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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2006, 07:41:42 PM »

Okay Chaps,

I  got her on the water between the heavy showers today, just as the sun came  out for all of 30 minutes ;)

She only has some minor tweaking /detailing to complete , in essence...she is almost finished.

I hope you enjoy the pics, as much as I have enjoyed the build.

I shall have loads more Hi-Res photos in my Gallery Album over on MSW.

http://www.modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/modules.php?set_albumName=album45&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php

Happy Sailing

Steve ;D

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #101 on: August 18, 2006, 07:42:53 PM »

a few more  for you ..
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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #102 on: August 19, 2006, 08:30:29 PM »

Finishing touches to the Vappy , my new decal paper arrived, so she now sports her "final" wasp stripes..  added some more bulwark supports,
(clear on the protoype,  some not catered for in the kit )

Added some side wall vents, again as per prototype.

The only thing left now is the subtle weathering, ( some of them are real rust buckets !! ) I want her to look like she's a working vessel, but not used and abused ( like Venetian public transport ! )   

Be a week or two before thats completed

Steve  ;)
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #103 on: August 19, 2006, 08:31:31 PM »

Hmm , almost done...

Workbench awaits next project... ;D
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #104 on: August 19, 2006, 09:06:59 PM »

All that's needed now is a scaled down Italian waterway to go with it....complete with houses...bridges......and over price ice cream parlours...shall i go on! ;)
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #105 on: August 25, 2006, 10:01:54 PM »

Final weathering of "vappy" completed today.. she now looks like she works for a living.. ( no different to most of us eh ? ) ;D

Paints drying.. hopefully weather will improve to  post some pics of her in her "working clothes", this weekend.

Steve   ;)
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #106 on: August 26, 2006, 12:53:10 AM »

Having not seen your weathering yet, and i'm sure it will be good ;D Just wanted to know how you go about weathering this fine looking vessel, and keeping the weathering reall? what techniques do you use?

Dont keep us waiting too long for the images, it's like saying i have the smoothest tastiest bar of chocolate in my hand, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to eat it!....i just cant wait that long!!!

Right i'm off to find some chocolate ;D
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #107 on: August 26, 2006, 07:53:05 PM »

Okay .

This is just one of the prototype photos I have based her "working clothes "on.. there are many others that I have also used as reference photos.

Some of the prototypes appear to be real "rust buckets" .. I did't feel she deserved that OTT treatment, so this has been much toned down.

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #108 on: August 26, 2006, 07:55:02 PM »

I am very pleased with the way she looks in her " working clothes"
 ;D

She looks like she works for a living now
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #109 on: August 26, 2006, 07:57:11 PM »

Bow and full length view..

I think she now captures  the prototype very well.. ;)

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #110 on: August 26, 2006, 07:59:32 PM »

Final Pics.. ( well until this awful weather stops and I get some of her on the water)

THE END ??  ;D

Well Almost ?

Hope you enjoy the pics

Steve

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #111 on: August 26, 2006, 08:06:27 PM »

Cracking work Steve - looks good.

Looking forward to seeing her on the water

Tim
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #112 on: August 26, 2006, 10:47:06 PM »

Just as i thougth...awsome weathering, a job well done! Ok...so how did you do the weathering??? ???
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #113 on: August 26, 2006, 10:49:46 PM »

Just wonderful! And yes please - let's hear some more about that weathering as I've a min dto try it.

Andrew
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2006, 09:06:36 AM »


.... Mmmmm!! Excellent stuff Steve!  ;)
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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #115 on: August 27, 2006, 07:39:46 PM »

Thanks guys  ;)

Here's a couple of on water pics from todays sail..

my pal Denis's Model Slipway Drumbeat seems to be taking an interest.. praps I have too many sardines on board ?  ;D

Steve

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2006, 07:41:41 PM »

and yes.. ;)

I shall  work up some info... regarding the weathering techniques used on "vappy".. though,, really the end result is  trial and error ! honest !

Steve
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #117 on: August 27, 2006, 09:15:22 PM »

Nice model, nice weathering, nice lake too. Marco must be very happy now.  ;D
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #118 on: September 09, 2006, 06:59:04 AM »

Does anyone still want the walk thro on weathering ?
( or rather how I did it to my vappy )

I have prepared a text walk through... if anyone is interested.

Steve    ;D

ps..

Be Warned..
This will give the model railway lads a head start !!

 all will be revealed... soon !
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #119 on: September 09, 2006, 07:52:18 AM »

Yes please - looking forward to it Commodore.
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #120 on: September 09, 2006, 02:18:03 PM »

STEVE

I for one would be very interested as I have tried a couple of times and you would not really like to see the result...

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #121 on: September 09, 2006, 07:55:16 PM »

Okay guys..here it is...

Bear in mind that any reference to Railmatch enamels is purely because of the colour range they do.. and I have them in stock for my model railway. You can use any enamels, the principle remains the same.

For reference, I 'd suggest  you copy and paste the following,,, then armed with it.. peruse the pictures of my Vappy already on Mayhem, in this very  thread...

Then all I can suggest is .. experiment...  and use more thinners than paint !!

Right.. here we go then, I hope you find it a useful guide  ;D

Steve

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #122 on: September 09, 2006, 08:01:19 PM »

Okay guys..here it is...

For reference, I 'd suggest  you copy and paste the following,,, then armed with it.. peruse the pictures of my Vappy already on Mayhem, in this very  thread...

Right.. here we go then, I hope you find it a useful guide  ;D

Steve

Copy and paste what Steve ??  :-\
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano (Weathering)
« Reply #123 on: September 09, 2006, 08:01:52 PM »

Weathering my Vaporetto

This is an account for this model,( Vaporetto) as all are subject to different approaches depending on the result wanted.
 
In this instance ( Vappy) only 2 colours were used, both Railmatch enamel railway modellers colours, Weathered black & Brake dust and a good deal of enamel thinners.

Basically I select a brush size suited to the model as best I can in this case a Humbrol (soft) No 8 which gives quick area coverage.
 
Always using the lightest colour first, the Brake dust enamel is loaded heavily onto the brush, and liberally brushed on to the rubbing strake on one side, the effect is dramatic at this point, and can be horrific to those not used to seeing my process !!
 
I next load the brush from the thinners bottle, and working quickly 'soak' all the applied Brake dust, and continue with this until it runs around/into the seams and joints of the body/rubbing strake joint.( just as gravity would on a full size vessel)

Followed by a wipe of the whole lot with a soft cotton cloth, which has the effect of removing 95% of the paint/thinners mixture, leaving the welded seams with a line of rust, and the brackets/lower side etc a faint coating.
 
The brackets and other details are then touched in with a thinners wet brush and a little paint, the downward stains using the same method only this time with cotton buds.
 
When happy with the result, It is left to dry overnight (enamel needs time to harden otherwise you will just remove what you have applied)
 
The Weathered black was applied using the same method, of course the application is different by default alone.... the streaks from the windows rubbers are applied with a thin brush as a black line about 1mm wide, then each one is 'wet' applied with thinners (makes the line run downward) ..next I wipe away the surplus with a number of cotton buds, and my fingers, finally wiping in a downward stroke with a cloth.
 
Finally, as you will probably have streaks that are a little wide, take a clean, small brush, dipped in clean thinners, and brush out the wider edges, wiping with a combination of cotton buds and a cloth as you go.
 
The best of using enamels and thinners, is you have a long working time, and can remove/add as you go.

Acrylic I personally don't like for weathering as it both dries far to fast, and is too hard to quickly.

I hope this is of value, all I can really say is have a go, you will surprise yourself, oh and one more thing, work from pictures of the 'result' you want.... as my old school art mistress said to me "paint what you see, not what you think you see" .... think about it ;o)    

Steve ;)
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #124 on: September 09, 2006, 09:20:31 PM »

Very many thanks. I shall give it a go on the test hulk first.

Andrew
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