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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2014, 06:10:01 PM »

Very impressive, Skip...looks the canine's appendages.


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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2014, 06:10:48 PM »

Before starting to airbrush the top coat, I decided to use the base white primer for my pinstripe waterline. So out with the thin tape and, lets try a laser level to get the waterline right!
Yeah, great, good idea! Much mucking about getting the laser level with the ( heavy ) sub. then getting the Workmate to sit just right. then finding its best to get the laser at 90 deg to the axis of the sub, etc etc..
Anyway, got there in the end.
Masked the lower hull off at the same time. That was easy, Engel supply a big join line right round the sub, cheers Engel :-))
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2014, 06:11:57 PM »

Very impressive, Skip...looks the canine's appendages.


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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2014, 06:22:39 PM »

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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2014, 06:29:55 PM »

:embarrassed:

Must be the Toms twosomes then %%

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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2014, 03:20:43 PM »

That stencil in the picture, skip...is that made by your own fair hand, or manufactured by an outside company?


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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2014, 10:13:01 AM »

They are from a company called Lion Roar and are LT0001 Round and Oval Panel Scribing Templates, and LT0002 Round and Oval Panel Scribing Templates. A quick search finds various suppliers about the UK and further afield.
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2014, 11:21:35 AM »

Terrific, thanks so much for that, skip...much appreciated.


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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2014, 12:27:44 PM »

They are from a company called Lion Roar and are LT0001 Round and Oval Panel Scribing Templates, and LT0002 Round and Oval Panel Scribing Templates. A quick search finds various suppliers about the UK and further afield.

Actually LT0002 are square and rectangular, makes more sense :-)
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2014, 06:19:35 PM »

Right, this is where it looks fine but all went to pot!
Using a top loading airbrush, I started to highlight all the scribed detail, wrong word..pre-shade would be a better description. The idea being to lay down a dark colour first, followed by successively lighter shades over a larger area. The initial panel detail showing through darkest. Using a mix of Humbrol PRU Blue and another colour ( lost in the mists of time..also dont do this, use a premixed colour, straight out of the tin. Matching the colour if you run out is a bit of a sod otherwise! ).
Notice the initial pin wash black in the panel detail all but disappearing. I should have started with a lighter shade. Still, thats what makes it interesting...mistakes and stuff.
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2014, 06:26:23 PM »

Next was infilling the gaps with a slightly lighter colour. I was still using a top loading airbrush for this. This took ages and ages to do. Some of the end result coming off in my hands as dust. I was 'tickling' the job, should have been blasting it! Now I would use a cheap external mix brush for this part of the job, blat it on thick and wet.
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2014, 06:32:28 PM »

With this sort of 'made up' colour scheme, it is difficult to know when to stop. I had to stop when the tape came off for the lower hull. I did not want to leave the tape on for more than a couple of days for fear of ripping of large flakes of the base colour when removing it, and could not have any dark gray overspray on the lighter lower hull, so this set the timescale. Also, no rust...as the pride of the Soviet Navy, and being fresh off the building slip, I decided against any rust...it may still get just a little bit of rust, we shall see.
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2014, 08:22:33 PM »

Looks great  :-))

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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2014, 08:30:20 AM »

excellent !!! :-))
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2014, 10:56:00 AM »


A little tip when peeling of tape, is to use a hot air gun gently, whilst pulling the tape at 45 degrees.    :-))

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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2014, 12:44:06 PM »

That's something I didn't know...nice one, Ken.   :-))


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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2014, 08:38:11 PM »


Glad you like it.  Also when removed, you can run your thumb  (lightly !!)  over the paint join to bed it down even cleaner.


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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2014, 09:38:21 PM »

she is looking great. you are doing a gret job on her

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« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2014, 07:27:41 AM »

Fantastic job. Looking very sinister indeed. :-))
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #69 on: August 07, 2014, 10:09:09 AM »

Very nice job, I do love a good Typhoon but what really caught my eye is your Danger Mouse and Penfold figurines :)

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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #70 on: August 07, 2014, 12:22:08 PM »

Very nice job, I do love a good Typhoon but what really caught my eye is your Danger Mouse and Penfold figurines :)

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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #71 on: August 07, 2014, 06:30:04 PM »

More coffee needed, Skip... ;D


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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #72 on: August 13, 2014, 05:48:50 PM »

Coffee intaked....off with the tape. Pinstriping first. Revealing the primer white, doubling up for the waterline and some sort of docking guides.
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Re: Red October, as seen in the novel of the same name.
« Reply #73 on: August 13, 2014, 05:54:55 PM »

Followed by some subtle green and grey weathering, mostly in a downward direction, to simulate hull bottom grime etc. I also darkened in some of the panel line detail with thin, dark washes of enamel paint, wiping most away with a bit of tissue afterwards. Downwards again.
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« Reply #74 on: August 13, 2014, 06:05:55 PM »

Time for a bit of colour..red mostly!
I purchased a set of Soviet stars from BECC, not the usual addition to a sub, but it looked good to me. Also some hatch details picked out in red and white, including escape trunking, consisting of the remolded part of a KV1 tank, painted red, with a BECC bowthruster warning symbol on top of the red and a little tinky widdle red star right in the middle...note to self...'get a life'.
Metric depth markings finished off the decoration, they were not completely blended in to the matt finish of the rest of the paint job, despite using a pretty good matt varnish, the original glossy finish still shows through just a bit.
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