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March 23, 2013, 03:57:20 PM
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First progress report of my Implausible Long-Nose fish sub build. I designed the master/etch for this submersible model kit (and the original 'Fantastical' version) and am doing a pre-release paint-up build-log as usual. Going to use many of the same techniques that I used for the copper Fantastical sub paint-work, but this time in brass!

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/prof-fichtenfoos-implausible-long-nose-submersible/








March 24, 2013, 09:57:48 AM
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Hunter Rose

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Really like this kit Mike, i loved the original kit (especially with the cool steamer wheel dio to show it off) but i like this even more, especially the pilot.

Looking forward to more
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March 24, 2013, 03:38:15 PM
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Love the look of the photo-etch parts.

March 24, 2013, 10:02:11 PM
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Hello,

I am impatient to receive my copy of this kit !!!
The magnet idea is very good, I will buy some.

All the very best,
Eric
Eric

March 25, 2013, 02:38:09 PM
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Thanks guys!

More progress on the sub. Painting the hull in bare metals to match the real fish. Here's the end result of todays work, but I've got a lot more to do such as picking out (focused painting on) small parts and the whole interior and underside. There's a whole SBS on painting, paints used, etc here:

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/prof-fichtenfoos-implausible-long-nose-submersible/



March 26, 2013, 12:34:00 PM
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seriously nice metal finish Mike!
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March 30, 2013, 11:21:45 AM
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Thanks HR!

Started on the patina/weathering. Getting a nice dark stained brass tone using various AK-Interactive filters in a way they probably were not intended for. LOL! I love doing that!

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/prof-fichtenfoos-implausible-long-nose-submersible/







April 02, 2013, 02:34:13 PM
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Looks lovely. I hadn't realised there was daylight under the big fin until I saw this update - nice touch.

April 02, 2013, 10:06:01 PM
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looks great. metal colores are awsome

April 04, 2013, 04:56:00 AM
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Wow, really nice varied finish on that, nice
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April 13, 2013, 03:18:24 AM
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When you say you buff your coats of paint with a toothbrush, do you use any type of compound?

April 22, 2013, 03:21:42 PM
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April 22, 2013, 10:47:04 PM
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Love this series of kits!! The details are great and, of course, your painting and finishing are always impeccable. Thanks for the show and tell!

June 04, 2013, 03:25:19 PM
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