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  1. I would like a big carrier but i dont think my eyes would handle a 1/350 scale, after the bismark i wont do another 1/200 so i seam to have found the larger scales which takes up far to much space, far more expensive but gives me so much enjoyment
  2. the hull and plans arrived for the Talisman, one of my planned retirement builds, from Mountfleet Models, the same company as the St Nectan Trawler the hull is 1/48 1434mm long
  3. Good evening Lawrence she is coming along a treat, nice rework on the doors are you going to add any any paint to highlight the details or leave natural wood colour?
  4. oh dear, that means you will be telling me off when i rig it all up wrong then lol
  5. Good evening everyone Otter Boards continued i went for the Flory Dark dirt, but a couple are in just grime, so i have a few options when it comes to putting everything in place i read after last nights post, that the outside edges were sheathed in metal to prevent damage to the wood when being dragged on the seabed, having scored one side of the wood to represent planks and then stained it i super glued the frame to it, then drilled holes though, turned it over, scored and stained then lined the other frame to the holes to represent the metal sheathing i cut a thin piece of card, attached it all round and painted now putting the bolts through and secure the heads on the opposite side next will be the brackets which will be this weeks work i not 100% sure where they fit, but here they are for tonight
  6. Good evening everyone Anchor winch the casting of this was quite bad in places so i will be doing a lot more work on it prior to primer Otterboards 6 of these are have to be made up, basicly two halves sandwiching a plank of wood, these have been cleaned up during the week after work primed with rattle can grey then being painted with the IDF Green (bought for the D9R) the boards is 2mm ply scored to represent planks and a Flory Grime wash to age it some are better than others, but all required cleaning up some of the cleaned off swarf ready for primer the paint gets darker as it dries various stains to find one im happy with
  7. Spent hours making this look ok, struggling with stable doors, nothing is fixed in position
  8. just recd an update of the build, 95% complete and looking far better than anything i could do
  9. It could be an early prototype before general release, i change things on my builds but never make a note of it
  10. good evening everyone well i finished the main deck bulkhead braces this weekend was spent working aft, the stern light white metal moulding has been adapted to accept a 3mm led the boat deck supports have been adapted to fit and removed again, as they will be getting in the way, but they are marked where they fit as they are all slightly different, and have finally decided what colour's the build is going to be other than the hull boat deck edges being fitted now i have an idea of end colours lifeboat stations are pinned and marked out where the final position will be
  11. Thank you Gary, i do love big builds but she is a big lump, hopefully i can make a nice job of her,
  12. LOL the 100's of hours i have spent in red lighting, at periscope depth, and on the surface when at watch diving (the memories come flooding back) which is dimmed so much it then becomes black lighting
  13. another build of yours to follow, sorry i am not keeping upto date

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