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U-boat under waterline weathering - look
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Illinois, United States
Joined: February 20, 2006
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 11:05 AM UTC
Has anyone seen these pictures?


Plenty of weathering pictures such as:

I'm wondering if this was the actual state of the boat when they captured it or some of it happened while it was laying around in the US port. Either way, I think these would make some good references... too bad they're black and white though. Also note the protection grills in the flooding holes. I wouldn't even try to replicate those, especially on my 1/144 boats.

EDIT: This was done in '54 so I guess not that wartime accurate after all.
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 11:38 AM UTC
Ahoy Ion,

Thanks for posting and the link......great reference shots!

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Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 01:05 PM UTC
Oh great finding, thank you Ion!
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 06:44 PM UTC
Hi Ion

Thanks - great images, just need to guess the colour shades