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FINISHED: 1:350 HMS dreadnought in harbor

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Posted by lurch on Friday, December 17, 2021 6:28 PM

That was amazing. The attention to detail was fantastic to say the least. You are a skilled and vary talented modeler. I am looking foreard to more of your works of art.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:12 PM

Beautiful attention to detail. Love every bit of it. Wake on the small craft is so realistic.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by Anton on Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:18 PM

Thank you all for the compliments Embarrassed Big Smile

@JoeSMG. 

Yeah it is a tad frustrating. Just when you think you are nearly done. Ah well, makes you grow I suppose. 

 

I've bought some new acrylic cut to exact size for a good price. But because I'm quite busy lately with other stuff I did not have time to work on it. But I will document the results. (I've tested on test pieces a surprising familiar glue. (At least familiar to modellers.)

@CapnMac82

That's a good idea! I Actually searched for it but I thought it was quite expensive (Here in Holland.) . And making myself would be cheaper. In hindsight I spend probably now more money because of all the failures. Let's just say I've paid for the experience.

Hiding the joints is also a good idea I keep open. If it is necessary it will probably be brass. I's what I've got. Stores are still semi closed due to covid.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:05 PM

I'm simply stunned! Amazing work, awsome diorama and models.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:48 PM

Wonderful build.  Great detail on land and sea.  Thanks for sharing.

Thanks,

John

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:42 PM

How the heck did I miss the finished photos!?!?!! 

Love everything about this. Amazing job all around. I love all the little details you put in there!!! 

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

 

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    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, March 8, 2021 7:13 PM

Thank you for posting this build, so impressive! I have enjoyed your modeling skills and have really appreciated you showing what can be done with current 3D printers. You have a real eye for what looks interesting in a scene and every time I come back and look at these pictures I notice a new detail. Again thanks for sharing and well done!

Gil

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Posted by Also known as Rob on Monday, March 8, 2021 2:47 PM

Fantastic modelling.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, March 8, 2021 1:53 PM

WOW!  So much detail.  I'm in awe.

Scott

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Posted by sprueman on Sunday, March 7, 2021 9:45 PM

Outstanding piece!

My wife thinks I procrastinate. I just put things off till she forgets.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:32 PM

Occassionally, one wants to think outside the box.

Aquarium, particularly custom aquarium makers, can be very helpful for cases.

Alternately, there is the option to hide the joints by putting them is suitably milled hardwood frame.

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Posted by JoeSMG on Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:30 PM

Exceptional work, your skill and attention to detail has created a wonderful diorama.

A shame you've been ironically foiled by the seemingly simple task of creating an attractive enclosure! I can relate :)

I also have wasted time and money attempting to create an acrylic enclosure that doesn't look like garbage. And having them made is cost prohibitive...

If you accomplish this PLAESE document that process as well!

- Joe the SMG

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Posted by Anton on Monday, February 22, 2021 11:05 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hmmm;

 Chloroform? I have never heard of such a thing. Where are you in this world? If in the States you can contact a purveyor of Plastic for displays and they can probably sell you the right Glue. It is a liquid, It is NOT Chloroform either.

 Secondly all the edges of your case have to be polished to a very clear finish. That's so when the glue runs between the perfectly STRAIGHT and LEVEL pieces it dries clear and un-noticeable. To achieve this you NEED an 36" minimum straightedge to use in the shop. You cannot have any variations or it will not hold.

 Although inconvienent I use "TAP" plastics in California. At least those employees and staff don't have their head, - Well, You know. Here in TEXAS they don't even have enough smarts to automatically know, for an outside display, because of the Sun, you use NON-Glare surface Lexan!

  After seeing this at my Museum. When I was elected President I am very careful about buying Plastic Sheet.. Plastic sheet ain't cheap! Oh, Plastruct makes a good glue for that and so does Flexi-File Brand!

 



I'm from Holland. :) Cholorform is the wrong chemical. I meant: Dichloromethane. Most plastic welding glues are based on that. (I think.) And yeah the technique you described I wanted to use. Got my edged straight and polished as a mirror. But with that thick glue, the running-a-bead technique didn't work. 

In holland most professional stores recommend that acryfix. So far trusting 'professionals'. I will google the ones you mentioned. Perhaps something comes up. Thnx!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12 AM

Hmmm;

 Chloroform? I have never heard of such a thing. Where are you in this world? If in the States you can contact a purveyor of Plastic for displays and they can probably sell you the right Glue. It is a liquid, It is NOT Chloroform either.

 Secondly all the edges of your case have to be polished to a very clear finish. That's so when the glue runs between the perfectly STRAIGHT and LEVEL pieces it dries clear and un-noticeable. To achieve this you NEED an 36" minimum straightedge to use in the shop. You cannot have any variations or it will not hold.

 Although inconvienent I use "TAP" plastics in California. At least those employees and staff don't have their head, - Well, You know. Here in TEXAS they don't even have enough smarts to automatically know, for an outside display, because of the Sun, you use NON-Glare surface Lexan!

  After seeing this at my Museum. When I was elected President I am very careful about buying Plastic Sheet.. Plastic sheet ain't cheap! Oh, Plastruct makes a good glue for that and so does Flexi-File Brand!

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Posted by Anton on Monday, February 22, 2021 6:19 AM

I wanted to make a dustcover from 2mm acrylic. Bought cut, polished it, and.... failed miserably. The glue 'acrifix 920' was suppost to be water thin, but came in a tube and was just regular glue consistency. In the end it don't bond properly. (But that can be because of me.) After Glueing I removed the proteced wrapping and there where streaks in the plastic. Coul dnot polish them out, they where IN the plastic. Well that was a waste of time. 

Chloroform is not easily accessible here and expensive. (Due to the 'Don't breath this" characteristic of cholorform.) But Perhaps for next try, I try to buy that.

For the rest, I finished with the last people, random stuff, and searchlights. I should spread some more random crap around. But perhaps some other day. I want to continue with my Star Trek Diorama.

Well. Here it is.
HMS dreadnought diorama

HMS dreadnought diorama

HMS dreadnought diorama front

HMS dreadnought diorama Back

 HMS dreadnought diorama Front

HMS dreadnought diorama Front

HMS dreadnought diorama rear

Always drop your boat horizontally. 
HMS dreadnought diorama whaler

I have no idea who she is, but she must be important to get such a welcome.
HMS dreadnought diorama guests
Crane 1
HMS dreadnought diorama steam crane

Never sail out without your barrels of grog.
HMS dreadnought diorama Steam crane

HMS dreadnought diorama loading
Crane 2
HMS dreadnought diorama Steam crane

Safety regulations were a lot different in those days.

HMS dreadnought diorama Loading

Don't drop your bucket mate.

HMS dreadnought diorama Bucket fail

Just go to the hardware store to get a new bucket. If it isn't closed due to covid-19.
HMS dreadnought diorama Hardware store

And just some random pics.

HMS dreadnought diorama harbor

HMS dreadnought diorama

HMS dreadnought diorama

HMS dreadnought diorama

Let's go to the star trek diorama. :)

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:16 AM

Geez;

   Thems is almost as bad as some railroad figure sets. I love that Name Plaque though!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:27 AM

Oh gee, if the injection-molded figures are that flat you might as well be using PE ones! Your work fattening them up and the sex change look good though. 

And really nice work on the nameplate! 

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

 

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    December 2020
Posted by Anton on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:43 AM

I've catched up to the progress thus far. So not much progress to tell. Last small bits are the most tedious. Added a lot of small ropes, planks, and other small things.

I painted more of the crew. Had painted some already, but needs a lot more to make it a bit lively. I used a Tamiya kit:
 crew
I was very dissapointed. These figures are all flat. Whats the point of injection molding if you make them flat? I printed some figures as well, and those are acceptable, but too much work cutting off all the supports. (Supports are wider than the limbs of the figures themselves.
Used some putty to give em some body, but it's quite hard on this scale. 

figures

On the right a converted sailor into a female figure. It is 2021 after all. On the left a 'normal' figure. Here you can see how flat these are. 

Started on the nameplate. Made a text in inkscape and printed on a transparant.
print

I only had 0.1mm thick brass, so it required some attention getting something of a 3d effect while not etching through.
etched

And after some coloring and varnish to keep it shiny. 
nameplate done

 I added it to the diorama.
nameplate

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, February 1, 2021 11:13 AM

Hi Anton;

 Actually it's not as hard to get those curves as some think. On the " Doria" for instance you can get a laser cut detail frame set. Then you assemble everything according to the instructions. DO NOT Deviate! Next thing you know you get those beautiful Yacht like curves.Oh, Both ships come as one kit!

      I am trying to get used to a new Camera. As soon as I get the hang of it I will post some photos, I promise! On one point I want to make mention of something important. Many builders, even in this scale category forget part of the hardware on the forward deck. You did think of it. Chain Stoppers are a part of every Naval ship's forward deck hardware.It ( the Stoppers) takes the strain OFF the Anchor Windlass and it's brakes.

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Posted by Anton on Monday, February 1, 2021 6:44 AM

Don Stauffer

I've seen other versions with nets deployed, And I must say that looks spectacular. I look in awe the the model build by user "RGL". But did not want to make it too hard on myself because I never build anything in this scale. It would not be the first time not finishing something.
(I just looked your build up from 2012. Very impressive!)

 

Tanker-Builder

Paper build? I never build a model from paper. Isn't it hard to make multi curves like on the bow? Andrea Doria: Nice looking ship. I would love to see that model.

 

JoeSMG

To be clear. I started way before with this build. Only after a certain point I thought of starting a thread. So at starting post I was quite far already. But I hate threads that never finish on forums, So I wanted to be sure I was quite far already before posting anything.

I do not always have time to build, and for instance 3d printing can I only do in weekends, so progress is actually quite slow.  Best guess I started somewhere in august (?) last year. 

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    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:50 PM

Anton your attention to detail is mind blowing, I couldn't have done those spreaders even if my eyes would have let me, never mind soldering 1mm wire loops!!! I'm impressed by your rate of progress too given the level of detail your putting into this project. Thank you for the printer information, I've not looked into the Anycubic Photon but I will now. And thank you for updating us with your posts, very inspirational.

Edited to mention how much I like the idea of using rolling paper to print flags! I will definitely try that :)

- Joe the SMG

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:01 PM

WOW!!! That is one super impressive build. You have amazing modeling abilities.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    April 2012
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:10 AM

Inspiring build! I received this same 1907 Dreadnaught kit as a Xmas gift with the goal of just building a nice pedestal mounted version. I would be happy to have an outcome 1/10 as nice as what you're doing with yours. You are a very talented modeler! Please keep posting!

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  • From: Slidell, LA
Posted by dswebb on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:27 PM

Very very very impressive. Thanks for sharing. 

 Doug

Slidell, LA

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:41 AM

I'll be following this thread.  I built my Trumpeter Dreadnought with nets deployed, tetherd to an anchor bouy further out in the harbor.  Very nice kit- loved it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 25, 2021 12:04 PM

Ye Gads!

 Youse is makin me get crosseyed with dem dere Spreader tingies. But it's looking good I tink. Now how do I uncross dis left eye? I keep seein two of dem dere chips and boats ! I can only look with amazement upon this work. This is audacious and beautifully detailed. And I thought I was overdoing it with Super-Detailing a 1/250 Andrea Doria Paper model. I can't touch this! Last ship Dio 40 years ago!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 25, 2021 11:24 AM

Oh gawd those spreaders make my head hurt to look at them!!! 

Amazing work you're doing here!!! Heart

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

 

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, January 25, 2021 8:05 AM

Awesome craftsmanship Anton.

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Posted by TigerII on Monday, January 25, 2021 12:14 AM

WOW! Incredibly beautiful work. Simply magnificent. Can't wait for the finished diorama.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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