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Michael M

ORP Krakowiak, IBG, 1:700

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Gidday Mick, a very neat job on the breakwater/weather shield. I did the same on two 1/600 Abdiel class minelayers, but mine were nowhere near as good as yours. I didn't even try to do the vertical braces. Well done. Regards, Jeff.

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Great work as ever, Michael. Certainly raisng the bar for us 1/700 builders!

 

Cheers

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Thanks Gents, that's just the beginning ;)  Woodwork done, this time not by me, which is obvious, because it's straight 😜

 

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Gidday Mick, another neat job, very consistent spacing between the vertical braces. Did you say 'paper'? I thought it was from styrene strips. If you don't mind me asking how did you glue them to the kit plastic? Regards, Jeff.

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11 hours ago, Michael M said:

More toying with paper:

I did wonder as you didn't say how for the foward ones, very effective. As for securing them, i've been told CA and you stiffen the paper with CA too?

Nice to see what can be done with these 1/700 destroyers as I have a number of them.

 

Stuart

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Well i call it PE substitute, in short ersatz :) It is just standard printer paper soaked with humbroll clear. CA makes it too stiff, plus it adds the thickness. But yes for some jobs CA is better solution. As for the spacing, I've just drawn the parts in Corel, printed them and then impregnated. After that it's simply cut out and glue to lines. As for glue I use cheap Chinese stuff called Brand Clear Glue, or BCG. It's waterbased stuff, sth like veery watered down PVA. I use it for PE as well actually. It's seamless and clear. If needed I add some CA to strengthen the bond in important spots.

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Hi Mick. That is some lovely work you have done so far. Watching with interest....Cheers mark 

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Hi MIchael

 

My plan is to start on my Hunt class destroyer shortly and your build is very, very helpful.

 

Cheers

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Hugely impressive work on those breakwaters - the spacing is spot on.

Rob

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1 hour ago, Michael M said:

When you get there, I have those ready for print in JPG  if you want.

That would be great, Michael.

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On 17/02/2019 at 21:47, Michael M said:

Well i call it PE substitute, in short ersatz :) It is just standard printer paper soaked with humbroll clear. 

And that Sir is an absolutely brilliant tip!!!

I have never heard of that and would have most likely have never thought of it myself. I can see this method finding its way to my Carpathia build! 👍👍👍

Thanks very much indeed!

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Just dwelling on this technique- I bet it would work on coloured paper too thereby promising to simply or eliminate some detailed painting. ✅

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Paper, Humbroll clear, and eyesight like a Hawk! Those breakwaters, as everyone has said, are spot on.

 

:goodjob:

 

Now which shelf of doom did I leave my Hunt on?

 

Geoff

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Ships? I see not ships? :pirate:

 

Good work on the plating, I think...:hypnotised:

 

Geoff

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It will be more visible after painting. I'm working on little PE suplement for it, but I'll start slapping some colour on it soon.

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It's like riding a bike, you can't forget it, even if you want ;)

 

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Fantastic work Mick and some great tips which I will unashamedly  steal!  Will watch your build with great interest 👍👍👍

 

Best wishes, Andy

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Sorry Michael but you'll have to explain the white 'screen' behind those lovely PE railings...

 

Stuart

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