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« on: May 05, 2012, 02:29:14 PM »

Some time ago, I asked a question about weathering of hulls below the waterline.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=36418.0

I did not get too much of a response but after extensive research I have found the below photos, posted by Garston1, who appears not to be a member any more (probably since the big crash.)


Now as you can see his model is superb. Does anyone know how I can contact him, or how this magnificent work was done?
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 03:20:36 PM »

That is an excellently weathered model. I suspect he used railway scenic scatter on the bottom of the boat. I used a similar effect on my Orca many years ago. This consisted of weathering the below waterline area first, then applying a gloss varnish and scenic scatter at the same time in a stippling action. the varnish serving as the glue, Left to dry, it looked a bit bright. So, I then dry brushed and stippled a seaweed mid-green colour over the effect to tie it in visually.



My CHANT Tanker was weathered last year, this has no seaweed effect on the bottom as such. However, I did add a muddy, weedy spray effect using an airbrush. This was not at the load waterline, but the waterline most CHANTs seemed to spend their time up river, waiting for their cargos.
The actual initial painting effect was preceded by me applying a base colour, dark grey. I then stippled Maskol, a latex masking solution, onto strategic places of wear and tear. left that to dry, then overcoated with a brush on primer, car type. When this dried, I rubbed over the latex masking, which peeled off to reveal the under colour, looking like paint flaking.
Next stage was to apply a bit of tonal variation into the primer red colour, this was achieved with wire wool and fine wet and dry paper, about 600 grade. With this, I buffed to a lighter finish, the colours between the weld lines, until they were noticeably lighter. Then, washes of satin black, oily effects, and humbrol No62 Leather, as rust. If I overdid the washes these could be dabbed back with a bit of kitchen cloth, until I was happy with the effect. Some airbrush weathering was done, mostly in the way of satin and matt varnish effects. This gives a variable reflective effect when you view the models hull from some angles. There were probably some other methods used to change the sheen of the paint, my favourite being forehead sweat applied with your thumb! Try it...
The most important thing with any weathering effect is photographs of real grot, this makes sure that you dont go off on a weathering flight of fancy, but stick to reality where possible.
Oh, and the white isn,t white, its a large 250ml tin of halfords brush on primer with some humbrol matt black mixed in to it to take off the 'appliance white' look.
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Re: Garston1
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 04:11:19 PM »

Oh boy now that is beautifully done. I am more nervous about attempting this than trying to get that just finished hull look...

I will be using your photos and garston's to help me.......when I pluck up the courage..
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Re: Garston1
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 05:05:22 PM »

If you make a total hash of it, dry brush the original colour over the bodge. i have done this intentionally to tone down an effect, and to rectify something I stood back from and slapped my forehead in exasperation  :}
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Re: Garston1
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 05:08:18 PM »

If you make a total hash of it, dry brush the original colour over the bodge. i have done this intentionally to tone down an effect, and to rectify something I stood back from and slapped my forehead in exasperation  :}


That is a good idea.....I see a trip to the paint shop coming up...
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Re: Garston1
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 10:09:07 PM »

 I believe Garston1 is re-registered as Yewgarth should anyone wish to follow his work.

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