ANOTHER SUNKEN U-BOAT.

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Thanks to Ron, I got his Revell U-99 model and did what I always tend to do with these kits...yep, make it a wreck.

I find this kind of modelling relaxing as it is so easy to do and mistakes or blemishes are hidden away.

The boat was cleaned and then some slight damage added to hull (depressions) and railings, a PVA coat added and then a fine sand, once dry red oxide coat added. I did some pre-shading in black satin on the underneath and lower hull and then I built up greys and greens using the airbrush, sponge dabbing of a light coral colour added to top surfaces and then some rust built up. Finally a brass and aluminium base added.

So, here is another sunken u-boat :smiling5:
 

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Jeez Si, I carefully pack the thing, then you get hold of it and go and wreck it.

.....and what a wreck!

Top work yet again from Mr. Rust
 

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Jeez Si, I carefully pack the thing, then you get hold of it and go and wreck it.

.....and what a wreck!

Top work yet again from Mr. Rust
I know...all that careful wrapping and I was just like a kid on Christmas morning :D By lunchtime it was wrecked.

Thanks again, so pleased that I got it from you!
 

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Nice work Si, my 1969 Vauxhall Viva ended up like that, lol.

Steve.
I have one or two cars that ended up like that...one min fine, the next a sieve. Glad you like it Steve, thanks for commenting.
 

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Well SiFi you've gone and wrecked another kit, and like Ron say's. What a wreck it is.
 

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Well SiFi you've gone and wrecked another kit, and like Ron say's. What a wreck it is.
Bless you mate, I wasn't too sure on the pre-shading making it too dark but it all seemed to come together in the end.
 

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:tears-of-joy::tears-of-joy: What a novel idea to hide imperfections...

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Rust and muck hides a multitude of modelling sins :smiling2: Glad you like it Richard.

That's a top job, it certainly looks well wrecked and barnacle encrusted :smiling:
Thanks Mick, this is the third sub of this type that I have done sunken, all three have had similar treatments but experimented in different paints to achieve effects.

You're getting b****y good at creating these wrecks Si!
Hi Dave, well, when you're good at knackered...why change :tongue-out3:.

That's rather splendid. Nice one.
Hi Colin, thank you for the nice comment and I am pleased you like it, cheers mate.

Top work Si. Did you consider setting it in resin ie underwater look???
Thanks Steve, setting in resin would be just too much work for me to do, especially nowadays as I have arthritis, FM and COPD, that is one reason I do wrecks, to me they are no brainers-just do what you want and they do not have to look perfect.
 

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Si, this might be of interest to you.

I've found a 20yr. old article about U99. She was actually found S.W. of Iceland, by an exploration team searching for another vessel. She was identified by the lucky horseshoe which was still visible on her conning tower.
Here is a picture taken from a manned submersible of the rather old fashioned (By modern standards) R.O.V. exploring the well preserved wreck.
Iron Coffin 061 (2).jpg

Cheers.
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love it Si,the king of rust,looks great,:thumb2:
what size/scale,is the old girl,as im after some measurements for 28mm figures,please,
 

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Si, this might be of interest to you.

I've found a 20yr. old article about U99. She was actually found S.W. of Iceland, by an exploration team searching for another vessel. She was identified by the lucky horseshoe which was still visible on her conning tower.
Here is a picture taken from a manned submersible of the rather old fashioned (By modern standards) R.O.V. exploring the well preserved wreck.
View attachment 304869

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I remember you making this Ron, superb scratch work on the ROV, amazing piccie also, very atmospheric. Good info too.
 

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love it Si,the king of rust,looks great,:thumb2:
what size/scale,is the old girl,as im after some measurements for 28mm figures,please,
Thank you Moni, scale wise it is 1/125, around 13 inches long approx.
 
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