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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 1, 2021 11:51 AM

You got it Chris! She looks good. Ship shape in Bristol fashion as they say. She also looks like she's about to send some hurt to some Jerrys.

I'll get pic 2 up for ya mate. Thanks for jumping in here.

One of these days I'll set her sis on these here pages.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:48 PM

A sunny day in Cincinnati was perfect to take my ready for inspection pictures. Pipe the Admiral aboard. 

My 1/350 Tamiya KGV was completed out of the box. A basecoat, oils, and Flory washes turned the plastic deck into something akin to worn and weathered wood. I used all Vallejo paints, primarily airbrushed, for the camo. Check out the close up of the big guins - I got the full 3 color camo lines on them. Hull weathering was done with oils and Flory washes. For chipping I dipped a drywall sponge into thin white paint and randomly dabbed it across the hull. Rigging is EZ Line. I chain drilled the cranes and carved out the sections between support bars to really open up the look amidships.

The ocean is Vallejo paints as well. TA base coat of Deep Sea Gray was topped off with medium and heavy acrylic gel to create the swells, wake, and waves. Then I applied a couple different lighter colors for turbulence. Several coats of gloss varnish and rayon cotton finished it off. 

I have about 2 months invested to complete her including the sea.

ModelCrazy feel free to select your favorite for the front page :-)

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:33 PM

modelcrazy

I alyways work from the inside out and top down when working on rigging.

 

Sage advice which I followed. Still could use some imrpovement however this one was my best rigging yet. No major glue bombs on the masts and everything stayed nearly straight even though it is still plastic.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:57 AM

I alyways work from the inside out and top down when working on rigging.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:35 PM

Ask and ye shall receive Eats

i've finished painting! The 1st coat of gloss varnish is on the water. The boats and cranes are finished up. They're just dry fit in these shots. 


Now that I'm done messing around the hull I'm confident the masts can be put on. The odds are low I'll break one lol  
rigging and touchups while i put 6 or 7 more coats of varnish on the water 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:13 AM

looking forward to more Chris

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:46 PM

Thanks CapnMac, especially the extra detail about the superstructure decks ! I've wet the main deck down, left some of the hidden areas dry and as i progressed to the stern started making if more of a smooth glossy water rather than turbulent.

today i added color to the water. I’m through adding the tissue along the hull. Last, probably tomorrow, I will try to do something with the rollers out front of the bow. Each pic is another color until you get to the tissue.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:52 PM

I think if it's in rough enough water for a bow crash, most if not all of the lower decks will be wet, mostly from spray if nothing else. Closer to the stern may be dryer. 

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:34 PM

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:42 AM

Looks excelent Chris. Water bases just add life to a ship model, like showing a plane in the air or with personal working on them. It just makes them look more real to me.

Steve

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:18 PM

Hey!

     It's nice to see the H.M.S.King George the V in what would've been the way most English and American sailors would've seen her. Good job on that weathering !

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:07 PM

Thanks MC. I checked out some infini models detail sets. I may try one for a build to see what the max effort looks like.

 I'm working on the base now. Holding off on the masts and small details until the base is finished. The more i work around the ship the more likely, read 100% likely, i am to break something lol

Here it is with the heavy gel wet so you can see the shape of the ocean swells.

 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:01 PM

That looks really good Chris!

As far as PE, I really like Infini products but they are twice the price of the kit. They come with so much stuff though, kinda worth it it you want to really spruce it up.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:47 PM

MC can't agree more On the cost of photo etch. I keep looking at the prices for the ship kids I have been thinking how the heck do you justify it? Then I look at the kits bill with it compared to my oot of box stuff and it looks so much better!

today i got the flat coat on. Weathering turned out OK in most spots. The flat coat made it much bolder and so the bow starboard side and stern port side are a little heavier than I want. Good thing it will be kind of hidden in my seascape.

Her good side

camera shy on this side hehehe

and a few closeup While I'm working on the final pieces to add.

  

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:17 PM

Those look good Chris. I don't like thes solid palstic cranes the manufactures put in there kits but it's understandable. Sometimes the time spent modifying the kit parts far outweigh the cost of PE

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:16 PM

I've spent the whole day assembling parts, parts is parts so no need for pics at this stage. I am trying something unique and time consuming to avoid buying any PE for this one...

i did a top and bottom cleanly with only 1 small cut that required glue. The sides are the tough parts to cut. Will just have to work slow slow slow

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 12, 2021 6:56 PM

I know exactly what you mean Chris. I can attest to that with the Akagi. 

The Pom Poms look good from here.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, February 12, 2021 4:34 PM

One thing I find about these posts is that it turns out it's the 1st time i stand back and look at what i did. Funny it seems a part looks good and then you look at the pic and go, "huh?". Case in point the little pieces i added to the base o f the pompoms looked silly extending past the vertical sides of the gun mount. I cut them at an angle to follow the lines of the part and they almost disappear from your sight. 
That said i will say these look better in person lol the macro lens is never good to me. I added the shells to the pompoms overnight and did some detail paint on the gun barrels.

 

At normal viewing distance they look good, really they do lol

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:30 PM

That's quite the job Chris. Nice work. 

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:45 PM

Just thought I'd keep the progress pics coming. I'll probably feel like its almost done right up until trying to rig it Storm doing assembly and touch up now. Also added another gray layer to the deck. 


the pompoms had some ugly pin marks on them! Tried a couple things and decided 0.005" evergreen sheet looked best Given how obvious the rear ones were. The front ones are under the guns So the scraping won't be seen unless you're a contortionist Blind Fold


I started with a 0.030 piece, cut that in brass next, then used brass to trace  18 copies onto the plastic sheet. Just a little trimming on each to get snug fit and all set :-)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:07 AM

Intresting technique Chris. Looking good.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:04 AM

Tamiya's 1/350 KGV

Building my weathering skills up some more. One new idea here, tell me how it worked out...for the chipping on the hull i used the lacquer paint for airbrushing. Thinking the very thin nature of it would allow it to be applied in a splotchy pattern i poured some in a cup then dipped a sponge into it. Dabbed the excess off the sponge and applied it along the hull.

next i moved on to weathering the hull. Standard stuff here. It's alot about technique so i keep trying to get the hang of it. Oil paints used for rust, algae at and above the waterline, and a gray mix to establish the waterline and show some streaking down the hull. The red won't be seen much at all in the ocean scape i have set up but for the few places it will i rubbed the gray along the hull to try and fade the paint a bit.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:08 AM

Looks awesome Chris. I like Vallejo for ships but yes, it can lift with tape.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:02 PM

While waiting on the oil paints for the deck to dry I have been working on the superstructure. I've got all the color coats on. Now I am just dry fitting all the parts and making sure the lines match the drawings that I have. This has been a great experience with Vallejo paints, in that it's the first time so far, and hopefully I haven't jinxed myself, they have not peeled up with the tape!





you can probably tell I'm still working on the deck. I started adding a gray wash to whether it and then next I'll start working on the hull again to try and show all chipped and salt weathered paint.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 18, 2021 3:15 PM

Good God, what a gap! At least some of that should be covered by the superstructure. Another reason I use wood decks. Those who can work with plastic decks have my admiration.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:12 PM

Tamiya what were youthinking? The notches in bow and stern all match up yet I'm still left with a gap. Ugghhh, off to find some styrene and some of the roof siding so i can keep some of the deck board detail.

No worries MC. One of the guys from Wright Scale Modelers up in Dayton gave me some advice. I've gone over it with burnt sienna oils and next will do a light gray wash to give it some age and lighten it up some. Here's the latest

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:49 PM

Chris, I'm terrable at palstic decks. I admit it, that's why I go with wood, so I can't give you any pointers. The deck does however look at little on the dark side for the RN, but that's just my opinion.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:35 PM

Thanks MC!

today I'm back looking for some advice. I see a few guys stillchecking in on this so I'm hoping a few of you could share your advice and experience on making a plastic deck look good. Take a look and let me know what you think
Here's what you're looking at and critiqing(funny is that a word?). I have a coat of deck tan and khaki mix down as the base color. Then i added flory model wash in brown. the bow section has a sand color florywash on it, done last which lightens it all up i think.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:05 PM

Beauty job Chris. 

Steve

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