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peterairfix

Pete's Airfix 1\72 Golden Hind "FINISHED"

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Here's my entry all looks basically the same as earlier ones but out are the performed ratlines in are the added make them yourselves ones.40596033420_1582973878_c.jpg40596033460_ee9c22e716_c.jpg40596033470_91b65d3e36_c.jpg40596033490_72eb726309_c.jpg40596033520_2a72ab3988_c.jpg40596033560_d6b9877520_c.jpg

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Great to see one of the big ship's here Pete look forward to this one.

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Totally agree, I honestly haven’t seen this kit before and am really looking forward to seeing it come together. Great choice.

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Fantastic - hope you have small delicate fingers for all those parts. Did we eventually find out how long this kit was? I was guessing at approximately 20 inches You'll need the dining room table....

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1 hour ago, Ventora3300 said:

Fantastic - hope you have small delicate fingers for all those parts. Did we eventually find out how long this kit was? I was guessing at approximately 20 inches You'll need the dining room table....

Just checked out the measurements and it works out at just over 14 inches long

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Good luck Pete.

This will be one build that will be worth watching - well all of them are, however this is the only classic ship so far.

Airfix must have had a mass of toolmakers in their hey day, would have been a great place to work I reckon.

 

Cheers.. Dave

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This looks really interesting and very 'different' too.  I've never seen the inside of a 'sail' ship box and I don't know what I expected - but it's not what I expected...

...I'll be sure to follow this one - I may even have a go at one myself Peter.  Will there be a launching ceremony at the end...

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27 minutes ago, BIG X said:

This looks really interesting and very 'different' too.  I've never seen the inside of a 'sail' ship box and I don't know what I expected - but it's not what I expected...

...I'll be sure to follow this one - I may even have a go at one myself Peter.  Will there be a launching ceremony at the end...

If I get it right I will launch it with a cup of tea if not it will be launched out of the window witch won't go very far as it's a ground floor flat.

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such a varied selection we have in this GB!

 

Great choice!👍

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Before I make a start anybody know witch one is true the black coloured one moored in London or the box art as I have googled this one and come up with so many different versions?

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Most of the images I could find were similar to the one on the box. Not sure why they went with black for the replica ship, it looks a bit grim to me. I much prefer the natural wood and colourful trim. 

I guess you can use a certain amount of artistic licence on this one. Maybe there is an old painting or illustration from the Elizabethan era preserved somewhere? 

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OH MY GOD 4 WEEKS LEFT!!!!

I better get building and here's what I have done the deck is painted and weathered and started on the two hull halves.

The build will be following the box art.30238742758_4a060b98fa_b.jpg30238742788_845f61d326_b.jpg

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What colour does the deck start off as before weathering - is it oak/brown coloured or nearer buff/cream? (Looking for hints for the Santa Maria)

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4 hours ago, Ventora3300 said:

What colour does the deck start off as before weathering - is it oak/brown coloured or nearer buff/cream? (Looking for hints for the Santa Maria)

Starts off as the spure colour.

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attention to details like that will definitely make the difference - :goodjob:

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This dedication to the details is making my eyes water - it's going to look fantastic. No weathering on this paintwork, please!

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Just finished the final lot of masking and paintwork and the finished side fully revealed.

now to repeat it on the other side42391550800_7c6f032a66_c.jpg42391550830_1d097d6241_c.jpg42391550850_4807a97431_c.jpg

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Finally after what seems ages I have the two hull halves painted but I have noticed a mistake but I won't say I will see if you can find it.

Time for the glueing to begin.29300066387_886d20112b_c.jpg

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5 minutes ago, peterairfix said:

Finally after what seems ages I have the two hull halves painted but I have noticed a mistake but I won't say I will see if you can find it.

Time for the glueing to begin.

Wooww! I wonder when Drake's crew got the time to maintain all the complicated paintwork - worth having a go close-in at the Spanish galleons just to avoid damage from swapping stand-off broadsides! (Anyway, no-one would criticise them for running out of white paint and using some blue instead). The variation between sides makes the kit individualistic and essential for 'dazzle' camouflage! Build on. Cheers. Mike.

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That’s some very impressive masking and painting there Pete. All the hard work will pay off in the end and it will be one of those kits that you can sit back and enjoy the detail over a cold beer or three! 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

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After all that masking and painting construction is under way starting with the two sides and deck piece and putting on the stern section after its been painted and weathered and masking the balcony sides and one of bow bulkheads just have three internal bulkheads to do.43367774105_e62ede23f9_c.jpg43367774105_e62ede23f9_c.jpg43367774085_665c14cac9_c.jpg43367774065_d94e276147_c.jpg43367774035_1c57394fd9_c.jpg43367773965_a7e7387956_c.jpg42465948890_75fc920560_c.jpg

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