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Topic review - Shell Welder Coastal Tanker 1/130
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  Post subject:  Re: Shell Welder Coastal Tanker 1/130  Reply with quote
Hello!

Thanks for the question. I used a variety of enamel paints, but I don't recall the specific colours. My choice was guided by this photograph:

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I did not follow any of the painting guides from the kit instructions. You can see more images of the paints I used in the gallery here:

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... /index.htm

I hope this helps.

Cheers,

Bill
Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:58 am
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Red Devil Squadron wrote:
Thanks for having a look! I never did find out about that structure with the circles - it remains a mystery to me......

Cheers,

Bill



hi could you olease inform me about its paint codes. I do not know which color code will be painted. Thank you very much.
Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:07 am
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Thanks for having a look! I never did find out about that structure with the circles - it remains a mystery to me......

Cheers,

Bill
Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:26 am
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A really nice build, Bill. I love all the attention to detail. Did you ever figure out what the little green, yellow, and red circles are for?
Post Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:00 am
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Thank you Jim - I will be working on the life boats today....

Cheers,

Bill
Post Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:16 am
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a truly fine and worthy model


I applaud your perseverance and look forward to seeing phtps pf the completed vessel!

:thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


Jim Baumann
Post Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:17 am
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Thanks everyone for your kind words! I decided to stop with a subtle black wash and not apply a heavy weathering treatment before sealing everything in clear flat. I plan to finish the last few small details and bring this project to completion in the next few days....

Cheers,

Bill
Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:29 pm
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Very nice work. Crisp and clean, I like it. It's definitely an interesting model and one we don't see often.
Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:00 pm
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Really nice work.
Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:07 pm
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Red Devil Squadron wrote:
I believe Shell Welder was launched in 1955 and remained in service until the early 1990's.

Cheers,

Bill


Oh. I thought recent tankers ('50's to present) were much bigger. :wave_1:
Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:51 am
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HI Bill

I like your tanker, realy realistic!! a good job :thumbs_up_1:
well done
cheers
Nicolas
Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:54 am
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I believe Shell Welder was launched in 1955 and remained in service until the early 1990's.

Cheers,

Bill
Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:16 pm
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Out of curiosity, what era is this ship from (the ship, not the model :big_grin: ), '30's...or '40's? :wave_1:
Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:26 pm
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I imagine that this kit could be adapted to a generic coastal vessel with enough scratch work. The hull is actually not bad and a few of the other parts can be used, but in general this kit is very poorly molded and requires a great deal of effort to build a decent Shell Welder. For those that enjoy scratch building and a challenge, this is the kit for you. I am relieved to be almost finished and am satisfied with the results, but I will not try this kit a second time.......

Cheers,

Bill
Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:06 pm
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Looks like the kit can be bought for the hull only and throw out just about everything else, and rebuild it from the deck up as a 1/144 tramp steamer, or coaster. Fictitious steamer in neutrality colors being ordered for stop and search by 1/144 Uboat. :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:45 am
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Final pictures for today showing various views and second try at those spare fuel hose lengths......

Not much left to do now - basically just the boats, position the crew, general touch up and mount on permanent display stand with clear case.

Many thanks for having a look, your questions and comments are always welcome

Cheers,

Bill


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:04 pm
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And now some images of the foremast details..........


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:56 pm
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Some views showing details of mainmast rigging and blue tinted windows......


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:51 pm
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Almost finished now..... Here is the crew.....

Cheers,

Bill


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:38 pm
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I very much like the hose sections-- they look very hosey!

Excellent work on this not-often-seen model!

Jim Baumann :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:31 am

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