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 Post subject: Robert Stubb's Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:14 pm 
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Nice Essex by Robert Stubb's in the July 12th gallery: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... /index.htm

I like the weathering. The flight deck is nice and busy too - I know from recent experience what a PITA it is painting those NorthStar 3D printed figures.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:54 pm 
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I just wanted to post the same thing. The navy blue is superbly done, the weathering and bleaching is done perfectly. Well done.

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Same here. There's a lot about that model that's just plain done just right. There are a lot of very pleasing subtleties to that build that make it a pleasure to behold.

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I agree, the finish is terrific. He sure knows how to break up a large surface area without overdoing things.

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Echoing everyone, he did a fine job on that Essex - love his finish! Excellent attention to detail and awesome subtle weathering and painting.

He knocked that ship out of the park! :thumbs_up_1:

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Love that austere look!

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Jealous of the navy blue on that.

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MatthewB wrote:
Jealous of the navy blue on that.

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Yeah I wish he gave some indication what he used to get to that shade, it seems perfect and scaled.

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Very well done!

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Thanks All for the comments.

My main disappointment was the photos are poor and miss out much of the detail, even after many attempts - I need to sort out some better lighting!

A quick comment on the shading; the deck was painted in natural wood first, the steel hold down strips highlighted metal color just with pencil, then the whole deck lightly over-sprayed with 20-B, but leaving the middle with a finer covering than the edges to give a worn look. The hull sides and other vertical surfaces were sprayed with a lightened shade of 5-N (using Lifecolor paint), with the lower part of the hull sides lightened to greater level, then a mix of filters (AK Interactive), thin acrylic washes, weathering powders and Tamiya weathering sets applied in that order in a careful and subtle manner. The aircraft, details, rigging and Northstar figures was the fun part.

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Beautifully done!

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