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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:52 am 
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looking good EJ.. top work sir...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:10 am 
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Seriously nice winches EJ! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Groetjes,

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:36 am 
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And a very relaxing part to build!

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HI

always a work at hight level :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: I like your pugnacity in the detail
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:00 am 
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Thanks! Only 15 more years and she'll be done.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:02 am 
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That puts the scale nicely in perspective! :big_grin:


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More postponing today; the wife and I had to do step 8 and 9 today of our Enterprise model. It's a great model though I can't remember Spock being this hairy...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 am 
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LOL

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Must be nice to be able to handle parts with your bare hands again, eh?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:43 pm 
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You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect model kit. Its structural perfection is matched only by its buildability.

But seriously (I know my scifi) these Lego kits are really wonderful. The manual is perfect, not using the same shape of brick with different colors per step, clear (and weird) colors to make sure the builder doesn't get confused, step-by-step instructions.... Such a delight so see how everything aligns while building.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:02 am 
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Various decks bits & bobs painted, base layer 1, some parts need a second coat.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:06 pm 
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I never thought I would see the day!!!! :big_grin:

I have been following this build since before the earliest thread from 2008... so what is it now EJ...? Its way over ten years, because you had something long before then... 12? 15 years?

Whatever... not really the point. You have done so much with this model and we have all learnt so much from you over the years... about Hood, obviously, but also about care and commitment, and your generous support with photo's, answering questions, the turrets you did for WEM (Twice... as I still have the first ones you sent to me many years ago), so thank you :thumbs_up_1:

I'm hoping you will be going on another few years yet... there is still so much to learn and so much more inspiration we can all get.

Maybe Telford 2020...?

Whatever, wherever you first show it, I will be there :thumbs_up_1:

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Ah, thanks for the kind words, and I suppose for depressing me as well :big_grin: I try not to think how long it has been, only that I want to finish her... one part at a time and release the AMS a bit. If I can!

Not sure when the model will be done... but we'll see. Telford 2037?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:29 am 
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Well, at least all the work is (slowly) paying off. That deck looks fantastic!!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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Thanks! I thinks so too... one colour is still a bit shiny so if that does not improve post-wash I'll have to add some matt finish.

I noticed I have been too careful adding the primer, so there are regions of underspray that are very very grainy and in the worst spots adding wash only will move off the paint; spots have been repaired but I'm not happy with that (on the other hand, live and learn). So for close-ups this is definitely not good (so no close-ups will be added :big_grin: ) but also very difficult to see even from very close. Most of that is below the boat deck anyway (also in the same stage of completion).

I noticed this fine image on the IWM site showing bollard wear & tear and cable colour (the one around the bollards)

Image ON BOARD THE SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIP HMS FORTH, HOLY LOCH, SCOTLAND, 1942. © IWM (TR 535) IWM Non Commercial License

so I left the cable in the deck colour and I'll give it a very dark black / rusty brown wash... perhaps gently drybrush...

After touching up the recent painting I'll add a brown wash for the deck... adding in shadows, dirt spots, high-lighting and a white salt wash (carefully, probably a very light gray). Correct shadows. Move on to next region. The railing and awning stations supports need to be-etched and I noticed that hand-painting such a large object that you cannot rotate WITH railing in place would have been a disaster for the railing, so that's a good thing! I was constantly look for an angle to paint the sides of all these deck details.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:18 am 
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The weekend was busy with birthdays that needed to be celebrated and such with family blocking precious hobby time, but we did manage to finish our Astronef model. It went really quicker then I expected.

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I also managed to touch up all the gray areas and add a wash to the deck. I applied two very light washes using van Dyke Brown oils thinned by Winsor & Newton's Sansoder with a few hours in between; again a very hours later I made a correction pass using the thinner only, removing excess oils around some parts and removing 'dusty' areas; I want to add filters and dusty layers later, but not in this colour. The wash pulled the colours closer together and accents the planking details, but exactly how I wished it would work: not overly strong! This is a shot taken in daylight.

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The next steps will be adding a last pass on all deck details, adding shadows and highlights.


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Wow - that deck looks great.

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And now I have to ruin it with spots and dust filters... :big_grin:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:17 am 
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Done!

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Dusting off HMS Hood and preparing for modeling


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I didn't know there was a LEGO Sentinel-class landing craft! :wave_1:

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