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Topic review - New Years group build
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Love the old BB.

I swear, I'll get back to the Scharnhorst... eventually.
Post Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:45 am
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Michel,
Great looking build, your finished product looks terrific.
Post Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:10 pm
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So, she's finished. Calling it a day. Might add crew/flag later. Have redone the top masts, since the PE was too delicate and basically over-etched at spots. Added rangefinders to B and C turrets. Ran out of spare ones for E turret though. Added all the secondary guns, including the weird stern mount, which was removed quite soon. On the one hand, quite pleased with finishing a dreadnought-sized build in what accounts for me as a record time, and felt some parts could have been done sharper: the cage masts and the searchlights, painting around the platforms. Will probably discover more issues as I stare along.

@Gordon: that's a sharp Chevalier.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:25 pm
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Approaching the end. Added all the rails and the remaining PE. All left now is the paint touch-ups, the flag and some minor, expendable details. After that, it's back to the other ships, especially the Unión.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:36 pm
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Patman wrote:

"Do you know if they are FRAM conversion sets for that kit?"


I don't know of any FRAM conversion kits.

I beleive that Dragon has a kit on the "Shelf of Doom" that someday will be released.
Post Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:39 am
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Nice build Gordon.
Do you know if they are FRAM conversion sets for that kit?

Thank you

P
Post Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:24 am
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Daniel,

Great looking build so far! She is really coming along.

Gordon,

Another awesome looking build. Exceptionally clean :thumbs_up_1: . What's coming off the shelf of doom next I wonder?

Matt
Post Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:17 am
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It's time to call the Chevalier done.

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Now it's time to take another started kit off of the "Shelf of doom" and finish it.
Post Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:44 am
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Daniele,
Your build is looking great, you really have made quite a bit of progress on her.
Post Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:37 am
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Hi all , been super busy lately ...but at least i was able to make some progress .
thanks for watching

Daniele


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:09 pm
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Matt, your USS Stewart is an interesting choice for a build and she looks great.

I got a little bit more done on the Chevalier this week. She is now mounted to her base, the railings are on, DC racks installed, anchor chains installed, the 5" guns are mounted, the quad 40's and the twin 20's are also mounted.

Now on to mounting the foremast.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:57 pm
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Thanks Gordon, the Chevalier is looking excellent as always. I started and finished for now my P-102/USS Stewart as she was when she returned to the US in late 1945. I don't like how she looks in the case I have, so I will do a waterscape when I get another one that I like better.
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Hope everyone else is progressing well and look forward to seeing everyone's builds complete

Matt
Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:24 am
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Nicely done, Matt. Your Deleware looks great.

I have made some progress on the Chevalier this week but not without any problems. I droped
it on to the floor and she sustained some minor damage. I fixed some of it and just left the rest the way it is. The boot stripe has been painted on , the prop guards have been installed and the anti-skid mat decals have been applied. The mats took three evenings to install and several more to tidy up the darn things.

The amidships bulwarks have also been installed


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With just about all of the small parts added on.
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With just about all of the bigger parts setting on ship.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:19 pm
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Michel, thank you for the comment but I assure its a trick of the light. Your build is looking great, as is everyone else's. I think I am going to call the Delaware done.
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I tried to experiment with some subtle weathering just to keep it from being monochromatic. Most disappeared with the flat coat, but I am fairly happy. Not my best work but this kit fought me hard, so I am happy I finished it.

Looking forward to see everyone else's work!

Matt
Post Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:26 pm
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Some progress: added the ship's boats. Add a lot of clutter and life. I always dislike have to fit a ships's boats, for some reason. And that even when my favorite builds are predreadnoughts that can fill a small marina all by themselves. But this went all right. Next are the searchlight platforms on the masts, some details, the final railings on the main deck and then last paint touch up round.

Matt, gotta say, your paintwork on the Delaware is a lot sharper than mine!

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:16 pm
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Matt,
The Delaware is looking great.

I got the decks painted on the Chevalier last night a day ahead of schedule. She is now ready for a gloss coat on the decks and then the anti-slip mats (decals) to be added.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:35 am
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Indeed, great stuff all around. I hope to give the Wyoming some TLC either today or tomorrow, I've (re-)learned that modelling on weekdays is not possible, with work sucking out all creative spirit and me hanging zombielike on the couch after coming home and all.
Post Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:13 am
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Love the work guys. Scharnhorst will be back out of the dock once I get over how much I love my Tiger build.
Post Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:56 pm
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Hi guys :wave_1:

Some progress, I guess I jinxed myself by proclaiming I would have it done last weekend. I gave it a go today and definitely moved the needle, just not 100%.

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For some reason, all of my pics tonight are uploading sideways. I will try and take more on Saturday. Really loving what I'm seeing from you guys, I haven't seen any of these Samek kits and now we've got two in one build.

Keep up the great work everyone!

Matt
Post Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:36 pm
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Never glue your ship with either of those glues, especially NEVER use CA!!! Acrylic Gel Medium and/or screws through the hull are the best ways to make sure the ship won't come off the base.

I'd scrape the paper off the hull as much as possible and wait to attach it until you put the first layer of gel down. Put a nice thick layer where the ship will go and press it into it. Reshape the gel with a small putty knife or other appropriate tool. Oil painter's palette knives work very well for that, look for them in Hobby Lobby. Paint the gel, gloss coat it and call it done.

140lb should work fine. Its the 90lb stuff you have to be really careful with. I use 300lb because I do watercolor paintings and I always have scrap laying around. I prefer it over the lighter papers because it won't buckle unless you pour a bucket of water on it. Some of the others will start buckling after the first coat of paint.
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