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  2. LotusArenco

    Best product for carrier deck texture?

    Something along those lines. Although you can buy fine pumice gel and various other ‘texture’ gels that may suit the scale better. That’ll be the way I’d try to do it. A fine hair comb or even a hacksaw blade? Mart
  3. Badder

    OP under a tree

    Hi Shaun, I was more concerned about the plaster used for the tree. I really hope you don't have cracking in the future because that foliage is looking great so far. I'm not sure how much more you're planning to add, but try to leave some spaces here and there so you can see into the centre of the tree in places, and even straight through to the other side. The last tree I made would have been a lot better, and quicker and cheaper to make, if I hadn't gotten carried away and filled in all the gaps! Rearguards, Badder
  4. Last week
  5. Derek A

    Bath Wars

    That's absolutely marvelous, it's a well known fact that the American Navy seriously underestimated the threat posed by the Kamakazi Ducks!
  6. Looks brilliant, very dramatic and I think it looks better than before.
  7. Chewbacca

    Best product for carrier deck texture?

    Wet and dry paper is by far the best solution for British flight decks picking the grade depending upon the scale. I think I used 320 grade for my 1/32 Sea Venom and I'm currently finishing a couple of 400 grade decks for a 1/48 Firefly and 1/48 Seahawk. Probably 600 grade would do 1/72 but I don't do that scale anymore so have never tried it! However, as you rightly observe, USN flight decks are far, far coarser than Royal Navy and they do have those stripes. I think the first time I landed on-board a US carrier (NIMITZ herself IIRC) I was slightly shocked by how grainy it is but then when you're manoeuvring 18 ton aircraft on a wet, slippery deck, you need all the help you can get (she was full of F14s when I was there). The wet and dry paper technique is far too uniform for a US carrier deck. Personally I think I would go for a reasonably fine sand sprinkled over the board that is already covered in wet PVA. Whilst it's still wet you could try combing it into rough lines and then with an old household paintbrush scrub lightly from left to right at 90 degrees to the combing to break up the uniformity. Shake off the excess and spray the whole thing with dilute PVA. It may work, it may not.
  8. bar side

    Building a HAS

    Up on her own wheels today. Much like the F.2 Blue Circle radar, she needs some nose weight. Not long now until decals. Need some more work on the canopy and external antenna & probes. The preshading seems to have come out ok, could still do with a wash over to bring out the panel joints.
  9. Vince1159

    Bath Wars

    What a brilliant job,it's a quacker....
  10. Another weekend update with more details added including the painted on roundels and blue cross.
  11. bar side

    Building a HAS

    Some undercarriage progress
  12. LooseSeal

    Best product for carrier deck texture?

    Thank you for the replies! I do like the ideas, although I think what I'm going for is more of a 'groove' type of effect which seems to be how the deck appears on the Nimitz class, at least. I think you can sort of get an idea of it in the image below. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic in thinking that effect is even possible to achieve, especially for someone as inexperienced as myself! But willing to give it a go nonetheless!
  13. Artie

    Best product for carrier deck texture?

    What about wet sandpaper?????? A fine grade, depending on the scale, will give you a nice non-skid surface effect.... Cheers....
  14. Dads203

    Best product for carrier deck texture?

    Fine pumice powder and Mr Surfacer thinned with Mr Self Leveling thinner should sort you out
  15. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    Best product for carrier deck texture?

    Hello LooseSeal You're talking about Non-skid correct ? Im thinking a very dark black-grey paint with black sand or fine railroad ballast mixed/sprinkled into the paint while its still wet ?
  16. Hi guys! So I'm planning on creating my own deck scene for a 1/32 Super Hornet I've finished, and my current plan is to create the rough texture using a (thinned, I guess?) putty and a 0.5 zimmerit tool along with Flightpath's tie-down set. My question is whether anyone has advice or preferences as to a particular putty to use for this? I was thinking of Tamiya Polyester Putty and thinning it with Mr Color Thinner? Would the putty go down well over wood?
  17. rockpopandchips

    Bath Wars

    Fantastic! made me chuckle.....
  18. Derek A

    Desert Meeting

    Thank you Colin, I reallywanted to try some desert scenery!
  19. ColinChipmunkfan

    Desert Meeting

    Thank you for posting Derek, really like the weathering on the vehicles- Barrie Pitt's 2 volume history of the desert war has some photos reminiscent of your scene.
  20. Timmas

    Launch 14 - Cooper's Rocket

    I've been preoccupied on other things for the past couple of weeks and have only just caught up with this. It's terrific Rich, simply amazing. Oh, and I notice you're an M&M's guy. Me too...you can't beat 'em
  21. longshanks

    Launch 14 - Cooper's Rocket

    Totally amazing. I don't know how you do it Kev
  22. the South African

    OP under a tree

    Thank you @Badder and @Major_Error for your very kind comments and the advice.In the meantime I have reinforced the plaster base with cold glue so I do not think that it will crack anytime soon I hope............. Well I have been up to no good in the meantime and here is what I have come up with in the meantime.I know it does not look like much but I am a first timer after all......LOL As always comments and advice is welcomed. Regards: Shaun
  23. bar side

    Building a HAS

    After getting the light grey on the underside of the body yesterday I had a go at the grey on the sides. Then got carried away, glued on the tail and sprayed the rest. The tail horizontals are just pushed on, and the nose is still loose. The cockpit needs more work now it is uncovered. The reverse thrust things are still not there & neither is the undercarriage and the canopy is not at all painted. but it’s progress I think
  24. Derek A

    Desert Meeting

    Thank you, sir!
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