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Akula
« on: January 17, 2021, 07:20:20 PM »
OKB Grigorov is editing lots of little submarines at little scales. Few parts; resin & photoetched ones.
The Akula (Nato name it "Typhoon") is at 1/1200 scale and, as you can see, the real one is a BIG one!
Building is easy but of course the little etched parts request lot of attention...

Primer airbrushed.
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Re: Akula
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 08:29:18 PM »
Wow!! Akula or Shark in English, so deadly shape... hope it will not perform its power in real life ;)

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Re: Akula
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2021, 07:41:45 PM »
Of course, I've immediately thinked to "Krasny Ocktyabr" (The hunt for Red Ocotber)...

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Re: Akula
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 02:08:12 AM »
Firs thing to come on my mind was Hunt for Red Oktober..... Nice subject, looking forward to see it done !

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Re: Akula
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 10:18:33 AM »
White airbrushed for a second time. The support will be a "wooden" one;base is Tamiya XF-60 Desert Yellow

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Re: Akula
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 11:53:35 AM »
Base now look like flying saucer :)) Like it ;)

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Re: Akula
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2021, 08:18:42 PM »
nice progress !

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Re: Akula
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2021, 09:50:54 AM »
Thank you friends!

Masking phase before to airbrush red color first.

The base was airbrushed with Tamiya XF-60 Desert Yellow then I used oil (Burnt Sienna) to give a wood effect. Quitehappy with the result; gloss varnish still needed

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Re: Akula
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2021, 10:07:46 AM »
Maybe this can help ;)

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Re: Akula
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2021, 11:40:03 AM »
And one more, rear view ;)

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Re: Akula
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2021, 04:55:42 PM »
Thank you my friend!

As it seems, different painting schemes are existing. I've opted for the one proposed by the Revell kit, with a red front & medium grey on the undersurfaces and a more darker grey for the upper ones.

Red painted + masked with tape/Maskol: the Tamiya XF-53 airbrushed

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Re: Akula
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2021, 05:04:21 PM »
 :-ok

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Re: Akula
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2021, 01:00:53 AM »
nice progress and excellent pictures !

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Re: Akula
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2021, 05:32:03 PM »
After having masked the undersurfaces, Tamiya XF-69 was airbrushed. Then masking tape & Maskol were removed...

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Re: Akula
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2021, 05:44:57 PM »
Very fast progress, you are in excellent mood :)