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Airfix 1/144 Wasa
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 01:00 AM UTC
My new one commissioned by my boss, the Airfix Wasa, I bought it off ebay and I've no idea how it was stored but its warped to hell, its been a real pig to get it together, didn't do it as per instructions as i could not get the deck atattched and level so glued the hull front together then when the glue set glued the rear the glued the deck a bit at a time using loads of masking tape to hold it till dry.





Broke lots of these bits on the top rails (whatever they are) so will have to make some new ones.



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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 06:36 AM UTC
Looks like you're taming the beast Ken! Nice job pulling it together! They all can't be easy to build! Keep up the fight!!
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 08:36 PM UTC
Ouch - nice recovery.
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 09:03 PM UTC
Charge your boss extra!
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hi all I've decided to display it on the turn with the gun ports open and water just starting to enter, I think that's a fitting setting.




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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 12:04 AM UTC
Nice thought will the roll! Looking forward to seeing you bring it all together!
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 04:31 AM UTC
Nice job on the Vasa so far. The hull looks like it's holding together.

I like the idea on the roll, too.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 04:31 PM UTC
Great blog Ken

thanks for sharing
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 01:03 AM UTC
Hi all well this is going to be a challenge to paint, to say the least, but I've made a start.



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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 04:34 AM UTC
Wow, looking tasty! You are moving fast ahead on what looks to be a great build!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hi all well the transom will have to be done in small pieces, the ornamentation is making me crosseyed


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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:25 PM UTC
Hi all a little update, well after exhaustive research(20 mins on google pooped for the rest of the day now) the Airfix kit is a little wrong the little sticky up thing on the top of the rails do not exist(thats great as I thought I would have to make some of those as I broke some whists struggling to get the warped hull together, also there should be another gun port on the second tier down sternwards of the last on on the model, roughly where the little slot is on the kit, I may add it when I find out what purpose the slot is for also the ornamentation above the top rail dose not exist neither does the ornamentation between the rails. not tremendous problems so should be able to sort them.

These are the little sticky up things which I've now removed.






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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 05:28 AM UTC
The old girl is looking great under some paint there Ken!! Keep up the good work!!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:02 PM UTC
Hi all Airfix missed a gun port on this so I've been racking my brains trying to think of a way of making one and I think I've got it.
first I covered on of them with bathroom sealant to make a mould then I tried to make a resin casting but it was so thin they kept breaking when I tried to get them out, so I thought I need something more flexible so being as how it was so thin I thought just acrylic paint, but that was too flexible and wouldnt come out of the mould so then I thought How can I stiffen it up a bit so I put a thin smear of superglue over it, hey presto it came out, here is the result, I may make another mould and try again as this is a bit chunky probably because of the number of times ive tried using it but at least I know it works.



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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 03:22 PM UTC
Hi Ken,

Looking great so far. Like the idea of the dio showing her right at the end.

Stern looks really good, have seen the real thing in Stockholm, which is impressive, and that does it justice.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 09:36 PM UTC
Hi Ken,

joining in late... Great work again!! A little rough start with the hull halves, but you did a heart job dealing with it.
Fantastic ornamentation on the stern!!
And a greta approach of adding the missing gun port!

Very nice blog of yours again, i am following with interest!!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC

Hi all well here's one I shelved back in 2015 (can't remember why) Airfix goth the colour totally wrong they would have you paint it blue and gold (other than the transom theres very little gold on her, although she is very colourful mainly red though and vert little blue) ( actually i love the airfix colour scheme but that was not right) other than a few few small things it's a great little kit. it's been resurrected I've redone the woodwork, I figure if the Hermann Marwede is going to be in a seascape i may as well tag this one in with it.







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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC
wow, that's gorgeous! Glad to see you got the box out again and are keeping at it.

Amazing what a firm hand can do with a primitive plastic kit
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 02:46 PM UTC
Great to see this one back on the bench Ken
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
Hi all here is the next update







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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:43 PM UTC
moving along nicely Ken
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Great to see you back on this one Ken,

looking really good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
Hi all here's the next bit



As an aside look what I won on eBay (last one went for 163 quid I got this for 40 quid)




And my ten min wood effect


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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC
Hi Ken!

I missed your latest updates...definitely great work on coloring, thats really looking awesome! And indeed very nice to see you got her back on your bench, she's definitely worth it! Almost forget about this build log of yours...

Cheers and looking forward for more,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC
Airfix HMS Prince! Now there's a collectable! Almost too good to start and better of left in the stash