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Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

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On 1/3/2019 at 3:54 PM, Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies said:

I think you're right there - there are numerous images showing awnings erected around there. This is where a bit of geekery does help, I think. One should question what coating / paint system they think they are seeing. Cream coloured paint for a deck doesn't sound all that sensible when the implications of such a conclusion are stated as plainly as that.

 

Here's the results of today's efforts. My scribing is, as always, a bit shonky. I could have tried again but I have no reason to believe a second, third of twentieth attempt would be any better so I just carried on:

 

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Hopefully it's a bit less noticeable when it's all built and the quality of the planking scribing isn't the main focus 😕

 

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That's brilliant mate!

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6 hours ago, Geoff Bizley said:

Got my Exeter between Christmas and new year and have been an avid follower of this thread ever since. I have just (yesterday) received my replacement main armament set from Shapeways and, having already de-waxed them and applied a light coat of Tamiya primer, I cannot sing their praises too highly. The surface detail is superb and vastly superior to those supplied with the kit. Unfortunately, I had already painted my bridge deck in AP507A (colourcoats of course) since this was indicated by Trumpeter's colour guide and I will now have to re-paint it Corticene which leads me to ask , would the deck of the after steering position (Part B15) similarly be Corticene  or would this be AP507A as shown by the colour guide?

 

Geoff Bizley

 

Hi Geoff,

 

For clarity, here is the forward bridge zoomed in. You can see (red arrows) the battons securing the linoleum here and get an appreciation for how the tone of grey looks:

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Here's the aft end of the same photograph blown up at the same scale. Your milage may vary but the decks look darker and I can make out no obvious strips to secure the stuff, so on my model everything except the bridge is getting dark grey paint.

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I am thinking of getting the 3D printed turrets, but all extra-curricular spending is on hold right now.

 

I have continued painting though - I want the hull about done before adding any delicate bits topsides. I need to decide very soon whether this is going on a stand or in the water also, as if it's the former it will need its rudder and screws fitted before I go further.

 

I started with the boot topping - these tend to protect the anti-fouling red underneath, but the sea does take a toll. I happened across some excellent colour photographs of a Colony class cruiser completely beached for scrapping and am using that for colour and weathering guidance below the waterline.

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The paint below the boot topping will be faded to near beige.

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Thanks for the enlarged overhead view. It has clarified quite a few points for me. One relatively minor whinge re the kit is the fact that the kit Walruses (Walri?) are depicted with the wings deployed. I doubt my ability to modify them to what would be their normal (folded) cruising position so it seems I will be stuck with leaving them off completely depicting the situation after Graf Spee had been sighted and the planes ditched but before the shells started to fly.

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17 hours ago, Modelholic said:

The Walrususususus wings folded backwards so cutting them outboard of the ceter section should work.

see here:

https://www.flying-tigers.co.uk/2016/the-supermarine-walrus-seagull-latest-oxford-diecast-news-and-tomcats/

Just scroll down a bit

Cutting off the wings is not my major problem, it's reattaching them. In 1/350 scale the contact area would be miniscule and consequently very weak.

I am currently suffering from an inner ear infection which is keeping me away from the modelling bench but is also giving me time to think about some hidden form of re-enforcement. I will let you know if I come up with anything.

Further on the Walrus subject, I don't believe the colour suggested is correct. Looking at the top down 'photos on this thread the upper surfaces look very pale and certainly not the dark green proposed. Any ideas anyone?

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1 hour ago, Geoff Bizley said:

Cutting off the wings is not my major problem, it's reattaching them. In 1/350 scale the contact area would be miniscule and consequently very weak.

I am currently suffering from an inner ear infection which is keeping me away from the modelling bench but is also giving me time to think about some hidden form of re-enforcement. I will let you know if I come up with anything.

Further on the Walrus subject, I don't believe the colour suggested is correct. Looking at the top down 'photos on this thread the upper surfaces look very pale and certainly not the dark green proposed. Any ideas anyone?

The Walrus would have been silver dope finish in that top-down photograph :)

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Geoff,

Think more lower wing. It lays alongside the fuselage so a strategically placed 'extra'  could be added. I depicted mine in the hangar on QE (currently on hold until i find a way around fat finger syndrome and a total ineptitude in 1/350 etch!)

 

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21 minutes ago, Modelholic said:

Geoff,

Think more lower wing. It lays alongside the fuselage so a strategically placed 'extra'  could be added. I depicted mine in the hangar on QE (currently on hold until i find a way around fat finger syndrome and a total ineptitude in 1/350 etch!)

 

Good scheme. I will think about a way to do this as soon as the pain in my ear allows me to think at all! Being 69 years old with shaking hands I also suffer with P.E but the more I use it the easier it seems to get. I find glueing it on with PVA helps since it gives time to reposition before it sets.

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The color scheme of the Walrus airplanes on the HMS Exeter in December 1939, was still aluminum or were they already camouflaged as Trumpeter’s instructions suggest?

 

marco 

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