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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:33 am 
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Hi

Here is my first WIP here.
In fact my first ship build. So I am learning and experiencing new things.

I chose what I thought it was a rather simple kit.
Here is a review:





I started with cutting the main parts:

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Hull needs some sanding:

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Other parts needs some cleaning too:

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One side will be open to show the embarcation.
Hangar is painted in Gunze H308. Then details are painted light gray. A deep gray wash is then applied.


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Same process with NH90 hangar:

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Hull can now be assembled:

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rear deck is glued:

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And then front:

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At every step you need to check assembly with several dry fit, sanding...
A bit disapointing.


Structures are ready:

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Structures are glued, and some gaps are filled with putty.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:43 am 
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Some more assembly progress:

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Please note the fabulous engineering to maintain the gun... there is none despite what is shown on instructions... come on...

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You have to do some sanding fin fin sandpaper:


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Exocet missiles launchers:

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20mm guns are replaced with streched sprue:

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And now first fights with PE parts... so tiny...

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Easier here:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:51 am 
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The whole model is primed with Alclad filler:

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Some fin sanding is needed to make some defaults to disapear.


Hull is painted with Gunze acrylics:

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Then masked with Tamiya 2mm Vinyl tape:

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Floating line is painted tire black:

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And then masked with antoher strip of Tamiya tape:

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Decks are painted dark grey:

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Structures are painted light gray (Gunze H308)

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....And decks painted again in dark grey, hand brush this time.

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Not sure what proces is the best. DEck first/masking/structures?
or Structure, the hand brushed decks...?

Still need some light touch up...


Please feel free to comment, to give advices, and criticisism.

Romain


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:37 am 
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Some progress


I made some touch ups with light gray.

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The ship is then clear coated:

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I started weathering with chipping effect.
The solution is sprayed, and after drying a very diluted off white coat is applied.

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The coat is then worked with water and a brush:

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Some rust is added using enamel product.




Weathering continues with a global dark wash combining Blue Black and Deep grey.

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Lighter salt stains are added:

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I should have put the decals prior to weathering... my mistake.
Decals are a bit thick, I you should apply Softener several times:

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She is taking shape!

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Romain


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:57 am 
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Hi

I did some scratch on aerials with stretched sprue.
Rigging was done with ultrfine wire from Infini Models.

Final pics here:
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