Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and expectations

Hello, and welcome to the forums at the Nautilus Drydocks, formerly Sub-driver.com!

We welcome anyone with a passion for submarines and a desire to learn and share knowledge about this fascinating hobby. Use of these forums indicates your intention to abide by our code of conduct:


1. No spam. All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately.

2. Please post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.

3. Respect other users. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after or without a warning.

4. No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for deletion from the forums.

5. No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult material will be deleted.

6. No re-posting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is allowed. Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials will be deleted.
See more
See less

today's work

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts






















  • Resident Luddite

    Comment


    • You’re jumping around on the page a bit. Who’s boat are you working on? The one with grass on it. Looks good.
      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

      Comment


      • Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
        You’re jumping around on the page a bit. Who’s boat are you working on? The one with grass on it. Looks good.
        Stop bothering me, you miserable old ****!

        Anyway...

        ...Yeah.

        I have been hoping around between projects a bit more than usual -- sometimes even I am left wondering what to do next (and why!). Anywho...

        The project with the 'grass' is one of Dave Manley's magnificent 1/96 kits, the HMS TRENCHANT of the TRAFALGAR class of British SSN's. I've put this guy at the top of the rotation in the hope of having it finished and all trimmed out in time for the big Groton event later this month. Sure wish you could make it, Casey, but I do appreciate what a long drive that would be for you. Red Clay for sure, pal!

        By the way, your SWM 1/96 BLUEBACK is looking fine. Seems you're coming to terms with your Paasche H-model air-brush, and the markings look good too. Drop the other shoe and paint those two marker buoy fairing plates 'international orange', and you'll be done with it. AND weather that beast!

        What's next on your workbench?

        David
        Resident Luddite

        Comment


        • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

          Stop bothering me, you miserable old ****!

          Anyway...

          ...Yeah.

          I have been hoping around between projects a bit more than usual -- sometimes even I am left wondering what to do next (and why!). Anywho...



          By the way, your SWM 1/96 BLUEBACK is looking fine. Seems you're coming to terms with your Paasche H-model air-brush, and the markings look good too. Drop the other shoe and paint those two marker buoy fairing plates 'international orange', and you'll be done with it. AND weather that beast!

          What's next on your workbench?

          David
          I’m done with the BLUEBACK except for painting the periscope. I’m working on the SCORPION now, and I’m painting her as launched, but will paint the buoy covers. I eliminated the covers on the BLUEBACK as they didn’t have any. Click image for larger version

Name:	9956F72D-7E1C-4DF0-9AB5-5B1CCC075444.jpeg
Views:	195
Size:	58.8 KB
ID:	161621
          Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

          Comment





































          • Resident Luddite

            Comment


            • David, I am having trouble understanding the red and blue where the draft numbers are. Can you help explain what you have going on there? The screen mask with random glue spots filling the grid is genius sir. I learned something new today. Thank you!

              Comment


              • Nice trick.
                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

                Comment


                • Nice trick with the mesh.
                  Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
                    David, I am having trouble understanding the red and blue where the draft numbers are. Can you help explain what you have going on there? The screen mask with random glue spots filling the grid is genius sir. I learned something new today. Thank you!
                    If you don't have markings in the color you want (the Britt's use red and blue for their draft-numbers), you lay down the desired color first, then apply the dry-transfers you have (usually white), which serve as masks. You then apply the base color (black or dark, dark gray in most cases), then yank off the dry transfers with masking tape. The result is the character shape desired in the color needed.

                    David
                    Resident Luddite

                    Comment


                    • Gotcha. Something more I learned today.

                      Comment


                      • using the fiberglass screening for a mask? ****Ing brilliant.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by goshawk823 View Post
                          using the fiberglass screening for a mask? ****Ing brilliant.
                          Nope. Flexible, plastic screen door material. Likely Nylon or Vinyl. Available in just about any mesh-size/material/type. Very useful stuff. I first became aware of the technique applied here when I did the tile-work on an old Revell Space Shuttle model.
                          Resident Luddite

                          Comment


                          • Originally posted by Davidh View Post
                            David,

                            Heck, I’d love to get hold of some of your molds.

                            David H
                            Some of them belong to Kevin Rimrodt, the rest go to Bob Martin if he'll have them. Shipping to the other side of the world is just a bridge too far, David. Sorry.
                            Resident Luddite

                            Comment


                            • Any idea what became of the tools for the 1/96 Albacore?
                              Time to DIVE IN! https://www.facebook.com/groups/133360626703083/

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                                Any idea what became of the tools for the 1/96 Albacore?
                                Scott sent me two sets of hull and appendages, and gave me permission to turn one set into masters from which to make production tooling -- I have not done that yet, but did put the other set of parts together and got it running -- still have to mark and weather that one.

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1682.JPG
Views:	127
Size:	41.9 KB
ID:	161660
                                Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1688.JPG
Views:	99
Size:	46.1 KB
ID:	161661
                                Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1694.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	51.1 KB
ID:	161662
                                Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1127.JPG
Views:	98
Size:	57.7 KB
ID:	161663
                                Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1142.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	63.7 KB
ID:	161664

                                David
                                Resident Luddite

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X