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Modelling => Completed GBs => Group and Themed Builds => Floaty/Ship/Naval GB => Topic started by: Antonio Sobral on February 28, 2015, 04:55:59 AM

Title: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ Ludicrous Outraging Unparallel Success) done
Post by: Antonio Sobral on February 28, 2015, 04:55:59 AM
Hi guys

This will my first attempt at joining a GB, so please correct me if I start wandering way out of line!

To start with, I can tell you that to come up with the title was no easy task :)

I just love the word "ludicrous". The first time I heard it was in Mel Brook's Spaceballs movie, a ton of years ago,
and I had to look it up in the dictionary.

But enough of nostalgia!

The FAB, for short, is starting with a keel made out of a very familiar item;
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-01.jpg)


The hull follows the keel with a near perfect match  ;)
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-02.jpg)


And to muscle things up a little bit, I will use a T-34/76 tower from the good old Airfix kit:
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-03.jpg)


Which, as everybody can see, will define the scale of this project at around 1/76, give or take a few points.


And now I have FAV and a FAB on the workbench.   Go figure that  ;)
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: kerick on February 28, 2015, 06:33:31 AM
This looks like fun! And we know it will be cool!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Antonio Sobral on March 02, 2015, 05:13:23 PM
Hi Kerik

Thanks for the comment.

I am not sure about the "cool" part, but it is always fun :)

Some more advances on the project:

Torpedo tubes:
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-04.jpg)


Deck:
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-05.jpg)


Engine:
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-06.jpg)



To be continued.... :)


Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: LemonJello on March 02, 2015, 08:52:19 PM
Following with rapt fascination!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 02, 2015, 10:33:10 PM
I'm not seeing where this is going, so I'm following LemonJello's lead! ;)
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Cliffy B on March 02, 2015, 11:23:29 PM
Where this is going is AWESOME!  8)
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Antonio Sobral on March 07, 2015, 03:27:06 AM
Thanks for the comments!

But I have to say no, not AWESOME ;)
AWESOME is the training version: Advanced Weapon Especially Suitable for Ordinary Maritime Exercises  ;D

Acronyms apart, the project continues, and the parts assembly is pretty much done.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-07.jpg)


With a figure to add scale perspective:
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-08.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-08.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-10.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-11.jpg)


Time for a paint job, wouldn't you say?


Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 07, 2015, 03:42:19 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: kerick on March 07, 2015, 05:42:52 AM
Is your seaman Dutch? Looks like he's wearing clogs!
This is great! I think we should have a computer mouse build off!
If you leave the lower part of the hull black it might look like a hovercraft.
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Antonio Sobral on March 12, 2015, 04:38:45 PM
No clogs ;D
Just some blue tack to make it stick to the surface.

The painting has begun, with just the basic colors:

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-13.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-14.jpg)


Now I have to arrange some sort of water surface to make it float :)

Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: finsrin on March 12, 2015, 05:10:14 PM
Is too good :)
With that big engine, this babys gunna move.....
Are those hand grab rails staples ?
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: LemonJello on March 12, 2015, 08:00:36 PM
Lots of neat details on this one. Looks loud and fast.
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Steve Blazo on March 12, 2015, 09:33:35 PM
So cool !!  A very good looking build. I do love scratch built stuff !!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: buzzbomb on March 13, 2015, 10:21:25 AM
Gorgeous... great job Antonio
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 13, 2015, 12:12:54 PM
Very cool! 8)

Looks like a (possibly semi-automatous AI) drone vessel.
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Antonio Sobral on March 18, 2015, 04:42:22 PM
Hi guys

Thanks for the comments!

The rails were made with bent wire. Staples would be an easier solution, though :)


After a few dry transfer decals from the spare box, it was time for some progress with the "water":

A roofmate base carved to accommodate the "hull":

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-16.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-17.jpg)


And then some really basic painting:

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-18.jpg)


Next step will be to add some "texture and gloss" to the "water" :)


Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Frank3k on March 18, 2015, 11:46:49 PM
That looks fantastic! The paint job is superb, with just the right amount of shading and highlights. I see "grandpa" changed outfits after the bocce ball game...
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Antonio Sobral on March 23, 2015, 04:03:19 PM
Thanks for the comment!

Some more progress on the water:

A shallow layer of acrylic gloss medium gel.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-19.jpg)


Once dried, it becomes transparent.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-20.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-21.jpg)



Almost done :)


Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: finsrin on March 23, 2015, 04:51:04 PM
With each set of pictures this goes from "too good" to "more too good" :)
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 23, 2015, 09:56:31 PM
Very, very good! :)
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ a Ludicrous Outraging Unimaginable Success)
Post by: Antonio Sobral on March 28, 2015, 05:36:09 PM
Hi guys

Thanks for the comments.

I added the water foam with some acrylic paint, and
the faded and worn look was done with the usual oil washes.

And it's done" :)

Here are some pictures of the final result:

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-22.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-23.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-24.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-25.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-26.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-27.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-28.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-29.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-30.jpg)


(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Barruel/BARIL/bar-31.jpg)


And this concludes my participation on this great Group Build.

Thanks for watching!

Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ Ludicrous Outraging Unparallel Success) done
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 29, 2015, 03:49:02 AM
 :)
Title: Re: FABULOUS (Fast Assault Boat Unit w/ Ludicrous Outraging Unparallel Success) done
Post by: kerick on March 29, 2015, 06:36:40 AM
Outstanding!