Hi Norbert thx! Yep, I'm building out of the box. My focus has been on learning some new techniques and trying them out. Primarily to paint the deck and make it look like wood. I'm using oil paints over a base of deck tan to attempt this part. The camo is all Vallejo paint sprayed with an airbrush. I plan to paint the searchlights and pompoms and the little stuff by brush. Easy to since since I'm using Vallejo Model Color paint.
tried a technique i thought up for the chipping on the hull. i used the lacquer paint for airbrushing. Thinking the very thin nature of it would allow it to be applied in a splotchy pattern. i poured some in a cup then dipped a sponge into it. Dabbed the excess off the sponge and applied it along the hull.
next i moved on to weathering the hull. Standard stuff here. It's alot about technique so i keep trying to get the hang of it. Oil paints used for rust, algae at and above the waterline, and a gray mix to establish the waterline and show some streaking down the hull. The red won't be seen much at all in the ocean scape i have set up, but for the few places it will show i rubbed the gray along the hull to try and fade the paint a bit.
Hope you enjoy the build. Feel free to critique or ask questions anytime.
8. February, 05:08