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finally got most of my stuff together , to make a start on this kit .

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I have also bought the pontos upgrade kit , to go with it , you wouldn't believe it , it was missing the rails . sivon at BNA is doing her best for me , just hoping pontos comes good .

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made a start on the stern rungs , these guides really help a lot .

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Very nice to see another in "The One True Scale" I will be following with interest, I must admit that I found the step change from 1;350 (my previous favourite) to 1:200 (my new favourite) to be surprisingly big, the amount of extra detail that can be added is a serious shock, or it certainly was to me, nice start by the way !!

 

Cheers

 

David

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thanks for the thoughts guy's , if I get have as good as your's iceman I will be a very happy  modeler.

thought i better make a modeling board for this build , to try and stop me knocking it around accidently . and of course I ran out of bolts , 

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sorry i have been so long in posting , been one thing after another lately . well I have managed to get some paint on . there is a lot more to do , but it's a start .

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nothing is glued yet

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On 10/30/2020 at 12:02 PM, Dancona said:

Very nice to see another in "The One True Scale" I will be following with interest, I must admit that I found the step change from 1;350 (my previous favourite) to 1:200 (my new favourite) to be surprisingly big, the amount of extra detail that can be added is a serious shock, or it certainly was to me, nice start by the way !!

 

Cheers

 

David


There’s part of me that’s quietly yearning for a 1/200 RN carrier (kit, not your epic scratch build).  There’s another part of me that realises that the opportunities for super-detailing would probably a) stretch such a build into the decades at my usual speed and b) make my head explode.  Better stick to 1/350, I guess!

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I need some advise guy's , the deck is too one colour , can anyone help me in weathering it please , it is also darker in real life . I was thinking of a grey wash !! ,and some dry brushing , any thoughts .

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I ended up having a go at a dot wash , 

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also started some of the PE , the catapults , needed a good lie down after this , didn't realise their was two of them .

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Learning about PE yes I would say that you learn something new from every build 

looking great and very neat so far keep it up. 👍

 

Stay Safe 

beefy 

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thanks for the comments guy's , no worries at all alpha juliet , will pipe you aboard sir , 🙂

made a start on the funnel , a lot more to do on it , I'm trying to work out in what order to paint it .

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primed and painted

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here is a very important lesson i have learned , do not , I repeat , do not use double sided tape and PE together , 🥵 

I am just very lucky I had 2 sets , I was going to use the kit one's , because they were more see through , and you might have seen the glass underneath , 

think I will go back to painting on the sprue .

 

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don't know what these are called , but they go either side if the funnel and store the life boats .

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as you can see one of the rails is missing on the top part , it was that fragile it just disintergrated on me , might try and scratch one up , see how I go .

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2 hours ago, steve5 said:

don't know what these are called , but they go either side if the funnel and store the life boats .

Gidday Steve, I thought they were aircraft hangars, each capable of storing one float-plane with wings folded. Regards, Jeff.

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