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Ships of the German Flag GB 2020

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 22, 2021 8:25 AM

docidle

After a disasterous holiday modeling season, I'm trying to get back into a modeling groove again. I'll be posting some photos of the PE work I've been trying to do. The first set is of the forward gun postion. I had to shave off the hump that Revell thought was needed around the enplacement. After that was sanding with various grits of sandpaper to get it smooth.

There's more PE that attach the the railing around the gun position that I will add after painting this area, since I want to add aerial recognition stripes.

Steve

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:47 PM

docidle

After a disasterous holiday modeling season, I'm trying to get back into a modeling groove again. I'll be posting some photos of the PE work I've been trying to do. The first set is of the forward gun postion. I had to shave off the hump that Revell thought was needed around the enplacement. After that was sanding with various gets of sandpaper to get it smooth.

There's more PE that attach the the railing around the gun position that I will add after painting this area, since I want to add aerial recognition stripes.

Steve

 

 

docidle impressive sanding job! Patience must have been you strong suit to work around those deck fittings without sanding them off as well.

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Posted by docidle on Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:21 PM

After a disasterous holiday modeling season, I'm trying to get back into a modeling groove again. I'll be posting some photos of the PE work I've been trying to do. The first set is of the forward gun postion. I had to shave off the hump that Revell thought was needed around the enplacement. After that was sanding with various grits of sandpaper to get it smooth.

There's more PE that attach the the railing around the gun position that I will add after painting this area, since I want to add aerial recognition stripes.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:41 AM

Thanks Steve!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:28 AM

Exceptional job JP! Especially considering the scale and I realy like those limber holes. I wish I had taken the time to drill mine out.

I'll upload  your your Uboat badge when I get home.

Thank you for participating in another of my GB's PJ. It's always a pleasure to have you aboard.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:16 PM

U 20 is finally done. The flag was made using the included decals placed over aluminum foil after drying the foil was trimmed and folded with some Alene’s glue to secure the halves then mounted on the flag pole with more Alene’s. All weathering was done with artists oils then clear flat coated.

Thanks Steve for hosting this GB and feel free to use any picture for the completed page.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:58 PM

Oh man, that's a lot of hands in there PJ LOL. That is looking awesome!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:57 PM

Thanks guys, glad you all like how’s she’s turning out. I finally got the wires up using the extra hands thingies from Harbor Freight to hold the EZ Line in place.

Wires were attached with thin CA and the insulators were made using Elmer’s applied with a toothpick. Several applications were needed to build up thickness and after drying were painted bright green.

 

Need to add a couple of parts and details and she will be completed.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:51 PM

Bish

I like that PJ, nice weathering.

 

Ditto!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:45 PM

Ooo that's nice PJ.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:09 AM

I like that PJ, nice weathering.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:52 AM

The oil washes and filters are done and were set aside to dry then sealed with clear flat coat. Next will be the deck wires, anchor, flag and any touch ups.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 10, 2021 6:37 PM

That looks excellent Marcus!

BB, dang it. You should get it soon I'd think. The Bismarck is looking classic Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:43 PM

Marcus that looks sweet, love how it's turning out. 
 I wanted to shoot the flat clear on my u Boat but got distracted with another project in the garage with my other hobby, vintage bicycles. Geeked

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:49 PM

Quick update on my SMS Kronprinz build.  Added the decking for the torpedo nets.  It was a bit of a challenge for me seeing how tiny the support backets are, not mentioning how thin the PE deck is making it very flimy.  Not the best work but once I get the rolled torpedo net in place it will cover the errors.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:16 PM

Came is coming on well BB.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:16 PM

TheMongoose

 

 
Bish

Mongoose, shouldn't that be in the British ships GB.

 

 

 

yes it should! 

 

Don't worry mate, its not the first time. In fact i once posted prgress pics in a GB i was not even taking part in.

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Posted by BBorBust on Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:12 PM

Little bit of work done to the Bismarck the last few days. 

 

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Posted by BBorBust on Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09 PM

Steve, the Bismarck is by Trumpeter. And I have not received the Z-30 yet. 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:09 PM

Bish

Mongoose, shouldn't that be in the British ships GB.

 

yes it should! 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:28 PM

Mongoose, shouldn't that be in the British ships GB.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:04 PM

Edit...moved to correct GB Off Topic

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:15 AM

BB, sorry I missed your start. You got it, I put you down for the Bismarck and Z-30.

Did you ever recieve the Z-30? And sorry, who makes the Bismarck, Trumpy or Tam?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:57 AM

Thanks Marcus, glad you like the oil wash effects. Once the clear flat goes on I can start on the fading and streaking.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:30 AM

PJ,

Very effective rust effects, like how you followed the weld seams and bolts. Places where rust always seems to start.

Marcus Beer

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 8, 2021 3:36 PM

Thanks Steve and Bish.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 8, 2021 1:10 PM

Nice weathering there PJ, looks good.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 8, 2021 12:17 PM

That really looks great PJ

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:04 PM

The U Boat and base both got a couple of Future coats for decal application and to help the pin washes spread on sharp details. I mixed some rust color oil paint with thinner to make a wash and applied it to certain areas.

Used some rust color enamel to paint chips and scrapes. Once the oil paint washes dry, clear flat will be sprayed to kill the gloss and more weathering can then be added.

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:42 AM

There's some awsome looking stuff there fella's. I have just got back into the saddle after stopping for a couple of months. Been working on my Revell U-Boat, drilling out drain holes and putting some extra detail into the conning tower. Should have some photos soon.

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