Author Topic: GB6 - FF Submersible (Update #8 - 12/12)  (Read 18876 times)

December 07, 2010, 05:42:48 PM
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Michael Rinaldi

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Ehi mike
awesome work as usual. I like this last scheme is way better than previous one, but I must confess I love this step :)

http://www.fototime.com/7137257EE3FCF84/orig.jpg

I love your pictures and this model, so I'm following your WIP very carefully now!
Luca

Thanks Luca...good to hear from you again. Hope all is well in the homeland.

I know, I really liked the look too. I had to decide if I wanted to keep it and go with it to see where it went, but in the end I felt sticking to my original idea was worth it. Still, there is a great technique in that step waiting to be used! Extreme paint wear...

Best,

Mike

December 07, 2010, 05:47:55 PM
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Thanks for posting all these steps. They really help people learn and appreciate what goes into creating a model with a spectacular finish.

Loving the repair panels! I almost want to see something "out of place" for the intended time period of the sub. Modern props, sonar gear, etc... it'd really sell the cobbled racer look.

December 07, 2010, 06:13:29 PM
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U  R   Awesome.....  :twitch:
Awesome WIP .  Awesome speed.  Awesome colors and paint skill.
A W E S O M E.  :ninja:  :yeah:   
 I have the Cosmic Motors book too. Some great looks in there.
Well done man. REALLY cool. Thanks for the WIP. VERY helpful too.
Cheers!
Throw it Hard

December 07, 2010, 07:54:16 PM
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Michael Rinaldi

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Thanks for posting all these steps. They really help people learn and appreciate what goes into creating a model with a spectacular finish.

Loving the repair panels! I almost want to see something "out of place" for the intended time period of the sub. Modern props, sonar gear, etc... it'd really sell the cobbled racer look.

Thanks, and my pleasure...I have way too many hours into this to date, I must push hard now.

We are thinking alike...I really want to combine genres together with this one and hope to come out the other side in one piece.  Ian's work really crosses those boundaries in a good way.

~M

December 07, 2010, 08:17:03 PM
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It's funny... a few months ago I purchased a bunch of materials and such to make an anti-gravity "boat" which has a very derelict appearance to it. Those, while much different in shape, match the style I want to depict perfectly.

December 08, 2010, 12:23:55 AM
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Michael Rinaldi

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Can't wait to see that incarnation arise! Sounds killer...

OK, I've opened up a few tubes of oil paints and have begun to add the weathering and patina to the paint. As you can see, I clearly like the 502 Abt. oils from Mig Productions. I've used all brands over the years and find these are truly the best available for what we do, and always with the Odourless Turpentine--the perfect combo. I apply small amounts to a piece of cardboard, which in turn absorbs the linseed oil out of the paint and thus they will dry significantly faster and matte, otherwise it takes days for them dry. The working time is still sufficient for any need as well.

Here is the prepared color palette. And yes, I'll use every color at least once...I actually added two reds after the photo was taken.


I was able to get about a 1/3 of the right side done tonight. They are still a little glossy, but will dry dead matte.


I've also started to imply the frame structure under the skin, sort of like stressed skin on an aircraft. I'll carry the effect throughout, I think it adds a subtle touch of realism to it.



More progress tomorrow then...

Best,

Mike
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010, 12:28:30 AM by Michael Rinaldi »

December 08, 2010, 01:39:32 AM
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With both the Michaels (Mikes) producing such fantastical results with their subs I find it hard to imagine anyone topping their efforts , not that it is a competition , but they have set the bar very high. I'm looking to Marc Reusser to produce something as good . When he summons up the courage to open the box .
  I'm off to stock up on MIG oils  .

  Wonderful work , Boys ,

  Nick   

December 08, 2010, 02:07:07 AM
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It's funny... a few months ago I purchased a bunch of materials and such to make an anti-gravity "boat" which has a very derelict appearance to it. Those, while much different in shape, match the style I want to depict perfectly.

  While I was sorting through some of my old stuff yesterday I came across my Frank Frazetta pictures and this one in particular . I immediately thought of this group build .


  Nick

December 08, 2010, 08:41:00 PM
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Frank is the man...


More progress with the oils.

Best,

Mike



December 09, 2010, 12:51:20 AM
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Mike ,

  There is something about your sub that makes me think that you'll be adding a set of rotor blades to the top of your machine . It just looks like it ought to be a helicopter .

  Looking better with every photo ,

  Nick

December 09, 2010, 05:44:18 AM
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Oh man... that one scratch goes right to the dive plane. That was a race-ender to be sure! :lol: Looks good!

EDIT: nevermind... that's the stress mark, not a scratch. :embarrased:
« Last Edit: December 09, 2010, 05:45:32 AM by FichtenFoo »

December 09, 2010, 10:04:18 PM
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Michael Rinaldi

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Small progress...I've added a waterline and will weather the upper areas slightly differently.

Still quite a ways to go yet, early stages still. I'll also reveal my base idea soon...

Best,

Mike


December 10, 2010, 01:14:52 AM
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 Wow. Seriously impressed with the oil paint effects.

December 10, 2010, 04:41:00 AM
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This IS special model and very special painting :)

December 12, 2010, 10:58:14 AM
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Like the way you painted and weathered it, very realistic.

December 12, 2010, 04:54:27 PM
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Michael Rinaldi

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Thanks fellas...more progress with the oils weathering above the waterline now.

Best,

Mike




December 13, 2010, 12:25:01 AM
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Fan-bloody-tastic . It just gets better and better . I can't wait to see it in its final setting .

   Wonderful modelling ,

  Nick

December 13, 2010, 07:15:44 AM
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The upper hull fading is fantastic.

December 22, 2010, 02:57:00 PM
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Michael Rinaldi

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Thanks again fellas...the holidays have slowed this one to a crawl. I'll post new updates next week after the festivities...

Merry Christmas! or Happy Festivus for the rest of us~

Best,

Mike

January 22, 2011, 02:10:15 AM
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Keep it up Michael! Its damn great!!!