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thankyou flyingspanner , it's better than I thought I could do too 😁 . got all 12 of the cradles done , still got two weeks to wait till I can get to brisbane for paint .

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I wish I hadn't been so tight and got the full PE kit , but all things considered , these catapults aren't just too bad . still got a bit of sanding to do .

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this might seem a bit of a silly question , but I was looking at the hull , contemplating the paint scheme , when I thought , does the black water line go above the red or below the grey .  I saw a build on this model on utube , by the midwest model shop , he did a brilliant job too . he put it below the grey , it just didn't look right . is this correct . any thoughts would be appreciated .

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So the black line you're referring to is called the Boot Topping, it does sit between the red anti-fouling paint, and camouflage from the water line up. 

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Gidday Steve, don't take my word as Gospel but I think it (boot topping) goes from the waterline upwards too. So it will reduce the amount of upper hull grey, not the underwater hull red. HTH. Regards, Jeff.

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nice iceman , thank's for all the pic's , love your paper model too . cheer's to everyone for the info .

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shot some primer [stynylrez] , also tried out my wooden decking , 

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couldn't help myself , put what I have together for a liitle look

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so am I armored76 , i have done loads of square rigged sails , not so much of the modern battleships .

got the ships boats mostly done , will weather them later when i have done the hull  .

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thanks armored76 , there is a little bit of PE on them , but I found some 1/350 railing in my spares box , so I cut it up and added to the boats .

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these were tricky little things to do . he said wiping the sweat from his brow .

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can anyone tell me what these thing's are , and what they are for please . kit part H38

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I’m not sure I would have the patience for such tiny delicate brass work, well done!

 

They look to be paravanes, like an underwater kite towed from the bow used to defeat mines.

 

Photo:

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paravane_(weapon)#/media/File%3AParavane_on_USS_Texas.jpg

 

Article:
 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paravane_(weapon)


 

Lewis

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thankyou armored and flyingspanner ,I didn't think I had the patience either mate , but I got bored looking for something to do , so I sucked it up , took my time and it didn't come out too bad , much to my surprise .

cheers for the information on the paravanes flyingspanner .

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glued most of the bibs and bobs , I can put on before the wood deck is glued on .

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shot a coat of paint

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also put a coat of white on the back wall to the 5" guns

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