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  1. Hello sorry for the late reply, glad you liked the model, the decks were painted then sprayed with a gloss coat so the wash could go on then using a cotton bud and some thinner I just ran up and down the deck until I was happy. The white highlight on the hull was achieved simply by dry-brushing grey until it looked good. The PE was Gold Medal models, think it’s about 90 for the whole lot but it definitely makes the ship better I also used aftermarket masts. I think I remember putting all the info and bits on the work in progress if that helps. Patients is the key to this one lol. Have you the exact same one or a newer version, I had to scratch build the forecastle anchor as it wasn’t there.
  2. Amazing, any night shots? The stand looks awesome too!!
  3. Absolutely fantastic cracking job! Can’t wait to see it lit up!!!!
  4. Sorry Chris only just seen your Q, I would say it’s possible but the fibre optic would be the challenge as it’s hard to hide in such a small place. The main tip I’d give if you are going to light it up is to plan 2 steps ahead so you don’t get light leaking through. I used Tulip black paint which worked VERY well. Good luck with the build!!!
  5. Thanks, it is Jack and Rose lol the kids insisted good luck on your build. I done a work in progress so hopefully you won’t get caught out like I did!!
  6. Excellent! love the weathering as well as the stand!!
  7. Love the mud and the tracks!!
  8. Excellent, i need to practice my scribing!!!
  9. Hello all, just put the steps on work in progress if anyone is about to build this kit. Im more used to 1/32 so this was new for me! Thanks for looking all!!
  10. Hello all, thought i would share this build to let people know how the kit fits. To be honest it wasnt to bad, bit of flash here and there. First thing was to get rid of the joint in the intake. Couldnt really think of the most effective way to do this so like the cockpit, i painted first then fitted and covered. The kit came with ALOT of decals, never used them in the cockpit before but i felt they added a bit more detail. Lots of dry brushing here lol I went bold and used white!! Starting to come together now, again used filler to fill gaps. The filler doesnt need sanding either just a damp earbud to sooth it out. Good old Klear on the canopy, i did have to remove a seam but it was very small. The fit was quite good so minimum modification to get a good fit. Just had to mask up the canopy using Tamiya flexible tape which made masking alot easier!! Gloss coat applied to enable the decals to 'hopefully' stick!! I used Alclad metals and base layer for the engines, painted the gaps with normal black then used thinner to remove the paint. Bit of panel highlighting! By painting the missiles this way, I didnt have to use all the decals again making life easy!! And that was it, added a wash and fitted the ordanance. Thanks for looking, ill put some pics on 'readyfor inspection'. Overall good model to build.
  11. Hello, Yes pretty much everything. I was lucky to get it on Ebay for £90 and it came with GMM fences, davits and masts to name a few. I had to scratch build the anchor on the front as the model didnt have it. Thankfully a fellow member 3d printed me an anchor that fit!
  12. Thanks all if I was to do it again I wouldn’t have the LEDs so uniformly spaced. But every day is a school day
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