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  1. I wish my weathering skills were better. I haven't built many models so getting it to that point was challenging enough. I really appreciate the info you've provided about first-hand experience. Dave
  2. Thank you. Your experience building yours was very helpful to me. It's a big, but enjoyable model. I hope I never see another tiny railing again! ;-) Dave Thanks. I did get one from Shapeways. But I liked the style and colors of the one that's shown, Even though it's die-cast. Dave
  3. Thanks. Those look really cool. I think I'll get one just for giggles. I'm afraid they might be to big; the 1/200 that's on the pad looks a little large to me. I might be able to suspend one of the SWEETS above the rig. Sort of a "forced perspective" thing. Dave
  4. Thanks. I'm retired. I think of it like "prison mode" where I have all the time in the world (think "Shawshank Redemption) I'd rather build one giant complex model than 5 small ones. I've built only 8 other models, but that included some weirdos like the BMW Isetta, Bentley Blower, VW Samba ( I owned one). Also built a BMW 320i like the one I owned. I even sought out the exact color match from a touch-up paint source. Dave
  5. Thanks. My vision of this would be heavily weathered. I need to build some simpler models to practice weathering. I have a lot more products (like all of the Vallejo pigments) than skill.
  6. Thanks. I wish my weathering skills were better. Dave
  7. See the build thread here: This is the Revell Germany reissue of the 1/200 North Cormorant Oil Platform. It's finally finished. Again, many thanks to Kallisti for building one first and giving advice. I anticipated running short on railing so I used some PE railings in some places. I'm sort of new to PE work. Otherwise I may have use PE on the whole model $$. I'm glad I used a darker color on the railings. Gives a bit more interest. For many of the railings I asselmbled sections first, then airbrushed, to hide glue marks. This model gave me LOTS of practice at repetitive
  8. Considering the cost of the model, they could have included more railings. Thanks for your experience with railings. I'm going to use more of the PE railings in inconspicuous places. Thanks for the reply and info Dave
  9. It's been a while. Nearly completed the first 3 modules after washing with Citadel Nuln oil. I've been putting off railings and stairs because of the limited amount of long runs of railing in the kit. I knew this was an issue so I bought some 1/200 PE railings from Gold Medal Models. I'm pleased with my first use of those on the long walkway on the flare boom. I still won't have enough long sections of railing without sectioning some of it or using the other type of PE railing. The kit has enough length of railing just not enough long sections. One sprue of r
  10. Thanks. Both colors are Testors Modelmaster: Insignia Red and Insignia Yellow, both flat.
  11. I remember your post about the internal details. I decided to paint them anyway, I needed the practice. I'm hoping that you can see inside just a little bit from one angle. I didn't bother to weather the walkways. I don't know why they went to the trouble of making them that way since you really can't see much of them. I saw one display on the internet that had one module off to the side opened up. But I guess that was an extra module because the whole model was completed beside it. https://goo.gl/images/zNZEpL
  12. Finally some progress on this. All module floors were sprayed with Testors Aluminum and then equipment was brush painted. Gave me lots of needed practice with brush painting skills. Directions called for assembling the modules around the floors of equipment, but I wanted to spray the module frames completed. Two modules weren't tall enough to allow sliding the top floor in place. So I inserted the top floor first and then "lifted" it to its upper position. I drilled some of the ducting openings and then squared them as best as I could with a Dre
  13. Yes, in a weird way. I've built only cars up this point, and got tired of fretting over every perfect finish. And at least I can see all of these parts without magnifiers.
  14. Sure, sorry about that. https://www.revell.com/germany/other/80-8803.html#.WgoMMbpFw08 Oilrig North Comorant Plastic Model Kit Product ID: 80-8803 Overview Skill level: 5 Scale: 1:200 Length: 685 mm Parts: 615 Description Primed to pump petroleum The North Cormorant off-shore oil rig can be found 100 miles (160 km) northeast of the Shetland Islands. Twenty-eight steel nails are used to anchor the rig to the seabed. Forty pipes transport up to 24,000 tons of oil and gas to temporary stores and the mainland every day. This limited edition ki
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