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1 hour ago, TheBaron said:

I'm  late to your work Steve but hypnotized by the range of techniques on display. Beautiful.

Tony

Ditto - The loving attention to detail continues and I remain in awe B)

Fabulous inspiring work

Rob

1 hour ago, TheBaron said:

I'm  late to your work Steve but hypnotized by the range of techniques on display. Beautiful.

Tony

Ditto - The loving attention to detail continues and I remain in awe B)

Fabulous inspiring work

Rob

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6 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Ditto - The loving attention to detail continues and I remain in awe B)

Fabulous inspiring work

Rob

Ditto - The loving attention to detail continues and I remain in awe B)

Fabulous inspiring work

Rob

Thanks guys, your great comments are really appreciated.  I was nervous sharing my 3 steps forward 2 step back build process which results in so many pieces thrown away and reworked before I'm content.   The first reply was to welcome me to the friendliest site on the internet and that comment has been totally accurate.  

 

Anyway, I'm not quite finished adding details, the decks don't look cluttered enough quite yet but I can see the end from here. 😉

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Very impressive model Steve, love all the detail you have added and like myself do love the brass work find it gives an edge over making something out of plastic or wood and does not break as easily.

Where you say 3 steps forward 2 steps back that is how most scratch builders go so don't be nervous, will look forward to more of the clutter :thumbsup:

 

Regards

Richard

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Basically, I think its complete!  Not sure I can think of much more to add other than the obligatory figure to provide scale, I'm painting him now.

 

The past couple of days I've made the two boat-hooks (on the handrails forward of the deckhouse), two padded timber fenders, one side hanging and one side in mounts (these are just visible on the photograph), a couple of rope ladders, rolled up and the canvas covers for the guns and windlass, very hard to see on these pictures as they are dark grey

 

And, I finally plucked up the courage to add the water streaks on the hull after studying a lot of pictures

 

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And the case arrived but no pumice yet, so there she is mounted in the case unvarnished (before weathering)...  Case supplied by Peter Jones  at DSC showcases who's made all my model cases, great chap

 

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I'll hopefully get this all finished next week and post some clearer pictures in better lighting next weekend, but overall, I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out :happy:

 

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2 hours ago, JohnWS said:

Very nice, Steve!  That camo scheme is almost too good as it hides a lot of the details in the photos.

 

Out of interest, what are the dimensions of the case?

 

John

interior base dimension, 32" x 8" wide by 14" high, unashamedly imperial!  When I get it finally finished, I'll take some more and better pictures

 

Thanks for your kind comments

 

Steve

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1 hour ago, Kevin Aris said:

she looks absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing a lovely detailed build

The interest for me is working out how to make each piece, I just wish i was better at the painting bit.

 

Thanks for you nice comments

 

Steve

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2 hours ago, Steve D said:

The interest for me is working out how to make each piece, I just wish i was better at the painting bit.

 

Thanks for you nice comments

 

Steve

I see lotz to help me on my next build, the 1/72 snowberry and GLS addons

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32 minutes ago, Kevin Aris said:

I see lotz to help me on my next build, the 1/72 snowberry and GLS addons

Best of luck with that 👍 please post the build here so I can follow

 

I'm also researching the flowers for a planned 1:48th scratch build on an aluminium plated wooden hull, my guess is that will take me >2 years 😰

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On 7/30/2019 at 7:53 AM, Steve D said:

The interest for me is working out how to make each piece, I just wish i was better at the painting bit.

 

Thanks for you nice comments

 

Steve

The painting and total finishing are superb.

Steve - how did you source the hull depth markings??

Rob

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55 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

The painting and total finishing are superb.

Steve - how did you source the hull depth markings??

Rob

Hi Rob

 

The depth and the identification markings were drawn by me on a CAD program and sent to Rothko Frost http://rothkoandfrost.com for printing (they specialise in guitar decals also but do bespoke work).  The challenge I had was finding someone who can print water-slide decals in white because normal inkjet printers can't do it.  This is the first time I've used them and they were great, I think they charged me around £30. 

 

This is the artwork with a grey background so I could see what was going on

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The scale at the bottom is cm to help them print at the right size.  The artwork I sent them had the grey removed of course.  The black line around the draft marks was to help me cut them out as they come back white on white, and so not easy to see 😉

 

If you want to take the same route and need help, I'll be happy to do the artwork, just ask

 

Steve

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Well here is the last new post to the thread.  20 months and ~ 2,000 individual pieces later the boat is finished and in mounted

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A few close-up shots to show the extra detail added at the end

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Note two of the three buckets left out (6thou copper) and that great figure from Shapeways searching the horizon for enemy shipping

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And now joined with the WW1 ML, her companion model showing the evolution of thinking from one war to the next

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And finally on its resting place in the study

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While I plan the flower and start the drawings, I have a little project I've been meaning to do for years, mount the Admirals barge in a diorama tying up at a quayside, but that's another thread.

 

Thanks again to those who have followed my progress your nice comments and likes gave heart to the build

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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Thats what I call real hairy chested blood and sweat modelling!  Absolutely gorgeous result there on both boats. 

 

I did laugh at the post which had pictures of the brass guns with a comment "they look a bit rough" when I thought they looked fantastic to me :D   Its the curse of the modeller that when you look at it you will see all the places you think you could have done better.  Everyone else just looks and swoons in awe.  You can be well chuffed with those beauties.

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2 hours ago, JohnT said:

Thats what I call real hairy chested blood and sweat modelling!  Absolutely gorgeous result there on both boats. 

 

I did laugh at the post which had pictures of the brass guns with a comment "they look a bit rough" when I thought they looked fantastic to me :D   Its the curse of the modeller that when you look at it you will see all the places you think you could have done better.  Everyone else just looks and swoons in awe.  You can be well chuffed with those beauties.

Thanks john, of course everything could be better, like you say the curse of the modeller but it came together in the end 😌

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Awesome build, Steve!  I'm still amazed at your metal working skills, & being able to achieve such fine detail. :worthy:

 

John

 

PS:  The size of that shelf in your study looks like it was made specifically for this model.  :rolleyes:

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7 minutes ago, JohnWS said:

Awesome build, Steve!  I'm still amazed at your metal working skills, & being able to achieve such fine detail. :worthy:

 

John

 

PS:  The size of that shelf in your study looks like it was made specifically for this model.  :rolleyes:

No, the  model was made to fit the shelf 🤣

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7 hours ago, Ripaman said:

Very nice model Steve lots of great scratch work :thumbsup:

 

Regards

Richard

Thanks Richard, hopefully the model gives the sense of what those boats were all about, a tough way to spend the war

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On 7/31/2019 at 1:01 PM, Steve D said:

Hi Rob

 

The depth and the identification markings were drawn by me on a CAD program and sent to Rothko Frost http://rothkoandfrost.com for printing (they specialise in guitar decals also but do bespoke work).  The challenge I had was finding someone who can print water-slide decals in white because normal inkjet printers can't do it.  This is the first time I've used them and they were great, I think they charged me around £30. 

 

This is the artwork with a grey background so I could see what was going on

Fairmile artwork3

The scale at the bottom is cm to help them print at the right size.  The artwork I sent them had the grey removed of course.  The black line around the draft marks was to help me cut them out as they come back white on white, and so not easy to see 😉

 

If you want to take the same route and need help, I'll be happy to do the artwork, just ask

 

Steve

Steve - that is a very kind offer and one I may take you up on!  I've been seeking to put a Coastal Forces?Corvette decal sheet together and have fallen at the first fence regards graphics.

 

The finished boat is just Wonderful and having just built a 1/72 offering, I'm in a position to appreciate just how detailed and beautifully finished she is at a far more unforgiving scale.

It's been a joy to follow and I look forwards to seeing your next project.

Regards and thanks again for the offer.

Rob

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5 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Steve - that is a very kind offer and one I may take you up on!  I've been seeking to put a Coastal Forces?Corvette decal sheet together and have fallen at the first fence regards graphics.

 

The finished boat is just Wonderful and having just built a 1/72 offering, I'm in a position to appreciate just how detailed and beautifully finished she is at a far more unforgiving scale.

It's been a joy to follow and I look forwards to seeing your next project.

Regards and thanks again for the offer.

Rob

Thanks Rob, appreciate the great comments, personally, I can't work smaller than 1:48th, I've tried and its rubbish so power to you with the smaller scale 👍

 

The offer is serious, just let me know once you have the examples that need drawing and i'll give it a go

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