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1/350 HMS Gotland from OKB Grigorov
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Author:  Orso [ Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:02 pm ]
Post subject:  1/350 HMS Gotland from OKB Grigorov

To be honest, I don't like to build resin kits. If I should buy one it really has to be something I want.

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HMS Gotland in 1/350 scale from OKB Grigorov turned out to be one of those.

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There ain't many parts but they are very fine. There was only a few tiny air bubbles.

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The sail is in place. As you can see it isn't a large model.

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I had absolutely no problems putting it together. Everything went together fine.

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I started to paint it black but examining pictures made me change my mind

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There is a transparent opening at the rear of the sail and I decided to fix this. I sawed it open and filled it with super glue. Then I sanded it to the right shape. Above this opening there is a box with something that I suspect is lamps. I added this from plastic card.

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With the black colour on I noticed some points that needed more filing an sanding so I decided to strip the paint and start all over.

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In pictures there is a hole visible on the front of the sail so I added this to.

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While working on it I decided to add antennas and periscope so in preparation for these I drilled holes for them.
Pictures of the sub shows grey in different shades so the removal of the black paint wasn't a big loss.

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The first coat of grey with a thin coat of darker grey wash.

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Next coat is a darker grey with an even darker grey misted on to it.

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Some NATO black finish it off.

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Removing masking tape is always nerve wrecking but the paint job didn't turn out to be a disaster this time.

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With some light behind the sail the semitransparent opening I made is visible.

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0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 mm brass tubes was used. The brass looks nice against the grey, it is almost a shame to paint them.

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The propeller need a coat of paint as well.

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There was no decals in the kit so I had to add them myself.

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When resin kit are this good even I can build one. I would like to see more Swedish subs from OKB Grigorov in this scale.

Björn B

Author:  Timothyo [ Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1/350 HMS Gotland from OKB Grigorov

Nice work! Looks very sharp!

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