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It's been a while, 12 weeks ...

Mo and Jo left for Spain (don't tell Boris) bad enough but they left me behind :fight:.

 

Dipping my toe back in the water with an OOB build given to me by my good friend Dan.

This kit was first released in 1984 by Imai (never heard of them :shrug:)

 

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OOB didn't last long

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Probably going to be displayed on a pedestal as a working tug.

Wanted the antifouling to look well, fouled......... So I thought I'd try the salt technique and several shades

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I'm pleased with the final result 

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Hope you're all keeping well

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

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1 hour ago, longshanks said:

t's been a while, 12 weeks ...

Mo and Jo left for Spain (don't tell Boris) bad enough but they left me behind :fight:.

 

How dare they leave you behind.  :raincloud: in all this bad weather

And he is back good choice not seen this kit before was this an earlier variant of the soap dish Fairplay

1 hour ago, longshanks said:

OOB didn't last long

I knew you just could not help yourself.  :thumbsup:

 

Nice paint job on your bottom by the way.  :whistle:

 

looking forward to more progress

 

Stay Safe

beefy

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17 hours ago, beefy66 said:

was this an earlier variant of the soap dish Fairplay

Indeed it is. Fitted with Beckerman type rudders. The Kort nozzles direct the water flow over an aerofoil style rudder http://schilling-rudder.com/03_products/zzpics/sc_flap.jpg

As opposed to the Fairplay swiveling nozzle/props.

:hmmm:

Reminds me I have plans for early 1900's steam tug......

 

Glad you all approve of my bottom    :whistle:

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

 

 

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Woohoo ! - Great to have you back Obi Wan :lol:

Love that anti-fouling (note my sobriety) - I think an OOB build would be psychologically imipossible ;)

Do hope that Mo and Jo can get a very early flight back home and dont have to isolate

Watching with interest and looking forwards to how you tackle the fenders:nerd:

Rob

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I am going to enjoy seeing what you make of this kit. Hopefully it will restore your mojo. I shall lend my customary encouragement to help things along. Kev! Kev! Why has Longshanks just run screaming from the building? And I never even mentioned seagulls!

 

 

Mystified of Mars 👽

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On 20/06/2021 at 10:39, robgizlu said:

I think an OOB build would be psychologically imipossible

Do you think I can get a prescription for that malaise ....

 

As the man said the inside of the bulwarks were bare, couldn't let it pass. So numerous 0.3 sq bits of plastic later

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Then the application of hull colour black grey. I feel pure black is  to strong at this scale

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Deck green

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Thanks for all the kind comments and likes

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

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Cracking stuff you can clearly see how just how a few small additions can make a big difference.  👍

 

Stay Safe

beefy

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Looking good, Kev! 

 

4 hours ago, longshanks said:

Do you think I can get a prescription for that malaise ....

I prescribe this.  It works for all kinds of malaise.  :giggle: 

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15 hours ago, longshanks said:

Do you think I can get a prescription for that malaise ....

No you can't. I have searched the entire Galaxy for such a cure, or at least one that does not leave the modeller totally incapacitated, without success. Now, you may say that I am strange (quiet in the cheap seats!) but the modellers that I am most envious of are those that are happy to build straight from the box. Like you Kev, I start a kit with the intention of building it OOB but then I see things I don't like so out comes the plastic stock and down the very slippery slope of no return I slide.

 

Not So Helpful of Mars 👽

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On 6/29/2021 at 4:20 PM, JohnWS said:

Looking good, Kev! 

 

I prescribe this.  It works for all kinds of malaise.  :giggle: 

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Sadly, just for the tourists. Real outport stuff like Big Dipper will strip paint. Lovely stuff with a high muzzle velocity. 🙂

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Just pottering along and enjoying myself.....

 

Bridge windows are not glazed so I thought I'd try PVA + colour. Which colour do you think best?

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Weathering done on upper hull 

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Props. Bronze plus verdis and black wash

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I've been playing with fenders. Kit supplied look like inflatable rings

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Take care and stay safe

 

Kev

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Coming together nicely, Kev.

 

If you're going with tinted windows on the bridge, I like the green/blue colour in the upper right of your photo.

 

John

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2 hours ago, longshanks said:

Which colour do you think best?

       Gidday, my personal preference would be clear if possible, but the that may require some internal work. Plan B - light grey. but that's just my thoughts, it's your model. Which is coming along very well, BTW. I like that underwater mottling and the bulwark ribs. Regards, Jeff.

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Looking quite good!

 

BTW, this WIP used Kapton tape to ensure a flat exterior surface for glue-based windows. It seems the Kapton tape resists glue adhesion. I now have a roll and will experiment soon.

 

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1 hour ago, JohnWS said:

If you're going with tinted windows on the bridge, I like the green/blue colour in the upper right of your photo.

 

have to agree with John the blue/green has my vote.  👍

 

Stay Safe

beefy

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5 hours ago, Dave Swindell said:

The windows themselves would be clear, but Solar blinds are quite common behind the windows, they would give a grey tint with a hint of gold.

Gidday, fair enough, and the blinds would save having a visible empty wheel-house. 👍 Unless a kitted out wheelhouse was desired. Oh, the options  .  .  . 🙂

     Regards, Jeff.

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