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franco1964

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  1. Marvellous work, outstanding result! I saved the photos as a reference for my future project.
  2. My dear modeller friends, I've just finished my interpretation of the last moments of the USS Indianapolis. I bought this Tamiya waterline series kit, on an eBay's auction, a few months ago, already provided with Gold Medal photo edge parts. I kept it on my stash for future building, but, when my company sent me on vacation in this period, I couldn't resist building. My plan was to realise the USS Indianapolis last navigation's moment when she was torpedoed by the Japanese I-58 submarine. It was the 12:14 am of July 30 1945, when she was navigating in complete radio silence on the Leyte Gulf. I think everybody saw Nicolas Cage's movie, and so I think the story is quite known. For this realization, that involved the torpedo on water, I explored a new seascape building material, the epoxy resin. A material for me absolutely unknown, and for this reason, I saw a lot of tutorials on the YouTube Channel. My first attempt was using a sea blue painted wood base with a 1 cm. thick layer of light blue painted epoxy resin over. Then when the first layer was cured, I added the torpedos on place and the second thinner layer of same light blue epoxy resin. The result wasn't so bad, but I found the torpedo's shadow on the wood base very annoying. Trying to solve the problem I came up with the idea of placing the seascape on a transparent base, and, for this reason, I used a glass, lightly back painted with a different tone of blues and greens, in order to simulate the Pacific Ocean water, and the same procedure with the epoxy resin as the previous attempt. The final result it satisfies me more, and I think it is more realistic. Anyway I don't want to bother you with unwanted explications and so, this is the result, I hope I'll like it: IMG_20190413_143222 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143233 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143300 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143245 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143321 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143426 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143440 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143450 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143533 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143557 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190413_143628 by Franco Segato, su Flickr Comments and suggestions are always very welcome: Thank you and see you soon. Happy modelling! Franco
  3. I found your weathering technique very appealing and convincing. I'm not a fan of these "parody" model, but it seems that the snap system worked quite well. I have a MENG's Bismarck in my stash with the same snap buiding system. Anyway Very nice work.
  4. My fellow modellers good afternoon. As promised during the presentation of my previous work, the HMS Invincible, I just finished today my last tribute to the Royal Navy at the Falklands War. For this work, I used a 1/700 scale 25th anniversary of Falklands war Premium Edition Dragon Kit, that, as you know, is provided with photo-edges for railings and radar, that are still a pain for my eyes and put a strain on my nerves and my building skills. This kit was built together with the HMS INVINCIBLE, as my previous intention was to representing them together on navigation, leaving Portsmouth. But I wasn't sure they left the Royal Navy base the same day, and it turned to be represented separately. For this kit, I tried to imagine the last moments before she was hit by an Exocet missile during her navigation on the Falklands sea. Here what I have realized, I hope you like it: IMG_20190324_135652 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_135801 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_135920 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_135947 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_135957 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_140011 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_140021 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_140044 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_140130 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_140159 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190324_140214 by Franco Segato, su Flickr Now she's resting with the other previous ships/work on the display case: IMG_20190324_140533 by Franco Segato, su Flickr ...and ...down with another project! Thank you. Franco
  5. What a nice story Chewbacca! I really enjoyed reading your post! I was aware that none lynx were displayed on board that day, as the picture was quite clear, but I didn't find more SH3 than what I found on the kit itself,.... so, let me use this "modeller license"... I used what I had on my stash, mostly, as I made for the surrounding boats... Cheers. Franco
  6. Maybe, if I'll find some more Sea Harriers and SH3 around I'll add them absolutely... I would like to add also some karts and push backs if available... But in this scale are really rare... Thanks. Franco
  7. Please, dont't be embarrassed! I appreciate your post because in some way it enrich our knowledge on the real one! Thank you and pleased you like the diorama. Cheers. Franco
  8. Well... itseems I have to find a 1/700 type 22 batch 1 frigate...... Thank you. Franco
  9. Hi Jeff, I'm happy that you like it, and thanks for your appreciation. I'm, actually, working on a diorama that will pick up the last moments of the Destroyer HMS Sheffield, and it will be my last tribute to the Royal Navy on the Falklands war. See you soon on this channel! All the best. Franco
  10. Thank you, everybody, for your appreciation. Thank you, everybody, for your appreciation
  11. first of all, let me thank you all of you for your appreciations and encouragement. Today I made a little better photos. yesterday I took the photos at dawn and maybe the light made the picture a little blur. See if these are better: IMG_20190313_135000 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135013 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135029 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135045 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135114 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135127 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135145 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135207 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135214 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135233 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135330 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135342 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190313_135454 by Franco Segato, su Flickr Thank you again, everybody, and see you soon on this wonderful channel! Franco
  12. My dear modeller friends, here I am again with another tribute to the Falklands War veterans. I would like to recreate, with my modest skills, a diorama representing the return of the HMS INVINCIBLE from the Falkland war as was on this picture: HMS Invincible returns home following the Falklands Conflict, 1982 by Franco Segato, su Flickr I used a 1/700 Dragon Premium Edition Kit with the addition of 1/700 Eduard Royal Navy and Passengers figures It was quite difficult to find the celebrating boats around the aircraft carrier, but I mostly used what I had on my stash, so it's not perfectly the same as the picture... Anyway, this is the result, hoping you'll enjoy it... PS: Sorry for the pictures but I don't have a studio with the right lights IMG_20190312_175319 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190312_175348 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190312_175455 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190312_175502 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190312_175513 by Franco Segato, su Flickr IMG_20190312_175328 by Franco Segato, su Flickr Now she's resting near the HMS EXETER, my previous work: IMG_20190312_175734 by Franco Segato, su Flickr HMS Sheffield next...
  13. Thank you guys for your point of view, I really appreciate it. I'll grab the Mike's suggestion, replacing the plaque with a more general HMS Exeter on navigation, but do you think I have also to remove the black band on the funnel too? I think it was used during the Falkland war in order to recognise from the Argentinian type 42 destroyer in their possession...
  14. Thank you Francis for your tip, really interesting. Thank you all for this interesting conversation. I've painted my model referring on what I found on internet from what I thought were pictures taken during the Falkland war, that were mostly on black and white, and I trusted mostly the kit instructions, wrongly. Francis is right in what he said. I found this interesting video and although some pictures on this video were more recent, at minutes 4:15 there is a pictures taken from HMS CARDIFF returning Home, that shows exactly what Francis said. Thank you very much to all of you for this interesting in-depth research. If it will be still possible I'll try to correct it tomorrow. I'll let you know. Cheerio! Franco
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