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Been a while since I posted any developments here, the usual reasons, life, work etc getting in the way of modelling time.

 

Some work has been going on but only in small bits and pieces, think I can justify a couple of pics in the sunshine as an update.

 

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Both funnels and a couple of other bits of the superstructure have been primed, painted and washed.

 

The funnels were a major issue, trying to get the enamel wash off was causing bits to appear, clumps of the semi dried enamel. I'd nor seen the thinners do this before and went into a bit of a panic...

 

Eventually looked at what I was doing and realized I was try to was it off with decal setting solution, not thinners. :doh:

 

Not sure what the damage is, I'll be checking the pics in full on zoom mode to see if they need a full strip down or if they'll be rescued.

 

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I've also made a decision on the base, she's going to be in, a seascape.

 

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This started out as some packing Styrofoam for my wife's sewing machine (don't tell her!). Cut to size, then pummelled a bit to give a slightly uneven level. 

 

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This was then covered with multiple layers of tissue and toilet paper soaked in diluted pva glue. Once seat a rough outline of the hull was cut out.

 

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It was, of course, once I'd finished hacking the rough cut that I remembered that I still had the waterline base plate that I could have used as a guide. :doh:

 

It's been one of those months really...

 

Primer sprayed on and now time to start working on the paintwork for the seascape. Will be using a range of colours and materials to hopefully get a half decent result.

 

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Still nothing stuck down, hence the occasionally drunk fore funnel, but getting there slowly.

 

Up next, painting the seascape, painting the anti slip decks (dark blue grey?) then onto sticking a million and one small things to the deck (don't mention the pe..).

 

All comments greatly appreciated. 

 

Appy modelling, and Easter, to all.

 

Geoff 

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Looking great so far Geoff small steps is how we all start and certainly looks like they are all counting. 👍🏻

 

Beefy 

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I hope my one turns out just as good as yours while I’m Hospital attending a PTSD clinic. I’m going to be doing my weathering when I return back to Darwin as I couldn’t bring a lot of gear down to Sydney for my stay.

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11 hours ago, Kitchen Modeller said:

curious to see how the seascape turns out - I'd like to try this someday... 

Same here!

 

Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, you know you want to! Do a ship and seascape!

 

1 hour ago, Exkiwiforces said:

I’m going to be doing my weathering when I return back to Darwin

Thanks mate.

 

The great thing about this scale is that most of the weathering can be done at any point, short of rigging the bugger anyway... 

 

Bit more done on the sea, will take some pics later and post them up.

 

Hope you're having a modelling kind of weekend!

 

Geoff 

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14 minutes ago, Bugle07 said:

Same here!

 

Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, you know you want to! Do a ship and seascape!

 

Thanks mate.

 

The great thing about this scale is that most of the weathering can be done at any point, short of rigging the bugger anyway... 

 

Bit more done on the sea, will take some pics later and post them up.

 

Hope you're having a modelling kind of weekend!

 

Geoff 

I’ve been a bite lazy not posting much over the last week as I’ve out of sorts and only a few hrs here and there. But today I’ve kicked a few goals today as I’ve finally got some new very tip brushes, so I finished off the very small detail which has allowed me really get moving and I need too as I’ve a very special build coming up, but on that very soon for a veterans display during veterans week.

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Bit of paint on the seascape.

 

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Grey primer, the a black (Vallejo possibly?) Then a selection of blues and greys in various areas.

 

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I then worked up the colour range to an off white.

 

Impatience struck and I the started applying a gloss coat, hence why the carefully applied drybrushed white looks like poster paint...

 

Ah well, it's not as stark now that it's all starting to dry a bit. Will go through the process again, then let it dry before a few coats of gloss and Vallejo still water effect at the end. I'll be soaking some tissue with the water effects for the bow wave and adding a bit of depth here and there as well.

 

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First attempt at that on the lower (port) bow wave.

 

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Its not too bad, bit of a touch up, few more gloss coats and it should be ok?

 

Practice makes perfect don't they say?

 

Have a good weekend all.

 

Geoff 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Hi Geoff,

 

I have a question  in regards to the colour for “Deck Brown” what colour or mixture are you using? Because the colour I mixed up for my build  doesn’t really look like “Deck Brown and I’m sort of thinking of using Colourcoats Teak instead for all deck work.

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Gidday Geoff, Exkiwi, I am not as dedicated or pedantic (authentic) regarding exact shades of colour in my models, I tend to use what I think is the closest colour of what I have in stock, and that is generally Humbrol enamels because that is what I grew up with. Plus I've only been involved with modelling forums such as this for less than twelve months so I've been on my own and working in the dark, so-to-speak.

     I think what you have used above looks good. For the decks of cruisers and battlewagons I use Hu94 (which appears similar to what you've used on Aurora) or Hu71 which is quite a bit lighter. How authentic or accurate they are I don't know - they simply look good I think. There are others much more knowledgeable than me, but I hope this helps. Regards, Jeff (a different Jeff/Geoff 😀)

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4 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

I think what you have used above looks good. For the decks of cruisers and battlewagons I use Hu94 (which appears similar to what you've used on Aurora) or Hu71 which is quite a bit lighter. How authentic or accurate they are I don't know - they simply look good I think.

I did have a look at the Humbrol range IRT to those two paints you mentioned yesterday at Woodpeckers Model Train, but I decided to go with the Tamiya paints instead and after yesterday’s mixing as per the instructions left me scratching my head as the colour didn’t look quite right.

 

Had another look at it late this afternoon and saying to myself the colour is all wrong, we have a couple of old school pirates on the ward atm so I might ask them tomorrow, or use a teak or oak colour paint?

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On 5/12/2019 at 6:12 AM, Exkiwiforces said:

 

I have a question  in regards to the colour for “Deck Brown” what colour or mixture are you using?

Hello mate, I'm using Tamiya paints, XF 78 Wooden Deck tan and XF 55 Deck tan with a dark brown enamel wash over the top.

 

Bit more work done here, bridge and other dark decks painted, top of the funnels got black added, Nato black if my memorys right.

 

I also gave the water a few washes of blue as it looked to black and stark white in natural light.

 

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Slowly, Slowly getting there.

 

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The camera seems to show up the Blue a lot more, it's nowhere near as prominent in real life (honest!).

 

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Possibly more tonight, if not then soon!

 

Thanks for looking in and happy modelling all. 

 

Geoff

 

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17 hours ago, Bugle07 said:

Hello mate, I'm using Tamiya paints, XF 78 Wooden Deck tan and XF 55 Deck tan with a dark brown enamel wash over the to

Your build is looking mate, I did a little bit on my one this afternoon and I think you will be finished before I am.

 

Cheers for the reply on the colours you use for the deck, but I’ve had to stop using Tamiya paints as they seem to go off a lot faster in the topics or I’m doing something wrong with them and had to go back to Humbrol paints until I found a someone stocking Sovereign Colourcoats here in Oz as they can both handle to tropics a lot better than Tamiya paints.

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8 hours ago, Exkiwiforces said:

I think you will be finished before I am.

Don't bet on that, I've done the straightforward bits so far. Not been near the PE yet! Or the small bits!

 

Tamiya XF 55 should be Humbrol 28 on all conversion charts I've seen, not sure about the XF 78. Doesn't seem to be on any conversion charts I can see. Possibly 83 would do? A flat buff?

Hope that's help mate.

 

Geoff 

 

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Coming along a treat there Geoff slow and steady 👍🏻

 

beefy 

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Well, as usual works gotten in the way of fun...

 

I have managed a bit of time here and there on the seascape. I think this would be my 4th attempt at painting it?

 

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I'm almost happy with the colours, but that bow wave just looks too prominent to me, the same with the wake.

 

Thoughts?

 

Geoff 

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Maybe you could use a thin oil wash over the area you are not sure about 

 

beefy 

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