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About Javlin

  • Birthday 01/05/1961

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    Biloxi ,MS
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    Model A/C WWII,Model ships,Wood and Gun collecting

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  1. Mike I got chains for mine came with the kit but those look good to me try painting first see if you like the result.I went and looked at the 3D WoW and see she has a few extra AA's on board up front and triples in the towers as opposed to the Yukikaze only has the platform with two doubles.When they say build the life boats be sure to add the little Id's they have for the bows then my instructions did not show that till the end. Kevin
  2. Thks for looking in Cap I was going to email you a question posed on another forum that you may know something about.Why did the IJN in alot of cases barring carrier decks out back stack alot of armament on the rear decks?Last Pics of the day promise got about 8 hrs in today the tape Mike works wonders when you get there. Kevin
  3. Cool Mike I will be watching also.I wanted to ask what you think of the Vanguard books should be the destroyer book 1939-45? I have three books in the cart at Amazon mainly the IJN light/heavy cruisers but thought of that one for later? Kevin
  4. Well when get them Mike I like you to post a pic I have seen them for planes but have seen such for ships.The tape on the side works well I did two long pieces of railing in what it took for one in past and it allows less glue which gives one a faster drying time and less mess.Finish up search light ,boats ,chain and some rigging and wesa moving along Kevin
  5. So while I was surfing YT for that video above I came across a Flyhawk 1/700 of the Bismark build it showed this technique for holding railing in play the kind of railing I am use to and not little platforms you have to bend but I think it will work well.Just throwing ideals out there for others to use or expand upon Kevin
  6. I paint alot with enamels but am using some acrylics but your 50/50 is my rule sometimes a touch thinner not much.A modeler on another site who does A/C and the best painter I know used Tamy acrylics alot and said your consistency should be that of milk.Nice build!and not an easy scheme.
  7. That sounds a bit like "Catch22" Denis.You are done for Yves keep working Sir Kevin
  8. But looking at your work Greg from start to finish it seems quick maybe you are retired?I had to solve a problem .....handling the model to much and almost damaging some of the existing PE work.So, I took some 2" clamps and glued on some felt pads wha la but then you had to put it down? The next step was obvious for me at least took an ole chunk of Maple and mortised a 1/2'W X1"LX1"D hole as a mounting block.The base has two coats of clear steel wool'ed,decals and another coat tonight.Yes I have touch ups for the hull red before the felt.
  9. Mike the Hase stuff is really delicate and thin and I have had attachment points break off then I found out what those boat oars are for When you see how fast RGL and Salty Dog work it's up to practice like anything.My work on PE has been primarily aircraft. Kevin
  10. Now this is slow going's for me it literally takes me about 45-60 minutes to do a railing and my AA nest look's like crap but maybe the next one won't? I have one ladder added to the front mast and also broke the top of the mast but it broke in the best way one would want.That's it for now have the whole w/e off and did all the honey do's today The wife is cleaning the wood work side for the mess she made this past week and I start my new display case 6'L X 30"H X 24"D.
  11. Unusual ship with Nice colors and display Well Done!

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