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75th Anniversary of 1941 Group Build (World at War)

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, March 19, 2018 9:33 AM

Hey Nick, it will be nice to see that Buffalo in the 1941 colors.

I got some bench time in last night on the Prinz.  Nothing to really show, just hours of building sub assemblies of guns and sub-structures in 1/700 scale.  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:49 AM

up date on a very basic F2A2 kit. 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:42 AM

Sorry my ADD kicks in every now and then . I haven’t done a yellow wnged build in some time I will give it my best shot Scott this kit was in my stach for a number of years I can see why now lol!

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:42 PM

But what you've got done so far, Nick, looks good!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:34 AM

Yes Nick the Brewster's interior has got off to a great start.

I am wondering about changing colour schemes on the Defiant - I saw this the other day:

But I couldn't find definitive proof this was a 1941 scheme, so back to the black night fighter scheme...

Painted it silver over a black base - it is not smooth, but I want a bit of roughness to it.

So it's coming along slowly, but slowly

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:32 AM

Smile

That looks like R2D2 sitting in for the gun turret!  Are we dealing with a disruption in the time-space continuum?

Anyway, looks like things are going well!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:47 AM

looking good LG !!

  

 Nick.

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:41 AM

I painted the deck surfaces with a base coat, and now am building all the sub-assembly structures.  There are a lot of small parts that require a lot of alignment adjustments.  None of the sub-assemblies are glued on, but each one needs to be test fitted and trimmed to the other for a perfect fit.  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 9:06 AM

That's looking real good Scottrc . 

my lastest F2A2 pic. back to mm enamels 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:56 AM

Looks great Scott. The Eugen is such a good looking ship.

Nick, the yellow looks fantastic. Since you are going back to enamels I assume you used acrylic flat yellow then?

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:06 PM

Well I have chrome yellow wings and bright yellow tail both are model master the cowling is going ford engine blue

  

 Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:15 PM

That's going to look great.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:37 PM

Great start, Scott.  How did the Germans treat the decks?  Did they paint them or apply some kind of clear varnish to achieve the natural wood look?  I've only built US ships, so I know nothing about practices in other navies.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:39 PM

That's a really colorful finish, Nick.  Looks like construction is going well, too.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, March 26, 2018 1:56 PM

Nick, there is something about those colors that enlighten me.   Its going to look great.

Scott

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, March 26, 2018 2:04 PM

Thanks Steve, I have always like the lines of the Hipper Class cruiser.  I think the US installed much of the lines into the Alaska Class.  Which BTW I hope comes out in 1/700 from Hobbyboss.

I know I have sworn off PE on 1/700 class models after almost going insane on the Oriskany and Enterprise, but I couldn't help myself when I picked up a Tom's Modelworks set for $3 at a swapmeet.  

A few pics after a full relaxing day at the bench.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, March 26, 2018 2:11 PM

checkmateking02

Great start, Scott.  How did the Germans treat the decks?  Did they paint them or apply some kind of clear varnish to achieve the natural wood look?  I've only built US ships, so I know nothing about practices in other navies.

 

CM, I really am not sure, I've seen pictures of the crew on the PE hollystoning and swabbing the decks in early 1941, so I may assume that the wood is a dull brownish grey.  I think I'm going to research that a little farther.  I know there is are a number of debates on a few other forums about it, but trying to follow those and come to a conclusion makes my head hurt.  

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, March 26, 2018 4:00 PM

Am not sure either about Kriegsmarine deck colour, but there is a youtube vid with some colour footage.  Being old film and quality, take what is seen with a grain of salt?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhB6tU2El8k

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 26, 2018 9:42 PM

I think it's interesting the way different navies handled the deck issue.  I see quite a few ship models around the web showing all sorts of variations.  Seems to me, what with harsh conditions at sea, even an unpainted deck would have to be protected by some kind of coating.

Thanks, Scott and Jack, for your insights!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 10:34 AM

Coatings would make the decks too slippery so the act of swabbing and hollystoning to keep the decks smooth and in condition was practiced from the dawn of sail through WW2.  Later in the war, stains were used to cammo the deck.  If paint was used, then it had to be mixed with sand or some other abrasive to allow for traction.  Decks were generally replaced during refits.  

I prefer to make my decks a sand color or grey, such as with my Constitution. Deck colors would depend on the wood used, which pine was common.  I also don't like the deck to stand out and detract from the rest of the ship.  I prefer it to blend in.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:36 PM

Very informative, Scott.  Traction didn't occur to me.  Makes a lot of sense.  Thanks!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 30, 2018 7:43 PM

Scott those ships look great!!

I sprayed with metalizer still needs some touch up.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 30, 2018 9:20 PM

Nice smooth and realistic finish, Nick.  What metalizer did you use?  I always liked Floquils various silvers--till they went off the market.

The variation in the panels is impressive, too.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:08 AM

thanks guys here are my lastest pics of my very tough F2A2 Im sure its intimidating.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 02, 2018 12:34 PM

Very colorful, Nick.  The yellow is especially intimidating, I think; bright enough to put an enemy on the run.

Nice work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 8:55 AM

crown r n7: WOW, that's yellow!  The paint job looks sharp, nice crisp edges.  I'm an armor guy so of course I look for weathering.  Do you have any plans to knock down the sheen and depict some wear? 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 12:46 PM

CM thank you its more colorful now with decals.

SMJ thank you. I like my cars but they are never this bright. I do tanks ,planes miltary stuff its all good. I like to build cars but this thing!!! my kid said dad it looks like a toy. YES   Im going to pin wash weather it a bit then spray thin coat of flat clear for a semi gloss finish. ok put on your shades.Cool

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 1:01 PM

Nick, that is great-looking!  The markings bring everything together.  What a great job!  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 7:32 PM

CM thank you I still have folquil slivers and I don’t want to use them ! Crying But I wanted to use down my metalizer paints with many boo boo’s . I started the weathering . I also miss SNJ spray metal paint.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 7:50 PM
Your Buffalo looks fantastic Nick. I love those yellow wings. Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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