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Sending them away and waiting for them is the easiest part of the job ;) As for drawing part.... all depends how skilled and practiced are you with graphic programs. It's not really complicated as you only operate in four colours, nor is it 3d, any CAD type program or Illustrator will do, I myself use old Corel.

 

Now turrets and the rest of the junk still needs wash, dirt rust and so on, before I move on to superstructures and other miscellaneous stuff...

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Now, about time to get on with this one. Previous batch washed and devastated, I'm moving on to the superstructure and those 'home made' PE's of mine....

 

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Cheers Mick

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Gidday Mick, your weathering (rust) looks very authentic. I think the crew, when they finally board, are going to need some chipping hammers, paint and elbow grease! Regards, Jeff.

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Thanks gents. I never abandon projects like this, sometimes they just have to  'rest' for a while ... ;)

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If you don't mind me asking, where do you get the PE etched?  I'm reasonably comfortable getting the stuff drawn but have never managed to find anyone who can etch one-offs without an exorbitant fee.

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I have a friend, who sends away big batches of stuff to be etched few times a year, I just slip in mine among that. Doing single pieces is probably expensive, as you say.....

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8 hours ago, Michael M said:

I just slip in mine among that

Sneaky, does your friend know?:rofl:

 

Stuart

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Yes he does I'm too much of bull in a China shop  for that kind of cloak and dagger stuff ;)

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I agree - good to see this back

Weathering up to the usual standard

I must look up how to produce etch - I have really NO idea

Rob

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On ‎01‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 22:47, Michael M said:

I have a friend, who sends away big batches of stuff to be etched few times a year, I just slip in mine among that. Doing single pieces is probably expensive, as you say.....

Thanks

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6 hours ago, Michael M said:

I'm filling up the corks with the last batch of stuff.....

Gidday Mike, you might need some more corks then. 😀 Those guns and boats look very good, nice detail on them. Regards, Jeff.

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It turned out that our friends from HB mixed up Hotchkiss 47 mm guns. They gave mle 1885, and they should have given mle 1902. That's what you get when you use plans of a ship that was modified around 500 times during construction ;) Few evenings of correcting butchery and voilà:

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Michael M said:

mle 1885, and they should have given mle 1902

Is the difference great between the two? Just wondering as it's a 'weeny' gun and 1/350 at that.

 

Stuart

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29 minutes ago, Courageous said:

Is the difference great between the two? Just wondering as it's a 'weeny' gun and 1/350 at that.

 

Stuart

Just compare them with the previous photo , chalk and cheese 😉

Plus they are in quite exposed positions on the bridge and stern superstructure.

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There’s a shocking - yes shocking - shortage of pre-Dreadnoughts on Britmodeller. Keep going man - We need this RFI! 👍

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12 hours ago, Michael M said:

Few evenings of correcting butchery

Gidday, don't you mean 'corrective surgery'? Since you pointed the difference out I think it would have been quite noticable to those in the know (which I am definitely NOT!)

 

1 hour ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

There’s a shocking - yes shocking - shortage of pre-Dreadnoughts on Britmodeller.

Your next project Steve? 🙂     Regards, Jeff.

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20 minutes ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:
1 hour ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

There’s a shocking - yes shocking - shortage of pre-Dreadnoughts on Britmodeller.

Your next project Steve? 🙂     Regards, Jeff.

Yes Jeff, Steve's next build...that'll keep him quiet for a while :rofl:.

 

Stuart

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53 minutes ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

 

Your next project Steve? 🙂     Regards, Jeff.

I am happy to divulge right here, right now, in front of all of my good Britmodeller mates that my next project- the one right after the Avro 504 will be a 1/xx scale %#*¥€*€*£#!

 

There! So now you know! 🤔

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2 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

will be a 1/xx scale %#*¥€*€*£#!

Gidday, I've always wanted to build one of those, I'm green with jealousy. Regards, Jeff.

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Isn’t there a Trumpeter %#*¥€*€*£#! coming soon?  Mind you, it’ll probably have shape issues.

 

[Danton is evolving beautifully, by the way!]

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On 9/20/2019 at 10:18 AM, Bandsaw Steve said:

There’s a shocking - yes shocking - shortage of pre-Dreadnoughts on Britmodeller...

I agree with you wholeheartedly, them modern tubs aren't really worth the effort 😜 

I seriously hope to see that #%&%^$%# sooner rather then later ;)  

 

Cheers

Mick 

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On 20/09/2019 at 07:40, Bandsaw Steve said:

...  %#*¥€*€*£#! ...

Funny that's the same response I give when I lose something to the carpet monster.  :rolleyes:

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