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Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« on: June 12, 2012, 10:02:12 PM »

im weathering my new sub and feel its going brilliantly just came from my 1 to 1 lesson with ubn and feel have made a good start on one side      the paints i am using are humbrol matts 147,86,33,62 and a humbrol clear colour 1322

the black 33 will be used for dry brushing
the  grey 147 to  cover up muck up 
the brown 86 will be a wash / dry-brush for the decks to show the wood shining through
the 62 for the general rust
and finally the 1322 clear color which will be used to build up rust around the edges

pictures tomorrow afternoon kk
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 10:46:39 PM »

thinking about it i probably coulda used a better title but cant change it now   :((

some picys of the first sides first layer of the multi layer build up













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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 10:03:31 AM »

Hi there KK. How far away from you is the Fratton bargain shop, or is it still there? You should be able to get a jar of paint from there called "breakdust" it is what the model railway modelers use on their rolling stock. Excellent colour, just like rust.
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 11:24:39 AM »

When I added the weathering to my X craft, I put it outside my workshop and covered it with steel wool, nuts, bolts, in fact anything metal...then left it out there in all weather for a couple of weeks or so. After that, I brought it inside, and from at least six foot away, gave it several light coats of an aerosol silk varnish to seal all the naturally formed rust onto the hull.

'er indoors thought I'd gone mad, but I liked the effect it gave.


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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 04:41:35 PM »

fratton model shop is his second home !
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 12:04:52 AM »

Oh man cant wait to see this sun on the lake, always loved the look of  the u47s  :-))

Could you just not put aload of metal shaving on the sub then duck in the salt water and leave it for a few hours to dry?

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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 07:26:10 AM »

Better still, buy half a pound of nail's, put them in a tin can with some water. leave for a couple of months. Give the can a shake, take out the nails, let what's left in the can dry, and then brush the powdered rust on too your model. Drust we used to call it.
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 04:58:59 PM »

Better still, buy half a pound of nail's, put them in a tin can with some water. leave for a couple of months. Give the can a shake, take out the nails, let what's left in the can dry, and then brush the powdered rust on too your model. Drust we used to call it.
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Making him wait two months  %% he woulda got something new in 2 weeks lol

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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 07:17:07 PM »

thankfully some of us have patience , others cant wait that long ! im sure i could scrap some of the surface rust from my clutch drive plate before i skim it next week ?
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 11:45:22 PM »

NAH IM GD IM PAINTING IT ALL THE WAY
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2012, 04:48:25 PM »

Ok, I know this is not a sub, but a target! I have just started to weather the destroyer. I know that some bit's need to be toned down a little, but for a few hour's work, I think that it will be ok. KK, How are you getting on with the weathering of u47? Some one told me a long time ago, that rust is a living thing, you have to think about all of the differnt stages. Pop down to Portsmouth harbour, there must be some thing there you can have a good look at. Hope this helps,
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2012, 11:42:45 AM »

thats nice  :-))   i think you need to tone down the anchor rust abit though

u47 is going ok    ive weatherd the other sides and the rest of the deck now i will be putting a bit of paint to the gun not rust just to make it a bit more interesting
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2012, 09:32:07 AM »

always check your reference material before passing comment on others work. Or failing that, pop down the Camber Docks for ten minutes and look at the state of some of the fishing boats, and they only journey into the Channel, not the North Atlantic.... :-)
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 07:43:08 AM »

really the rust would be that deep
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2012, 07:50:41 AM »

quite possibly ,remembering the vessels surroundings , and the crossing it was making during its service period , as allan has sugested , go around to the cambers and look at the states of the " local " fishing fleet , make notes AND TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS  for future reference on weathering rust !
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2012, 05:42:14 PM »

Well, it went on the water at our display last weekend, and you know what? It didn't sink ( mind you it didn't submerge either, but that is still to come. ).









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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2012, 11:15:39 AM »

the only problem was range just because I hadn't put a proper aireal on it which it now done.
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2012, 04:24:40 PM »

why cut corners just to get on the water ?
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Re: Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2012, 07:22:59 PM »

every things in place, just waiting for ubn to get organized     {-)
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ok :-)) lets try again shall we ?       everything is drilled glued and in place i am just waiting or some insulATED PIPE  from unbuitnautilas but he is so disorganized he annoyingly  keeps forgetting    >>:-(    only joking  ;D (cheeky face)

and no it hasnt finished patience is a virtue the force will be with you soon young one
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Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2012, 08:20:42 PM »

and may i add the sub hasnt sunk and is fully oppy
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Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2012, 10:30:05 AM »

http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/t791-submarine-weathering-masterclass-by-alan-taylor
Heres one I did previously....
Painting the Red October to follow on this forum as soon as I get a chance to put it together, meanwhile Krafty needs to get the paintbrush out again. Lets see some dark washes and pencil plating detail next.
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Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2012, 03:43:43 PM »

will do ubn ta everyone
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Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2012, 10:00:17 AM »

Hi KK

I'm just interestested to see what you do and how it all works out.
Just do it at your own pace and in your chosen way and I'll keep looking into your thread.
I hope it all works out just the way you imagine it.

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Re: Weathering a Robbe U47 type 7 sub.... first attempt!
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2012, 12:22:44 PM »


I have moved Merriman's build to a separate thread.

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