonderfully interesting take on the subject, and it has turned out really well!

 

Congrats,  Ray

Cheers Ray, these sunken subs are my bit of not worrying about having to do something perfect, helps me to just chill. So pleased you like her.

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Some really useful techniques there, very original and effective. I can see me using some of those ideas myself one day. Thanks for sharing.

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10 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Wow ... very Impressive.

Thank you very much, really pleased you enjoyed looking at her.

7 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

Some really useful techniques there, very original and effective. I can see me using some of those ideas myself one day. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for stopping by and looking, also, really pleased that it was of use to you regarding ideas.

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that's definitely a dark art you have there making a kit look so old and eroded - very good job

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That is art. Brilliant, even captured the wave action deterioration in colour, very well done!

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On 7/19/2018 at 2:47 PM, Gimme Shelter said:

that's definitely a dark art you have there making a kit look so old and eroded - very good job

Cheers mate, looking knackered seems to be a talent of mine.

On 7/19/2018 at 2:59 PM, mick said:

excellent work

Ta very much Mick, glad you like it.

On 7/19/2018 at 7:58 PM, Valkyrie said:

That is art. Brilliant, even captured the wave action deterioration in colour, very well done!

Chuffed you like it and for the wonderful comment, really appreciate it.

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Brilliantly effective technique. Superb result. Love it. :clap:

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Great result on a not very common subject :thumbsup2:

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On 7/29/2018 at 10:00 AM, Mark4700 said:

Brilliantly effective technique. Superb result. Love it. :clap:

Thanks Mark, really do appreciate you stopping by and for the lovely comment.

On 7/31/2018 at 9:41 AM, clive_t said:

Great result on a not very common subject :thumbsup2:

Cheers Clive, thanks mate for the great comment, means a lot.

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Hi guys.

 

Just thought I would let you all know that this has been sold, I got £27 + postage, it covered the materials, just.

 

Main thing is, I enjoyed making it and it kept my mind and hands busy during a flare up and now someone else can enjoy it.

 

Thanks again for all your comments, means a lot.

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On 9/7/2018 at 3:05 PM, Rod bettencourt said:

That's cool!!

 

Rod

Hi Rod, bit late on replying, apologies for that.

 

Many thanks for looking and commenting, glad you liked the wreck.

 

Si:)

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I'm loving the technique on display here! Definitely not an everyday treatment of the subject and all the better for it. 

 

Cheers for sharing with us. 

 

Chris. 

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If i had the money Si i'd love to pay you for a couple of commissions....

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PVA = Polyvinyl acetate = white wood glue

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1 hour ago, busnproplinerfan said:

and where do you find very fine sand?

pet shop, I think it has been mentioned that there is some for chinchillas that dust bath.   

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