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  2. Courageous

    Typhoon Class SSBN- waterline

    A bit more done. Before the sail was fitted, the sail top was re-scribed for the lowered masts. The sail was glued on, a little PPP was applied around the base and a blast of primer appled. Rudder fitted and primer applied. Halford's Satin black from a rattle can applied, nearly time for some stickers...what few their are. A little left field is this little critter. I thought that when the Typhoon gets onto its seabase, it might need some company, so I decided to add a boat. So here is a Shapeways offering, a 40 footer that used to belong to the USN. It was cleaned as carefully as I could and was expecting to have hassle with the primer but I shouldn't have worried. Stuart
  3. Sorry about that Chris It's all that standing up we have to do at shows, it makes the blood rush to my feet which means of course that my brain pretty much runs on empty I stand ready to be corrected (as I'm sure it was clear from talking to me that I don't actually know anything about ships except that the pointy end is generally at the front), but I think the lower line above the boot topping is a degaussing cable to counter magnetic mines, and the upper two lines are just hull plating. Well, it will do in the event that you don't get a better answer... Hope you have a good build mate, it was good to talk to you at the show by the way Cheers, Stew
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  5. I shall be following this tour with great interest. I’ve always been attracted to these frend oddies with their beatiful lines and strange gun arrangements (after all, they were french) Equally beautiful and not less impressive were their successors the Richelieu class.
  6. franco1964

    Tsi Yuen, S-Model, 1:700

    What a wonderful weathering work in 1/700! The keel is so appealing that closing inside a sea diorama it's a pity! Anyway if you want to replicate the sea, I think that the movement waves you have designed on paper are too wide. Try to find some photos on the web and compare with your idea. Cheers. Franco
  7. keefr22

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    That is a superb model - I hope you show pictures of her under full sail! Lovely work! Keith
  8. longshanks

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Speed of work is not important We are more interested in learning how you put together your work You did Kev
  9. phoscar

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Sorry, I thought I did it. Hello my friends, Thanks to Paul821 who guided me very well in the subtle art of photo editing, I can offer you my latest navigation model. This is the Saint-Louis of one of my favorite AIRFIX companies. It is an excellent model, very fine and beautifully engraved. A pure moment of happiness. This is the first time that I reproduce the sea so importantly. I used all known techniques: foam, toilet paper and white glue, acrylic support, synthetic cotton for aquarium filter. the ship is painted with Humbrol paints and then with oil paints. I am now working on "how to make credible sails on a scale". Have a nice day. friendships Marc
  10. Steve27752

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Very nicely done. For ignorant old me, can you please translate your text into English?
  11. bootneck

    984 Radars in 1/700....

    Hi there, could you please re-read and re-write your post. It looks interesting but the puncuation and spurious letters make it unclear in places. I am presuming HMAS Hermes is HMS Hermes R12 (1959) and sold to Australia? cheers Mike
  12. Nice to see you here, Stuart. I'll certainly find it interesting, but whether my clueless efforts will interest anyone else... Seriously, I expect to learn a great deal from this. Although the reviews I've read of the kit suggest it's a pretty decent effort with no major flaws, a 1/350 battleship is perhaps not the easiest kit to start out with. At least the French skimped on the AA armament, so I don't have to deal with scores of tiny guns.
  13. Looks interesting, so I'll take a pew. Stuart
  14. Hello, fellow Britmodellers. This is my first committed plunge into the wonderful world of shipmodelling (I usually restrict myself to things with wings), something for which I assign the blame to @Stew Dapple and @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies after seeing their stand and having a chat to Stew at Scale Model World 2018. Although not at all a result of said chat, after my visit to Telford, the modelling mojo fled and has only just returned. I imagine it went somewhere sunny and warm; no idea why it's come back to dank and dark Britain (I speak both meteorologically and metaphorically, of course). I've been mooching about, looking at my half-finished kits and realising that they're all at or very close to some stage that I fear, like painting white intakes on a Phantom. Anyway, yesterday I dropped into a local charity shop with my boss, who loves to pick up utter tat from there. I often find the odd book, or perhaps a game for my son, but yesterday there were two kits sitting on a shelf: Trumpeter's 1/350 Roma and Hobbyboss' 1/350 Dunkerque. Fate? Maybe. They both appeared to be entirely complete; certainly the parts in box were all sealed, so the only real risk was that a bag had gone missing at some point. Last night I checked the Dunkerque box to see if it was complete (it is), and then thought I'd test the fit of the big bits (they fit really very well), and then I started following the instructions. So, looks like I'm committed, and damn the Phantom intakes! However, I really have very little idea of what I'm doing, so please please please let me know what I'm getting wrong! I'm not going outside the box on this one, so it's just the kit plastic and the included etch. Unless I find the guns look awful and plump for the Master Model replacements, I suppose. @Shar2 did a very nice review of the kit here, which includes lots of photos of the parts that are far better than any photos I could take, so rather than posting pictures of the box and plastic, I would ask you to pop over to his review instead. I think my starting point will be to paint the hull and the deck, which I hope to begin this weekend? In the meantime, I shall post this photo of what is, to my eyes, a very lovely battlewagon: To those more knowledgeable than me (that's anyone reading this), I ask: what are the three parallel lines running horizontally above the boot? Are these the strakes to which Shar2 refers in his review? Here's a shot of the lady's backside, with one of my favourite bridges thrown in for good measure: Thanks for looking in!
  15. Al Gunthwaite

    Landing Ship Medium

    You've done a great job with them! I share you view about some 3D figures. They ought to be significantly better than "conventional" figures. There are two parts to the process, it's a question of how the figures are designed and how they're manufactured. If they're computer designed (as those are), there is likely to be stock figure that's animated to the pose. So facial features will be the same, the size of figures will be the same. Irrespective in my view insufficient time is spend on sculpting the figures and a consequence is that arms and legs can be banana like as creasing is not created on clothing (basically insufficient time is spent on the job). However the main issue is the quality of the printing/manufacture. A comparison is Reedoak figures (http://reedoak.com/) which in my view are the best available (but still not perfect) - real life figures are scanned and they produce good quality prints. There's also an issue in smaller scales because elements need to be accentuated otherwise detailing will just get lost. Al
  16. Marco1965

    HMS Exeter colours - Battle of the River Plate

    What was the colour of the Walrus airplanes on the HMS Exeter in December 1939? Silver as in prewar pictures or camouflaged as indicated in Trumpeter’s instructions?
  17. BeeKay

    Landing Ship Medium

    Mate the figures are the icing on the cake. You've done a great job with the size they are. Bring it down tonight for a proper look! Your last two builds will have a massive discussion/talking point/questions at this coming year's show season - well done Brian
  18. phoscar

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Thank you for your feedback, it is very encouraging. On the other hand, Kev, I do not know if I will be at the height of a W.I.P. I am very very slow ..... On the other hand, I know that it is (because I benefited greatly from it) very enriching. The exchange is always very fruitful for everyone. I promise you to think about it for my next ship ... (The Flora, or the Golden Hind of Sir Francis Drake or the Mayflower .... or another..I am in the pleasant moment where we seek the next "boarding"). Friendships. Mark.
  19. Courageous

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Excellent work and the sea base looks fantastic too. As Kev says, a work-in-progress would be great to see. Stuart
  20. longshanks

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    For those that don't realise, tis is 1/144 and was produced by Airfix in 1973. Airfix / 1973 you just know the quality wasn't there. Which makes this all the more stunning! Excellent job Marc, one to be very proud of. Wish you would post Work in Progress of your next build Kev
  21. Paul821

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Glad I could be of help. - that is an awesome build from the wood effect to the sea.
  22. Gorby

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    Much better photos, and yes it is fantastic! The rigging is stunning!
  23. Exkiwiforces

    984 Radars in 1/700....

    I have a Airfix 1/600 scale HMS Victorious, with a plan to convert it to a 1/700 Malta Class Carrier in a late 70’s era and another one of HMAS Hermes in 1/700 as part of the Far East Fleet in Singers operating under the Commonwealth Defence Organisation (CDO) as a part of the Commonwealth Common Market (CCM)as a what if. It was an idea from the Kiwi PM at the “Big Norm Kirk” and his Indian counterpart as a way of stopping the UK Government from bugging off to join the Common Market at the time. As they knew along a with others that I knew and occasionally I catch with when I’m back home in NZ. That they knew the UK in the long term wish they had never signed up and instead formed a CCM based around the 1971 Singapore Declaration/ Commonwealth of Nations values. Remember there are 50 odd countries in the Commonwealth of Nations than the EU and we all have to some degree of the following or if not the following:- Common English Laws, a Common Language, Strong Sporting tires and Strong Defence tires which all equal to strong Trading tires. To be followed by Education and Aid Development etc.
  24. phoscar

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    You are right... friendships Marc
  25. Gorby

    Le Saint Louis AIRFIX.

    I think it probably looks fantastic, but the photos are so small it's difficult to tell. Even when I click on them, it just opens a very low resolution photo. Please show higher definition pictures so we can see the hard work you have put into this.
  26. I’ve been following your build which has been very interesting to say the least. Should’ve use that idea for my 10yr exams (form 5 School Cert) project for Woodwork, Tech Drawing, Art and History back in NZ when I was a lad.
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