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andrewa

The Last Battleship - HMS Vanguard 1/350

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Wow, you are a quick worker. It would take me an absolute age to get that far. It looks really good though. You must be really pleased with how she is coming out. :thumbsup:

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2 hours ago, Paul E said:

Wow, you are a quick worker. It would take me an absolute age to get that far. It looks really good though. You must be really pleased with how she is coming out. :thumbsup:

At the moment, it's more relief that I should be able to pull this build off - and not waste alot of cash on the various accessories!

 

And it'll definitely slow down from here on in - this was the easy bit

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Very good work so far, Andrew.  I'll be watching!  I have the 1/430? Frog/Hasegawa kit and while I also have the Atlantic Models detail set and the (I think) Artwox wood deck, I fancy that a great deal of upperworks butchery and card work will be in order.  Most challenging shaping job I think will be the main batteries and their turrets.  Interested to see you mention the Samek kit as I have it as well and am thinking of patterning off it.

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Dribbling already,with only the 1/450 scale and the resin 1/700 (which I have),good to see:clap: a build of the scale l that should be in 1/350 already. :clap::clap::clap:

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Wow!  That will teach me not to visit BM for a few days...  She’s already looking stunning; I cannot believe the progress you have made in such a short time.  BZ

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Thanks folks,  before the chaos of Christmas I managed to finish the secondary barbettes and put together the two funnels, plus start the filling and clean up. So I'll add a few photos tomorrow.  Next up will to be to add the remaining deck houses to the mid and aft superstructure blocks.  Then it time to work out how best to handle the wood decks...

 

I'm starting to think this is all going too well - so either something is about to go horribly wrong or I'm still overly scarred by Trumpeters finest...

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Last update on this build for the year - i've added a few more of the main structures.

 

Funnels we far easier than I expected, some Evergreen Tube split lengthways with flat section inserts scaled out perfectly. I made a long section, then cut both funnels and cowls from it. Base plates are each three layers cut with a circle cutter then sandwiched together and finished with some Milliput.

 

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New deck houses include the forward AA director base, deck plates for the bridge, the top tier of the boat deck and the horribly complicated director base/AA mount on the aft superstructure.

 

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I've also started the priming and cleanup process.

 

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Andrew - stunning, stunning work! Really enjoy watching such quality scratch building unfold. 

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