Bronco 1:35 Type XXIII RC Build/ Conversion

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  • biggsgolf
    Captain
    • Jan 2020
    • 759

    troglodytes Click image for larger version

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    • redboat219
      Admiral
      • Dec 2008
      • 2837

      Originally posted by biggsgolf
      This Type XXII operated in cold waters. Refer to this Post for what a cold water sub looks like:
      https://forum.rc-sub.com/forum/silly...cum#post176646
      The brownish discoloration is from the dried out sealife when the boat got drydocked. In the water it's green unless you're making a static display of a boat in drydock.
      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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      • He Who Shall Not Be Named
        Moderator
        • Aug 2008
        • 12456

        Anyway...

        You've got a good start with the puke-tan below waterline effort. Now -- at a point about an inch below waterline -- start stippling on toothpaste mask (look it up in past 'today's work' posts). Then, mix up a well darkened batch of clear-coat. Spray this tinted clear on all below-waterline structures, and wait for them to dry. Then, with a wet towel, remove the masking. Dry and repeat till the display stops looking so ghastly.

        And don't forget the bow planes, stern planes, and rudder!

















        Sing my praises!

        David
        Who is John Galt?

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        • biggsgolf
          Captain
          • Jan 2020
          • 759

          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named
          Anyway...

          You've got a good start with the puke-tan below waterline effort. Now -- at a point about an inch below waterline -- start stippling on toothpaste mask (look it up in past 'today's work' posts). Then, mix up a well darkened batch of clear-coat. Spray this tinted clear on all below-waterline structures, and wait for them to dry. Then, with a wet towel, remove the masking. Dry and repeat till the display stops looking so ghastly.

          And don't forget the bow planes, stern planes, and rudder!

















          Sing my praises!

          David
          Oh my Lord, The Greatest, so it should not be brownish. The brown would be dried out sealife in Drydock?
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          • He Who Shall Not Be Named
            Moderator
            • Aug 2008
            • 12456

            Just finish the god-damned thing and move on!!!!!
            Who is John Galt?

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            • Das Boot
              Rear Admiral
              • Dec 2019
              • 1176

              Originally posted by biggsgolf

              Never seen a Type XXIII with a black hull.
              Build from Germany.
              Attached Files
              Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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              • biggsgolf
                Captain
                • Jan 2020
                • 759

                Ok.... I am now finished with and satisfied with the weathering! On to the Brass Railings etc. Thanks to all that provided guidance! A special thanks to my wife who donated her artistic skills to finish the weathering today! I will see you all in the spring hopefully posting a video of this XXIII in the water! Peace

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                • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                  Moderator
                  • Aug 2008
                  • 12456

                  Originally posted by biggsgolf
                  Ok.... I am now finished with and satisfied with the weathering! On to the Brass Railings etc. Thanks to all that provided guidance! A special thanks to my wife who donated her artistic skills to finish the weathering today! I will see you all in the spring hopefully posting a video of this XXIII in the water! Peace
                  Yike's!...

                  ...Now knowing your gal is in the loop I shall act accordingly.

                  Mrs. biggsgolf: Sorry, Ma'am, for past 'words of encouragement' that may have stretched the boundaries of decorum a bit while guiding my student through his work; in the future I shall moderate my tone as I address your idiot husband.

                  David
                  Idiot Line-crosser
                  Who is John Galt?

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                  • rwtdiver
                    Vice Admiral
                    • Feb 2019
                    • 1821

                    Originally posted by biggsgolf
                    troglodytes Click image for larger version

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                    Bruce that is one wild Avatar! Shows strength and determination! :-)

                    Your weathering work on your Bronco looks great! Weathering has not been one of my better trade marks, in fact it has been non existing in most of my boats. Watching how the majority of the sub builders here work with weathering is fascinating. Nice work on your wife's artistic skills. Looking for to your video.

                    What's next!?

                    Rob
                    "Firemen can stand the heat."

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                    • biggsgolf
                      Captain
                      • Jan 2020
                      • 759

                      Originally posted by Das Boot

                      Build from Germany.
                      Dark Grey below Waterline

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                      • biggsgolf
                        Captain
                        • Jan 2020
                        • 759

                        Originally posted by rwtdiver

                        Bruce that is one wild Avatar! Shows strength and determination! :-)

                        Your weathering work on your Bronco looks great! Weathering has not been one of my better trade marks, in fact it has been non existing in most of my boats. Watching how the majority of the sub builders here work with weathering is fascinating. Nice work on your wife's artistic skills. Looking for to your video.

                        What's next!?

                        Rob
                        "Firemen can stand the heat."
                        Rob, many thanks, will finish the XXIII then not sure after that, want to 3D print another sub.

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                        • biggsgolf
                          Captain
                          • Jan 2020
                          • 759

                          Well, in summary, I guess I misunderstood how a Type XXIII looks at the waterline and below. I was presented photos of brownish creme hulls and waterlines which I am now told they would look only in Drydock after the sealife dies......... Basically most actual photos on the net are of course only black and white. So, this is what she looks like after I surrendered her to my wife. I may build another one day and paint as I originally did this time, light grey over dark grey. Click image for larger version

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                          • biggsgolf
                            Captain
                            • Jan 2020
                            • 759

                            My family at work, lol Click image for larger version

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                            • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                              Moderator
                              • Aug 2008
                              • 12456

                              Much better.

                              David
                              Who is John Galt?

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                              • wlambing
                                Commander
                                • Nov 2020
                                • 296

                                You're going to be very pleasantly surprised at how easy it will be to visually track your boat while submerged with that paint/weathering scheme. Especially if you run in an oak (tannin) stained body of water!! That's pretty much what we have here in New England, and it does make a huge difference!!

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