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U-552 VIIC U-Boat finished!
Martinnnn
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 05:48 AM UTC
Hi all,

Guess I made it in time Here she is....my VIIC uboat:











Hope you like it. It was great fun building, painting and weathering it! This won't be my last warship!

More pics can be found here:

http://home.planet.nl/~noorl087/models/viic.htm

Martin
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 05:54 AM UTC
OUTSTANDING! It really looks fantastic Martin. I love the preshading you did. Your photos really show it off. Well done! Your weathering is nice too, not too much just a hint.
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 05:58 AM UTC
Truly impressive Martinn - you have made an incredible job of the weathering and the rigging.... Superb!...Jim
Martinnnn
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 05:58 AM UTC
Thanks, glad you like it!

Martin
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 06:54 AM UTC
I take back what I said in your first topic
looks darn good!

good work martin.

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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 09:47 PM UTC
Well mate
i believe this is your best work yet.
Excellent job, the painting is outstanding.
Cheers
Martinnnn
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 06:09 AM UTC

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Well mate
i believe this is your best work yet.
Excellent job, the painting is outstanding.
Cheers





Thanks mate!

on to the next campaign...:-)

Martin
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 02:24 PM UTC
Martin,

-just looking at the boat brings the "Das Boot" soundtrack to mind - it is playing in my head now. Very nice.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 05:53 PM UTC

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Martin,

-just looking at the boat brings the "Das Boot" soundtrack to mind - it is playing in my head now. Very nice.





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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 05:55 PM UTC
Martin, that looks fantastic! I think the weathering is very subtle and excellently applied. Well done!

Vinnie
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2005 - 02:48 AM UTC
Superb job Martin!! You did a fantastic job on the weathering. I absolutely love it! Thanks for being a part of this campaign.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2005 - 02:55 AM UTC

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Superb job Martin!! You did a fantastic job on the weathering. I absolutely love it! Thanks for being a part of this campaign.



My pleasure

Thanks for setting up and leading this campaign Darryl! You sure changed my modelling world (not just armour anymore :-) )

Martin
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2005 - 03:16 AM UTC
Martin, you did an outstanding job on this one. Looks fantastic. I know you must be really proud of yourself with this one. Can't wait to see your next project.
Great Work!!!
Mary (++)
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2005 - 07:11 AM UTC
Martin


Not much to add to the comments already made;
She looks just stunning. The weathering is fabulous.

How did you do the vague spots of rust on the ballast tank panels? They look a bit to irregular to be sprayed on.

So, when are you starting your second one?
(you've still got decals for about 2 more subs don't you?)

Looking forward to your entry for the dreadnoughts campaign!

grtz
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2005 - 07:42 AM UTC
Great job!
Love the rust stains!!
Ron

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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2005 - 07:49 AM UTC
Martin,

superb model

I have buid this kit 10+ times and still not achived such a great painting.

--Boris
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2005 - 08:09 AM UTC

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How did you do the vague spots of rust on the ballast tank panels? They look a bit to irregular to be sprayed on.



I did this during the wash.....normally when you use a wash, the paint moves to seams etc. But when you use a lot of paint, it will not move to seams etc, and you can use if for dirty looking surfaces. The colour of your model changes a bit, and in this case I used it for dirty, rusty looking surfaces.

Lol I hope this makes a bit sense.....I wish I could say it in Dutch (pm me if you don't understand me)

I hardly every use my airbrush for weathering.....just for dust


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Martin,

superb model

I have buid this kit 10+ times and still not achived such a great painting.

--Boris



Thanks! I'm glad you like it! I've seen the subs which you built for DDD and they look very very good mate!

Martin