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Grumpy's Seehund finished
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 05:38 AM UTC
I've finished my Seehund....




Other photos in my gallery, under DDD.
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:31 AM UTC
Neat sub. Is this a one man or two man sub? Another unusual subject done very well. Thanks for sharing. Now get some rest.
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:52 AM UTC
Ciao Dave,
That is a really cool looking sub. I didn't realize it was that small! It looks really realistic and you did an amazing job!!
Ciao for now
Rob
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 11:13 AM UTC
Very nice Dave. I'm not much for seagoing stuff, but I want one. Who made the kit?
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 11:15 AM UTC
sup my man,
that turned out great bro. im not that big of a fan of ships and submarines but this is really nice and makes me want to do one. Well, you know I expect that dio from you! so keep up the good work, and dont forget to post that dio!
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 12:34 PM UTC
She looks fantastic Dave! Thanks for your participation!
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 12:49 PM UTC
Thanks for the nice remarks guys.
This was another fun project, of a subject I would not normally do. (The fun part of a camapign)
I bought these kits years ago, and they collected dust in the closet until this campaign came along.
They are the old Verlinden 1/35 German Midgets Seehund and Neger.... Waterline kit, #996.
For me the fun part was doing the water..... I never did that before, so it was a totally new learning experence.
Now that I found the proper Gallery, I'll post a few better photos, after I take them. (These were just some fast snaps).
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 05:55 PM UTC
Dave,
It is great model! Thanks!

I just wonder about colors. Does it look closer to your paintings in picture bellow?




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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 08:03 PM UTC
Boris, I just used the boxtop for references, so won't swear that the colors are 100% right.
Your photo is tinted towards the blueish side a little too much, at least on my screen. It's more greyish. I started out with a coat of black, and simply dusted on various lighter shades of grey each time.
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 11:43 PM UTC
Dave, Great Job!
For first time water WOW Fantastic, great figure too!
Neat dios on both subs!
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 01:32 AM UTC
Dave, everything looks great. I love the water, I love the colors , the presentation is outstanding. But, Dave, if you don't mind, sir, with all due respect, as a boastwainmate in the US Navy, there wouldn't be any exposed silver. If its aluminum it'd be a powdery white from the electrostatic charges the ship generates going through the water. If it was steel your exposing, it'd be surface rust unless it just happened, then chances are it'd be primer. Red if steel, zinc chromate, yellow if aluminum. Exposed steel in salt water will surface rust really really fast, within a couple hours. Just the air alone will surface rust it up. I've had to chip and paint enough of it in my younger sailor seamanship years to have a pretty good idea.
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Gosh Dave, I hope you don't flip, I'm just trying to share knowledge from my own life experiences.

Bless
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 01:49 AM UTC
Dave, excellent sub, it looks amazing. Maybe you could do an SBS article on your water. I think that would be a fantastic one. Cheers Kevin
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 02:44 AM UTC

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as a boastwainmate in the US Navy, there wouldn't be any exposed silver.


LOL... Easyoff, as an old falling apart at the seams snipe, who spent years on birdfarms, I can assure you that there is, nor was any silver used. What appears silver is actually reflected light. Like you, I spent many hours using a chipping hammer, deck crawller, and needle gun. Except we did in way below decks, and with good behaviour were give a Sunlight Chit/Deckpass to see how the boastwainmates lived. :-) :-) :-) Notice out of respect I refrained from the proper term..... (rolling on floor)

Kevin, thanks for the suggestion.... I really didn't plan in it, so I only have one photo during the placement of the water. But it really wasn't difficult, I just used Magic Sculpt, doing a section at a time, starting with the bow waves, and worked my way aft. I would let each section cure, (so I didn't screw up the previous section, I then added the outward waves and crests, again letting them cure, and finally added the calmer water between the creast. Tools used were old college days cheap ass sculpting tools, (YES I still have a few left) and an old fashion darning needle. Several coats of future provided the gloss.
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 03:47 AM UTC
That is really neat. When I saw the other post before painting I thought it was a regular full sized sub, not a little midget sub.
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 06:50 AM UTC
Figures Dave! Finally I have something intelligent to contribute and its shot down by reflective light syndrome! :-) hahahaha. Oh please! Don't remind me of chipping hammers! I can still feel my insides vibrating, and with a hang over they where pure hell.
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 12:18 PM UTC
In my day, we never got hangovers.... we just stayed drunk..... :-) :-) :-)
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 01:04 PM UTC
Nice! Really nice job, like the water too!
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:05 PM UTC
Everything I wanted to say was said by everybody else.

My addition is that it's very cute. Good work. I realy wished I could model water too.

Cheers
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:23 PM UTC
Great Job Dave. You have a fine sub there. I'm glad you could join the ranks of the submerged few too finish.
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:25 PM UTC
Not only is this another little masterpiece, but if a model brings back those memories of happy days at sea..., it can only be a good thing..

I have to add my appreciation to the rest, the water IS outstanding, as with your Neger Sub. Now I'm not going to turn my Cutty Sark into a waterline model, but I might just buy a plastic kit, and revisit my youth..

Thanks for sharing, and re-awakening some long dormant memories..

Cheers
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:56 PM UTC
Excellent Dave,

I too like the water and for a first attempt, I can only hope that mine could look so good.

Very nice indeed.
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005 - 11:31 PM UTC

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but I might just buy a plastic kit, and revisit my youth..



:-) :-) :-)Yesterday, I went to the LHS to get some Tamyia extra thin, had no, so to drown my sorrow, I bought the re-issue of the USS Kearsarge. :-) :-) :-) Now the last time I built this I was about 15 years old and it cost about 20 bucks. It cost a lot more, and I'll like to think my modelling skills have improved since then.... :-) :-) :-)
With my short attention span, this may turn into a long project.
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2005 - 01:09 AM UTC
Dave, Sally and I just took a cruise on the Navigator of the Seas. 12.5 Million dollars of art on this ship to enjoy and a cocktail lounge every 60 feet or so. I spent the entire afternoon on the bow just taking it all in, looking at the sea, listening to its music as the ship cut through it. With a buzz on of course. I gotta tell ya, the smell of that salt air, watching the little white caps, it all brought back so many memories. I have to also say, I like the cruise ships much better than the destroyer that I was on :-) :-)

If you ever get a chance brotha, give it a go. Man is it a great time.

John
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2005 - 01:28 AM UTC
Thats an awesome sub Dave, well done. The water is fantastic, especially as its your first time, unlike mine which just ends up a mess. :-) :-)