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Thank you David & Mick for the compliments and encouragement.

Just a small update:

I added the beginnings of my weathering on the Uboat. I hope I did not overdue it. I believe I can dial it down if need be as I go.  I kind of over applied the chipping process during that phase and dialed it back down as I moved ahead. 



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Gidday, I don't think the weathering is overdone, I think it looks very good. During wartime I'd imagine these boats would have been worked hard, and their appearance would show this. It's well done, IMHO. Regards, Jeff.

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Steve, thank you for the link. 

I added some darker tones to the lower hull for depth and shadow. 



I ordered a wood deck from nautilus And it’s nicer than I expected. These decks are first rate & beautiful. 
Nautilus wood deck:


I’m still deciding which deck to use. I know the plastic stock deck since has molded details that sit above the deck line.  If I use the wood deck these are details I would want to add so  I’ll have to either purchase these details (PE?) or make them.  Example: hatch hinges, plates, etc.  In the meantime, I will continue to advance both deck choices simultaneously and decide later which to include in the build.  

Revell stock deck:



I primed and painted the conning tower details. I added a wash and dry brushed them.  I still have to repair the one far right.   Some of the hand rails and handles are quite fragile. 




That’s it for now…

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I’m curious what the deck of the wintergarten on a VIIC was made of?  It has an interesting pattern.  It looks like a much finer pattern than the lower deck. 
I want to assume it’s wood but not sure.  I would imagine it would not be slippery and most likely coated. 
Thanks in advance. 



Worked a little on the inner conning tower wood parts.

I started  with a red brown base and played with inks.  I eventually go frustrated and painted some lighter yellow browns over previous work    And then tried my oils   Then I learned a great lesson that oils need a lot longer to dry than acrylics. I masked over my oils and watched my weathering stick to my painters tape. I eventually touched the wood planks and set them aside   In the future I will save my oils and weathering to be done last.  



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Minor steps.  
Painted and chipped deck. Will weather at a later time. 
Fittting conning tower details to deck platform.



adding black on conning tower forward bulge. 




painted periscopes with black & greys. 

51586111469_947557e6a0_b.jpg For whatever reason the conning tower 3D printed resin splash guard is sitting a little proud /high will address this detail shortly. 

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Today I glued the details and the top splash guard in place to the upper conning tower.


I also tried to wrap brass wire around the 8.8cm deck gun.  The wire had some spring to it and it was not really working like I’d hoped.  A few passes through a candle flame might have annealed it because it became pretty malleable afterwards. I glued the ends in place and added a light coat of primer.  





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On 10/15/2021 at 9:48 AM, VinBizz4786_ said:

Super job mate ! So, to be sure, you have use XF-20 as base color and XF-63 as base color for the camo right ?

Thanks for taking a look at my progress and my method of madness.  :)   I appreciate the compliments.  
I use lots of tamiya grays for various things but on this kit I mostly used 63, 66, 19, & 53.  



I also make my own primer and it’s different shades of gray depending on what part I’m painting.  I use Stynyrez white and black.  

I also make my own washes with the Tamiya greys usually mixed with black XF-1.

The gray I use as a base  at the beginning usually look a lot different at the end than when I applied them. 

The hull color I started with, I’d be surprised if it looks anywhere near it did now compared to the day I airbrushed it on.  Quite a few different layers on top now.  

On 10/15/2021 at 1:12 AM, beefy66 said:

Very nice details on the forward gun 👍



 Thanks Beefy.  Looking back and comparing it with my last build I now feel it was worth the effort.  

On 10/14/2021 at 2:40 PM, Adm Lord De Univers said:


ALDU, thanks a bunch for the kind compliments.  

Currently I’m adding several coats to the conning tower and am chipping it.  I will post pictures tonight.  



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I had an hour of free time tonight so I masked one side of the conning tower.   I also payed attention to the camo pattern on the lower hull hoping to make the color bands continuous through the hull & conning tower.  
I added the camo pattern to both sides of the conning tower.  The leading band of camo in the right meets the leading band of camo on the left perfectly in front of the boat.   I will touch up later if needed and deal with any extra chipping the masking tape pulled off.  
For me I always check my masking tape in case it pulls off a resin part. Especially me I tend to grip the part while I’m shooting with the AB and accidents frequently happen.   I found a few parts in my masking tape, embarrassed to admit. I carefully replied them with tweezers.  
binoculars, handle on hatch, and compass support arm.  

My very precise (rats nest ) masking job. 







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