Akula II " Pantera"

TBadger

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Paid and submitted :) The fun starts tomorrow or Sunday.
 

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Now there are 3 subs in the competition. ;D
Good luck TBadger.

Jim
 

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Very cool T, you should be right at home with this build
 

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I'm not TOTALLY familiar with the Russian side. It'd be an unfair advantage if I were to do my USS Maryland :)
 

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very cool Badger
 

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A great entry! I will be watching your progress on this one. :)
 

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Have around one hour put into it and the hull is all together. Waiting for the putty to stiffen up before I sand it all down and set the upper doors in place and mask off my water line. I plan on being at paint by this evening
 

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These photos span 2 hours of work








Just gotta put up the doors and mount the scopes. Should be painted by tomorrow night and then....on to weathering!
 

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Doors installed....getting primed and sanded this evening. Wife's outta town so I have nothing else to do but slave away on this. If I dont get interupted too much I should have all of the painting finished by tomorrow and the weathering will be an ongoing ordeal.



Taking suggestions on a follow up build since this one was so short.
 

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Didn't wanna rip off the fresh hull red so I'm waiting til after breakfast to tape off from the waterline down and lay down some flat black....paint the masts and then an all over coat of future, decals, DULLCOTE.
 

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Awesome stuff there Badge!! She is a real beauty!! Moving right along too!! :eek:
 

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I dunno, feels like I'm moving kind of slow....... *queues up a montage to the timeless Todd Rundgren classic, "Bang the Drum All Day" *










Just gotta Future over the decals, dry, DullCote and then weathering SLOOOOOWWWWLY. It'll be my first time weathering a Water Vessel. Once thats all done and the pictures are taken I'm encasing it up to the waterline in Crystal Resin to simulate an at-sea scene.
 

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Well that was quick!! LOL!! Still looking tops Sir!!!
 

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Mounted the clear rods for the display


The DullCote definitely made the colors smooth out and pop


Starting the weathering tomoro....any tips ?? ???
 

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Nice work, man!
They do really look the part!
Cheers!
 

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Did some Salt streaking to simulate oxidation...adding light and dark grime and slime to the waterline and some rust in tiny spots. Perhaps some brown streaks for the red portion of the hull



 
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