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Kevin Aris

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  1. good morning everyone thank you for comments and likes Day 24.5 (well its only lunch time) we have red crosses x 6 and they all turned out ok
  2. good evening everyone thank you for comments and likes day 24 putting airbrush demons to bed at long last i have sucessfully used the airbrush twice, and got decent results, i like Tamiya paints, i hate vajello primer Hospital ships of the era were painted white and Military hospital ships were also identitified with green bands , i may have used too dark a green but it will be staying like this (for now anyway (not tempting fate) Hospital ship - Wikipedia a small amount of touching up to do
  3. good Morning everyone Thank you for comments and likes day 23 forward well deck cargo hatches the Britannic had a very different fwd well deck to the Titanic with raised cargo hatches up to the height of the focastle, between these hatches are doors, so i am at present still trying to work out whats was in there, possibly access to ladders to the holds titanic kit, the hatch covers, and vents and winches are from the KAMK1 kit the rest is scratched, temp colours for now to illiminate lightr bleed
  4. good evening everyone day 22 over the weekend i did some photo etch and made up some of the winches and pumps then i revisited the preverbial pain, that being the after welll deck. i was getting lots of light bleed so it was all ripped out and resorted its better now, and the bulkheads dont glow anymore
  5. maybe the most amazing thing will be that one day i will finish something, its been a while since i completed a ship
  6. with the hull being one piece, foredeck and poop with the mainm sides tit builds up very fast with minimal amout of bits, value for money wrt the amout of plastic, the kit is over priced, especially considering how badly it has been designed
  7. Good afternoon everyone thank you for comments and likes DAY 18 Portholes, i dont want to spend several hundred pounds sorting out the rivets and portholes, but i can make a couple of changes so some of the kit widows are being filled in to make her look a bit like the Britannic internal decks are haing PE windows fitted lighting is ongoing preshading, i hate airbrushing but i want a dirty hull, so the top coverage will not be perfect revisited the enclosed after deck and sorted the hatch truckways and the new 2nd class gymnasium also on the top deck is a childrens play room this still needs work, im not happy with it at all i think some primer is required
  8. out in the sunshine, im still messing about with the scratch built after deck, the size is about right now
  9. good evening Will the Britannc is quickly becomming a hot topic of debate, but i do open myself up when posting on social media (Facebook) in some of the deicated groups, I will not be buying every upgrade kit there is, i could easly spend another £1000 on this, and i dont want to do that, i have a new wooden kit coming onto the maket for that price around the end of the year i have the KAMK1 upgrade set and i will purchase the cranes/davits from Shapeways, which means the rest will have to be scratched, that creates by biggest issue with B&C deck windows I dont think i will be able to resolve that issue, I discoved that night that the hatch issue on the after well deck was trunkways i need to correct that Today i made up the extra after deck, but not quite finished so will update my log tomorrow i have the books you refer to , Titanic-The Ship Magnificent" they are very good even though most of the photos refer to Olyimpic "The Unseen Britannic: just bought for £4 on amazon BUT i was pointed out this yeaterday, and is brilliant in did cost me £12 through Steam Britannic: Patroness of the Mediterranean
  10. good afternoon everyone curtosy of the rattle can we have the Britannic in colour
  11. good afternoon everyone thank you for comments and like day 9 after well deck Britannic had lots of changes made to her, as a result of the titanic loss,, the after well deck was one of them it was decided that 3rd class passengers needed somewhere to smoke and protected from the elements to achieve this they removed the hatched to the after cargo holds (but at present i dont know where to)
  12. thanks guys maybe the lights are over the top, but they are dimmable so once its is complete i will then work out if it was worth the effort
  13. good evening everyone i and now on day 8 of the build all the portholes have been drilled, from both sides, i wont be repeating that in a hurry a cheap shelf unit with holes for the securing bolts, and access for power nuts fixed in place with 2 part epoxy the upper deck no in and pernamently fixed
  14. good evening Will i will have to puchase the cranes from Shapeways, the rest i will attempt to make, other than the KAMK1 upgrade, i am not planning any other PE, however i may purchase the stern plate set, after attempting it myself, its quite a large area with nothing on it, but there is a cheaper option than the brass set
  15. good evening everyone day 5 of the project between portholes a lot of the raised detail has been removed in prep off the wooded decks new better slower drill required for the small portholes, not impressed though, so much play in the drive, plus a cheap mini chuck for effect i build up the next section of superstructure, still using my dog walking leds the inside has been primed in yellow to stop any light bleed the internal bulkheads are presently being used to support the LED light strips, i may split this to three sections, as it will be not be possible to remove after the well decks are secured in place much better with warm white LED
  16. no portholes tomorrow as i have had to order a power drill, other things can ne done
  17. good afternoon everyone Day 2 portholes im so glad im not doing these by pin vice, but i am using a lot of 0.5mm drill bits with the pin vice in my power drill chuck, the drill has seen better days, the brearing creates a wobble at the drill bit end,
  18. good evening everyone day 1 hull - portholes i dont quite know how many portholes there are, but they seam to be taking a while to do. i was originally going to do them by pin vice, my hands were never going to manage that, so the electric variable speed power drill came into use, the pin vice was put into the chuck for the very small size drill bits i may have undersized the holes by using 0.6, 1mm, 1.5 and 2mm i placed a white led in the hull to see what effect im going to get and quite happy with the result although not ready for this the kit i purchased from a friend also had a set of internal bulkheads to keep the shape right made the stand up, wrong name of course
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