Jump to content
RGL

HMS Dreadnought 1907 by RGL - FINISHED - 1/350

Recommended Posts

No idea, if painted on with a few coats, no? I have a few additions to add to the side bars yet which should fix them on. I did 130 porthole eyebrows this afternoon, very little bashing which is nice for once.

Edited by Greg Lester

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Greg,

 

I have seen a similar technique to build up the 'plates' with primer but the tape is removed to create the 'lower' section so when painted overall there are different subtle thicknesses to represent the plates.

 

Cheers

Slog

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used tape on the other sections but the central armoured band is too narrow to get right (at my level anyway), so I'm giving it a run, but I'm not overly concerned as it will be less visible due to the nets. Anyway, work has gotten in the road till next week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moving along with the hull, 120 porthole eyebrows added, and strips along the strengthening bars with microscopic rivets in them (you can see these on the original photos) as well as the flanges for the torpedo booms. Looks messy but it is yet to have its first proper primer coat.

post-253-0-52170200-1466224418_thumb.jpg

post-253-0-93127100-1466224424_thumb.jpg

post-253-0-37681500-1466224427_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, the flybridge (I suppose), does not sit well, and I wanted to join it before I painted. All the molded hatches have been shaved and will be added with etch afterwards. Major step as far as I'm concerned. Primer coat next.

post-253-0-65435500-1466487154_thumb.jpg

post-253-0-99243300-1466487159_thumb.jpg

post-253-0-11554500-1466487164_thumb.jpg

post-253-0-24615000-1466487169_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're going along rapidly Greg; that PE looks good where you have used it so far.

 

Those baseboards look a treat, especially with the grain showing the way it does.

 

cheers

 

Pat

Edited by BANYAN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moving along! Primer coat done and the armor belts came up OK.post-253-0-48356500-1466569425_thumb.jpg  then the bottom of the hull. I want to leave it about 12 hours before I do the black band and upper hull. Over all I'm pretty happy so far. Before I do the grey top I want to add around 100 or eyelets to the side of the hull for the torpedo net boom rigging. They are so small I wont prime them as they will just fill up with paint. post-253-0-03271500-1466569486_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a heap of plastic models and aftermarket coming out in 1/200 at the moment, OK if you have poor eyesight and lots of space I suppose. I often wonder what the kids will do with mine when I'm gone! The Endeavor would look good anywhere, the plastic ones are a matter of choice I suppose, so will end up in a bin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha, it is called a guess of paint, the closest I could find in a rattle can. I won't do any dry brushing until I've added the multiple hatches etch. I'm following your lead and doing the screws next

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The screw and shafts complete. I used some lovely G Factor brass ones specific to this kit.post-253-0-73252600-1466723482_thumb.jpgpost-253-0-33364800-1466723491_thumb.jpg

 

I then placed on the depth markers. These are dry transfers which I have never used before but after a quick look on the internet on how to use them (no instructions were provided) they went on very easily. If you loom closely at the tird phot you can see the .3mm rings for the torpedo boom rigging.

 

This is now my Monday morning so back to the grind.    post-253-0-42377500-1466723607_thumb.jpgpost-253-0-39170300-1466723611_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Umm, Greg - looking at your last photo, it appears that you have right hand propellers on the port side and left hand propellers on the starboard side.  Have you photos to show this ion the original ship, as multiple propellers are almost invariably fitted the other way around so that they're outward turning when the ship is going ahead; which provides for much better manoeuvrability - especially when going astern.

 

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Umm, Greg - looking at your last photo, it appears that you have right hand propellers on the port side and left hand propellers on the starboard side. Have you photos to show this ion the original ship, as multiple propellers are almost invariably fitted the other way around so that they're outward turning when the ship is going ahead; which provides for much better manoeuvrability - especially when going astern.

 

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not to worry, Greg.  If there are no photos, then you're safe! :D

 

A couple of the 1950's era P&O passenger liners actually had inward turning propellers for some strange reason, so it's not unknown.

 

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...