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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 8:03 PM

Yep, this is the point where I knock it off the workbench or try to adjust that one ltiile thing, then OOPS!

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 11:15 PM

I started the POW. Since she will be in a waterscape I skipped the screws and rudder and went straight to the deck. The Hunter deck I purchased is very thin and has great adhesive. It was less expensive than other manufacturers and as far as I can tell, just as accurate and nice. I'm going to approach the painting a little differently. I am going to paint and partially weather the hull prior to attaching the superstructure or PE to the deck. That way it will (should) lessen the chance if breaking off the PE and fiddly bits.

She got pretty beat up from England to Sigapore and I doubt the crew had much time to repaint before heading back out.

Ahh, that's a much nicer look.

Steve

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:04 AM

That deck looks GREAT.

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:17 AM

I agree, the deck does look GREAT! Steve, did you already attach the deck, if so, did you paint the detail on the deck first? 

Sorry, for stupid questions, when I build my KGV, it will almost be a carbon copy of your build. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:59 AM

Much nicer look indeed.

I for one should look closer at what I order.  I openened my Hunter wood deck kit this morning, although it arrived over a month ago, and found out I ordered the one for a 1942 Warspite.  The forward superstructure area is as different as a cat is to a dog.

And of coarse, the 1915 version is out of stock with a late November expected delivery.Bang Head

I could order a 1942 Warspite, but I'm really in the mood for something WW1 with the 100th aniversary of the armistice coming up in November.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:11 AM

Thanks guys. 

Bruce, no I didn't, but that's a good idea. I usually try to think ahead.

Scott, that sounds like the POW wood deck I bought at an unbelievable price. When it arrived I realized rather quickly that it was a 1/700. 

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:35 AM

Found a vendor on ebay that will have a deck here by early OctoberBig Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 1:17 PM

scottrc

Found a vendor on ebay that will have a deck here by early OctoberBig Smile

 

That's pretty good Yes

Steve

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 2:57 PM

Modelcrazy> I'm not a ship-builder, but I must admit that to my eye that wooden deck looks great!

Gary

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, September 7, 2018 9:08 AM

Making a little progress on the crane, lifeboats and fixing the stabilizers. I added a couple cables to the crane. There should be 4 but 2 at this scale should suffice. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, September 7, 2018 9:14 AM

Griffin,

Your carrier is a very nice build, great workmanship!

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Posted by Bish on Friday, September 7, 2018 9:20 AM

Nice job adding the deck. I have a couple of the Artwox ones which look nice, but good to here those Hunter decks go on well.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Bish on Friday, September 7, 2018 9:21 AM

Some more great work there Griffin.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 7, 2018 10:27 AM

Really looking great Griffin. The crane cables look fantastic. At that scale it dosn't take much. What did you use for the cables?

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, September 7, 2018 11:01 AM

Griffin,

I really like how that ship is coming along. But, I have to admit, I think my eyes would have exploded by now working with that small of details. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:02 AM

I painted the hull red, boot top black and light grey for the upper hull base. Now I'm going to work on the complex camo scheme.

Bruce, I remember why I didn't add the PE and pre-paint the deck detail, I was going to mask the deck to keep overspray off and that would have pulled off or bent the PE.

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:37 AM

modelcrazy

Bruce, I remember why I didn't add the PE and pre-paint the deck detail, I was going to mask the deck to keep overspray off and that would have pulled off or bent the PE.

Steve, that makes sense. Thank you for clarifing.

And, she's looking great!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:10 PM

I finished the hull camo, now I'll weather it, then spray it with flat top coat to protect it.

I sprayed the light gray, masked that off and added increasingly darker shades, pulled the tape off and voila! I think I got it close enough.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:52 PM

Looking good Steve. I didn't realize it had actual camouflage on the side of the hull. Very cool. I'm making good progress. I've been putting in some time. Island installed and PE railing. The railing is a bit mismatched because the kit only provides so much so I used some Toms model Works to finish it off. Going to be doing the aircraft soon I don't feel really confident but we'll see how I handle it. Lol

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:34 PM

That is looking superb Griffin. 

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:40 PM

Steve, thats a cracking job, the camo is amazing.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:42 PM

Griffin, she is looking really nice, coming together very well. After looking at that, i don't think the aircraft will be an issue.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:55 PM

Nice work on the PE Griffin.

Steve, your making camo painting look easy.  Its coming along swell. 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, September 14, 2018 6:25 AM

@Steve,

The camo turned out fantastic! She's really looking good.

 

@Griffin,

I agree with the others, the PE looks amazing. But, being it's 1/700 scale, makes it, to me, even more amazing. Great job!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 16, 2018 4:55 AM

I promised some pics a few weeks ago, but finally here they are. This would make a nice weekend build, but i have been working on it in small doses. The hull is in 3 parts with the lower porion split down the middle.

And then the single upper section was fitted.

Then added the conning tower along with the rest of the control surfaces, excuse by lack of tech knowledge and useing aircraft terminology.

Next up i will add a few of the PE parts, the WEM set is not very big anyway and i'll only use the hatches, and then to paint.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:29 AM

Now it looks like a sub and not one of Churchill's cigars. 

Control surfaces will work just fine. I don't know exactly what the British call them (Bonnet vs hood, torch vs flashlight etc.) but in the US we call them rudders, dive planes and screws.

I guess if I'm running a British ship GB I need to find out what you chaps call them Wink

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:27 PM

Cheers Steve, and i know what you mean on the looks.

I would guess they call them the same in the RN, i just could not think of those terms at the time.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, September 17, 2018 8:38 AM

I have an update which has good news and bad news.

The good news is that I received a very nice wooden deck kit from China on Friday.  The bad news is that its for the HMS Dreadnaught and not the Warspite.  I emailed the vendor and got a very quick reply that they no longer manufacture wooden deck for Warspite and the inventory system somehow showed the Dreadnaught as a replacement part.  

So, my solution is this,  I will build the Warspite without the wooden deck and since returning the deck would be such a hassle, order me a Dreadnaught kit Big Smile.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 17, 2018 10:55 AM

Scott, this is all in my scheme to get you to build more British ships. I'm happy to see my plan is coming together BWAAA. Devil

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, September 17, 2018 4:41 PM

Thanks for the props guys. I'm glad to see a few kits getting started on here. I have finished the ship portion of my Invincible. I use some ezline for..... Um I guess they are just cables, wires, ropes. IDK what they are but I see them in photos. Lines for signal flags? I used ezline for the crane cables too. I missed your question earlier Steve. I put the antennas and radar on. I also added a Union Jack of course! Now onto the aircraft and deck tractors.

 

 

Griffin

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