Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby Stikpusher » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:23 am

If you weather it, the splotchy paint will just enhance the effect. :wink:

You’re doing just fine on this one Lyle. All ahead full!
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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby Stuart » Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:55 pm

That's looking really good Lyle!
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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby LyleW » Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:57 pm

Stikpusher wrote:If you weather it, the splotchy paint will just enhance the effect. :wink:

You’re doing just fine on this one Lyle. All ahead full!


Thanks, Stuart. Trying to get the bits done. No time lately!
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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby KSaarni » Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:16 am

Watching Lyle your sub build, makes me also want to do one!

Looking good so far!

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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby LyleW » Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:26 am

Thank you, Kari. This is a “kindergarten” level build. Very minimal parts count, considering most are the deck cleats and capstan.

Won’t be much work on it the next few days. Too much other stuff going on.
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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby LyleW » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:25 am

calling this one done. The "USS Fork"... :bag: I've had to make a capstan, one dive plane, and a deck cleat...The more I touch it the more I have to re-do. Needs a bit of touch up on the gray and hull red, though. That can wait for a day or two to let all the glue dry.

Generally, happy with the build. Once again, small parts are a pain in the stern for me, even on something this simple and basic.

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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby jeaton01 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:42 am

Congrats on getting to the finish like, Kyle. Looks like it's been at sea for awhile, isn't that a good thing?
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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby LyleW » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:44 am

Thank you. You are quite kind in your words! :giggles: I wanted it to look somewhat beaten up, but frankly, I have no idea how to weather this stuff. So, I leave it. Again, thanks.
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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby Medicman71 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:12 am

Very nice Lyle!!
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Re: Atlantis 1/240 USS Gato class submarine

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:42 am

Lyle, you could add a dark wash to the side vents on the hull to make those stand out better, then do some rust streaks down from those.
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