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  2. longshanks

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Nice work ,looking crisp Like the wake Kev
  3. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    The 3D printed stuff has been painted base colours (507C and dark deck grey) and the detailing is suddenly visible.
  4. Today
  5. Chewbacca

    Royal Navy Colours of World War Two - The Pattern 507s, G10 and G45

    Fascinating stuff! And there's me just choosing the colours that I think look "about right". I shall have to order some Colourcoats for my next WW2 project.
  6. There's a great book by GLAMORGAN's navigator, Ian Inskip, entitled Ordeal by Exocet which details the whole of her Falklands deployment. It is well worth the read.
  7. Chewbacca

    HMHS Titanic at Sea

    Of course there is a suggestion from some that after her collision with HAWKE, OLYMPIC had such serious damage to her keel that she was in effect uninsurable and so with the White Star line being in serious debt, the conspiracy theorists have put forward the suggestion that nameplates were swapped with TITANTIC. The evidence is quite compelling: https://social.shorthand.com/TitanicMystery/jCPyIbzzPVc/did-the-titanic-really-sink-or-was-it-Olympic. Either way, great model, especially if it was only your second ship and I particularly like the seascape. Which technique did you use?
  8. JohnWS

    HMS Abercrombie

    Nice work beefy. I've always been fascinated by the 'little' ships with big guns.
  9. beefy66

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    The brass barrels look great so does the sea base just right for the med not to rough Beefy
  10. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Thanks guys I have gone ahead and sawn the barrels of the very expensive 3D printed guns. The barrels were not a credit to the breaches. I drilled each of them with a 0.5mm drill and inserted the turned brass barrels with a droplet of medium CA which gripped immediately. The 3D printed stuff drills really well if anyone is interested...
  11. Stew Dapple

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Agreed, I think it looks very effective too Cheers, Stew
  12. Whofan

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Jamie, I have to say I don't share your disappointment with your sea base; it looks extremely good, the wake and bow elements seem to me to be just right. As an old colleague always said to me (and you confirmed in your comment about weathering) less is best!
  13. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Still can't say I'm happy with the water, but it's my best yet and frankly better than some I've seen around so it will have to do. Thanks for looking in
  14. morty_3333

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Hi Jamie! #Hi Jamie! Great start......and rapid progress! May I ask what is the green material You have used to alter the funnel section-some type of foam? Must try a full resin kit sometime, I've got a 1/72 VC10 K2 to convert to a BOAC 'Speedbird' and an Uncl Angel Interceptor but no ships.......yet!! Keep Sticking! Cheers Pete# Ah, so this is Chemiwood! I am familiar with the name after lurking around Sci-Fi modelling forums,and had a brief flirtatation with a patternmakig apprenticeship in My 'Yuth', it was'nt about then, We had to use Jelutong,lovely wood but ruddy expensive!! Great work on the seascape, I think You can safely say You've moved into the 'former camp' now! And a former aeromodeller! Me too, 10 years old to 40 years old (free flight gliders and power,glow, diesel and rubber,control line,r/c glider and power,helicopters and finally large models-My dad wanted to knw why His petrol strimmer did'nt work anymore.........) Got fed up with club politics and arguments about Who's turn it was to mow the grass-floated off at the Millenium to r/c boats,scale power and yachts-no arguments now about grass-cutting!! Thanks for Your reply! Keep Sticking! Cheers, Pete
  15. Silenoz

    Italeri Biber 1/35

    Thx, With regards to the figures, maybe for practice... but not soon. I've never painted a figure that didn't look like a cartoon in the end.
  16. beefy66

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Summer Must have come all at once in one day just looking at all of the shadows much better weather than we are having today.sea scape looks great Jamie beefy
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  18. jannie

    1:147 HMS Surprise

    Fantastic progress - I have the "Jolly Roger" kiddie boxing in my stash (caused some sneers, jeers & giggles when it was delivered at my OFFICE ADDRESS by accident) but have so many things going on that it is still safely in my stash. And I'm super happy to say that the "Like" functionality is working perfectly fine again for me (and other things, at one stage even Previous Page / Next Page also stopped working in both Firefox and Chrome).
  19. Mitch K

    Italeri Biber 1/35

    Very nice! Any plans to do the figures that came with the kit?
  20. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Today I started a little weathering, not that it's especially apparent now that I have reviewed the photographs. Still, it's easier to add more than to take away excess! To ensure the 3D printed bits got a good long soak in the sun's UV light, I have avoided them today and instead had (yet) another attempt at something I have never succeeded in before; a sea base. I've seen several people who can do them really well, and hundreds if not thousands who, well, don't. I am in the latter camp! I have started this time with an 18" by 6" slab of pink styrofoam from the garage, which has been tortured into an approximate sea swell shape with a flap wheel in an electric drill. This was then sanded with one of Infini Model's nifty new sanding sponges and a ship-shaped hole cut out of the middle with an Xacto blade (I normally use Swann Morton scalpels but the Xacto blade was longer and could thus cut deeper). I painted it with PVA glue, then laid on tissue paper separated into single leafs, which was brushed on with a little water Once that dried, I checked the ship still fitted in the hole before adding any colour, and brushed on a generous coat of Windsor and Newton acrylic gloss gel medium HMS Imperial was in the Mediterranean for the time period I'm interested in and indeed sunk at Crete, and the Med is quite a warm and sunny place for the most part. Looking through paints I had here, I happened across an old tin of Revell enamel that was quite deep and very blue. Not knowing what it was nor having any plans for it, I used it for the base colour of the water. Some WEM-era Colourcoats RN21 B30 with its torquoise appearance has served for toning around the hull. Once dried, I'll do some of that cotton stuff with more acrylic gloss gel for white water.
  21. Mikemx

    New Ship Related Releases

    The Flyhawk Dorsetshire will beat the Aoshima kit hands down, I'll be interested in the Exeter, seeing as the Special Edition set disappeared before I even saw it for sale. The Flower class corvettes are welcome. Trumpeter's 1/700 USS Enterprise is also out now. thanks Mike
  22. lars_opland

    1:147 HMS Surprise

    Thank You very much, Terry & Stuart! We of a certain age recall when most articles in any modelling magazine, on any genre, included lots of scratch-built detailing, much of it in stretched sprue & sheet plastic, in olden times before photo-etch was "a thing". Terry, if you're a 1954, so am I! Cheers, -Lars
  23. MikeR

    New Ship Related Releases

    Images of the Aoshima HMS Dorsetshire are now up on HobbySearch: LINK. There's also going to be another special edition of the Exeter kit, this time bundling in a pair of Flower class corvettes: LINK. Mike.
  24. longshanks

    HMS Abercrombie

    I swear that eyeball keeps winking at me may you rest in peace my friend always the gentleman modeller to support us all you are sorely missed round hear Very true Good to see you back doing proper modelling, those noisy things are bad for your hearing Kev
  25. beefy66

    HMS Abercrombie

    OK so trying to clear the decks as it where and getting back to a couple of unfinished builds after going to the dark side and building Sherman variants to try and get my MO JO back to ship building I swear that eyeball keeps winking at me may you rest in peace my friend always the gentleman modeller to support us all you are sorely missed round hear Well I, am told my mother loves me too so lets get this UGLY FUGLY Duckling back to the bench hold on got to get the dust off first cough splutter has it really been that long anyway deck storage painted and directors range finder things built up and primed lost a couple of ladders around the bridge section but have these replacement parts to fill in beefy
  26. bentwaters81tfw

    Bluebird k7, 1967

    Great work in this important model. As an aside, some of you may know that Pat @ Collectakit had a MERIT kit of K7 stolen from his display at Milton Keynes. As you may guess, this is a valuable kit. Ears to the ground folks, there are very few of these in existence.
  27. Terry1954

    Bluebird k7, 1967

    Very nice work and the subject is fascinating. Terry
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