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    This is the first model I have tried to assemble in 45 years. The thing is huge, over a yard long. I am going to try to weather it later this year but I am terrified I'll screw it up. The kit set in my garage for 5 years after my daughter bought it for me as a Christmas gift. I was pleased my efforts at painting it the 2 different primary colors worked out as well as they did.
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    Makes me want to ride in that bad boy....

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    That came out pretty darn nice. What company makes the kit? I have been pondering one of these for some years too. Like you, I worry it will turn out a big POS and need to be bombed and sunk. Did you air brush it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willi View Post
    That came out pretty darn nice. What company makes the kit? I have been pondering one of these for some years too. Like you, I worry it will turn out a big POS and need to be bombed and sunk. Did you air brush it?
    Willi

    Revell makes it or made it / I used 2 cans of spray paint and tape / not exactly the professional way.
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    Dave,

    You return to modelling after 4 decades and now have to build a shed to accommodate it !!!!

    Well done...especially the painting.

    Realistic weathering and rust stains would really top it off. Just take it easy and gradually add more effects if necessary.

    Mike

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    It's perfect for some Oil Pin washes on the limber holes and deck recesses, and maybe a filter and some dot filter streaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
    Dave,

    You return to modelling after 4 decades and now have to build a shed to accommodate it !!!!

    Well done...especially the painting.

    Realistic weathering and rust stains would really top it off. Just take it easy and gradually add more effects if necessary.

    Mike


    Thank you / Yes, if I had a clue what to do now I would be dangerous so "take it easy" is wonderful advice.
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    Pin washes use Oil paints typically. the idea is thin the paint so its at least 75% thinner 25% paint/pigment. You load the brush and touch it to the spots you want to add depth too the thinner runs around the raised areas enhancing their visibility and settleing in low spots like the slots in the decking.

    http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co.../tips/wash.htm

    http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles...eringmr_1.html

    http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles...ationmr_1.html

    http://www.missing-lynx.com/rareworld.htm


    main thing take your time, a little goes a long way with weathering, and remember gravity. Dont wash the whole sub use one side at a time and give it a day or two to dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Pin washes use Oil paints typically. the idea is thin the paint so its at least 75% thinner 25% paint/pigment. You load the brush and touch it to the spots you want to add depth too the thinner runs around the raised areas enhancing their visibility and settleing in low spots like the slots in the decking.

    http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co.../tips/wash.htm

    http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles...eringmr_1.html

    http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles...ationmr_1.html

    http://www.missing-lynx.com/rareworld.htm


    main thing take your time, a little goes a long way with weathering, and remember gravity. Dont wash the whole sub use one side at a time and give it a day or two to dry
    Thank you, I will attempt it.
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