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    Oars on motor lanch

    Does anyone know if oars were used on such a lanch?
  2. Hi guys! Here I am with my monthly photo report. Finished the main gun turrets, painted them and put them in place. No glue yet. Finally got the bow boom to the condition I had in mind. Reworked the water jets several times. Would very much like to hear what you think, how believable it is: @Chewbacca @Ex-FAAWAFU and others, unknown to me so far, gentlemen who have seen a serious ship in a serious sea, I will be very happy to hear your critique! Believe me, I'm not asking for compliments! Perhaps there is still room for improvement. By the way an interesting tip on making water jets was found in Ruben Gonzalez: I tried it, using "liquid nails" glue instead of AK8002. Doesn't look bad! PS I thought that after the 8'' turrets, refinishing the rest of the parts was a matter of technique. But Trumpeter had other plans! Look at the PE detail that is supposed to represent the crane arm. It's very neat, beautiful, one problem - the boom turns out to be unrealistically narrow. Here is a photo of a real crane. I had to arm myself with a soldering iron, superglue and hope for the grace of God. Here's the result. More later...
  3. If there is a secret, it is that I try to take my time. In those moments when I want to finish and start another project as soon as possible, I tell myself that the same technological operations are waiting for me there. I have a very modest budget for modelling, so I have to make many of the details myself.
  4. You just have a much smaller scale. I built one model in 1/700. I'm not doing it again.
  5. Hi guys! Big news from my home yard! The masts are painted and in place. Most of the rigging has been stretched. More and more self-made sailors in jackets are taking up their posts. A little-noticed, but psychologically very important milestone has been overcome - the leers on the lower level of the superstructure. The fact is that the shape of this level is the main difference between the Berwick and the Cornwall, and therefore it was impossible to do without leers from the kit. I had to apply inquisitorial methods to them And here's the homebaked Micro Master! Two of the four 8" turrets have been refinished. Of course, the Micro Master has smaller rivets and tidier parts, but the pleasure of doing it all yourself is incomparable! IMHO I still miss the splash in the bow. Added more but it's not over yet) Thanks to everyone who reads me
  6. it's really weird for me to read this. Indeed, I studied English at school and university (during the Soviet Union, when English teachers were not able to communicate with native speakers). Then I didn't practice English for many years and now I use auto-translation software to write all my sweats, substituting only specific navy vocabulary. Your compliments should be redirected to the makers of these software! Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
  7. Thank you, Jeff. I haven't actually stopped my work on Berwick for a day. But my poor English and introverted temperament prevents me from writing often
  8. Hello, guys! In past projects I have had difficulties with plastic spars. The rods and mast tops on Trumpeter`s models are very flexible and brittle. Not to mention the risk of breaking them, they lose their shape when the rigging is stretched. Berwick's thin masts were frightening to look at already on the sprues! Especially in the kit the mainsail was without maintopmast, so the question arose - what to make a spar out of? I chose bamboo toothpicks. Here's what came out: Unfortunately, I didn't have many photos of the maintopmast. I made a seaman on battens to liven it up (yes, it's a seaman, not Winnie the Pooh or Kungfu Panda) The foremast is a little better documented, and will hopefully be an ornament to the finished model. Winnie the Pooh in this case climbed into the crow's nest. Of course, to finally understand whether the material for the spar is successful or not will be possible much later, when I pull the rigging. And these are the hand-finished artellery directors and anti-aircraft machine guns: More later)
  9. here I have depicted my hypothesis about the arrangement of colors. the link is available for this picture in eps format. I hope you can use it to depict your version https://mega.nz/file/Ut1FEISI#-Mis_09-t233mYJkOduBtnhZa-0Zm1E1ZiImWlTINZY
  10. Specify the task, please: do you need a vector drawing of a ship or only camouflage spots superimposed on a raster image of the ship should be vectors?
  11. In spite of the heat, despondency and the European Football Championship, my Berwick continues to grow in details)
  12. I have such pictures of course, this is not a vector, but maybe they will do
  13. Hello, I would like to hear your opinion on one of the most beautiful camouflages of the Second World War - the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth 1941 This is how it looks in an illustration from the book Les Brown And this is how Alen Raven The question is not even about the shape of the paterns - it certainly needs to be clarified. I find the range of colors offered by Les Brown rather strange. Isn't it logical to assume the standard MS1-MS2-MS3-507C set for that time? The color white seems especially strange to me. Take a look at this photo: you can clearly see the white waterline mark on a “white” background. In short, I will be very glad to all well-reasoned opinions on this matter. Especially interesting is the opinion by @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies
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