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Revell Harbour Tug Boat

An attempt to show a rusty, abandoned boat.

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jimbo19/03/2018 17:17:33
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Scottie - rather nice to think that a mess is what I'm aiming for face 20 You are right of course. I would like to add a few bits of rubbish as well - twigs, drift wood, plastic, old rope etc. I may just be getting carried away though dont know

Richard - tea leaves wink 2 thumbs up . Sounds like a plan.


spanner57019/03/2018 17:40:02
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Jim - Scottie is spot on, a 'mess' is what you're after. From the tug, right down the wall, to the shore line - and beyond!

Keep in mind the 'wreck' would have been alongside the harbour wall for months, even years, so the wall will be well neglected too......

I think the last thing you want is a 'tidy and neat build'.......wink

Excellent work.


Edited By spanner570 on 19/03/2018 18:08:19

David Appleton19/03/2018 17:52:33
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Hi Jim I've been following this in the background, it's looking good. I like the way you turn a relatively low tech kit into a nice looking scene (as with your lifeboat) there maybe someting here thats of use for your seaweed **LINK** if not it may be a worth a look on the rest of the site.


David Appleton19/03/2018 17:52:35
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Double post sorry

Edited By David Appleton on 19/03/2018 17:55:32

Si Benson19/03/2018 18:00:46
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I have some of the stuff David has suggested. If you want some to play about with PM me and I’ll send you some.


joe strenko19/03/2018 21:17:01
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Jimbo, some great suggestions on the seaweed from the guys...looking forward to your experiments with the materials and progress. The painting and chipping on the ole’ tug looks great 👍

Mike Cartmale19/03/2018 22:43:38
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for your seaweed, if you use the dust that collects in the bottom of the grass packet for your sludge, along with some sea grass that has been soaked for a while to make is nice and soggy, then mix with pva and a bit of water, and do not forget the old fishing net from ladies tights or net curtain.

Cheers, MikeC.

John Race19/03/2018 22:53:47
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Jim .

At this rate there won't be any room for the boat laugh


jimbo20/03/2018 10:14:31
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Hi all

Thanks guys for all your support. I tend to be over tidy and organized, not just when modelling but in life in general. The idea of rust and rubbish goes against the grain face 20

David - thanks for the link. I think I have some of that lichen somewhere - I'll search it out.

Si - thanks for the offer. As I said I think I have some somewhere so I'll have a look.


jimbo23/03/2018 15:15:31
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Hi all

I have been practicing with the Rust-it. Funny stuff. I thought it was textured but the texture it holds is dependent on how it is applied. Brushed on creates a smooth look, no different to oils really, but using a sponge or stippling makes texture. I think it is best dabbed on with a small piece of sponge held in those reversible locking tweezers. Anyway I started on the funnel bit. Used the Rust-it and oils. Still needs a matt coat but I think it shows promise.







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