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  1. I think I can do some more when I do the waterline but I’ll need to add some rust then so it will dull it down. The alge would (I believe ) be nearer the waterline ...
  2. Barnacles and the beginning of seaweed done. I need to leave a gap for masking and blending of the waterline with salt, rust and more seaweed after the upper hull is done.
  3. Second coat, I think it’s thick enough for scale. It does not mix well with paint so let’s see where we go with the airbrush.....
  4. Yes, I just got home from work so I’ll have a play with it on a spare hull tomorrow to see what I can achieve. It needs to go Pretty much up to the waterline as witnesses said just before the Final battle they could see see seaweed up alongside the ship. She was laid up for Weeks on end inMadagascar and other African ports awaiting instructions and a second flotilla so the biofouling would have gotten pretty bad. They were very slow (12kts) anyway so the build up must have been bad.
  5. Sponge and Mr Surfacer 1000. Coat 1. I’ll do several coats before colouring it.
  6. Part 1 of the lower hull, bringing out the panels and fading the paint
  7. this is from a Russian language book, but the final trip of the Borodino was from way up north to way down south all around the bottom on South Africa, that the 18,000 miles with 800 guys on this steel oven.
  8. Lots of opportunities to improve on it. The fleet Stopped all around the African coast to get coal, and then throughout Asia. The wear and tear on suck a long trip would have been amazing.
  9. It’s a long way off that look. There is so much detail to pre plan yet. I was going to scratch build a couple of winches but you can’t see them. I can’t work from home so this is going to drag out a bit but my Zara upgrade has just arrived in Oz! I did not realise they stopped all shipping for 3 weeks
  10. Matty, I build them in sections. Find a build online and copy it, that way you’ll pick up the pattern. Don’t be tempted by lots of PE yet and eventually an airbrush is a must.
  11. Another primer coat and no gaps. Can start adding some more things now and do the lower hull.
  12. I’m really hoping this is the worst part of this build, trying to align the un alignable. lots of filler and sanding to go.

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