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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 17, 2018 11:28 PM

Flag Halyards.

Looks great Griffin, I've never had luck with ezline but it looks like I need to give it another try.

It ain't no British ship without the Jack!

Get some planes on that flattop and bring her into port. Wink

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:53 AM

She looks real nice Griuffin, all ready for the S Atlantic.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:08 PM

Ok my first try at the Harriers didn't work to well. I tried to mask and ab the white bottom side. Bad. Real bad. Then I went to the lhs and bought MM white in enamel because it covers better in the white and hand brushed the bottom. It came out pretty good. I used super thin wash of sand color to bring out the panel lines. I also used all the decals so I'm going to have to figure something out for the helicopters. I used the Harriers the kit came with. Only 4 but I'll use at least 6 helicopters to take up more deck space.

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:10 PM

They have come out well Griffin. I remember painting the aircraft on my 1/600 HMS Victorious and they didn't have decals. My hat off to you.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:10 PM

Just a short update. I got the few bts of PE added and then a coat of primer and a couple of coats on Tamiya gloss black.

Now ready to get the decals on.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:21 PM

Very cool Bish. Its hard to see the detail with the gloss black on it. Are you going to finish it in flat? 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 24, 2018 10:45 AM
Nice job guys,
Griffin, planes are difficult at that scale. Hand painting with acrylics is the only way I paint them. Good job. Yes
 
Bish, getting the decals on will really make that sub pop.
 
The wife and I went to Westport in Washington state this last weekend to take a sail on the Lady Washington, a replica of an 18th century square rigger and the “HMS Interceptor” in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. We have been wanting to do this for years but couldn’t go due to my health at the time. We arrived on Friday, went to the dock on Saturday morning but the sail was canceled due to a small craft advisory. I did get some pictures of her though. We’ll try again someday, hopefully with a grandson in tow.

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    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:54 AM

Bish, I finally got everything for my Monitor build! I will be posting photos soon...

Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

PS: Ship bilding is something new for me, this will not be a fast build...

v/r,

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:50 AM

That's great Ben! I'll be looking forward to it. Ships are built diffrent than armor and planes but you're still gluing plastic to plastic. Who knows, they may become one of your favorite things to build.

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:47 AM

Well, I could not find anything at the model show I went to, so I broke down and started looking on-line.  Being a novice at the war ship building genre, I hope I didn't make a mistake....I got the Tamiya 1/700 King George the V kit.  Hoping it's not too small for these old eyes.  LOL!

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 29, 2018 6:37 PM

It will be just fine Eagle. I have the same kit and It's not too difficult or small for our old eyes. Tamiya made it just right, as well as most of their old waterline kits.

I'll be returning to Dallas tomorrow and will get back on the POW as soon as I settle back in.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:46 AM

Griffin25

Very cool Bish. Its hard to see the detail with the gloss black on it. Are you going to finish it in flat? 

 

Cheers Griffin. Its not quite as bad in the flesh, but yes, the black does hide some of the detail.

I wanted to try and replucate the tiled pattern on these boats. I saw a build after doing a google search and the guy did a coat of flat gloss, then partly masked it and then added a clear flat coat. So i thought i might try that. Added a nice bit of variation and i am not up to try weathering in such a small scale.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:48 AM

Thanks Steve, going to get on with those decals today.

Pity about not being able to sail but lovely pics, hopefully you will be able to go out on her at some point.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:48 AM

modelcrazy

It will be just fine Eagle. I have the same kit and It's not too difficult or small for our old eyes. Tamiya made it just right, as well as most of their old waterline kits.

I'll be returning to Dallas tomorrow and will get back on the POW as soon as I settle back in.

 

Thanks!  I figured you can't go wrong with Tamiya.  LOL!  Man....there are some small parts on them sprues!!!  Surprise  I'm going to have to rethink how I get them off the sprues.  Sawing motion with a very sharp knife?  Any suggestions will be appreciated.  Embarrassed

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:19 AM

I've always used spruce cutters. Sawing works too. Just don't pin the tree down and try the ole cut the piece off with the Xacto blade trick....POING off it goes and you'll never find it. Embarrassed Try matching a lifeboat or an AA gun from another kit, or try to find and AM replacement for that scale. Sad

Don't ask.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:34 AM

Try to leave a little sprue attached to the part, then sand or carefully whittle it down to where you can slice off whats left with a razor blade.

I often work with my hands in a box or at least try to minimize where the part can go hide.

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:48 PM

modelcrazy

I've always used spruce cutters. Sawing works too. Just don't pin the tree down and try the ole cut the piece off with the Xacto blade trick....POING off it goes and you'll never find it. Embarrassed Try matching a lifeboat or an AA gun from another kit, or try to find and AM replacement for that scale. Sad

Don't ask.

 

Thank you for the advice....that makes a lot of sense.  No POING...got it.  LOL!  I must admit ,it does seem a little scary for me.  But, hey, I've done other genres and it worked out good.  Time to step it up and get out of the comfort zone!  Wink 

Thanks again!

 

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:50 PM

GMorrison

Try to leave a little sprue attached to the part, then sand or carefully whittle it down to where you can slice off whats left with a razor blade.

I often work with my hands in a box or at least try to minimize where the part can go hide.

 

Thank you for the advice...great stuff.  The box idea is great.  Think I'll pull a bigger one from my past builds and use it.  I have tons of them laying around...I use them for parts and painting.

Thanks again!

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 5:32 PM

Bish I think I know what you mean about the tile pattern. That sounds like a great idea. It will look boss. I got the helicopters done. I had to paint the rounders because I didn't have any decals left and they are Sooo small. It came out ok. I used the Amercan Sikorsky version of the Sea King and by Trumpeter. Next the deck tractors. 

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:31 PM

Very cool.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 01, 2018 2:19 AM

I hope so Griffin, the one i saw looked nice. Will take some time to mask but not like i am in a rush.

Nice job on the helo's, those 5 could be doing a flypast in that shot.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 5:19 PM

Hey Bish, I didn't know you went to Italy. I was stationed on Lampadusa in the Med back in 89. Did you make it to Sicily or Rome?

After returning to Dallas on Sunday I finally sat down to work more on the POW hull weathering. I sprayed some light gray in streaks to fade the paint and used dark grey for the chipping, Vallejo Rust texture and oils for the rust. Most of the starboard side won't bee seen because of the bow wave and she will be heaving to starboard during the turn to port.

Next I add the PE to the deck fittings and weather that area before moving to the superstructure.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 5:29 PM

Your weathering effects look real good Yes

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:11 AM

Steve, neither, Bay of Napels this year. Stayed in Pompei and went to the ruins there. We did take a trip up Versuvius but the top was closed due to high winds. We did see the ruins of Herculanium and had a day out in Sorento. We went to Rome last year. Its quite handy as its only a 2 hour flight so worthwhile making the trip for a few days. I wouold not mind Scicily, but i think pur next trip will be Greece.

Lovely work on the hull. I have seen people say its not worth doing weathering at this scale because its easy to over due. Well you have disproved that. It looks really effective.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 11:18 AM

Hey Steve,

Like others are saying, good job on that weathering.  Its hard to get that look of rust popping out from under the paint without it looking out of scale.

What are your thoughts on how your going to be weathering the deck?

Scott

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 1:32 PM

I have been away from the bench due to being asked to play percussion for the community theater production of Tom Saywer.  Its been six weeks, four shows, and its now over and I might have some evenings free to work on the Warsprite.

I opened it up and started my production planning last night and over my lunch hour.  

My goal is to have it complete by November 11th in celebration of the end of WW1.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:44 PM

Thanks gentlemen.

I was looking at the only color picture of the POW I could find and there is a little more I need to do. The rust is fine but there's other chipping that looks present.

Scott, I didn't know ole Tom was a musical Wink. The Warspite is going to look great. I've been looking at the 42 Warspite but the 15 would be fine too.

I'm not sure for the deck weathering yet but I will probably add some light pastels like I did for the Prinz Eugen build a couple years back.

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:35 PM

Any idea what wood was used on the POW?  Being at sea and weatherbeaten, one would guess it would a dull grey/tan or brown depending on what wood it was.

I'm kinda going through the drama of deciding colors.  Dark sea gray and deck tan is what the instructions recommend,  which is quite vague.  Kinda boring paint job.

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:47 PM

I started building last night and learned a whole new element about Trumpeter builds.  That is putting photo etch over a pre-molded plastic deck housing.  Sure looks easy.

Until I actually tried it.  Only two hours of trying to get a photo ected part that was scaled 1:1 to fit around an injected molded part without taking into account a 1 degree draft angle and a -.003" shrink tolerance.  Oh, and needed to use fine super glue and accerator without gluing to the part a body part, tweezers, or suffering from asphyxiation.  I applied both with a toothpick and que-tip.

This was a fun new experience that I must try again, in 1/350 scale!

This kit was also like the Prinz Eugen in that the fit between mating parts was bad due to the part guides were to large, probably due to shrink tolerances scaled for a 1/350 kit.  But I was smart this time did a lot trim/fit/adjust before applying the glue.  

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:11 PM

I'm thinking it's teak but can't be for sure. I know we used teak and I can only assume the British did the same. Yeah, it would have a grayish hue after sun, salt and wear, unless the swabbies were stoning the deck on a regular basis.

Fun with PE. I've seen it used like that before but they were AM. The only other Trumpy ship I built was the 1/350 Prinz

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