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Bigkev

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Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:10:23 PM »
Hi All,
Currently on with a Type VIID Minelaying submarine in 1/350.
This basically the VIIC that I built a while back, but on this one I am using etched brass to replace the railings and grab rails etc.
As you can see I am now at the painting stage, the etch brass causing me a few headaches along the way, especially the railing around the upper gun deck.
Taking advice from Haddock, I used an old drill bit to roll the railing into a curve but could not get the radius I wanted, so resorted to a small section of brass rod of narrower section and tried again, after several attempts got something like.
Have attached some photo's of my progress so far.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 05:11:34 PM »
The joys and delights of etched brass, it takes a lot of patience I find.
Looking good so far.
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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 05:21:51 PM »
Good fun ain't it.
Haddock.

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 06:34:49 PM »
Hi Chaps,
Thanks for your comments. Yes, tried my patience a bit, but glad I got there in the end.
I can now see where a small bit of brass can eat up hours of modelling time.
But I must admit, on reflection I enjoyed the challenge, and I learnt a lot as I went.
Painting is the next step, and I feel a little more relaxed at that prospect.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 06:58:34 PM »
Etch brass  - I use "naughty nautical language" -- but that only helps me to keep sane, the brass does what it wants.
Whatever you are doing keep on doing it Kevin, it is looking good at the moment. Glad you have turned to the dark side.

Bigkev

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 07:57:23 PM »
Thanks Msea,

It is only another passing phase to the 'Dark Side',  my next project is another aeroplane.....

Suppose, I'd better go and wash my mouth out now.....

Gargling as I go...
Bigkev

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 03:19:30 PM »
Looking good.
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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 06:55:03 PM »
Hi Kev,

just trawling through here (no pun intended) to see what I missed and imagine this, I'm building one of these too!  I picked mine up at Northern Model Show for 3 just because I liked the picture on the box and I started it yesterday at the open day!

I shall be having my first attempts at etched brass here after Haddock's little workshop so I'll see how it goes.  I'll also be borrowing from your article to hopefully avoid any pitfalls.  Typically, I don;t like to make things too easy so I've got a madcap plan in mind for displaying mine!  I shall start up a thread shortly!

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 09:11:50 PM »
Hi Wizzel,
Thanks for giving me a little kick up the proverbial.
I've returned to the VIIID and started to apply camouflage. At the moment I'm not totally happy with the paint job, but it gives you and idea of what I'm trying to achieve.
I have added camouflage striping to the hull, more concentrated around the centre and conning tower, but with a little disruptive camouflage to the bow and stern area. 
Next job will be tidy up the paint job, to make it more consistent overall, and will also add some washes and filters later on in the build to make it more realistic.
The hull below waterline will be painted Rubber Black, and the deck RLM 74 Grungrau, then washed and weathered.
Anyway a few pictures after tonight's return to the spray booth follow...

Cheers,
Bigkev  ;)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 08:51:07 PM by Bigkev »

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 06:23:39 PM »
Hi All,
Managed to get the deck masked and painted in RLM74 Grungrau. There will be a little touching up here and there but nothing major. Next job painting the hull bottom.
I'll post again when done, for now pictures of model thus far.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 06:37:45 PM »
Looking good I like the tiger stripes on the hull.

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2020, 01:15:10 PM »
Hi All,
Looking at this lying on the shelf of shame (unfinished projects) I decided to have a go and finish it off at last.
I have now sprayed the hull very Dark Grey and then added a few Black highlights over the moulded seams. I then gave an overall Dark grey misted coat to reduce the starkness.
I then have removed the masking and given a couple of coats of 'Kleer' ready to add the oil paint washes and detailing. A selection of different colours will be employed to add interest.
Some pictures follow.
Cheers,
Bigkev
« Last Edit: June 27, 2020, 06:45:12 PM by Bigkev »

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2020, 02:02:34 PM »
It's looking good Kevin. Taken you a while to do this one. You have some catching up to do to keep up with Dave.
Chris

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2020, 03:02:43 PM »
The shelf of shame - I like the concept, maybe it could be a new theme on the website or even at club nights, if and when they ever happen.
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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2020, 03:29:41 PM »
All my models are on the shelf of shame !!!!!