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8 hours ago, Adm Lord De Univers said:

The detailing is outstanding. And nuts. But flabbergasting. And pretty insane.

 

Looking good! I bet it's quite fiddly at the moment but once done she'll look magnificent.

 

David

It is very fiddly. But the most fiddly bits are yet to come. Once you have done a few bits its mostly repetition so you get some muscle memory. Having a third hand stand with a magnifier also helps a lot. 

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18 hours ago, steve5 said:

great work david . 

Thanks Steve, I ain't david though 😂

On to the update. My camera has resumed its rightful job. Lets hope that the strike season is gone with that. 

A good update.

I have finished all plating, windows covers, firehoses, stairs and stuff on the first level of the deck. I calculated that I do not have enough lose stairsteps to make the ridges real protruding stairs like I did on the bow. But I have to recount to be certain. If I have enough then I will do that. I have made a start with the plastic parts of the front superstructure. I will include this on the first deck so that it forms one piece. Paintwise this is possible and it d save me a lot of pain and tears if it worked.

 

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The turret stuff from the other side. That in one heroic battle with the tweezers.
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I did some extra bowrepairs cause well, some pe plating didn't fit. It doesn;t look as smooth on the picture cause of some paint leftovers but it is buttersmooth to the touch. Used a little polystyrene plat this time for the nodge on the tip. 

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Lastly I made a colorpalette, this old tablecloth is slated for replacement anyway so I used it, not tidy, not smart, but it is what it is. As you can see from top left to bottom to right

german grey
dark grey
black 
Nato Black

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I will use the nato black for the boottop as long as the green hue disappears after drying. Indecisive which grey I will use on the steel decks and the fake fake + turret roofs.

that is it for this time. 

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I often do not update on the day I finish certain works, but this time I want to share a small piece of work. When I pulled of the masking tape and saw the results of the first 3 layers of paint on the hull I felt elated. I don't think I have ever made a bootstripe this sharp. What also makes me quite happy is the colors, the lower hull turned out with a little variation that will only increase with the red enamel grime I will add. The bowrepairs are concealed, and the putty was indeed smooth. So all in all, a major hurdle taken. Next step will be to put the fake bow, aft, white/black sidestripes on. Still thinking about which color I should use, XF24 or XF63, anyone here experience which one of the two best approximates?
 

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the stuff on the deck has been coated in xf-19. Meaning the wooden deck can be installed once i have done the rest of the hullpaintjob.

Stay safe and thank you for you keeping up with this ;

 

 

 


 

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16 hours ago, Jerry L said:

Extremely happy for you, and it looks great!

thanks. 

 

9 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday, I think you can be rightly proud of that paint job, but be careful - that boot topping line looks so sharp you could cut yourself. 🙂 Regards, Jeff.

Xd I will be careful😂

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There isn’t much I hate more than painting camo schemes and masking tape. But I have a new candidate for the topspot, leaking masking tape. 
 

I will not paint the black and white stripes on the side. Historical accuracy be damned.

 

After a lot of touchups, it looked somewhat decent

 

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it is good to know that with this the most painful part of the build until the rigging has been finished

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To put it shortly, it has been a while, a month and 3 days to be exact. A nasty covid infection axed me for 2 weeks and then Uni stuff had to be catched up. when I did work I did not take pictures simply cause ever since covid I have been very tired during the evenings. 

I worked on the superstructure and the weathering of the hull.

The different levels of the decks have not been glued, just a dryfit. 

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I have started some work on the funnel. Putty work is very much WIP. Also the fit is not good at all, in line with the rest of the kit.

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Hello everyone,

 

sorry for the delay. Sometimes the motivation to upload the pictures is lacking, especially cause it is such a chore as you have to first put m in Imgur and then upload them one by one to the post. So here is a catchup for the last 6 week of work on the funnel and aft hangar. The fit is absolutely terrible as always till now in this build but it works out well enough.

 

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On 4/3/2022 at 1:27 PM, Adm Lord De Univers said:

Time to inceease my shares in putty companies. Fit does seam a bit off. (Thank you here all day).

 

David

You should, that d net you some hefty profits while this build continues

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I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the funnel cap is on back to front ! Hopefully it should be fairly easy to correct before you go too far .  HTH

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On 5/15/2022 at 11:26 PM, Starfighter said:

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the funnel cap is on back to front ! Hopefully it should be fairly easy to correct before you go too far .  HTH

I haven't so thanks for that. as for the repairs, that is not easy at all, so this build is hereby shelved indefinitely. 

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9 hours ago, IJNfan said:

I haven't so thanks for that. as for the repairs, that is not easy at all, so this build is hereby shelved indefinitely. 

Oh dear, sorry to hear that😟.

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