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I have decided to make a slight distraction from my HMS Greyhound build, and start on my Sub kit instead,   its been sat in the cupboard for a while  so I decided to take it out - shake off the dust and have a go of it.

 

When I used to live close to one of UKs  RN ports I used to see these class of subs on an almost daily basis, so it is fitting to build her,    the name fits in nicely also;)

 

Here are a few pics showing he contents and also a couple of my pics from where I used to live showing one of the actual subs.

 

OC.:cheers:

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Building has started  -  the hull consists of three sections, two lower split down the center line and the one piece upper,  so after cutting the sections away, I trimmed away the plastic pips and sanded flat, I then glued the two halves and set aside, I then scribed some of the top hull detail just to give a sharper line for the detailing.

 

Here's a few pics.

 

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8 hours ago, lmagna said:

In the last picture it looks like there is quite a bit of detail on the hull. Will you be able to highlight any of this, or will it just be black?

Hiya lou  thanks for looking in, the idea is to paint the whole hull a dark grey sheme but alsong the top centerline is a flat back anti-slip finish, there are some recessed panel lines that I hope to show with dark grey washing in the lines,   not sure if my cell phone  camera will be good enough to show this, mind you its done ok so far.

 

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5 minutes ago, RGL said:

I’m here! 

 

Challenging to paint really. Lots King forward to see how you attack it. 

It was a challenge for my hairy sticks,  but I kept the coats very thin like thin milk,  and I do find my Lifecolor Acrylic very good and very tough, within a few hours of painting and hair dryer between coats, I was soon able to smooth the hulls down with soapy water and a sponge, and no rubbing off with the paint.

 

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OC,

I heard a lot of noice from the West, seems you woke me up frome me beauty sleep with your sledge hammer.

Nice choice, if you are painting it with a brush, ... hat off to you mate ... I'd sooner get me a rattle can! Spoiled with an airbrush. Will you be adding parts not in the kit, or replace certain items due to low quality?

Time to sit back relax and enjoy the view you'll be modelling ...

 

By the way ... do you ever sleep!!!

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7 hours ago, cog said:

OC,

I heard a lot of noice from the West, seems you woke me up frome me beauty sleep with your sledge hammer.

Nice choice, if you are painting it with a brush, ... hat off to you mate ... I'd sooner get me a rattle can! Spoiled with an airbrush. Will you be adding parts not in the kit, or replace certain items due to low quality?

Time to sit back relax and enjoy the view you'll be modelling ...

 

By the way ... do you ever sleep!!!

Hi mate.

 

My sleep patterns are all over the place, but I tend to be up into the early hours as the wife has troubles with her sleep and I like to keep an eye on her, so I have my laptop on in bed.

 

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8 hours ago, harlequin said:

morning old boy.....you are just like me....not satisfied with one build on the go......I have bits all over....it is a wonder I can find them all.....my Bellona is very slowly coming together now......good to see a sub on the menu.........I went the other way...upwards...as I was a paratrooper in my youth.

Hi mate thanks for looking in  great to have you here.

 

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I got a bit more time on the bench  - these subs have acustic tiles glued onto thier dark grey/black hull,  so on many areas the tiles are either missing or not placed, two of these areas are both sides a kind of zig zag pattern that shows the hull color,  also down the center line there is a flat black anti-slip walkway.

 

So I have painted these areas with the masked areas as required.

 

Just the two pics.

 

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