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USS England WIP

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    January, 2015
USS England WIP
Posted by Radial9 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:06 PM
OK… the “deck is cleared”, sprue and hull washed and hanging on the pegboard, photoetch laid out, tools and work area cleaned, instructions at the ready, Flickr Pro account opened and working.
 
It looks obscenely clean, doesn’t it? Will work on that.
 
I ordered some Vallejo Dark Blue Gray and Blue Gray Pale. Should be here in a day or two.
 
Read through England and GMM instruction pages slowly over the last few nights. Will continue to do so. A plan is starting to come into focus.
 
My thinking is initially fill in the five cable roll deck indents, sand/finish. Glue deck to top hull and that assembly to bottom hull. Fill gaps, sand and finish. Mask raised bulkhead attachment risers/sections, paint deck. Mask entire deck, paint top and bottom of hull and black line. Build and paint prop shaft and props, affix to hull. Place hull on stand and secure. Set it all aside and start on the superstructure pieces to include PE.
 
Sound like a sound plan?
 
Thanks!

 Bob

 

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:26 AM

Warning , Warning  , Modeler Bob ! ! 

 That is a peculiar picture . Are you sure you are a model builder ? That area looks awful clean to me ! LOL.LOL. Whatever you do Bob , don't paint her Sea Blue ! 

 I did that on mine and all the detail almost disappeared ! Oh , you could see it alright .With a flashlight and a magnifier ! I will never paint a 1/350 ship that small , with Flat Sea Blue again .

 I have had folks almost put an elbow on her , on top of my case because they didn't see her !  talk about some tense moments ! Good Luck on the build , and remember there's some teensy parts in P.E. that go on top of the Bridge deckhouse .     T.B.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Nino on Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:31 AM

Tanker - Builder

"... Whatever you do Bob , don't paint her Sea Blue ! ...

  I have had folks almost put an elbow on her , on top of my case because they didn't see her !  ..."     T.B.

 

T.B. 

     It sounds like your Camo scheme worked perfectly.  You should be proud.  I have a pre-painted USS Callaghan, DD-759 hull in 5-N and 20-B. I absently put in on top of a dark walnut Desk and spent 10 minutes searching my living room for it. In the future, I suspect all those tips about doing Navy Blue a bit lighter for scale effect are well founded.  That goes fo deck blue too. I think 20-B is equally too dark especially for 1/700.

     Bob, 

     Your workbench, It's so clean and organized. I look at mine now and cringe...

     You seem to have a really good plan for this build.  I know many of the members here have recommended the USS England as a First build but I do not recall anyone finally building it.  Thank you for this Posting.  I’m going to Watch and Enjoy. 

     I hope this new Discussion Topic may get a few others interested in starting on a ship Kit. The Trumpeter 1/350 USS England seems to be a good choice for a 1st ship model.

     Nino.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, November 17, 2017 7:29 AM

Nino ;

 She is a good simple , clean molded produst . Very few if any fit issues and the results are very satisfying  . The Gun tubs and such , are very finely molded . as are any bulwarks . 

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