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Revell's Olympia

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Revell's Olympia
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:58 PM

Hi;

        This may interest you Folks. I am going to really mess this one up. I am going to lightly sand the hull to remove most of the molded on rivets and lessen the difference between plating. What I am going to do is this .The Deck! The Confounded, Rootin Tootin, Wood Deck That's molded very Finely in the plastic! I am going to break all the rules! I am going to try the decals or stickers that make up panels for Wooden Floors in the smaller sized DollHouses! Yup, I figure that'll give it plank detail without all the stops created by the Lines between the planks!

      Then instead if expensive metal aftermarket guns I am hoping to taper and use aluminum rod and brass rod of the right sizes or thick wall tubing if I can find it small enough! Nope! You ain't gonna talk me out of it either! Why? Well, let's just say a hit on the old noggin brought this to the fore. I was working out in the Garage shop when a box stack I had jostled,droppd and smaller box on my head.Guess what It was full of? Handmade parrot rifles from a Civil War Moniter I was building some years back when the hull and upperworks)A piece of supposedly solid Basswood.

      It weren't! It had a piffy spot in a crucial area which stopped any chance of carving to completion without a lot of wood putty used in the area where the softish wood ( Piffy area) was removed. Can you say forty-five percent of the hull on one side! BUT I had already experimented with these brass parts because the White Metal ones were either to corroded or to soft!

      Well, I had done the job and had fun doing it, So Olympia, Here they come! The masts and Spars were steel too. Brass tubing and rod here as well! The steel rigging will be extra fine Beading wire! So There!

  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:52 PM

Sounds like a solid plan!I replaced the upper mast parts with brass tubing on a Revell Thermopylae to prevent distortion over time as I like my lines tight on my ship models,be it wood or plastic.

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:54 PM

TB - Sounds like an interesting an difficult challenge for sure, will there be accompanying pictures of your progress? I need to see pretty pictures!

- Joe the SMG

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:55 PM
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 13, 2022 4:36 PM

Hi JoeSMG;

      I don't have a subscription to a Photo-Hosting sight right now. Will clear and concise pretty Words work instead? I promise to keep it simple and clearcut!

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, May 13, 2022 5:00 PM

Tanker,if I can suggest Postimage as it is free and easy to use .

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:03 PM

Just busting your chops TB, I actually love the way you describe your projects, you're an excellent writer - so much so that I'm dying to see some of the builds you've described! Once you do get the photo thing squared away I look forward to a flurry of updates to old posts Smile

Either way, keep up the good work I'll be back regardless.

- Joe the SMG

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:09 PM

Hi,

I'm interested to here how this turns out.

Pat

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 15, 2022 9:38 PM

be careful tb. those decals don't last more than a couple of years,

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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