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Mayflower by SomethingIsFishy - Revell Germany - plastic


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So it starts! This kit is a birthday gift from my wife, and I've been looking forward to starting the build for a while now. The kit arrived a few weeks ago, and I did open the box for inspection purposes when it came, but decided to wait to start the kit until my birthday.

 

I do need to pick up some paint, but was going to start trimming flash from the hull and deck parts. I say "was" because I promptly buried the exacto knife in my thumb. I feel dumb because I know how to handle sharp tools, but still manage to slip and cut myself... Grrr... So I decided to take a break for today...

 

Noel C L Hackney's book on the mayflower was recommended in another one of my threads, and has been ordered, hopefully it will be a help in building this ship...

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Thanks! Definitely not into self-mutilation, that was not fun! Doesn't matter how many models you've built (mostly cars, trucks, and trains for me), you still need to be careful with sharp tools!!

 

Decided to work on the ship a little more tonight, starting to paint the main deck...

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A little more paint. I liked the contrast between the tan paint I used on the decks and the color of the kit's plastic, so I chose a similar brown to paint the vents... (I think those are vents, right?).

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Spent a few minutes painting more parts...

 

Using almost the same color paint as the model kit is molded in. Even still, I can see the difference between "raw" plastic and painted parts... definitely worth painting, I'm excited to see this ship come together...

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Waiting on the mayflower book by Hackney to arrive... amazon gives an arrival time of Oct. 17 to Nov 1... been working on a few other ships while I wait... had a great birthday (5 ship kits including this one, will do logs here on two of the others).

 

Just in case anyone here is in the medical profession and is wondering, the cut in my thumb is almost completely healed...

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SomethingIsFishy

Don't have medical as a proffession, but the Admiral has 25 years plus in the field. Now working the admin of medical for D.o.C (Department of Correction) for WA state.

She has been a savior a couple of times when boo-boos has happened.

Looking into the other build log of yours. Both looking very good.

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Reference material is here!

 

Came with a bonus, too! Someone stashed a neat cut-away view of the mayflower from a National Geographic magazine in this book's pages! Just imagine crossing the Atlantic in this ship!! Must have been quite a journey...

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Hey SiF,

 

Looking good so far!  I have the same model on my table right now.  I think that you will really enjoy building it.  I've just started the rigging.  The book will come in handy if you want to super-detail it or add some goodies to the deck.  I look forward to seeing this one completed.  Keep us posted

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My Mayflower is about 3/4 completed, and the Hackney book (which I've had since the 70s) is amazing! It even has a chapter of shortcuts if you don't want to super detail it. Best of luck with your build! The next time I pull it out to work on it, I'm going to paint over the colored triangles.

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