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  1. Definitely the road less travelled! I love your progress and commitment to authenticity. Cheers, Tom
  2. This is a really great start! I have this kit and many of the elements that I’ve thought about (eg, doors and windows) you’ve addressed very nicely. I’m also planning to copper the hull so will be taking notes from your work. Thanks for posting your build. Cheers, Tom
  3. I’ve saved every picture for reference. This is great! Cheers, Tom
  4. Your are very kind! I was also amazed at her depth below the waterline, perhaps a testimony to her armor. Not everyone knows she had torpedo tubes down there, and I historical accounts indicate that she fired torpedoes at the Bismarck. Cheers, Tom
  5. I love these updates, and I’m saving your photos for reference. Considering the IJN Mikasa is in the same rarified category as the HMS Victory or USS Constitution, I am mystified why there isn’t a readily available good comprehensive reference for her. Cheers, Tom
  6. Very cool! Is your Nelson posted online? Writing of unusual ships, I really wish Trumpeter would release the HMS Abercrombie and Roberts in 1/200. Model on! Cheers, Tom
  7. Very impressive introduction! I really am enjoying your work. Will you be adding copper plating to the hull? Cheers, Tom
  8. Just catching up with this wonderful thread, and It is very impressive! I’m working on the 1/200 HMS Rodney, also a very long term build. Your work really makes me want to get back to it! Cheers, Tom
  9. Excellent progress. Knowing when to break up a continuous plank and insert stealers is an art I hope to rediscover! Following your work helps. Cheers, Tom
  10. Eye candy, every single one of these photos! Even though I don’t plan to model this ship I learn so much here. Thank you for sharing your work! Cheers, Tom
  11. Thanks Mike, you are very kind! I have a feeling your Walrus build will be the better of the two! I do love the versatility of using Future (I actually use an equivalent called "Quickshine"), whether for a gloss coat, filling small gaps, as an adhesive, and to simulate glass. There's probably other applications out there! Cheers, Tom
  12. Another update, mostly concentrating on the rear mast: Getting a tripod mast to look aligned and vertical can be tricky, so I'm pleased with the result! Cheers, Tom
  13. Beautiful work and great attention to detail! Cheers, Tom
  14. I really like your work Chimp! The color and shape of the hull looks to be an excellent foundation for the rest of your build. Which wood filler did you use? Cheers, Tom
  15. It is my pleasure! I am still catching up, and I’ve been really enjoying the journey. The black was just a suggestion based on a cursory guess of the color, but perhaps brass might be a better match! In any case Vallejo paints are really good for brush painting touch-ups. Now back to my reading and saving photos for reference. Cheers, Tom
  16. Thank you very much! After working extensively with 1/350 photoetch, it’s easier (many parts are larger) and harder (there are more subassemblies)! Thank you! Cheers, Tom
  17. Just catching up here. Your work is truly marvelous! I am learning a great deal here, and admire your initiative and ingenuity. For example, the trennels on the deck look much more authentic than I’ve seen using other techniques. If I may offer a humble suggestion, a small drop of medium to high visosity CA applied with a toothpick then painted could be used to seal the gap in those links. In any case, I will be following your work with interest! Cheers, Tom
  18. Just saw your build and I am very impressed! Usually the macro is not a friend, especially in this scale, but the eye just gets drawn in to the detail and authentic look. Well done! Cheers, Tom
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