SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Revell Northsea Fishing Trawler WIP

12037 views
282 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:30 PM

know where you are coming from my friend , in the last 18 months , I've been to 7 funerals . it sucks getting old sometimes . hang in there mate .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 4:51 PM

Hey!

 Been there done that. Second wife, two longtime friends and my brother all in a six month period. My heart is with you man.You'll soon come back I am sure.Take your time. I didn't touch a paintbrush for over a year!

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:03 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

There are just days where it seems that 5 minutes with a hammer, and EVERYTHING you own in front of you destroyed  will ease the pain ...

I have done this, ... it's only ok for the 5 minutes.

Take the time you need, we can all wait.

You have my e-mail address,  I will check it more often than every week.

I think you have my phone # too. Just remember, if you call you may have to leave a message, ... I can't drive and find my phone at the same time, but I WILL get back to you.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:59 PM

Gamera

I'm so sorry to hear about all that my friend. You know we're all in your corner supporting you. 

I don't know what to say, again the Captain said it far better than I ever could. 

I'm praying for you Steve. 

 

Hey Gam, thanks my friend and thanks for the prayers. You have no idea how much that is appreciated. I had a lot of people praying for me during the worst of the storm and I tell ya, it helped. It really did.

I apologize to all if I sound like a woes me. I just needed to talk about it. I know we all face these things and these seasons. I will shut up about it now.

I return this thread to its regulary scheduled programming. 

Thanks again.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:40 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about all that my friend. You know we're all in your corner supporting you. 

I don't know what to say, again the Captain said it far better than I ever could. 

I'm praying for you Steve. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:58 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Thanks for thinking of me. I could always count on you. Mabye talk to you guys some other time.

 

There are days that try the soul.

Helo crashes and you knew 5 of the 7 aboard. 

Drunk driver clobbers a car, and erases 5 of 5 the family you knew so well within.

Of late, fornicating cancer has been stealing away people I care about.  Three in a month.

Mind, simply getting to a certain age means being surrounded by death

 

John Donne was entirely correct in asserting

 

No man is an island,
Entire of itself;
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
As well as if a promontory were:

As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were.

Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

 

Finding relief from sorrow is sore difficult; a weight which can crush all joy.

The "trick" of it is navigating those tricky waters that lead to despair, the death of all hope.

But, I will assert this:  All of our hobbies are essentially avocations, the evocative expressions of our individual creativity.  Especially those not burdened by necessity and constraint like our employments geerally are

We hobby because we enjoy it, it creates an endorphin release (this is scaled [NPI] to our idealized expectations of our creativity, which is why we toil to extreme to achive those ends--this keeps Pontos in business).

It's entirely likely this level of loss will get "in the way of" modeling at a superior level.  But, all to typically, something will be wanted as a mental distraction.  It will want simple, and with tangible results (so, don't download Blender [world's worst UI]) but maybe a role playing game, or just a gameboy.  Or one of the carious mahjong games for the various devices. 

And, one I can personally recommend is Kerbal Space Program.  Just do the missions in the game pack.  You stack the bits up, press the button, and maybe it launches, maybe it explodes on the pad.  Sometimes you want them to explosively reassemble.

Just because we can't see method or purpose to the madness does not mean that there's nothing but madness and purposelessness to it all.

 

that "No man is an island

 

 

Much wisdom in what you wrote. Too much to respond to but just know I appreciate and take what you said to heart.

The last three years have been pure hell culminating in a series of hellacious blows. Seriously, when my dad and brother passed on the same day and the way that it went down, that was meant to be a knockout punch. If there is a manevolent force, and I fully believe that there is, it meant to take me out too. There is so much more to this story but none of that belongs here. I will only say this: We do not battle flesh and blood.

Yesterday, I worked on a Star Trek model that I started months back. I need something not too taxing and that one fit the bill. I am getting back in the saddle. It will be slow though because there is so much to sort through regarding the aftermath. My parents house stands void of life. The four that lived there are gone. We need to settle the will and the disaster of a house that was left to deep neglect. The hard part is that the house is two hours drive. Challenges await. All that will be a major focus in the coming months. So, modeling, I have even less time for that. But, I will squeak it in where can. 

Thanks guys.

 

PS: see you guys around and keep modeling. 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:18 PM

lurch

Bakster, I am truely sorry for your losses. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. Take care of yourself. I went thru that a couple years ago. It is a hard thing to go thru. Your true friends and family are your best comfort. Looking forward to your return.

 

Thanks Lurch. Sorry to hear you went through it as well. Much appreciate the support and kinds words.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:16 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

Bakster, I'm so sorry for your losses in 2022!  Please take the time that you need to mourn those that you lost and to take care of yourself.  Please know that you have a lot of people keeping you in their thoughts & prayers.

tjs

 

Thanks so much, Tom.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:15 PM

keavdog

Sorry to hear that Bakster.  That's alot.  I lost someone at the end of 2022 as well.  There's only time....

 

Thanks John. Sorry for your loss as well.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 2:55 PM

Bakster
Thanks for thinking of me. I could always count on you. Mabye talk to you guys some other time.

There are days that try the soul.

Helo crashes and you knew 5 of the 7 aboard. 

Drunk driver clobbers a car, and erases 5 of 5 the family you knew so well within.

Of late, fornicating cancer has been stealing away people I care about.  Three in a month.

Mind, simply getting to a certain age means being surrounded by death

 

John Donne was entirely correct in asserting


No man is an island,
Entire of itself;
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
As well as if a promontory were:

As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were.

Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Finding relief from sorrow is sore difficult; a weight which can crush all joy.

The "trick" of it is navigating those tricky waters that lead to despair, the death of all hope.

But, I will assert this:  All of our hobbies are essentially avocations, the evocative expressions of our individual creativity.  Especially those not burdened by necessity and constraint like our employments geerally are

We hobby because we enjoy it, it creates an endorphin release (this is scaled [NPI] to our idealized expectations of our creativity, which is why we toil to extreme to achive those ends--this keeps Pontos in business).

It's entirely likely this level of loss will get "in the way of" modeling at a superior level.  But, all to typically, something will be wanted as a mental distraction.  It will want simple, and with tangible results (so, don't download Blender [world's worst UI]) but maybe a role playing game, or just a gameboy.  Or one of the carious mahjong games for the various devices. 

And, one I can personally recommend is Kerbal Space Program.  Just do the missions in the game pack.  You stack the bits up, press the button, and maybe it launches, maybe it explodes on the pad.  Sometimes you want them to explosively reassemble.

Just because we can't see method or purpose to the madness does not mean that there's nothing but madness and purposelessness to it all.

 

that "No man is an island

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:16 AM

Bakster, I am truely sorry for your losses. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. Take care of yourself. I went thru that a couple years ago. It is a hard thing to go thru. Your true friends and family are your best comfort. Looking forward to your return.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:01 AM

Bakster, I'm so sorry for your losses in 2022!  Please take the time that you need to mourn those that you lost and to take care of yourself.  Please know that you have a lot of people keeping you in their thoughts & prayers.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 6:43 AM

Sorry for your loss Bakster; take care of yourself.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 30, 2023 10:33 PM

Sorry to hear that Bakster.  That's alot.  I lost someone at the end of 2022 as well.  There's only time....

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 30, 2023 7:29 PM

littletimmy

Just a bump to keep tou from falling off the first page.

 

 

Thanks Tim but you might as well let it fall off. I don't know when I will get back to modeling. The reason for this is that I suffered more loss. Both my dad and brother passed away and both on the same day. They had underlying health issues but both were pushed over by Covid. As the funeral home was transporting my dad from the hospital, they got a call to stop at my dads house for a DB. That was my brother. Both were taken side by side in the same transport. You can't make this stuff up.

On Christmas Eve the mother of my best friend entered into hospice. The day after Christmas she passed. She considered me family and I felt the same. Then last week my best friend was near death. By Gods grace she was treated in time.

I lost nine loved ones in 2022. It's hard to believe but it is true. Stuff like this changes ones paradigm rather quickly. Maybe in time I will come back to modeling but right now, I don't see it happening soon.

Thanks for thinking of me. I could always count on you.

Mabye talk to you guys some other time.

Steve

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 29, 2023 7:33 PM

Yeah, I hope all is well Bakster. In all the Christmas havoc I kinda let this slip my mind... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, January 29, 2023 1:44 PM

Just a bump to keep tou from falling off the first page.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 11, 2022 3:50 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Where in this photo would the binnacle light be located?

 

Some vessels, it a light in the overhead.  This would be low-wattage, and shaded, so as to ony illuminate the compass card in the binnacle.

Sometimes that's on a gooseneck only a few inhes above the card (this emulated the prior practice where a on oil amp was used)

Give you even oddsm since there's a "repeater" compass visible, that these are all self-illuminated e.g. internally-lit.

Now, this does not preclude a mix of externally and internally lit.  Having a tiny 10W spot that has enough "bleed" to illuminate the throttles, rudder angle indicator, or other useful switches, can be very handy.

One can compare the illumination to that used on a conductors stand or similar podium.

 

In "light" of that... I will probably try placing an LED around the wheel. I will see how it plays out.

Thanks, Compadre!

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:56 PM

Bakster
Where in this photo would the binnacle light be located?

Some vessels, it a light in the overhead.  This would be low-wattage, and shaded, so as to ony illuminate the compass card in the binnacle.

Sometimes that's on a gooseneck only a few inhes above the card (this emulated the prior practice where a on oil amp was used)

Give you even oddsm since there's a "repeater" compass visible, that these are all self-illuminated e.g. internally-lit.

Now, this does not preclude a mix of externally and internally lit.  Having a tiny 10W spot that has enough "bleed" to illuminate the throttles, rudder angle indicator, or other useful switches, can be very handy.

One can compare the illumination to that used on a conductors stand or similar podium.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 10, 2022 2:15 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Bakster

And now onto lighting the wheelhouse.

 

 

Keep it pretty dark. Might just be the binnacle light on the helm's face.

 

 Bill

 

 

Open question: Where in this photo would the binnacle light be located?  This photo is from the Ross Tiger. Seems like a good topic to share some knowledge/history as well. 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:46 PM

PS: and yes, I did not want to detail the wheelhouse. That was the other reason for the frosted glass. And with this ... smoked glass might work to that end. I was also thinking I could add a figure that at best might read in silhouette or fuzzy form.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:37 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
GMorrison
Keep it pretty dark.

 

Our man Backo had stated (way back there) that he ws going for frosted pilothouse windows with only a general glow.

It's not entirely prototyical, but will "scan" better for the average viewer.

It also saves on having to greeble up a pilothouse at 1/142 scale, with no interior plans at all.

Now, my thoughts are torn on whether to shoot a coat or two of Smoke on the inside of the pilothouse glass, to help with both the glow, and the diffuse see-through.  Or some other solution.

My reflex would be to use some eposed Kodak analog film stock for the glazing--but, that's like to be epensive to source in our modern times.

 

Hey Capn, you are a mind reader. This morning it occurred to me that maybe I should try smoked glass. That would allow, as you said, a glow. It might be easier than trying to scrim light to good affect, especially, if I don't frost the glass. And BTW... I am rethinking the frosted glass. Like you said, it would read better and that is why I was heading in that direction to begin with but...if I go the way of smoked glass, then I don't see the need for it. In this case, I think smoked glass will read better.

Long story short... I am gonna first test smoked glass and see how that reads. In theory, this sounds like the way to go. Won't know for sure until I try it.

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:38 AM

GMorrison
Keep it pretty dark.

Our man Backo had stated (way back there) that he ws going for frosted pilothouse windows with only a general glow.

It's not entirely prototyical, but will "scan" better for the average viewer.

It also saves on having to greeble up a pilothouse at 1/142 scale, with no interior plans at all.

Now, my thoughts are torn on whether to shoot a coat or two of Smoke on the inside of the pilothouse glass, to help with both the glow, and the diffuse see-through.  Or some other solution.

My reflex would be to use some eposed Kodak analog film stock for the glazing--but, that's like to be epensive to source in our modern times.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 9, 2022 3:22 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Bakster

And now onto lighting the wheelhouse.

 

 

Keep it pretty dark. Might just be the binnacle light on the helm's face.

 

 

Bill

 

. Hey Bill, good input. Thanks for bringing that up. I intended to make the lighting subdued but maybe I need to consider this more. It will be a balancing act seeing it in brighter lighting verses dark. It's kind of, if it can't be seen, then why bother. Kind of a muddle. 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, December 9, 2022 3:11 PM

Bakster

And now onto lighting the wheelhouse.

Keep it pretty dark. Might just be the binnacle light on the helm's face.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 9, 2022 3:00 PM

As well, thanks TB, Tom, and Duster for your enthusiasm! Yes

Those are cool videos, Capn. And thanks for your input too.

Here are new images after cleaning up the gaps around the light assemblies. It  improved things.  

And now onto lighting the wheelhouse.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, December 9, 2022 11:36 AM

Bakster

Light is blown out, as usual. What I did certainly not perfect but it is what it is.

I went with a yellow 0805 LED chip.

 

 

Looks good to me.  Spot on (NPI) ome to cases

Now, as to light leaks around the fitttings . . .

Actual maritime lighting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klh7AauDX7o

Which also illustrates one of my gripes about navigating inshore waters at night.

Compare this to a "saltie" (e.g. an ocean-going vessel operating on the Great Lakes) under night illumination.  Note how clearly you can pick out the red & green nav lights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJlebMI4mY4&list=TLPQMDkxMjIwMjLbfvfyGAfAKw&index=2

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, December 9, 2022 8:02 AM

Well!

      The decklights work so git yer B*&&% on deck straightening the deck ya swabs! Nice work with that lighting. I am still following this with Avidity for sure.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, December 9, 2022 7:49 AM

WOW!  That looks AWESOME!!!

tjs

TJS

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.