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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:13 AM

I look forward to her GM

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:04 AM

Commodore, I have a fifty percent complete Lusty that needs to be cleaned up and restarted. I'll post a photo later for your consideration.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:03 PM

Good start Crown.

Sometimes one needs a challenge to appreciate a good fitting kit.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:23 PM

Bish looking good....

I started on the fishing trawler..

lots of warpage.. 4 days of cementing. The deck is just in place for test fit.

Nick.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 03, 2019 6:12 PM

Cheers Steve. Glad its not just me. I have not broke anything yet but i have had to straighten it a few times.

''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
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 03, 2019 5:50 PM

Cracking job there mate. Yeah, the PE can be tricky and extremely easy to break off but it sure makes a build POP.

I'm constantly breaking tiny stuff like that while looking under my magnifying glass. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 03, 2019 5:04 PM

Short update on the belfast. I got the construction done and ready for paint. Quite pleased with how its turning out. That PE is damned tricky though, and got to be very careful of those radars at the top of the masts, very fragile.

The rear upper decaks i was able to leave off.

Its since had a coat of primer and is now in the shed ready for painting. But i have changed my mind about that. Going to get the colorcoats paint, they have all the colours i need apart form the hull red, so just waiting for it to come into stock.

''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
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 19, 2019 9:10 PM

I like Deck Tan with a brown wash for British and early American, the Germans were a lighter tan.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 19, 2019 5:19 PM

That looks very nice there Steve.

The Belfast is about ready for paint. I am just going to get my 2 aircraft wrapped up and check the ship over before i get some pics and take it down to the shed.

And speaking of painting, what colour would you guys recomend for painting the wooden decks?

''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
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:19 PM

A little more on the POW. I added the camo and now on to the PE railing, cranes, mast, touch-up paint and weathering.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 28, 2019 7:36 AM

Thanks mate, looking forward to seeing more on the Belfast.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 28, 2019 4:15 AM

Nice start Steve.

I need to get back to the Belfast soon, haven't touched it in a while.

''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
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:47 PM

It's about time I got something done on the POW. When I got some time I added some PE to the stacks and the aft superstructure I also built the aft mast although It;s just setting in it's place to protect it from damage. I need build another range finder for the starboard side them I can paint it up.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 27, 2019 1:03 PM

Cheers Steve. Once i got my head round the instructions, they were not as bad as they look.

''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
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 27, 2019 12:53 PM

Great start mate. Yes You have far more patience than I for those Pom poms.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 27, 2019 3:44 AM

I started work on the Belfast a few weeks back working on her slowly, and thought i was at a good stage to post some pics. Like the Trafalgar, i decided to build this because of have been on the ship. Of course, unlike the Trafalgar, Belfast is a museum so visiting her isn't as difficult as an active nuclear powered sub.

But, it does bring back memories of the late 70's and early 80's when my dad would take my brother and me to London for day trips once or twice a year. We would travel down by train and visit a couple of museums before heading home. Ad on at least a couple of occasions this included the Belfast.

This is the 1982 boxing, without doubt the oldest kit in my stash. No doubt i bought it after one of these visits to the ship, and its even possable i bought it from the ships gift shop. After sitting there for over 35 years, i think its about time i built it. I am also added a White Ensign PE set, should be fun.

The only ships i have built in the past are a carrier and a couple of subs, so this is very new to me. I started with the hull and while i had planned on fitting the superstructre after painting, some dry fitting showed i would be better off fitting the front first.

The front deck section extends to about 3/4 of the way back. But this is cut to replace the kit ships catapault with a PE one. This is my first PE in such a small scale. I have some real respect for you guys who build in this scale.

Also got the turrets together.

I then carried on the the forward superstructure.

And got the cranes together as well as the smaller guns. The 8 barreled Pom poms were interesting to put together.

And the mid and rear superstructures.

More soon i hope. The one thing that really concerns me is painting given the scheme Belfast wore at the time it is portrayed in this kit. Sure i will think of somthing.

''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
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:54 AM

Cracking job Ben, real smashing!  You should be proud.

I look forward to building with you in the American ship GB.  I built the Banner 1/350 Arizona and its not a bad kit.  The deck housings require some little tricks to be done. 

Scott

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:43 AM

Thank you very much everyone.... It seemed daunting for a car guy, and considering I did not build a ship in around 20 years. The P.E. was intimidating, but the more I got into the build, the more I really enjoyed it. Through this kit, I have come to gain new respect for our forums ship modelers (and have become one too!). 

I look forward in joining the American ship GB later this summer. I've already purchased the 1/350 Banner kit of the USS Arizona. After looking at it, I have recently purchased a wood deck and some P.E from Tom's Modelworks.....

Till then, keep your main deck above water and wind in your sails....

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
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:08 PM

Ben, heck of a job, definitely to be proud of.  All that detail crammed in from stem to stern -Yes

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:56 PM

Ben that is an incredible looking build. What a beautifully detailed and weathered finish. That beauty needs to be under glass in a museum. Great job bud ! 

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:33 PM

Ben,

Absolutely a wonderful finish on the HMS Roberts. The weathering is fantastic, and well as the rigging. Outstanding job! 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:27 PM

Ben, no need to consider thats your first ship in years, its a beauty by anyones standards. Thats a great finish on an unusal ship.

''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
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:08 PM

Cracking job mate Yes Bow Down

I REALLY like the weathering! The dry brushing worked like a charm.  The base complements it extreamly well. I'll get your beauty up in a few with your quote.

Thank you for joining in Ben, it's been a pleasure watching it come together. I hope you will consider my American GB coming August 1st.

One of the reasons I'm hosting all of these ship GB's is to hopefully help those who are willing, to expand their skills and step out of their comfort level. You have exceded that.

I'm assuming you prefer the first picture, but let me know if you would rather a diffrent one.

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:28 PM

I am calling this one D-O-N-E. I present to everyone my version of the HMS Roberts WW2 Monitor. Please keep in mind that this is my first ship / boat in around 20 years. 

The more of it I built, the more I appreciated those scale ship builders in our forum. It was challenging, but really fun. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this GB. 

Till next time,

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, February 07, 2019 7:31 PM

Outstanding job Ben. I'm looking forward to your reveal.

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:08 PM

Here are a couple teaser photos of the initial rigging. I still need to finish the colors and details. Yes, the nylon thread is very thin....

My special needs son is helping me on the wood base I've created. Nothing to fancy, just a routed wood base, the kit name plate painted to look like aged or antiqued copper, and the ship. 

My next photos will show the final reveal. 

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
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 1:23 PM

Ben,

I'm looking forward to seeing your HMS Roberts strung up, so to say. And I'm going to have to take a trip to Hobby Lobby. Thanks for the info!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 12:46 PM

Hey Everyone,

Regarding string or thread for ships rigging. I found that the retail chain, Hobby Lobby (in the USA) has a crazy mix of sizes and colors. Depending on your scale, the jewelry/craft area has many nylon, metal, thread, cord, string, etc. that can be used for 1/72 and larger detailing. They had several metallic infuzed woven threads that look like a fantastic replacement for armor tow cables from 1/72 to 1/24.

For 1/350 to 1/700 ships, the only extra thin and resilient thread I could find was made by Sew-Ology (from Europe), item # 1254580, for $2.99. It is extremely thin (.1001= like a human hair), 100% nylon, and comes in a spool of 400 yards or 365 meters (that works out to a lot of model kits!). 

They only stock it in clear / transparent, but I am sure one swipe with a permanent marker will make it any color you want (black, brown, metallic, etc.). It is very strong as I have tried holding 12 pounds on a tinsel of the thread for 24 hours with no problem. Since it is nylon and thin, it should set easily on scale masts and towers with most any CA glue. You will be seeing it on my 1/350 HMS Roberts, Monitor.

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
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 2:54 PM

That PE looks sweet Ben! Great job bud. I'm guessing it was removed while in theatre, the boom.

 

 

Griffin

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