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You have certainly made good progress Paul. Some of the "plates" on the Hull seem to stand out quite a bit on some of the pictures, maybe it's just the angle of the picture.

Cheers Andy

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On 02/02/2019 at 07:49, Invictaag said:

Some of the "plates" on the Hull seem to stand out quite a bit on some of the pictures, maybe it's just the angle of the picture.

A bit of both I think Andy. You could spend 3 months just on the plastic of the hull before doing anything with this kit....come to think of it, I probably have 😂

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15 hours ago, Mulder1966 said:

I stand in awe at the dedication shown on this build, much respect Paul.

 

Thanks Richard, but feel free to remain seated (those at the back will complain otherwise)

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I’m still working on the White, where the hull joins the deck, but fancied a change. Believe it or not I do get impatient, so I decided to do some masking and have a go at the camo scheme. As per usual it’s all in the pictures but should any questions arise please feel free to shout out;

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All masked up and on with a bit of blue.

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Cover the blue bits to avoid any overspray. No need to “mask” them, just cover them.

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The 1st reveal.

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I have to point out that the opposite side still looks like this.

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Thanks for dropping by to take a look. I’ll be back when the other side is done.

cheers all

Paul

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the comments girls and boys.

I did have a little mis-placed masking as the green strike from bow to midships should have finished fully at the black and not be "squared" off. I'll correct that when I do the other side.

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Today I got the initial paintwork done on the naked side. I have also done the basic painting on the rear deck and engine room. You will see that the lower rear deck has been dropped into position for this photo shoot but is not yet fixed.

Plenty of touch up still to be done on the recent paint job, protective coat and weathering after that. However once what you can see here is all fixed and finished then the build-up can begin in earnest. I hope the pictures are in the least entertaining and at a push, useful.

Thanks

Paul

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To see this one taking on paint and colour seems such a giant leap forward and change in direction to me. It is, of course, simply the next step in the natural flow of your project but always a significant one in my personal opinion :) 

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On 09/02/2019 at 06:41, Col. said:

To see this one taking on paint and colour seems such a giant leap forward and change in direction to me. It is, of course, simply the next step in the natural flow of your project but always a significant one in my personal opinion :) 

Your right Col, it’s a tad over 12 months since I started this and to squirt some “main” paint at it does feel like a major milestone.

I still have a major issue that I’m struggling to correct insomuch the afterdeck has a serious twist. Darren kindly offered me the excuse that I was grappling with 40 year old plastic, but more likely it’s just my bad workmanship.  I may have to break up some work I have done and do some scratch building. Is there such a thing as a glue that will hold against the stresses of a twist?

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9 hours ago, Toolmaker said:

Your right Col, it’s a tad over 12 months since I started this and to squirt some “main” paint at it does feel like a major milestone.

I still have a major issue that I’m struggling to correct insomuch the afterdeck has a serious twist. Darren kindly offered me the excuse that I was grappling with 40 year old plastic, but more likely it’s just my bad workmanship.  I may have to break up some work I have done and do some scratch building. Is there such a thing as a glue that will hold against the stresses of a twist?

I would suggest it's not your workmanship Paul as that has been exemplary but rather the plastic. But try some plastic weld that may hold it 

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12 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

I would suggest it's not your workmanship Paul as that has been exemplary but rather the plastic. But try some plastic weld that may hold it 

+1 for the Plastic Weld/MEK. It's been my first choice of glue for what must be three decades now.

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Still faffing about getting the rear deck to fit. Touched up the camo scheme which is now generally finished. I put some paint on the foredeck today and painted the winch. The main gun was just placed for a general idea. The 2 thin angled cut-outs in the “wood” decking are where the breakwater assemblies will go and the shorter wider ones are for a couple of bollards.

I have decided that I will build this in a used and in-use condition. I don’t intend creating a wreck but it will get “weathered” and a little knocked about. It’s a cop out really as it allows me to mask my failings. I have started adding bumps and dents to the plates and done some chipping but it will take some time yet.

 

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Thanks for the recent likes and comments, I’ll be back again soon but for now I’m off to try and find some colourcoats thinners as it appears to be sold out at the moment. 

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10 hours ago, Toolmaker said:

I’m off to try and find some colourcoats thinners as it appears to be sold out at the moment. 

I stand corrected, back in stock and ordered. It’s good stuff to use 👍🏼

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It's looking like it will soon be ready to launch your ship Paul, have you got a slipway into your indoor water float testing tank ready, you know that thing that un-educated non model building people call a bath 🛁

Cheers Andy

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The site had a hiccup earlier and the following small update on yesterday’s effort was lost, so here it is once again (glad it wasn’t one of my “million photo” updates)

I put some final colour onto the engine room skylight;

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Once  it is glazed it will be pushed into place here;

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If you get really close up, it looks like it has spent time at sea already and the slot is where it slides onto the leg of the tub containing the 2pdr gun.

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Slowly, slowly

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