I use any epoxy putty the comes as a single, 2 color rod that you cut off a length and work it together. I'm picking some up today.
Hey Marc! Went to Michael's during my lunch break and I couldn't find the epoxy putty you were talking about. Maybe Ace Hardware has them? I hope to attach the torpedoes to the sub before the weekend so it will be dry solid by time I return from camping.
First off Andy... awesome paint. Love the blue fish. Certainly not the blue fish I used to go for trolling in the Atlantic in St. Augustine, FL
You'll have better luck at a hardware store for sure. I know you'll have no problem at all at Home Depot or Lowes. This is the stuff I got recently. There are different "uses" on the labels but that makes no difference. they are all epoxy putty. You want one that has about a 25-390 minutes work set and sets hard in 60. Full cure is overnight but it pretty solid in an hour. There's a log inside the tube with the 2 parts one inside the other. For a big chunk an even slice of the log is the perfect ration. i usually take a screwdriver and take little pieces of each color make little balls and keep them separate so it all doesn't get hard before i get to it. Just pair the different balls off so they are the same size for the 1:1 ratio. Make sure you clean your fingers after kneading the putty. Don't want that hardening on there Great for welds too.
Did some fading this AM. very sublte but shows up better when oyu're really eyeballing it.
Post by deafpanzer on Jan 20, 2015 13:55:10 GMT -5
LOL! Blue fish... that's something I want to try one day. Thank you so much for the photo and advise... it truly is going to be very helpful. Will stop by hardware on my way home...
Fantastic work on the paint... looking great as I can see the dark shades from here! I noticed its hard to take good pics of the color grey itself so I really need to use a very good camera not my iPhone.
I was thinking that anything from this point was going to have to include the camo dots too. Not being 1005 certain what it was going to look like when I pulled off the first 3 or putty balls I started to get excited. It was a very slo-mo Xmas package unwrapping. I am more than pleased with the results. I'll take some close up pics later. Each dot has a faint fuzzy edge. Just what I was going for.
Great stuff there Marc!! The dots look "spot" on!! BTW, shift key work to get the %...LOL!! I thought 1005 was a pretty big percent to be not sure! Fading shows up very well I think!! Looking forward to the spraying session!!
Leon, Franks. Thanks guys for the comments and for following along.
Spent some time this evening getting this one done. After applying the decals the first thing to do was the dot filter to continue the fading a bit but more to put some tonal variations in the hull. The hull from the tower forward has not been done yet. The effect it more visible in the flesh.
Some washes/stains and she's done.
So sad the build is over but my 1st duel was a blast. Now come on Andy, I know you're right behind me.
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2015 0:00:33 GMT -5 by wing_nut
Post by kaytermarram on Jan 23, 2015 4:28:56 GMT -5
Yeah, all the best for you and the boys on your trip. Do not forget insect sray, anti bear spray, maybe anti elk spray and anti Karibu spray. Enough eat and drink of cause and anti cold medicine, hehe!
The torpedos look great. I don´t know if you do any weathering on them (or aren´t they weathered anyway. The originals I mean...).