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Building a Revell 1/96 Spanish Galleon.

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Building a Revell 1/96 Spanish Galleon.
Posted by gene1 on Monday, June 11, 2018 11:30 AM

I made a mistake & filed this under Technical Assistance. I tried to bring it over here & got the bunch of Google numbers, so I will do it again here. I guess it will remai on Technical Assistance.

  I got tthis kit on May 21 & started it on May 23. As usual with Revell they do not give you any good glueing points for the deck & other things so I added the with strips of .066 plastic. Here are the first pictures I took of it, followed by a more complete hull.

   I had started but set aside an Airfix Bounty kit. I fixed the sloping deck & show how. It was simple. The ffirst picture is my 10" piece of 1x2 for the pedestal screws. I shape it to the hull with a block plane.

The second painting of the kit deck. I looks better on the model, shows all the grain.

 The plastic gluing strips for the deck. Revell give you those tiny pin points.

This shows the color of the deck pretty good.

  I learned a lot of new things on this build, like the deck painting. I did it twice & washed the first off with Purple power. On the second time i painted the deck with Tamiya Deck Tan & sealed it with MM dul & gloss coat mix. Then I washed it with raw umber & when dry sealed it, but do not touch the stain after the wash. Just coat it with the same sealer. The grain shows up nice & revell didn't give us a grooved panel line on this kit. No black wash this time & it looks much better & gives a nice color. I was about ready to buy the HIS deck but hated to spend another $80.

  I also learned how to make a pattern & make the red chevron decals. Works great. I also painted the gun carriages & tack glued them & then drilled a hole thru them into the deck & CA glued a .032 wire to fasten the better. I also drilled the gun glueing strips out & replaced them with more .032 wire. 

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Posted by Nino on Monday, June 11, 2018 11:45 AM

Gene,

 I am about to head back to Philly but I had to take a last look and see how you made out in getting this Thread restarted. Great job!  And your Red Chevrons are "to die for".

 Nino.

   P.S. It is hard to believe that is the original Plastic Deck, WOW!

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Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, June 11, 2018 11:46 AM

Looking very nice indeed...

 

Rob

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Posted by gene1 on Monday, June 11, 2018 11:48 AM

  Thanks Jim, I thought you might come down to NC.  Hoped.  I just put a new one on ships & left the other on Tech Assistance.

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, June 11, 2018 2:38 PM

the pic's didn't come thrugh for me gene , just a grey dot , with a white line through it .

 

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Posted by ejhammer on Monday, June 11, 2018 3:46 PM
Same here, a little square with an X in it. EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by gene1 on Monday, June 11, 2018 4:06 PM

 Thank you guys for the replies & I did screw it up when I put it on. I accidently put it on Tech Assistance & then tried to move it to ship & all I moved was a jumble of letters & numbers. Then i posted a new one on Ships that should be allright. I asked FSM to take the bad post of numbers off Shis & they took the one off Tech. Assistance.  

    Given a chace I could screw up a one car funeral on a computer.  Rob,on Ships did they come in OK for you? Steve & ejhammer, did you see them on Tech Assistance or Ships? 

      I still like my smaller Imai Spanish Galleon best, but this one is big & will be a knockout. It might not make the purests happy but it is fun to build. Not one of Revels best kits tho. I don't know where I wrote this on FSM, but a good friend of mine was one of the main guys who discovered the 1715 wreck off Sebastian Inlet in Florida . That has been back in about 1962. He even found a bunch of stuff on the beach. The fireplace in his house had ballast stone from the wreck on its face & a pair of swords too. I have a gold coin from the wreck. 

   He was a great diver, NASA engineer & model builder.

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Posted by ejhammer on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:45 PM

Saw it on Ships. When I clicked on the little squares I got a window that told me to sign in to my Google account. I don't have a Google account.

 

EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by gene1 on Monday, June 11, 2018 8:26 PM

ej, thanks for letting me know.I have been doing this for years & now something is different. I will try a few now & see.

 Let me know if they come thru ok. They are on my computer OK, so that is confusing.

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, June 11, 2018 9:46 PM

still not coming through mate .

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, June 11, 2018 10:39 PM

Not coming through for me either. Really love to view your work Gene so I hope it gets sorted soon.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by ejhammer on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:37 AM

gene1

ej, thanks for letting me know.I have been doing this for years & now something is different. I will try a few now & see.

 Let me know if they come thru ok. They are on my computer OK, so that is confusing.

 

 

These came through for me, but only on my laptop. On my desktop - no pics, just the little squares with an X in it.

On my laptop I was viewing the site as a guest - not logged in to my FSM account.

On the desktop I'm logged in as a member. Oddly, on the desktop, the site doesn't seem to allow me to log out. I wanted to see what would happen if I tried to access the site as a guest on the desktop too.

 

Very confusing.

EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:20 AM

Thanks to all of you for the help you have given me. I sent these to my wife & daughter & they came thru fine, now ejhammer says he can get them when not signed in. I will go back & put another set on Google photos & then relist them. I would like anyone thinking about this kit to see it  in a close to finished hull. 

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Posted by Nino on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:23 AM

Gene,

 The pictures did work when you 1st posted'em.

 Try going back to one of your earlier posts and do an EDIT. Delete all the existing pictures and add in your new photos using the "copy image location" on Google photos.

The failure looks a bit different when using various Web browsers.  I did not see a difference between being logged off or logged on however.

I sent you an Email with some Google info.

 

Here is a Google Photo disaster as a test.

 

 

I had an issue with posting from Google in the past so I went to Flickr, IMGUR and Postimage.org as alternate hosting sites.

 One interesting aspect to your picture posting problem is the Google link is for a  .PNG picture rather than the usual .JPG image type.

   Jim.

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:30 AM

Yes Gene..when you originally posted them I saw them...hence my comment.

Now they are gone....*Pooof*.

I hope you figure it out.

 

Rob

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Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:05 PM

Jim, before I got your instructions I had run a new set of pictures from my downloaded pictures & did everything, I think, right. Here are some, let me know & I will send more. Thanks.

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Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:13 PM

   Jim, the final deck was very simple, as I said above, I just sprayed Tamiya Deck Tan & let it dry & then put a ccoat of MM Dull & Gloss coat on it. Then I put a wash of raw umber, fairly heavy, & let it dry & then coated it again with the MM lacquer mix. The main thing is, do not touch the umber wash at al till it has been recoated. It mess's it up & can not be fixed. It shows all the grain real nice. It looks much better in person than the pictures & I like the color I got too. I do miss the plank grooves that I pencil.

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Posted by Nino on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:01 PM

Gene,

  They came thru fine.

  Send us more pictures!

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:03 PM

You say the red shevrons are decals......?  Nice application.  As with your last build, very clean and neat.

 

Rob

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:35 PM

yah!! , came through , just beautiful as alway's mate .

 

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Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:59 PM

Great, Mate, I will send the rest

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Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:12 PM

 Thanks Rob. I've had 3 orders of decals that must have been old & they came apart before I could get them off the paaper. I do use Microscale Decal Film & it works ggreat on old decals. You brush it on & it is smooth as glass & holds the decal together.

   At the time I just had some clear & white decal sheets & I painted the clear with some Tamiya Ferrari red lacquer & then used it to make the chevrons. Rob, I thought about how to make them to fit & I made a pattern of each place as they were different in size & also front to back. I drew a centerline from front to back & used a smal 45degree piece of aluminum & a small straight edge & used a divider to mark the width of the chevron on the centerline. Then I just 45'd the chevron & used every other one to get my spaces.. I taped the pattern over the decal & cut the top & bottom & then used a new single edge blade to cut the chevrons. 

   That way the chevrons follow a straight pattern. Where the pattern is equal front to back I just use them all. Boy that was hard to explain something simple.

 And thanks again to Jim,NINO, for getting the pictures on. He is always there.

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Posted by gene1 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:32 PM

Jim, what is the difference between PNG & JPG pictures. All computer talk does for me is make my head swim. Computer language is a completely foreign language to me. 

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Posted by Nino on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:49 PM

Gene,

     Don't worry 'bout PNG and JPG.  It would be my great pleasure to do the worrying for you.   (Two different image formats. JPG is Lossy, PNG is lossless)

    And Computer language is Foreign. I used to write machine language routines which are a few levels further along than the software in your PC's applications. So, I guess I was good at something once.  Now if only I could turn that ability to dry brushing and gluing without fingerprints on my decks.

    Your Revell Spanish Galleon Decks are fantastic. You have the patience of a Saint to keep at those raised plank/no caulking line things till they looked proper.

    Jim.

 

 

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Posted by gene1 on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:02 AM

What is lossy & lossless ? More words for me to not know. Jim, I do very little dry brushing any more for some reason. I used to do it a lot. 

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, June 15, 2018 12:13 PM

Hi,

I think Lossy is a compression algorithm used in some image formats that can result in a loss of detail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossy_compression

Pat

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Posted by gene1 on Friday, June 15, 2018 4:52 PM

Hi PFJN,  Pat, Thank you for the answer but you might as well have given it to me in Chinese. My understanding of Compression Algorithm is  0. But thanks anyway.    Gene

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Posted by gene1 on Monday, June 18, 2018 12:41 PM

I have been working for 2 days to try to get these pictures so  I could send them & just got it done. These are the final hull pictures & I am ready to send them now. It does look good ( to me).

 More to follow.   Please let me know if the pictures came thru OK. Thanks,, Gene

 

 

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Posted by gene1 on Monday, June 18, 2018 12:46 PM

I have started on the masts & I hve put wood dowels, brass or aluminum rods in the bow sprit & all the masts. It will be a big devil. Thanks for watching. 

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