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GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 06:32 PM GMT+7
Impressive. This is going to look super once painted and mounted on the ship!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:35 AM GMT+7
Work continues apace. Joining this campaign has really motivated me to get on with it.

2nd crane is complete as well as the Main mast. This was very fiddly to build and the instructions are not clear on some of the build steps. Luckily other brave souls have built up this kit before and I was able to find good reference online.

I still need to go back and clean up some of the excess glue but overall I am very happy with the result of my 4 hours work.


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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM GMT+7
Rory,
Everything is looking great, keep up the good work. Keep plugging away and before you know it you'll have a Warspite in the display case.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
It does look complex. Good job!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:37 PM GMT+7
So I have now gotten started on finishing this kit. Started working on the cranes. I was a bit leary of this as it looked like a right bear to do but ended up going together pretty quickly. One completed with one to do.

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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:55 AM GMT+7

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I don't know what you mean, Rory - what you have so far looks great! It will be fun to watch you proceed with Warspite, and if you get stuck again, there are plenty of knowledgeable people on this board who can give you solid building advice. Good luck with it!




It was all the photoetch that broke my will. All that teeny tiny PE! Couldnt even look at the ship for 6 months after doing all the 20mm Orlikon's. (30 of the things if I remember correctly)
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:29 AM GMT+7

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...She was my first kit after a 10 year hiatus and honestly more than I could handle...



I don't know what you mean, Rory - what you have so far looks great! It will be fun to watch you proceed with Warspite, and if you get stuck again, there are plenty of knowledgeable people on this board who can give you solid building advice. Good luck with it!

GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:45 PM GMT+7
It looks pretty good. I'm sure you'll be able to finish it before the year ends!
McRunty
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:25 AM GMT+7
Here is my entry into the campaign. Academy's HMS Warspite with the full Pontos Upgrade kit.

She was my first kit after a 10 year hiatus and honestly more than I could handle. She has been sitting at this level of completion for about 2 years now. Luckily I am far more confidant and skilled at handling PE and teeny parts now.

Still have to do her boats, cranes, masts, railings and a few other sundry bits and bobs. Derricks are on but not painted and will need wire added. Hopefully this campaign will give me the boot in my arse I need to complete this magnificent ship.



GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 09:57 PM GMT+7
It's been bare plastic since 2005. Of course, it doesn't look a whole lot better after the first coat. I will try another coat soon.
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 07:01 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Gary

Nice update.


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:04 PM GMT+7


Managed to put an initial coat of Tamiya NATO Black on the hull. A better second coat will probably happen tonight.
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Shipmates

Here is where I was sadly many moons ago:

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=137625&ord=&page=8

Current update to follow shortly.


Cheers


Sean

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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Shipmates

Ok this weekend I will get organised/motivated.

Hence why I signed up after all.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 03:53 PM GMT+7
So far the only progress I have made is to glue the top fin back on. I'll post a picture once I get some paint on it.
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7

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Here's a link to the campaign page. Enlist there.


The gallery has now been created per Gary's request. Get to modeling so y'all can fill it up.
YellowHammer
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 03:48 PM GMT+7
Tim,
Thanks for this info. I wasn't aware of this pe set. I may give it a go after my next check. At any rate I have a ways to go before I'm ready for the pe.
Thanks again.
John
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 07:41 AM GMT+7

LOL!

John, Iíve screwed up more photoetch myself than Iíd care to admit! Still, the best way to improve your skills is to keep hacking away at it. Notwithstanding the occasional disaster, my own efforts seem to get a little better each time...

As for budget, Tomís Modelworks makes brass for Buckley too that is about half the price of the GMM set.


http://www.tomsmodelworks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=163

I haven't seen this one in the "flesh", but it looks pretty good online.

In any case, I look forward to seeing what you do with this classic kit!
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
Hi Tim,
Thanks for the recommendation. I took a look at the pe set you mentioned. It does look good but its not in the budget right now. Plus, being such a noob with pe I'd probably make a hash of it. Any pointers for scratch building improvements would be appreciated.
Thanks again.
John
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 05:06 AM GMT+7

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...I'll be working on the Revell kit of the USS Buckley. I'll be adding some bits from HR Products to spruce it up some. I think one of my biggest challenges will be the flying bridge, which is very bare. Any comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated.


Hi John,

It looks like youíve aleady made a good start on this one! As I recall the weapons on this kit were pretty weak, so your idea to use HR Products upgrades is definitely on target. You might also consider the Gold Medal Models brass photoetch set. I havenít used this one myself, but I did use GMMís set for the Revell box-scale Taney, and I can tell you that it made a world of difference!
http://www.goldmm.com/ships/gms2buwa.htm

I look forward to your build!

GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:57 PM GMT+7

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Hi folks,

Here's my start photo. I'll be working on the Revell kit of the USS Buckley. I'll be adding some bits from HR Products to spruce it up some. I think one of my biggest challenges will be the flying bridge, which is very bare.

Any comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated.





I remember her well from "The Enemy Below".
YellowHammer
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:33 PM GMT+7
Hi folks,

Here's my start photo. I'll be working on the Revell kit of the USS Buckley. I'll be adding some bits from HR Products to spruce it up some. I think one of my biggest challenges will be the flying bridge, which is very bare.

Any comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated.


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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 01:45 PM GMT+7

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...My biggest problem was getting the stand to look good. Trying to get the letters to stand out were a problem. I think this one was an experiment where I painted it black then lightly sanded the paint off the letters.



Gary,

An approach you might try is oil over acrylic. On my NiŮa build, I started with a base coat of Tamiya Desert Yellow XF-59 acrylic followed by a coating of Grumbacher Raw Umber artistís oil. The oil paint will cover but wonít attack the acrylic base color. When I took a thinner-dampened towel and wiped the oil paint away, it left dark brown shadows in the recessed areas and a nice brownish filter over the rest of the ship and name plate.
 photo PyroNintildeahullnameplatewashcomplete_zpsbcc54529.jpg
I was going for a wood effect, but of course you could use any colors you want. The beauty of this technique is that it is quick, super easy, and you donít have to be precise at all (this was my first attempt).

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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 09:46 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Gary

Nice start Gary I need to dig out my project and get pictures up.

Will attempt to do that this weekend.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 05:06 AM GMT+7

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I remember those DML subs. They were fun little kits.



Some were. Others had upper and lower hulls of different diameters. I tried these to get out of my modelling slump and promptly ran into one of these. I think the Trafalgar and Yushio were real nice.

My biggest problem was getting the stand to look good. Trying to get the letters to stand out were a problem. I think this one was an experiment where I painted it black then lightly sanded the paint off the letters.