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ūüĎć smashing¬† work ,you've¬† made that look easy , i doubt the potential¬† geometrical banana skin of the front windows will pose no¬†problem at all¬†

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9 minutes ago, Hewy said:

i doubt the potential  geometrical banana skin of the front windows will pose no problem at all 

 

:hmmm: Only time will tell . . .

 

I have a cunning plan but :shrug:

 

Kev

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1 hour ago, longshanks said:

Only time will tell . . .

 

I have a cunning plan but 

We all have plans but none of mine work out as well as this  :think: will just have to concentrate more I think

 

50 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

The wood effect accentuates how "square the windows all are...........enviable B)

Know what you mean Rob makes it look sooo easy¬† ūüĎć

 

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Wheelhouse receives it's wood coating

P1100584 (Copy)

 

I think the aft cabin needs another coat

P1100590 (Copy)

 

P1100591 (Copy)

 

The deck of the aft cabin has received a layer of tissue to simulate the canvas covering

P1100594 (Copy)

 

Whilst waiting for the above paint to dry I've been finishing the wrecked dingy. This is intended to be part of the detritus on the tide line

P1100576 (Copy)

 

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Talking detritus (which I'm often accused  of). Does anyone know of any sets of WWII British infantry equipment  in 1/72 out there?

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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She's coming along nicely, Kev.¬†ūüĎć

 

Sorry, I can't help with the infantry equipment.  There's lots of Airfix, Italeri, & Heller Infantry soldier sets available on eBay over here, but not their equipment.  I did a quick search on Shapeways, but no joy.  Lots of tanks, trucks & Jeeps, but no infantry specific equipment except for Brodie helmets.

 

John

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Today is the front of the wheelhouse. I get the impression that some may be concerned about modelling this area. So I thought I'd show you how I do it. This principle holds good for any 3D object you're trying to model. Excuse me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs.

 

First off the roof. Two sheets laminated over a curved shape. Held in place and beams laminated in situ

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In this case I started with the front window. It's easy to establish its size and shape from plans. We need to hold it in position and at the right angle.

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This is attached to the model with PVA or dots of CA glue both of which are easy to break the joint afterwards

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Roof to check alignment

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Plastic or cardboard templates can be marked/whittled to fit each side as were working with two fixed edges. I use plastic strip rather than a measure to mark the window frames

 

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The two wing windows

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Windows fitted . Shown before any cleanup

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Hope this is of some use

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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15 minutes ago, longshanks said:

... teaching you to suck eggs. ...

I must have missed it ... where do the eggs go? :winkgrin:

 

Seriously, making a structure like your wheelhouse, with all those angles, is always a challenge.  Well done, Kev! :speak_cool:

 

John

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OK point taken. No more egg sucking :tumble:    KISS

 

Fancied something different so made the props

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along with a balanced rudder

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To early to fit yet

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Having props needed engine controls

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Finished below decks

P1100630 (Copy)

 

Damage visible through sides

P1100632 (Copy)

 

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Very nice, Kev!¬†ūüĎć

 

Those props are sweet.  I've never seen anyone make them like that.  What material did you use to fill in the blades?

 

John

 

 

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On 29/02/2020 at 20:20, JohnWS said:

What material did you use to fill in the blades?

 

 

Hi John, Standard PVA wood glue.

 

On 29/02/2020 at 20:51, Martian Hale said:

We'll make a modeller of you yet Grasshopper.

 

Wipe on, wipe off !!  :whistle:

 

Kev

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On 2/29/2020 at 8:20 PM, JohnWS said:

Very nice, Kev!¬†ūüĎć

 

Those props are sweet.  I've never seen anyone make them like that.  What material did you use to fill in the blades?

 

John

 

 

My thoughts exactly John!

Kev - Mr de Bono would be exceptionally proud of you :winkgrin:

Cracking end result and thanks for the explanation on the window inserts

Rob

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11 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Mr de Bono would be exceptionally proud of you

 

I must admit you had me worried/confused there for a while. Why would you compare me to a Consultant Gynaecologist??

 

Then I looked further down the Google pageūüí°.....

 

Thanks for your comments

 

Kev

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That's another tip for the book with the props or am i just repeating myself I always have to take that many notes from your builds Cracking stuff  :popcorn:

 

beefy

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On 2/20/2020 at 4:23 PM, longshanks said:

Talking detritus (which I'm often accused  of). Does anyone know of any sets of WWII British infantry equipment  in 1/72 out there?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

Hi Kev

Apologies for being slow to respond...(real life getting in the way), but try Dan Taylor’s British Infantry equipment set (www.dantaylormodelworks.co.uk).  They’re 1/76 scale.

Al

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