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GeorgeKapas

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  1. The model is almost ready, some details need to be added like chains etc. I also re-did the base....again!
  2. The deck is painted by hand (I did the lines in MS paint and printed them on A4, then added color etc)
  3. I know this is getting tiresome, resurecting this thread already twice... This time I starting tinkering into a diorama - base. I am not sure about the background at the dock, I havent gone that far yet..
  4. Once again, sorry for the lack of updates, as always I am working on many projects at once!
  5. Thank you. The sea is a very thin papier mache with a coat of wood glue. I may need too add a few more coats of wood glue. This method gave a hard time at this scale (1/700)
  6. Updates!! The base and sea has progressed a lot, and the model as well. Photos are not good, the sea gloss is not very visible here. I'll try to take new photos in the morning.
  7. BTW I also started two more Royal Hellenic Navy ships, the old pre dreadnought Hydra and the destroyer Aetos (1912). I may have to start new threads for them? I am not sure.
  8. More work on the tripods, and the first railings. I went back and forth many times, the old funnels were scrapped, and I started new ones.
  9. Yes, well, her engines are not the main issue. The problem is the last time she had her boilers retubed was in 1928. And they still burned coal. They are now beyond any functional restoration. As you can see the engines are in good order, certainly restorable, but it is impossible to practically feed them steam. Not to mention the screws, shafts and rudder have been removed to seal the hull watertight.
  10. Filling and sanding is the order of the week though. It seems the pieces will turn out well in the end, but this is the first time that I attempt this. I am really glad with the choice of 1/700, as anything bigger would have certainly be a problem.
  11. Thank you. It would be a magnificent sight to see her steaming again, but that is am afraid too much of a luxury expense for the Hellenic navy at this time and age.
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