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DDD - New VIIC pic - where is everybody at?
Martinnnn
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 03:46 AM UTC
Hi all,

Here's a new VIIC pic....the lower hull is now painted, including the propellers at the rear of the boat.



The lower hull is masked now and the upper hull + tower are ready to be painted. After that the decks, details and turret interior follow. I think I can make it all just in time, unless school gives me too much work....

But I haven't heard to much DDD news the last few days, although the campaign has almost reached it's end date! (as far as I know that is....31 May right?)

So...how far are you all? Gonna finish all in time?

Martin

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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 04:10 AM UTC
Very nice job Martinnnn! Looks like you will make it on time. Yes the end date is the 31st. I have finished 2 entries and was going for my third but it has been a very busy season for campaigns. I can't wait to see your sub finished! Once again nice job. I hope you enjoyed the build as much as I did building my subs. One day I will tackle my type VIIc. I have all the AM parts I want now its a time and space issue.
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 05:08 AM UTC
Looking good Martin. I've been bogged down with several college classes and work, so I will only have my Ohio to submit. She's in primer now. All I need to do is touch up a few places, mask and paint the upper and lower hull, decal (I'm not putting them all on). I sure hope I can get it finished...wouldn't look very good if I didn't as the leader now would it
Actually, the hardest part won't be finishing it, but getting photo's posted to the site...
Martinnnn
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 06:03 AM UTC

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Actually, the hardest part won't be finishing it, but getting photo's posted to the site...



You can always ask me for help my friend.

I just painted the upper hull and turret with Neutral Grey. I love the way the preshading turned out here. My first time with this technique and I'm happy with the results.

Pics will follow soon!

Martin
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 07:11 AM UTC
Hey Martin


She's turning out very nicely from the looks of it.
This baby just begs for a lot of pre- and postshading.
Please let me know which masking tape you use, and if everything turns out ok. On my VII-c I pealed off the hullpaint together with the tape... (I used normal painters tape, and I even tried the delicate one, still pealing off some pieces...
The rigging still looks great, no sagging.

If you want some of the new Revell Marinefiguren 1/72 sub guys, let me know with a PM, I'll send you some by post. I won't be using 5 times the same guys for one sub anyway.

To which extent will you weather her?

grtz
Björn
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 07:16 AM UTC
Ooh, and be carefull with using an airbrush in a not-prepared non-ventilated or fan-installed room. I've been using mine for about a year now, and after moving some stuff around I noticed that a fine black spray is attached to just about everything. Tthis paintvapour sticks to anything... and it builds up so slowly you'll never notice it... until after a few months or a year..

I"m now the first one in my block with a heavy weathered room....

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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 07:26 AM UTC
Hey Martin!

Looking awesome buddy!

I'll be lucky to finish my Lil VIIC by the end of the campaign. Everything else is primed and ready to paint , but it's been one of those weeks for the past two!
So, no Typhoon, Kilo, etc etc etc. The Gato is finished, I just need to get off my duff and take some photos.

Bjorn! Long time no hear! I thought you left the planet! :-)

Roasting in Kansas
Steve
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 08:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey Martin


She's turning out very nicely from the looks of it.
This baby just begs for a lot of pre- and postshading.
Please let me know which masking tape you use, and if everything turns out ok. On my VII-c I pealed off the hullpaint together with the tape... (I used normal painters tape, and I even tried the delicate one, still pealing off some pieces...
The rigging still looks great, no sagging.

If you want some of the new Revell Marinefiguren 1/72 sub guys, let me know with a PM, I'll send you some by post. I won't be using 5 times the same guys for one sub anyway.

To which extent will you weather her?

grtz
Björn



Hey

I use tamiya masking tape....seems to be great stuff but I haven't removed it yet so I can't say if it worked. I'll leave it on and will remove it after I painted the deck.....with the masking still on, I can just hold the sub in my hands without leaving finger prints on it.....

Here's a new pic....shows the effect of pre-shading. First time I used this technique, and I really like it.....



Hope you guys also like it

About the weathering.....I'm not going to weather it very heavy. On the list are some main washes and local washes on the bolts etc. Also a bit of rust is planned. No big paint chipping plans etc.....

Any ideas/examples for weathering are welcome btw!


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Ooh, and be carefull with using an airbrush in a not-prepared non-ventilated or fan-installed room. I've been using mine for about a year now, and after moving some stuff around I noticed that a fine black spray is attached to just about everything. Tthis paintvapour sticks to anything... and it builds up so slowly you'll never notice it... until after a few months or a year..

I"m now the first one in my block with a heavy weathered room....



Nah I spray at such a low air pressure I almost have no ehmmm...."paint clouds" during painting. I keep my window open at all time though and my computer screen etc are always covered with newspapers or something like that. On the pic I already removed that protection because I had to check my email

Martin
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 08:59 AM UTC
Martinn


How are you going to spray the deck with the deck gun attached?
You havent exactly made things easy for yourself, but you seem to be doing just fine, so.. keep it up.
The figs are on the way, I hope the little fellows don't get squished.....

Looking at your pics I was wondering if there should be some kind of rope between the two halfs of the railings on deck? A chain would probably be to noisy? I can't recall there being any instructions in the manuel.


Steve, nice to hear you again to. So you're just about cooking overthere hey? Summer isn't getting started here....

To be honest, you guys probably won't be hearing from me for a few months. My girlfriend an I just bought a little home of our own, and in a month or two I 'll have the honours of having to do some scratch- and rebuilding in 1:1 scale..... so, no more time (and especially money ) for the fun stuff.... and moving out of my appartment will probably make me a nervous wreck anyway... having to look at my mates (who are all truckdrivers or construction builders with hands and muscles twice the size of mine...) moving my precious little tanks and ships around...

But Ill try to pick up at the end of the dreadnought campaign, joining in with a little something just to keep in touch...
Now Its time to finish everything I have started.. a 1/35 Abrams and a Snowberry which isn't going anywhere..

See ya around guys
Martinnnn
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 09:08 AM UTC
Well some pics show rope between those railings and some don't......I choose the easy way because I had a lot of trouble attaching ropes here (I tried)

The deck gun will be hand painted.....don't think it will be a problem!

Martin