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Build Log: Revell HMS Bounty 1/100

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  • Member since
    May, 2019
  • From: Northwest Indiana
Build Log: Revell HMS Bounty 1/100
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Saturday, August 03, 2019 9:35 AM

Hello everyone,

As I mentioned on my post for my first completed model, the 1/196 Constitution (where you were all very kind to my modest work), I have begun building the 1/100 Bounty, and wanted to start a build log to share, but also to get any insight or tips as I go. For reference and inspiration, I've been using the following threads:

jtilley's magnum opus: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/155394.aspx

And a couple others I thought were well-done:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/169491.aspx

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/162130.aspx

I have a few goals for this one. The first was to experiment with a deck wash to bring out the detail in the deck; I've done this step and have included a couple pictures to see what you all think. I'd also like to do my own shrouds and ratlines for the first time, and I bought the copper tape to attempt coppering the bottom.

So, step one. I agonized over how to do a wash for the deck and have it come out looking somewhat realistic; I came across so many techniques and colors and recipes for washes that it was hard to pick a method, not the mention the numerous shades of wood/brown/tan etc. In the end I just kind of went for it. For a base coat, I chose Model Masters 2910 Sand Beige:

Holy shiny!

Then I settled on a wash of acrylic burnt sienna. I was somewhat haphazard with it; I didn't measure it out anything, just added some water to dilute the paint and applied it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Obviously at this scale its kind of hard to make it look like planking, but it did bring out the detail of the deck. It may also be a bit darker than what a sun-bleached ship deck may look like, and I don't love the color I chose for the hatches, but overall I think I achieved what I was going for:

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, August 03, 2019 10:25 AM

I'm on board, Captain.

If you haven't seen this, here's a link to a collection of Pitcairn Island and Bounty materials at Pacific Union College.

The site is pretty self-explanatory about the College, it's connection to Pitcairn through the Seventh-Day Adventist faith, and the story of the Islanders.

https://library.puc.edu/pitcairn/index.shtml

  • Member since
    May, 2019
  • From: Northwest Indiana
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Saturday, August 03, 2019 10:43 AM

Thank you for the link! As I'm sure many would agree, the history of these beautiful ships are as much a reason for getting into the hobby as anything. 

  • Member since
    March, 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, August 03, 2019 2:24 PM

It sounds simple with great results. Meaning it looks great! Can't wait to see your work on the hull.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

  • Member since
    May, 2019
  • From: Northwest Indiana
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:05 PM

Thanks! It almost seemed too simple; I had intended to do more than one wash, maybe with lighter or darker tones-- but it looked decent so I didn't want to mess with it too much. I'm my own worst critic and I tend to nitpick things to death. 

  • Member since
    March, 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:18 PM

Sometimes less is more, or so the saying goes, I wouldn't change a thing.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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