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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:05 pm 
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Very clean PE work. Direct sunlight shows it off to great advantage.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:11 pm 
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There has not been much interest in this project, I've elected to forego further updates.

I'll throw up pictures of the finished model when I find time to do a photo shoot.

The project must complete by this Friday night so I have taken the week off to work round the clock. For context, yesterday's work completed around 4am and was restarted at 10am. :wacko: As I type this I am waiting for the latest round of oils to dry (btw enamel thinner and oil paints is a beautiful thing - quick drying time vs mineral spirits also).

For the size of model, things are moving extremely fast. I think the whole project will finish in less than 250 hours and, barring any setbacks, this will be my best work to date.

There has been some scratchbuilding and I think that the total number of parts is around 1,400 before adding crew.

Compared to my Rodney project two years ago, I have managed to cut production time by ~31% and improved general quality of the work across the board.

Here is a picture of a section of hull before applying the first wash. The lighting was very bad and the deck looks less yellow in person.

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Dan K wrote:
Very clean PE work. Direct sunlight shows it off to great advantage.



Thank you sir.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:43 am 
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Deleted, following an exchange of friendly and constructive PM's...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:21 pm 
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Bill Livingston wrote:
I think that perhaps the lack of comments on the post could be to do with your initial response to DavidP? I was quite surprised anyone on here had posted such a reply... its always been a very positive, careful and respectful exchange of views on here, up until then.

I think you overstepped the mark at that point and the subsequent lack of comment reflected that... which is a shame, because it was an interesting project.


Yep.

You can stand by your own notions, opinions and techniques all you want, even if they go against historical records (artistic license and all). But the moment you start to complain about what others have to say, IMHO you lose a lot of respect—especially when you tell someone what they should have said, instead of calmly debating and/or acknowledging what they actually said.

Your models are consistently very, very good in quality, both construction and painting/finishing. You're easily in the top bracket for large-scale ship modeling. But respect has to be earned through more than skill.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:25 pm 
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Construction is nearly complete, will plan to post a sampling of finished pictures in the next few days.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:39 pm 
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Looking forward to it.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:47 pm 
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Your build looks great. I really liked the idea of using the nail decorating tape for creating the panel effect. I wish I had seen or thought of this sooner. I like the look of the finished product. It looks spot of for something like hull stiffeners too. Congrats thus far on your build, it looks dang good. Looking forward to seeing the final photos. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:54 pm 
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S. A. - Sorry I haven't commented earlier, but to be honest - I like what you've done in a short time!! With minimal fanfare, 3rd party stuff, and just the basics, I think your final model will turn out nicely!

I'll be looking forward to seeing the photos of the completed project when you post them.

Hank

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USS STODDARD (DD-566) 66-68 1:144
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USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) 67-69 1:200
USN Sloop/Ship PEACOCK (1813) 1:48
ROYAL CAROLINE (1748) 1:47
AVS (1768) 1:48


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 pm 
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DWD wrote:
Your build looks great. I really liked the idea of using the nail decorating tape for creating the panel effect. I wish I had seen or thought of this sooner. I like the look of the finished product. It looks spot of for something like hull stiffeners too. Congrats thus far on your build, it looks dang good. Looking forward to seeing the final photos. :thumbs_up_1:


The nail decorating tape technique I really like. It's a very effective method I think. Especially in conjunction with stretched sprue lines - which is what I usually do.

Jim Baumann was the original source for the concept. Check out his 1/700 Normandie thread to see what he did with it: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=168156

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S. A. - Sorry I haven't commented earlier, but to be honest - I like what you've done in a short time!! With minimal fanfare, 3rd party stuff, and just the basics, I think your final model will turn out nicely!

I'll be looking forward to seeing the photos of the completed project when you post them.

Hank


Thank you! Have to keep up with your Black Dragon somehow!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:58 pm 
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Well Done! The model, IMHO - looks really nice and quite detailed. I esp. like the weathering. Your plating seems to have blended in well for the overall effect. The awards don't distract, either :thumbs_up_1:

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USS PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38) Late '40 1:200
USS STODDARD (DD-566) 66-68 1:144
Finished:
USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) 67-69 1:200
USN Sloop/Ship PEACOCK (1813) 1:48
ROYAL CAROLINE (1748) 1:47
AVS (1768) 1:48


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Congratulation! You both earned and deserve it. I hope that lack of interest will not deter you from sharing any future builds on this site. I would like to see more people posting from Idaho. Once again, congratulations on your fine build.

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SigEp Ziggy wrote:
Congratulation! You both earned and deserve it. I hope that lack of interest will not deter you from sharing any future builds on this site. I would like to see more people posting from Idaho. Once again, congratulations on your fine build.


Thank you!

No worries. The lack of interest plus the time constraints meant I just decided not to spend time on photographic documentation. A skip to the end sort of deal.

If you are ever in the area, drop a line. Always great to meet a fellow enthusiast!

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Well Done! The model, IMHO - looks really nice and quite detailed. I esp. like the weathering. Your plating seems to have blended in well for the overall effect. The awards don't distract, either :thumbs_up_1:

Hank


Thank very much! I almost didn't make it. The model was completed less than seven hours before showtime. My fingers were shaking....

And my wife would like to claim most of the credit for model and the awards for her extreme patience and superlative culinary service during this ordeal. :big_grin:

From my end, it's a fair concession.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very nice looking build. I agree with the previous sentiments, great detail and very nice weathering.

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Whoa, congrats! And it is a beautiful Arizona, great tribute.

You said you cut down build time by a third, what did you do? Always looking for efficiency improvements to my work here. :)

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Best job I've seen on this big one! Not surprised you one BOS. Fine work indeed.


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