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Richard was on a day or so ago mate. That's looking awesome. I bought his little brother today the 1/144 snowberry 

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21 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

Richard was on a day or so ago mate. That's looking awesome. I bought his little brother today the 1/144 snowberry 

Will that be a 2019 build?

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It may be I'm determined to start and finish a ship! Just one once thats all I ask just to finish one ship! I don't sound too wound up do I? 

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21 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

It may be I'm determined to start and finish a ship! Just one once thats all I ask just to finish one ship! I don't sound too wound up do I? 

JFDI my friend, get going and don’t stop until it’s done. After this I’m going 1/700 scale!

oh, and hopefully this won’t put you off;

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Hello Paul, Thank you for your inquiry regarding my well being , it is very much appreciated. I have been very busy with my girlfriends new puppy and have been generally feeling a little run down and preoccupied.

Is that a problem with the etch primer, what exactly happened?  She is looking great all the same.

Best wishes

Richard

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Hey Richard, good to see you wandering past. 👍🏼

What you see in that picture is a whole catalogue of amateurish errors. Why I couldn’t just mask the edge and then a non adhesive mask covering the rest I have no idea, especially as that’s what I was doing with the hull. I had also tried Mr Surfacer as a primer directly onto the brass and although it appeared robust to a sanding sponge it was obviously not good enough to mask onto.

I knew there was a good reason I had bought the etch primer.

Not to worry, I learnt some new things and re-learnt some stuff I had forgotten. Common sense has a habit of deserting me far too often.

Here is something else to remember; If your going to add deck curvature, then you will need to put a matching curve on anything and everything that sits on it as per below. At least that went well.

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Thanks

Paul

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Hi Paul, It's nice to be back, thank you. I would have been a little surprised to see the etch primer pull away so easily, it sticks well if your prep and application follow the instructions. Will you strip it and etch primer it? I know that this Precision paint primer likes at least 48 hours at +18 c to do its best work; not an easy temperature to maintain at this time of year.

All the best

Richard

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On 07/03/2019 at 00:05, Mulder1966 said:

Will you strip it and etch primer it? 

Certainly not immediately Richard, I’m far too lazy for that. Nothing lost by trying to retrieve it first and an opportunity to try a couple of things paint wise. I think stripping it may be worse than patching up to be honest as it’s a complex piece to strip cleanly.

time will tell

Thanks

Paul

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On 07/03/2019 at 06:37, Grunhertz said:

Liking that Paul how much work was it to put the curve into everything? 

Darren, I don’t think there will be too much of it to do. I did the cabin thingy that you can see, by eye, using a scalpel blade as a scraper. I have just ordered a cheap radius/form gauge to help with anything else.

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Just had a couple of hours playing with the rogue etch and although not out of the woods yet it looks a bit better. I’m hopeful that with a clear coat and some oil paint it will be ok.

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cheers, Paul

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Cheers bud,

bit of said curve seen here;

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along with my knocked about docking plates. It’s all about how forceful I tell the story of course, just wait untill I chip the dented plates(hopefully). Then you will start to believe my story and maybe stop thinking that my “filling” is rubbish(even if it is).

 

If you were not fed up already with all my picture posts, you soon will be after this latest blog. On the plus side it is just 3 or 4 pics of a little “put together” 

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Looking at this reminds me, I need to buy some anchor chain.

see you all next week, cheers, Paul

 

 

 

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Well saved Paul. I am personally a big fan of the approach that fixes a problem with the least amount of effort/heart ache. Well done on a good job.

See you soon and have a pleasant weekend.

Cheers

Richard

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Absolutely stunning work!

I use the occasional Eduard etch but PE to this scale would scare the living daylights out of me.

And I think we may have a winner for my tank riveting problem, so thanks.

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For my part, the few hours I have done since last time have involved painting bits. I’ve done some etch primer plus some base and top coats. Oh, and a bit of masking, which this time did not lift the paint.

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Nice bit of etch here for Darren to work with;

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Thanks for looking

Paul

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3 hours ago, Toolmaker said:

 

 

Nice bit of etch here for Darren to work with;

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Thanks for looking

Paul

Yeah ermmmmm no. Look I want to finish a bloody ship

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That's £124 from our favourite floaty thing specialist on a kit that cost me £20 hmmmm let me think it breaks my golden rule. No one piece of aftermarket should cost more than the kit 

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1 hour ago, Grunhertz said:

That's £124 from our favourite floaty thing specialist on a kit that cost me £20 hmmmm let me think it breaks my golden rule. No one piece of aftermarket should cost more than the kit 

I think you might have mentioned that rule before you let me go charging in!!!

That said, £20 isn’t the rrp is it?

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I always think leaving Photo Etch unpainted makes the finished model look really good, you can see all the detail.

9 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

That's £124 from our favourite floaty thing specialist on a kit that cost me £20 hmmmm let me think it breaks my golden rule. No one piece of aftermarket should cost more than the kit 

I think by paying far more for the P.E. than the original kit means that you will use all of it no matter how fed up you get sticking and folding tiny pieces of metal that quite often "ping" out of your tweezers and then require hours on your hands and knees searching the floor for. With some of the After Market sets it's more a case of that's the kit and you add a few bits of plastic to it. 

Cheers Andy

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7 hours ago, Toolmaker said:

I think you might have mentioned that rule before you let me go charging in!!!

That said, £20 isn’t the rrp is it?

The RRP is about £28-30 which still makes the kit a bargain I saw it hiding under a 1/400 heller admiral hipper on a dealers stand at Peterborough. I had just said to Gareth (goon) one day I'm going to build a ship. 

12 minutes ago, Invictaag said:

I always think leaving Photo Etch unpainted makes the finished model look really good, you can see all the detail.

I think by paying far more for the P.E. than the original kit means that you will use all of it no matter how fed up you get sticking and folding tiny pieces of metal that quite often "ping" out of your tweezers and then require hours on your hands and knees searching the floor for. With some of the After Market sets it's more a case of that's the kit and you add a few bits of plastic to it. 

Cheers Andy

I get that Andy I do however have a love hate relationship with PE  I have a half finished dornier 17 with a big Ed set upstairs because of the PE I just lost the will to live with it. I may treat myself to PE railings for this one 

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