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20 hours ago, Dads203 said:

My suspicion confirmed then :frantic: You are a closet AFV modeller,

Never been in the closet Dan whatever gave you that idea just not up to the high standards you keep producing  :worthy:

 

16 hours ago, longshanks said:

That bow section is looking very impressive, perhaps you could give lessons the AFV guys...  :wink:

Cheers Kev but I think the AFV lot would laugh at my mear attempts I just copy from you and Dan  :worthy:

 

6 hours ago, Alan P said:

That's really looking excellent Beefy, the chipping and fading with the algae over the oil-canning is brilliant.

 

Also looks like we share a birthday! Hope it was a good one 👍

Cheers Alan and belated happy birthday to you  🎂  as many others over the last few months my birthday was not the usual family around and a few drinks unlike some people I like to think most of my family have been quite sensible about things but I still enjoyed it and I hope yours was a good one too.

Any how back to the base second coat of silicone a very thin layer over all of the top and the basic wave build up started.

 

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and the depth charge racks ready for paint

 

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And painted and loaded

 

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bit of a difference with the kit part

 

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Stay Safe and come out of the closet  :coolio: it gets dark in there.

 

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Great work all round Beefy. Those DC racks look the biz, and I see a Sexton there I do believe looking very neat.

 

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Looking very good, beefy. :thumbsup:

 

BTW, I just saw a TV ad for the new Tom Hanks Apple movie 'Gleyhound'.  The movie's about a destroyer captain (Tom Hanks) escorting a WWII North Atlantic convoy.  Looking at the movie's trailer, Tom's ship looks like a Fletcher class.  There's also a glimpse of what looks like a Flower Class corvette.

 

Here's a link to the 'Greyhound' movie trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Byeq_hyh2U

 

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1 hour ago, JohnWS said:

The movie's about a destroyer captain (Tom Hanks) escorting a WWII North Atlantic convoy.  Looking at the movie's trailer, Tom's ship looks like a Fletcher class.

Hope not, no Fletcher served in the Atlantic in WW2, they all went to the Pacific theatre 😕

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Good observation, Alan.

 

The hull number of the destroyer in the movie is 548.  As it turns out, 548 was one of two USN destroyers (548 & 549) that actually had their production cancelled.  The USN hull number series from 498 to 597 was assigned to Fletcher class destroyers.  Although the movie was based on actual events, is looks like the writers used a little literary license, at least when it came to the ships.

 

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Gidday All, yeah she looks a "Fletcher" to me. Looking at the movie trailer at 1.52 you get a good look at the ship - flush deck and the five single turrets. The previous classes had a raised foc'sle deck and four turrets. And my reference book confirms John's comment above that the construction of DD-548 and 549 were cancelled. It looks like Tom Hanks was given command of a whiff, and whiffs, of course, can sail anywhere. 

      All that aside, it looks like it will be a good movie. 

Regards, Jeff.

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8 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:
10 hours ago, JohnWS said:

Good observation, Alan.

 

Although the movie was based on actual events, is looks like the writers used a little literary license, at least when it came to the ships.

It looks like Tom Hanks was given command of a whiff, and whiffs, of course, can sail anywhere. 

      All that aside, it looks like it will be a good movie. 

Regards, Jeff.

Good observations both! I know a bit about literary licence, I wrote a novel based on a fictional Fletcher-class destroyer, it's here if you're interested 😉

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23 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

Great work all round Beefy. Those DC racks look the biz, and I see a Sexton there I do believe looking very neat.

 

Terry

The Sexton is from a GB a couple of years ago another one of those nearly but not quite builds still need to do the crew and base it up  :doh:

 

18 hours ago, JohnWS said:

Looking very good, beefy. :thumbsup:

 

BTW, I just saw a TV ad for the new Tom Hanks Apple movie 'Gleyhound'.  The movie's about a destroyer captain (Tom Hanks) escorting a WWII North Atlantic convoy.  Looking at the movie's trailer, Tom's ship looks like a Fletcher class.  There's also a glimpse of what looks like a Flower Class corvette.

 

Here's a link to the 'Greyhound' movie trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Byeq_hyh2U

 

John

 

 

John that looks like it will be a great film always like Tom Hanks films even if it might not be totally accurate  👍

 

11 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

All that aside, it looks like it will be a good movie. 

Agree Jeff

 

2 hours ago, Alan P said:

Good observations both! I know a bit about literary licence, I wrote a novel based on a fictional Fletcher-class destroyer, it's here if you're interested 😉

Bit of a dark horse there Alan that book looks like it will be an interesting read :book:

 

Well got the vallejo gel on first coat and I put it on fairly thick in places using a cake decorating spatula and when spread out stippled with the blade then I used the airbrush on a low setting about 1 bar working from the bow to stern giving it short bursts to smooth down some of the peakes I want to try and give it the look of a calm sea with some light waves dotted around

 

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Looks very bright when it is first applied but this is after 24 hours it is now setting in the sunshine on the window and will probably need another couple of days to set fully.

 

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3 hours ago, Alan P said:

Good observations both! I know a bit about literary licence, I wrote a novel based on a fictional Fletcher-class destroyer, it's here if you're interested 😉

 

5 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

Bit of a dark horse there Alan that book looks like it will be an interesting read :book:

I'll let you know when I've finished it :)

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Well nearly a week drying but some parts where I put it on thicker are still a bit soft underneath so made a start on the wave crests with the Still water and the cotton wool.

I will have to tone down the blue with a bit of a green oil wash filter it is bright but looking at some holiday snaps it is not to far from what I want it to look like.

 

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Looking good Beefy. I need to get my head around sea bases. I don't plan one for the sub I'm building, but I'm still undecided how to display the Vosper.

 

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On 05/07/2020 at 01:40, JohnWS said:

Good observation, Alan.

 

The hull number of the destroyer in the movie is 548.  As it turns out, 548 was one of two USN destroyers (548 & 549) that actually had their production cancelled.  The USN hull number series from 498 to 597 was assigned to Fletcher class destroyers.  Although the movie was based on actual events, is looks like the writers used a little literary license, at least when it came to the ships.

 

John

Literary license?  Surely not 😁

 

I must confess that when I saw the after-effects of the dremel early on  for the oil-canning, I wasn't convinced.  But now it's all coming together, it looks the dog's doo-dahs - very realistic especially with the addition of the algae.

 

The colour on the sea-base is certainly not dissimilar to the colour I've seen in the Pacific around the Guadalcanal area.  I did wonder about the odd positioning of the bow wave initially but now I can see how you're tying it all in the with cotton wool and still water that looks really good. :clap:

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23 hours ago, longshanks said:

Coming together very nicely Matey 

 

22 hours ago, Dubz said:

Lookin' great Beefy!

 

22 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

Looking good Beefy. I need to get my head around sea bases. I don't plan one for the sub I'm building, but I'm still undecided how to display the Vosper.

 

4 hours ago, Chewbacca said:

I must confess that when I saw the after-effects of the dremel early on  for the oil-canning, I wasn't convinced.  But now it's all coming together, it looks the dog's doo-dahs - very realistic especially with the addition of the algae.

 

The colour on the sea-base is certainly not dissimilar to the colour I've seen in the Pacific around the Guadalcanal area.  I did wonder about the odd positioning of the bow wave initially but now I can see how you're tying it all in the with cotton wool and still water that looks really good. :clap:

Gent's thank you again for the kind words and likes

@Chewbacca after looking online at photos of the Fletcher I was a bit unsure of the bow wave myself but these are pretty sleek looking ships and they almost seem to cut through a sort of still sea up to the bridge area before the main part of the wave breaks out or at least that is what I am trying to achieve with this and my madness with the Dremel had me surprised to  :banghead: but have to admit it was hard work all the grinding and scraping but worth it in the end.

Well I have left the fist lot of wool to dry overnight and had a bit of a fright when I was applying it yesterday as the blue looked as though it was bleeding into the wool and had started to discolour it  😱

But has dried out OK just needs another coat on the stern wash and the Olive Green oil wash has given a bit more depth to the sea I think while the base was drying I also added the DC racks and the aft deck stanchions and rope.

 

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I've now seen this in the flesh guys and it's even more impressive than the pictures portray. When the mast and turrets are added, this is going to look awesome!!

 

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1 hour ago, BeeKay said:

I've now seen this in the flesh guys and it's even more impressive than the pictures portray. When the mast and turrets are added, this is going to look awesome!!

 

Brian

I believe it - Beefy the water keeps getting better and better :coolio:

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Great effect your building up Beefy, looks spot on!

 

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On 7/13/2020 at 1:49 PM, BeeKay said:

I've now seen this in the flesh guys and it's even more impressive than the pictures portray. When the mast and turrets are added, this is going to look awesome!!

 

Brian

 

On 7/13/2020 at 3:11 PM, robgizlu said:

I believe it - Beefy the water keeps getting better and better :coolio:

 

On 7/13/2020 at 10:42 PM, longshanks said:

You always amaze me with your water   :thumbsup:

 

On 7/14/2020 at 1:33 PM, Bugle07 said:

Great effect your building up Beefy, looks spot on!

Cheers Gent's it has been a slow week another 3 layers of the still water and more cotton wool and made a start on the main deck railings

I think the water now has the depth and shine I was after  :idea:

 

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3 hours ago, JohnWS said:

You can almost see the sharks under the surface of the water. 

Gidday, I'd prefer mermaids, sharks have been known to bite. But yeah, that sea does look good, as does the whole model. Regards, Jeff.

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On 7/16/2020 at 9:53 PM, JohnWS said:

You can almost see the sharks under the surface of the water. 🙂

 

20 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

I'd prefer mermaids, sharks have been known to bite.

I'd imagined thousands of sardines ............ I just love to eat fish!

 

Great progress Beefy, as Stuart says, very ship-shape!

 

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Well all the main railings are fitted and just need a few touch ups here and there will paint the rails black and then add the diamond netting after.

 

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