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King of the Mississippi by john46 - FINISHED - Artesania Latina - scale 1:80


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The stable beams in place. As can be seen, the proportions of the stable bars are now in line with these beams. The original bars were far too big, so I am happy I have redone them.

 

Regards

John

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Hi John,after years of absence my ship modeling gene has resurfaced, nearly completed same kit,your decking pattern is superb,very neat work,you gave me some ideas already. keep up the good work, will follow with interest. my first comment on MSW, abit long winded,Ed

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Hi John,after years of absence my ship modeling gene has resurfaced, nearly completed same kit,your decking pattern is superb,very neat work,you gave me some ideas already. keep up the good work, will follow with interest. my first comment on MSW, abit long winded,Ed

Hi Edmay,

 

Thanks for dropping by. As far as I know there is no cure against the modeling gene other than to surrender.

 

Regards

John

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Goodmorning Adrieke,

 

Thanks, it took me some time and efforts since my eyes are not as they used to be fourty years ago. Now start painting the second deck doors and windows. That's a real challenge. Am afraid I have to redo them several times before this job is done.

 

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John

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Hi Sjors,

 

The paint used for the paddle wheels is supplied by Lidl. At the time they had a complete box for about no money.

Dependend on the job I use various kind of acrylics, Revell, Tamiya a.s.o.

Yes I visit Meyer & Blessing as well as Harolds.

 

John

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Finished the second deck stack gratings and tinted them with walnut varnish. Having the doors and windows painted, a drop of gold paint on the left side of the doors should depict the doorknob. So can now start planking the state-room.

 

Regards

John

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Finished the planking of the stateroom. This was an extensive job to do since I had already placed doors and windows, so had to plank around them. Didnot bother too much about the windowsides, since these will be covered by the windowshutters.

These are the next thing to do. According to the building instructions these shutters (according to the part list they are called portico windows) are added nearly at the end of the build, but I cannot see why I should not do them now. Doing them later will be more complicated.

 

Regards

John

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Thanks Wim,

 

Had a look at your builds, they are all very nice. So I am delighted with your compliment and hope my King will end up acceptable. Anyhow it is great fun to build this Huckleberry Finn paddle steamer.

 

Regards,

John

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Thanks Adrieke, but nope, I think you are still ahead of me. You have already prepared a lot of parts. Think that the most time consuming is the scratch build of the doors and windows you intend to do. 

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Hi John,

Thanks for re-posting these images. I have a question about the windows you made for the doors: it looks like a clear plastic, scored with a craft knife and washed over with paint. Is this correct? What type of paint would you recommend?

 

Rhodri

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Hi Rhodri,

 

You are completely right, thats the way to do it. The paint I used was enamel paint from Revell. Tried acrylic paint but since you have to wipe off the paint before it dries up, it appeared that there rested not enough paint in the carves.

 

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John

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Thanks Brian,

 

Donot overestimate, as you will experience with building the Mare, it is just a matter of start a build and do your utmost to arrive at a good result. Nothing special, if you like modeling it is just fun. 

 

Regards

John

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