- Aug 21, 2020
Yes, to be realistic, there should be at least some rust streaks. In my mind, this one looks more like a museum relic on dry land, with dirt and faded paint more evident than rust. I do think that many models, ships, planes, and tanks included, often look more like abandoned wrecks than anything maintained in actual service. Just personal preference, of course. Will consider dabbing some rust on this Gato sometime, but need to put it aside for other projects right now. Thanks for your comments!Your weathering is looking very good - not too much - exactly how I would imagine such a boat (often we see too much rust, although the ships were often very rusty - I heard once, that the battleship HMS Nelson, or was it the HMS Rodney, was the most ugliest and most rusty one - sorry for being off topic here)
By all means do it. Submarines have so little surface detail that finishing them is about the easiest modelling job you can do, and at this scale, it's quite satisfying in size and grandeur. EZ-PZ!Super Nice - I would love to build one of these one day. I would like to add this to the gallery too.