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Postby BoomerFunker » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:16 am

I'm with you Wayne. Hopefully we can bring in others.

I am having a busy building season myself. I am repainting my Scorpion and adding some of Jeff LaRue's photo-etched MBT covers and grill set this time. I may even "light her up" for night ops while I'm at it.

I have a Small World Models Kilo coming.

AND I'm working on a waterline static version of Revells Type-VII with the
drop in pressure tank resin add-on among other aftermarket bits.

Like Wayne I'll post progress photos but nothing like a "build" thread.
I encourage everyone to share too.

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Postby PaulC » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:10 pm

Tom,

That's one sweet looking below decks weathering job!

Definitely put the lights on Scorpion. We can have a multiple sortie. However, I can't imagine an improvement on your original paint job.

Post pics when the Kilo shows up.
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Postby dietzer » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:56 am

Beautiful work, Tom!

I'd love to see you take us through a weathering seminar where you actually paint one in front of us. I'd learn more in 10 minutes...

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Postby PaulC » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:34 pm

Sounds like a plan to me, Carl. Excellent idea!
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Postby BoomerFunker » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:23 am

Trying something new for me on the U-Whatever here. Read about underpainting in FSM and thought I'd try it out. The idea is to paint a slightly darker color loosely along panel lines and features that will be mostly (mostly) covered by the "real" light grey color over top. Hopefully the result is a subtle effect of depth. Nothing subtle about it now though
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Postby Pirate » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:30 pm

Tom,

This is a practice more commonly done on detailing aircraft. It represents the dirt that collects more along the panel lines because of grease leaking and what-not. Not sure how it would apply to a boat that's under water most of the time, but I've seen the effect on subs in drydock that are getting scraped and repainted. Anxious to see how this turns out—keep experimenting, that's how we all learn something new.

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Postby BoomerFunker » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:13 am

Hey Pete!

Thanks for the interest and comments.
Ultimately I will apply a dirty wash and pastel weathering over the details
so whatever shading I achieve with underpainting will probably largely get covered in the end. So far I think it does add a little dimension but its hard to capture with the camera. Anything to break up that monotonous sea of grey paint I'll try.

Paul, the KILO is IN. You can officially update my "fleet" on the members
area at the Subron5 site. Sweet!

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Postby PaulC » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:57 am

Add Kilo to the member's area, aye!

Of course we'll need some build pictures to authenticate your claims...

I see what you're talking about with the underpainting. Looks like a good techniques to think about for Nautilus.
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Postby BoomerFunker » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:10 am

I may have been the last one in all of the Subron5 area but today I got one. The new Revell Gato of course! I find that spouses buy better birthday presents with early, often and SPECIFIC hints! :)

Here is a picture of all the current projects in chronological build order but in light of the new SunNFun date the Kilo moves to the head of the line.

And also the patron spirit of my shop/ man-room, Xenon
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Postby JefftyToo » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:22 pm

All hail Queen Xenon! Love those bow-mounted sonar domes.

Congrats on the Gato acquisition. I wonder if we're the only SubRon whose EVERY member's shipyard (even us wolfpackers, for those who don't yet know) boasts one of these boats.

Boomer, remember that as work progresses on Kilo, we eventually need to be talking WTC upgrades.

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Postby BoomerFunker » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:38 am

Jeffty,

I'm waiting on some electronics and tools to begin the Kilo. There are like
close to a hundred hull openings to ream out on her! Good grief.

The official start date is next weekend. Full on full-bore till we're are in the wet turning and burning. We can talk mods most effectively at the SunNFun I think buddy. Give me a list of materiel to bring

The u-boat has been cut down to the waterline and I have been doing some practice runs with the Sculpy on scrap boards trying to make convincing looking waveforms to simulate rolling swells. So far not so convincing but the technique is promising!

BTW Excellent column as usual Mr. Ayatollah

Paul,

Great theme for SunNFun 07. Inspired even...Can't wait
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Postby Pirate » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:03 am

Hey Paul,
Make sure you document that Kilo build you're embarking on, and put it into a build article for the SCR. Gots to keep the articles coming.

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Postby JefftyToo » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:38 pm

Boomerfunker,

You're right, of course. SNF '07 will be the PERFECT spot to locate and/or evict any bugs in your new Kilo WTC: it'll be happening fairly soon (can't wait!), and there's nothing like an in-person consult! Besides, as we once mentioned, you may not even HAVE the WTC difficulties my B'back had; Manley's work has evolved as he's gone along.

Happy building; keep up with the status reports!

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Jeff

And thanks for the column compliments. In June, the compliments will be yours.
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Postby BoomerFunker » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:18 pm

Hey Fellers,

Tomorrow I start filing out all those hull openings on my Kilo and will be
concentrating on that until its running. I have been staying busy in the meantime working on my waterline version of the Revell Type-VII.
I am going to be making waves based on a technique I saw from Rusty White as he has written it up on the steelnavy.com website. I'm just applying it to a larger project. Essentially you form polymer clay (Sculpy) into wave shapes fire it in the oven, top it all with artist gel medium and then paint.

I've done a couple test patches before I dive in. I think I prefer the green
Whatchathink?

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Postby JefftyToo » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:34 pm

As a loyal MSU Spartan, I say, "Go Green!"

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