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Bigkev

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2020, 06:02:32 PM »
All my models are on the shelf of shame !!!!!

That's a shame Msea.

There should be another shelf for you and you models, the 'Shelf of Weird and Wonderful' , but they are always thoroughly entertaining and inspiring.

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2020, 06:50:32 PM »
Hi All,
Well I have now managed to add a wash of Burnt Umber Oil Paint to the upper surfaces and upper hull parts.
This was added in a couple of coats, using Oil Paint, and Turpentine.
The wash flows into the recesses, if you add too much, a damp turpentined brush lifts outs the excess so you can start again.
I will let this to dry overnight, and then in my next attendance at the 'bench' I will add some 'spots' of Oil Colour to represent, stains, rust, wear..
Some pictures of after the initial Oil Wash follow.
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Bigkev
« Last Edit: June 27, 2020, 06:53:24 PM by Bigkev »

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2020, 06:58:32 PM »
I think we keep motivating each other with this one Kev.  It's one of the side projects I am working on, though at a much slower pace than yours.  I too have the etched brass but have not yet got to the stage of applying any - but I'll be following your lead at a discrete distance!  You're making a much better job of this than I will, I'm sure. 

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2020, 07:39:04 PM »
Looks good Kevin.

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2020, 08:00:33 AM »
Nice work as always.
What time do you dive?
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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2020, 06:40:55 PM »
Hi All,
Today I have been able to add the highlights to the hull and conning tower.
I do this by adding small spots of Oil Paint in selected points on the hull.
Then using a dry brush, I draw the paint in the direction of flow, gradually the paint thins out to a streak of colour of choice.
If you go wrong then a quick wipe with a turpentined damp brush quickly removes the paint, and you can start again.
I have now finished the highlights, and can look toward having the final details adding in the next few days.
Some pictures of my progress so far, sorry pictures are not as in focus as I would have of liked.
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Bigkev

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2020, 12:09:47 PM »
Great looking job Kev, well done. Have you seen that AMG are doing kits of seaplanes in 1/350 so they can cross-over with ship kits? You get a Bv238 to go with the U-Boot for a diorama.
I don't have a shelf of shame, it's a box at the back of the wardrobe but I do have a shelf of 'I must get round to finishing that off!!!'

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2020, 09:03:22 PM »
Hi Chris,
Thanks for the update on AMG, something worth considering perhaps?
I have not found the BV238, but I came across a 1/350 Bv138 Flying Boat on L'Arsenal website, though I won't be getting one at 54 Euro's......Eeeek!

Anyway this project is nearing completion, I have now got all the main assembly and painting done, added the etch brass deck railings.
Some pictures follow,
Bigkev

Next time I hope to show the final finished item once decals and the aerial wires fore and aft, and final varnish.
 

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2020, 07:41:35 AM »
Lovely work.
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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2020, 08:11:42 AM »
Hi Kev, last night I watched Episode 2, Season 2 of Das Boot and one of the the U-boots crossing the Atlantic is camouflaged just like yours. All you need to model now is the grey north Atlantic storm swell!!!

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2020, 08:46:44 AM »
the grey north Atlantic storm swell!!!

After 20 years at sea don't remind me about them.

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2020, 11:13:40 AM »
It looks absolutely great!

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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2020, 12:49:25 PM »
It is looking really great Kevin.
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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2020, 06:49:29 PM »
Master of the airbrush.
Nice one Kevin.
Andy.
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Re: Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2020, 07:41:45 PM »
Hi All,
Thanks for all your comments.
Model now finished.
And Chris, I've now got a 1/350 Sunderland so maybe the next sub build might be a diorama.
Some pictures of the finished item follow.
Cheers,
Bigkev
« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 07:43:50 PM by Bigkev »