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HMS Tiger 1747 by Siggi52 - 1:48 - 60 gun ship from NMM plans


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There are excellent arguments for both approaches.  For my part, I appreciate the practicality of builders long-gone-by; I am certainly guilty of “historical bias,” whereby I assume that earlier craftsmen were just so supremely skilled at all aspects of fabrication, that they’d hardly blink at the daunting prospect of painting frieze-work directly onto the model.  Despite the difficulty, I know you will succeed, Siggi!

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Hello and many thanks for your likes,

Noel, the crew is working in the hold and orlop deck. Thats why you did't saw them the last time 😉

 

But I was also busy today, because it rained outside. The last two fenders are build in. The painter has a lot of work the next days, painting the hull, before I could start painting the frieze.

 

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Siggi,

 

 

Just discovered your brilliant log - Wow! superlative work. Spent an hour going through - thoroughly enjoying every post and image. 

 

I saved some of your images to inspire me to attempt to add some of your brilliant details to my current project - certainly not close to your level of work, but it will be a good challenge. Again amazing work -

 

oh yes and your lion - as has been said - "over-the-top" amazing  :imNotWorthy:

 

Respectfully,

 

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Many, many thanks for your comments and likes.

Yes Noel, it's an azalea. It looked a bit, like she is sailing into the sunset 🙂

 

The idea to paint the hull in such a bright yellow came from this model in Chatham, an early 74 gunner, CHDT MOD.050

 

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Hello,

I'm not very busy these days, but I painted the hull with clear satin finish lacquer. The yellow is now a little deeper and brighter. The lacquer is't totally dry at the moment, and a little thicker as when fully dry, but you can see that I did't lost any detail. But now you see every fault in the planking, you have not seen before I painted the hull 🤔, but that is ok. 

 

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And I'm doing my homework for painting the friezes. These friezes are 8 mm high, it is even with a pencil a challenge to draw. 😰 

 

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Hello, and many thanks for your likes and comments

 

Keith, I did't mean faults as there is something wrong. But you see where planks not have the same thickness, because my Proxxon thought it must not be! I did't realised that during sanding and also not later, because you could't see it. But after I applied the paint these things are clear visible. But it is ok, I think that that happened also at the real ships. 

 

 

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Hello,

after a long time of meditation about the next step, and there is nothing more to do in the garden, I had no more excuses to start painting the fries. I did't sleep well last night, and the first brush strokes where really horrible, but at least I think I got it. My nerves calm down 😊

 

I went with the ship in my winter-garden (?) and used my campaign chairs to hold my ship. That was a really good idea, because I could turn the ship in the direction I needed to work. The first picture show you this assembly.

 

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And here I'm painting. I used at least only three colors, and Prussia blue for corrections. 

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and the first result. This is at least a 3 hours work. 

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