Adm Lord De Univers Posted November 20, 2022 Share Posted November 20, 2022 (edited) Ahoy hoy, The fake Admiral is back and this time it’s mainly nautical. So much like any other time I post a wip, I mean the profile pic is a bit of a giveaway. Story time then: after not modelling from my teenage years, about 5 years ago I did the ol’ Airfix Belfast as a present for my granddad (who took me to visit it many a moon ago when I was but a wee midshipman). My partner, seeing how much I enjoyed it, purchased the old Academy 1/350 Bismarck for £5 (! Charity shop...) a few years later, reinvigorating my love of modelling. But since that time and with a lil 'un running around like a deranged Gerry Anderson puppet, it’s sat on the shelf: So why did it stop? Well, the detail is a bit lacking so it’ll take a bit of work (there is a rectangular blob of plastic purporting to be a quad AA gun mount...). The seams – probably self-inflicted – were a royal pain, they still require first aid. An attempt at adding deck detail a bit of a mess. Opening up scuttles and the like saw me lose several drill bits, I’m pretty sure one or two are still wedged in there, I can hear something in there, and aren’t even done yet. Unfortunately, I decided to do that after gluing the superstructure and decks so it’s a right royal pain... I also put it together before working out base arrangements. In time it’ll have to be in a resin base, something bluish-green and highly transparent ought to do the trick, but I don’t plan to do that any time soon. I also purchased some photoetch (which was new to me at the time), other aftermarket bits and bobs, and a wood deck. Boats and masts could still do with replacing. I got put off. And I’d now spent a small fortune getting ready to turn this £5 model into the only 1/350 specimen I plan to keep. So I decided to do some test builds, well those turned into some more tests, and combined with my wandering attention, led to a stockpile that now hides in plain sight. I’m pretty sure kit boxes form a significant part of the supporting structure of my flat. I’ve gotten into the bad habit of picking at different kits every now and again. Recently I’ve lost all semblance of finishing any I start, so I now have multiple shelves of doom. I think such an approach needs a kuta and to clear some much needed space, and with this being the originator of the malaise, the Bismarck shall be tackled first: Oil painting made by Artist Marii Chernev from https://www.kbismarck.com/gallery1.html Edited November 26, 2022 by Adm Lord De Univers title, forgot diorama 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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