The Lost U-Boot

Discussion in 'General modeling' started by Xavier, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Hello !
    I'm back....
    It sounds like a threat. LOL

    This is my "underwater diorama"



    Hope you like it.

    Regards

    Xavier
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  2. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    WOW! That is excellent!!

    Would like to see some pics of the whole thing though ..... ;):)
  3. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Thanks Dan. !!

    This is a general view of the diorama... but not finished yet.

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    Thanks for watching. !
  4. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    That is amazing! And your video is creepy-cool! Very creative.:Bravo:
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  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I fully agree! :Bravo::Bravo::Bravo:
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  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You can put up to 10 Pics per post and as many you want in your thread. I too would like to see more pics, with more shots of the sub, and some words about what and how you did this. This is a tease!! :)
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  7. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Hi. !
    So.... the idea for this diorama, is to represent an undefined submarine U-Boot, as if the sea had driven to the coast until it ran aground on the rocks.
    First the base

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    A board of 1000 x 400 (mm)
    Apply some putty to define the coastline

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    Raising the bottom and part of the fall of the cliff

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    Painting the coastline to highlight and easier to work

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    Applying insulating foam to give the whole way.

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    Testing location of U-Boot in the diorama.
  8. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    First primer.

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    A general primer in gray, and a layer, following the coastline and across the cliff in black

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    Painting algae

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    The location of the algae have calculated depending on the height of the cliff (which incidentally is not very high as seen in relation to the submarine)

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    Some more details

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    Overview with intermediate work

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    The location of the submarine I think it will be this ... But it is not yet definitive.

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    Just add "water"
  9. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Painting the base of the sea.

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    View from another angle.

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    Detail of the coast.
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  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Fantastic diorama, filming, the whole shabang!! Don't be shy, we eat this stuff up!! :)
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  11. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Well... more creepy picts.

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    Hope you like it !

    Regards
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Your rock formations is a study of fractal mathematics. Very controlled chaos. A hard thing to do, you make it look easy! Typing appreciation for your diorama is fast becoming past words!. :)
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  13. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Thank you for your kind comment.
  14. THE DC

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    This is pretty amazing work!

    Thanks for sharing the build thread.
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  15. Markus Schweizer

    Markus Schweizer Member

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    Hello,

    the diorama looks great. Did You use a Revell model kit? What scale is Your diorama?
    For those who also want to give their models a rusty look:
    the model factory "Noch" has a new rust paint to give models an used look.
    http://www.noch.com/en/news/2015/08-rust-paint-available.php
    It is not only a color, it uses powder with iron and oxidation medium for "real" rust.

    The german model magazine "Trainini" made a test in it´s August 2015 issue.
    Here You can see some pictures.
    http://trainini.de/download/Trainini_2015-08.pdf

    The diorama reminds me a little about the u-boat 118 from WW 1 that was washed ashore in Hastings.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...es-U-boat-washed-beach-WWI-sailed-France.html

    Greetings

    Markus Schweizer
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  16. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Hello Markus.

    You have an hawk-eye !!!

    I was inspired by this article for the generic idea of the diorama. At first I thought in a recreation of the image .....

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    But I dismissed it because I thought it would have a lot of criticism for being "very little credible ..."

    About the model and scale... is an old Amati model in 1:72

    Thanks for watching

    Regards
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  17. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    :Bravo: What more can i say??
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  18. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Well... almost finished.

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    Thanks for watching.
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  19. Uyraell

    Uyraell Newbie

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    Xavier, your U-Boat diorama reminds me, rather eerily in fact, of the underwater photographs of the U-Boat sunk off the Danish coast and raised some few years ago. The early images were, for the era, very clear and therefore rather haunting to look at.
    Your excellent diorama encaptures that precise sense of "haunting-ness" in an extremely authentic manner. The viewer's 'minds'eye' is almost 'drawn through' the hull, picturing there within the mortal remains of the crew, frozen in time as their lives came to an end.

    The amount of effort and talented workmanship you demonstrate in your dioramas have me in awe.

    I look forward to viewing your next excellent piece, knowing that it too shall show the audience the skills to which they also can aspire.

    Kind and Respectful Regards Xavier, Uyraell.
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  20. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    fanstastic!! always loved those too! think they should be sealed and made into orbiters for the asteroid belt to mars smelting runs!!