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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2013, 06:23:50 PM »

you have made a good job of her ixion, i think you showed me a bow version in another thread, you have updated her when she gets updated
very nice :-)) ....
 
so trawl doors finnished.....
 

 
some other small details added
 

 
 

 
 
working on life canisters next to the glue....still have domes to do...nets etc

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2013, 04:29:54 PM »

heres some rust I photographed earlier this month...
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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 05:17:11 PM »

 ok2
please? are African masks?

Sorry but this is too violent
 
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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 06:39:33 PM »

thanks unbuiltnautilus
 
good contrast there, some creeping through the white, the piece at the back been corroding away awhile.
 
i think when we weather we need to keep our point in time and stick to it...that photo highlights how much more brown there is than various shades of orange. the sun is coming out, that picture would look different after a spell of rain then the sun coming out. Or maybe after 4 dry days on the trot.
 
The point in time i have has alot more shades of orange.... like the example below
 

 
trouble is ive never used a wee sprayer...i plan to get a hang of the techniques later on i think it would be invaluable...however im stuck with brush now
 
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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2013, 12:59:00 AM »

for my rust I used a Iron based paint by model masters that may help you.
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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2013, 05:52:59 PM »

Well darn ive gone and done it
 
The photos dont show the blending properly there is 6/7 shades of rusting, and ill probably add a couple darker tones, it is decent to the eye  {:-{
 
however im tinged with sadness.....i made the decision on the trawl doors to weather, the wife and 4 year old daughter dont like weathering and prefer new look.....i always thought id like a bit of realism so some weathering to make it more real.....it did look good untouched lol....
 
oh well, still some further weathering to do........dunno how i feel about it tbh. ...perhaps if in doubt again keep it clean
 

 

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2013, 06:23:55 PM »

Try a tiny amount of dark brown, Humbrol Chocolate or similar, chase it in with a damp brush and work it into the cracks and recesses. Possibly also feather the outer edges of your rust with a similar technique but using the lighter rust colour you have used already. I have recently used a similar method on my Nautilus using artists oil paints.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=38072.msg422995#msg422995
Or try these images of my now sold CHANT tanker.
Its all down to not overloading the model with paint, but building it up in stages. Problem is, practice makes perfect..

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2013, 06:39:24 PM »

Thanks unbuiltnautilus  :-))
 
Very smart images, suits the scale
 
 
my weathering was done today, ill let it dry and add darker tomorrow, the feathering will be done then also.

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2013, 07:58:37 PM »

Chris, they may look 'smart' unweathered, but they don't look like real boats. I was at a model show Sunday and a local boat club had a display of about 20 boats - none were weathered and all looked like models of boats.

As has been said before, you don't need much to at least give a 'real world' look.

That tanker above is great. That's about what I'll be aiming for when I get nearer the end of my current project.

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2013, 08:12:06 PM »

Ok much happier now  :-) :-) :D :D
 
i just wasnt happy, something wasnt right, it was all to heavy, heavy colours even though it was all thinned and well mixed with lighter shades etc
 
major breakthrough, i thinned the whole lot down it wasnt to dry, ive got the look i want now, im doing no more
 
thinned and wiped away all the blending, leaves me with subtle rust and texture im looking for ( like the picture earlier in the thread )
 
ill post a picture later.....learn something new everyday
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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2013, 02:08:36 AM »

well i had it alot better, below the waterline would need to be done, in truth i wasnt sure where i was going to stop as the decks aswell, to keep the look consistant

well ive admitted defeat this time, its all weathering or not at all......

so its all off, ive left faint wethering on the rear deck where the net shoots are.....im not disappointed anymore, i was humming and heying before i did it, i tried it, learnt a few things
tried some other things, meh

im happy with the start of season paint job lol :-))

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2013, 02:36:46 PM »

Good to hear, nothing worse than being dis-satisfied with the end result. Now you have started down the long and slippery slope of weathering though........its too late, you will be out with the rust again ok2
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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2013, 04:29:20 PM »

i may tackle it again in the future,  {-)
 
im going to seal the boat up to the white, leaving many areas to age by themsleves, there are a lot of metal parts which aint brass, chains on the doors are real chains in the nets will be real...so there is an element of naturality..
 
i do think ive stumbled across one of the holy grails of scale weathering though.....put colour where you want it....allow to dry for a bit ( not too dry ) then ..thin.. thin and wipe away ( i used old t-shirt ) i also dabbed and created quite a nice mosaic of rust .....i was amazed, i was tempted to leave it...but sod it she'll be clean looking  O0
 
ill post final pics later once ive finnished netting, sealed and thrown it on the water

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2013, 11:05:07 AM »

So Maggie had her maiden voyage as a completed model.
 
she has had test runs for running gear, but ive had to do changes for ballast....
 

 


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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2013, 11:08:34 AM »

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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2013, 11:15:47 AM »

Looks great on the water Chris - top job  :-))
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Re: Maggie M by chris gillespie
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2013, 09:56:34 PM »

Sure looks good Chris and I have enjoyed the build thread too.

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