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  1. I done with weathering. These ships on photos seems to have issues with their paint so I did a lot of chipping. Unfortunately after some corrections sea bed proved a bit small unless model will be displayed anchored. I will make a new one with a different method.
  2. I finished rigging added rails and whatever boats I could found as I have missed a couple. Took the pic with light near the bright wall so 0.05 mm elastic rigging can be visible. Anchor chains and weathering are left for tomorrow.
  3. The Asian channel owner makes elite builds. The sea bed is top world class, comparing to Flodberg and Katseas creations. However require more materials and its more complicated to be built.
  4. I am in a hurry to finish it by this Sunday at least the model if not the sea bed. I glued almost everything except few pieces left as well as rails on main deck. I did also deck weathering. After gluing parts, rigging and weathering. I do rigging first before works comes first , then pleasure(rigging is boring).
  5. That is another type of addiction. Sometimes I compress my work time in order to post my updates regularly.😁 On the aerial picture I sent you can see the weird color of the Atlantic although this might be somewhere of North UK coast. The problem with aluminum foil is that sea will look a bit messy as the waves are not pointing to a specific direction. Of course this does happen sometimes in reality its just for me looks a bit unusual.
  6. For wood I use dry type from 80 to 240 grit. For hull sanding and other tasks I use sanding sponges I like their grip and the shape. I also use rectangle ones which I replace the paper once it get worn. I glue it with PVA. Sometimes I combine grit. One flat side 240 grit, other with 120 etc...
  7. I think slicing software does estimane the amount of resin needed. Is it reliable?
  8. Because its for him. Otherwise a modeler wouldn't spend 1500$ for a kit with plastic deck🙂
  9. Styrene also has smoother skin than balsa. It looks more natural if used for steel made ships.
  10. I finished the pool deck. The wood veneer color matched closely to the real one. I start working at the bridge deck. The complex shape will be made with the same technique. Polystyrene shaped, then car putty and sanding.
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