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Impressive work Greg.  I'm totally befuddled with your painting technique.  Just shows you that I am a brush type artist (oil, water color), even though I have spray painted many airplanes when I owned an airplane repair facility in New jersey. 

What is that "chipping" business you are talking about?  What kind of paints do you use?  Is there a handy dandy "how to paint model ships" book available?  I guess I'll have to take a trip to OZ for some lessons 😉

 

Cheers,

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I only use acrylics for the main paintwork. Chipping fluid from AK has some Utube videos on how to use. The washes and weathering is all enamels. The scale is so small you have to use an airbrush to avoid losing details. 

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There you go, a nice clean deck! Note, do not add the 10 fairleads until after the deck is laid as you’ll have the same pain I just did. I’ll have the trim the edges so the stanchions can go in. 

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the hull is look'in great Greg.........there's gotta be something more....:unsure:    I go and try something like that,  and the next day,  I can't stand it and have to fix it.   even seeing all this amazing work......still can't get it in my head that it's OK.   crazy!?!   really enjoy seeing your work ;) 

 

 

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You are a braver man than I Greg.

 

The structure above the crows nest looks really fragile. I think I would be tempted to leave it until after the superstructure was finished! But then you have been through this a few times before and there is no question you know what you are doing.

 

It looks like you had to drill for the hand rails around the stack. How do you measure for the spacing around the curved surface?

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The kit comes with its own PE, the dimples are for those. The Infini also has the handrails. There is a real art is putting them on and then adding a drop of glue. I usually put them in a stick with blue tack on them then put them on a stick and let it sit horizontally. 

 

The other option is to put evenly spaced rings and place wire through it. 

 

The crows nest is quite hard but also somewhat inaccurate. This photo is only accurate as to how it’s supposed to actually look (the crows nest itself). 

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So you're back ... I hate those rails 'round the funnel. It always turns out into an endless struggle to get them aligned and (<-key word) glued on. Even with PE this requires some kit bashing, or should I say PE bashing ... I like the fact the rigging scheme is included, makes life a lot easier.

I'll be starting on her, as far as possible. Waiting for the PE. have to look into the drill template for the netting,might need some additional brass trinkets

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Oh you do love a challenge Greg, that PE looks more than a little difficult! Good luck :)

 

The paint effect is very good and representative of a well worn 'work horse' of the fleet.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Aftermarket Pat. The grey bit is kit but the rest is Infini models. 

 

If you, per chance, look at the photos of the PE sheets then the instructions you can pretty easily figure out what you could scratch build quite easily for a man of your talents. 

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The main mast. I’ve bent all the railings and ladders, I’ve a couple of little bits to do then I can move to painting again. These are very heavily rigged so I need to figure out a lot of belaying points. 

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I use a rattle can for primer on metal as it sticks really well. I used to do it all by can and brush now it’s mainly airbrush as it is such a scalpel. You can do so much with it and only uses a tiny amount of paint. 

 

I would only paint a really big piece of metal on the fret if it didn’t need to be bent. My dreadnought was all rattle can.

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12 hours ago, RGL said:

I use a rattle can for primer on metal as it sticks really well. I used to do it all by can and brush now it’s mainly airbrush as it is such a scalpel. You can do so much with it and only uses a tiny amount of paint. 

 

I would only paint a really big piece of metal on the fret if it didn’t need to be bent. My dreadnought was all rattle can.

Thnaks mate,   I wondered as I painted the  anti fouling on my warpy  and  the whole of my sub build with rattle cans.

 

OC.

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