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Author Topic: Al Khubar  (Read 5907 times)


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Re: Al Khubar
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2009, 05:30:05 PM »

fantastic, thanks very much for sharing with us. Can i ask where you got the plans (if any) to make the adjustments needed to transform it? and how did the dusty looking surface on the deck?


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Re: Al Khubar
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2009, 06:13:12 PM »

I used the information on the website mentioned earlier as the basis of my changes, and from finding a few pictures on the Internet to modify my original tug. As mentioned earlier, I also used a bit of artistic licence rather than make it one hundred percent the same as the original.

On  the website that person I believe cut away the stern of his tug, I didnt bother doing that as I didnt think it necessary as it was never going to be a working back end and I didnt fancy doing that for a first attempt.

With regard the dusty effect, the deck weathering was a good thing in itself. I used a combination of several colours - various shades of brown, black, red and green and mixed them in various combinations and thicknesses on bits of card and then gradually blending in over about a week, sometimes using the full extent of a brushes bristles, other times flicking the bristles.

About two thirds of the way through I sprinkled real dust over the deck and then weathered a bit more. After the final few blobs of painting, I blew dust over again in parts and left it all to dry.

I must confess for a first attempt at modifying a boat to such an extent and experimenting with weathering, I have been quite pleased - probably beginners luck  %)



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Re: Al Khubar
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2009, 09:39:02 PM »

Well done you have made agreat job of her looks well busy, great mods :-))
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