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seaview model paint job

dazzo

Alphans
Hi guys,just started painting a seaview submarine model,would like to make it look like its submerged,anyone have any tips for painting light ripples on the hull? :?
 

Eagle

Commander Ret.
 
I've always been interested to see this technique. Anyone?

I'm assuming it would be done with an airbrush.
 
 

CR

Alphans
Argh! I saw someone do something like that with a Seaquest sub over on Starship Modeler a year or more ago... I'll see if I can find it and post a link later. (Otherwise, go there and try a search on your own... good luck!)
 

CR

Alphans
OK, here's a single pic I found of one guy's Seaview: http://www.starshipmodeler.org/gallery8/af_seaview.htm It appears that a cover/filter above the whole scene mimicks the effect of sunlight streaming through rippling waves, but then again, it almost looks as though he may have used paint to mimick that effect on the Seaview itself. It would certainly be easy to replicate that look with masks & an airbrush (or even spray cans).

Here's another technique used on a SeaQuest DSV: http://www.starshipmodeler.org/gallery10/au_dsv.htm (More on that particular build can be found here: http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SEAQUEST DSV PAGE.htm ) I reccommend getting lost in... I mean taking a look at Mr Ury's whole site, Fantastic Plastic. Lots of models from lots of shows & films we discuss here. http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/welcome1.htm
 

Bishop

Alphans
Thanks for the link to the site CR I've had a sneak look and have made a short cut to it. Very cool indeed.
 

dazzo

Alphans
started painting

ok started the painting,actually looks better than it does in the pics,will post more when its finished.
 

CR

Alphans
When I saw that first pic, I exclaimed "Purple?! What the..."
Then I realized it was the masking material!
Looking good so far; it'll nice to see how subtle the 'toning down' process goes.
 

CR

Alphans
By the way, you can post all your pics in one post, rather than separate posts for each pic. Just be sure to leave spaces (hit 'return') between each image tag. :)
 

JJL567

Alphans
I like that.

Nice work. It still amazes me how such simple technique yields great results.

Keep us posted!

Jon
;)
 
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