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I'm having a bit of a ponder over on the TID Tug so . . . 

 

Now I'll be truthful, nothing was further from my mind than a 1/350 boat ( I was given this model by a good friend who always seems to be leading me astray). I was looking around for something from the etch set that might help the tug. No joy on the part but I got to looking at the detail Dragon had included with slide moulding :hmmm:

 

Now with things on hold on the tug, the fact that I've never built anything smaller than 1/200. There are some very nice multi media kits out there in 1/350. The fact that I have an involuntary tremor in my left hand which is never going to get better (I mean that as an encouragement to others, not an excuse). There was no time like the present

 

No promises that this can be completed but here we go .......

P1100135 (Copy)

 

Start of main guns

P1100138 (Copy)

 

Superstructure

P1100139 (Copy)

 

P1100140 (Copy)

 

P1100141 (Copy)

 

P1100143 (Copy)

 

P1100144 (Copy)

 

P1100145 (Copy)

 

So far so good

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Kev

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So you are going to be doing this one out of the box :popcorn:

 

This is going to be interesting and I might get some tips as to how it goes together I have this one in the stash. 👍🏻

 

beefy 

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I've always liked the shape of those turrets.  I'll be here shouting encouragement.  spacer.png

John

 

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Something a bit different from you Kev. I'm sure that it'll be to your usual high standard.

 

Stuart

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Wow  :bounce:

That IS a bit Leftfield Kev!!

However -I'm hooked already

Rob

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A destroyer? Will you be converting it into a north atlantic trawler? :happy:

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It's a really nice kit. Even though it's not your 'thing' you should get some pleasurable building out of it.

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15 hours ago, beefy66 said:

This is going to be interesting and I might get some tips as to how it goes together

 

After all the ships you've put together in this scale, I think not. I'm copying you

 

12 hours ago, JohnWS said:

 I'll be here shouting encouragement.  spacer.png

 

Wow! Seems I've floated your boat :nod:

 

10 hours ago, Courageous said:

Something a bit different from you Kev. I'm sure that it'll be to your usual high standard.

 

Different is good :innocent:. Only time will tell

 

9 hours ago, robgizlu said:

That IS a bit Leftfield Kev!!

 

From the response so far it's looking more centrefield. :thumbsup:

 

22 minutes ago, Hewy said:

Will you be converting it into a north atlantic trawler? :happy:

 

Nah I'm going for boring , OOB 

 

6 minutes ago, Alan P said:

Even though it's not your 'thing' you should get some pleasurable building out of it.

 

Thanks. I will confess I've enjoyed it so far and that's what modelling is all about

 

Thanks for all the support guys

 

Kev

 

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Lovely start Kev, a kit build eh :hmmm:That’s going to feel a bit like a fish out of water for you matey :whistle:.... keep a handful of plastic stock close by for those “scratch building” feelings, just so you can sniff or fondle if the urge strikes  :cyclops:

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Well first of I would clarify something. In the past with my scratch builds some unkind people have alluded to the fact that I might not be all there. 9 bob note, sandwich short of a picnic etc.. You get the picture. Having now attempted 1/350 kit build I can state for sure a 1/200 scratch build is a walk in the park!. I will now be able to spot the 1/350 & 1/700 builders at Telford. Makes the @Martian Hale look positively human ..........

 

Todays struggle twin 20mm oerlikons. I was struggling to line up the barrels so

P1100146 (Copy)

 

P1100147 (Copy)

 

P1100157 (Copy)

 

P1100155 (Copy)

 

Hmmm only 9 more to go

 

So a bit of light relief. I made the canvas bags which cover the gun openings, sorry don't know the name

Underway with milliput

P1100148 (Copy)

 

P1100152 (Copy)

 

P1100153 (Copy)

 

and my new photo aid as recommended

P1100154 (Copy)

This is a 20cm one cost £4 other sizes are available

 

The other invaluable tool recommended by Dan a single blade nipper. enables perfect clean cut from sprue.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Valtcan-Prime-Model-Nipper-Blade/dp/B01M5AOPN6/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=single+blade+nipper&qid=1570635607&s=photo&sr=8-4

 

That's all for today, thanks for looking in

 

Kev

 

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I see you have your Big Pen out again 🧐

 

aren't those little Oerlikons adorable and thanks for the tips on the light box and Nippers

 

looking great so far 👍🏻

 

beefy  

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2 hours ago, longshanks said:

Makes the @Martian Hale look positively human ..........

I can assure the assembled company that there is nothing human about this alien. Bare faced cheek I call it! :fight:

 

Grossly Offended of Mars 👽

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Nice Gun covers and Very nice photobooth

Never seen one like that before - bargain!!

Keep those tips coming Capt Longshanks :hypnotised:

Rob

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Blast bags ... that is what I think they are called Kev, those canvas covers you expertly sculpted from the finest milliput :hmmm:

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Nice start Kev, you don't like to do things to small eh :like:

 

Regards

Richard

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15 hours ago, longshanks said:

I made the canvas bags which cover the gun openings, sorry don't know the name

Gidday Kev, generally I've heard them referred to as 'blast bags', but on one occasion (an American reference if memory serves) as 'bloomers'. I'd like to do some USN ships in the near future, and if you don't mind your build here will be a valuable reference for me. (read "plagiarism" 😁).

     You seem to have gained a spare twin 5-inch turret, and I really like those twin 20mm Oerlikons.

Regards, Jeff.

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15 hours ago, beefy66 said:

I see you have your Big Pen out again

 

Why do I have a sleazy newspaper knocking on the door :shrug:    . . . . . . . . :innocent:

 

13 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

Grossly Offended of Mars 👽

 

I apologise o Alien one . This is how my eyes were feeling after a session at the bench 

eyes

 

13 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Keep those tips coming Capt Longshanks 

 

Aye aye Sir!   

How's the diet working??  😉

 

12 hours ago, Dads203 said:

Blast bags

 

I called them much worse than that. Oh I see what you mean, thanks 🙂

 

8 hours ago, Ripaman said:

you don't like to do things to small

 

I'm just a novice. Get a load of these

E2-F3739-D-493-D-4-CA5-A423-616-E2568-EEA0

 

 

B4-F6962-A-EA91-4-E34-B029-65-BD0-AECB8-CF

 

9-BAC876-D-D7-C9-4-F63-9008-A52-D56-A963-A3

Now where did I put my knitting needles?

 

18 minutes ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

if you don't mind your build here will be a valuable reference for me. (read "plagiarism" 😁).

 

More than welcome, were all here to help each other

 

Thanks for the support guys

 

Kev

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4 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

... I apologise o Alien one . This is how my eyes were feeling after a session at the bench 

eyes

Gee, for a moment there I thought that was one of Martian's selfies. :rofl:

 

BTW, those tiny ships are amazing.  Thanks for sharing the photos (of the ship models), Kev.

 

John

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11 hours ago, longshanks said:

I apologise o Alien one . This is how my eyes were feeling after a session at the bench 

eyes

 

 

 

I had to do a double take there, I thought it was @corsaircorp after a night on that Belgian rocket fuel of his.

 

Martian 👽

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Thanks for showing those ships wow just wow, same as your stuff :thumbsup:

 

Regards

Richard

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On 10/6/2019 at 10:00 AM, longshanks said:

 

On 10/6/2019 at 10:00 AM, longshanks said:

 

Nah I'm going for boring , OOB 

 

 

Thanks for all the support guys

 

Kev

 

Thanks for all the support guys

 

Kev

 

Hello Kev !!

What ?? OOB ?? :whistle:

How many posts are you keeping this resolution ??:rofl2:

I'll follow if you dont mind it !! 

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21 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

I had to do a double take there, I thought it was @corsaircorp after a night on that Belgian rocket fuel of his.

 

Martian 👽

Oh really ?? Just a month for the next tasting session dear Xenomorph...:evil_laugh:

Pierre is also doing his own stockpile of ammos...

Now if I get bogged down by your colleague, I'll call on you...

Bin bag will be back...

Sincerely.

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