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I have started this model long time ago but did some progress only recently. This is a tug boat that have been in service for quite long time in İstanbul Bosphorus, later renovated and currently used as a museum boat. This is my first model that i used airbrush and copper plating. some more weathering such as salt streaks will be added.

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some more weathering on the hull, basically I added some rust effect (hope not too much). adding rust via chipping using rust color acyrlics gives a wonderfull effect, but easily gets out of control for me :-) so used used pastel chalks,which gives a more diffuse rust effect.

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This is a very interesting model and you are doing a fantastic job on the weathering. How did you weather the deck and how did you make the salt streaks?

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On 5/6/2020 at 7:01 PM, BobG said:

This is a very interesting model and you are doing a fantastic job on the weathering. How did you weather the deck and how did you make the salt streaks?

many thanks Bob :-)

 

deck; after the deck was planked, I put some coal dust on it and rubbed it. the coal particles then accumulated in the recesses between the planks. later on, I applied 2 layers of gloss varnish (the ones we use for any wood work), when dried I did some washing with walnut pinotex (this should not be so much as it covers and darkens everywhere), so the recesses between the planks were further darkened by this way, lastly I added some pastel chalk to corners (where deck meets bulwarks or the deck buildings)

 

salt streaks; these are ordinary white acrylics. I applied in little spots and using another semi-dry brush apply vertical (from up to down) brush manouvers. if looks to much then you can just wipe it off. the surface of the hull was not very smooth, so wiping off was really a problem. pastel caulks can also be used (in fact I used it at some places. that being said, I feel that acrylics are not very suitable for salt streaks, as they dry too fast before you can apply vertical brush touches. next time I will use enamels.

hope it helps, the plastic modellers in youtube do fantastic job with these techniques. you can find many on web.

 

best

 

Mehmet

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1 hour ago, mhmtyrl said:

hope it helps, the plastic modellers in youtube do fantastic job with these techniques. you can find many on web.

Thanks very much for your informative reply, Mehmet. I would like to learn to do these kind of weathering techniques eventually. I look forward to following your build log on this wonderful model you are making.

 

Best regards,

Bob

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Fantastic job!  I just started building this model, too. I intend to build two of them, and to send them to my childhood friends whose father was a tugboat captain.

 

However, I am not an experienced modeler so any advice on how to achieve the weathering looks that you’ve done would be greatly appreciated. (I don’t particularly like the way the model looks when completed according to the instructions in the kit, but I love the way yours looks).

 

In particular, how did you achieve the look of corrosion on the keel?   Also, where do you get copper plating?  Are any special tools needed to apply the copper plating or do you just nail them on?

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On 10/2/2020 at 12:17 AM, macleadg said:

Fantastic job!  I just started building this model, too. I intend to build two of them, and to send them to my childhood friends whose father was a tugboat captain.

 

However, I am not an experienced modeler so any advice on how to achieve the weathering looks that you’ve done would be greatly appreciated. (I don’t particularly like the way the model looks when completed according to the instructions in the kit, but I love the way yours looks).

 

In particular, how did you achieve the look of corrosion on the keel?   Also, where do you get copper plating?  Are any special tools needed to apply the copper plating or do you just nail them on?

thank you very much :-)

weathering on the wooden parts are pretty easy, i first applied one or two coats of gloss varnish used in yatch decks. when dried applied 1 or two coats of pinotex as a wash. salt streaks on the hull are water based acyrlics, apply them as little dots with the bruh tip and used vertical brush strikes. also sanded pastel chalk works very well for darkening the edges such as deck buildings meet the deck. the rust was made via acyrilics and pastel chalk again.

 

for the sea creatures etc. on the keel, i used table salt. sprey water to the keel and applied table salt on it. that sticks to some degree and some of them fall, so you may choose to apply too much salt later to remove. than painted it with shades of green, and used white pastel chalk to blur its color. 

 

i cut the copper plates with x-acto knife from a sheet. for the nail effects  i used a little rotary piece, just run it over the cut piece (like cutting a pizza), and sticked them to the hull.

 

plastic modellers do fantastic job with these kind of items on battle ships, tanks etc. and there are great instructional videos on you tube, i highly reccomend watching them. hope these help.

best...

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