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I have begun again... slowly. 

So I have heard great things about mission models paints. So I bought a couple colors.  Hull red and haze grey5h.  Now if they had deck blue I would be all set. 

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I cut out and folded all the pieces for the 50 small guns. 

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I also cut out every piece for the 20 Bofors. 

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i forgot to glue these onto the hull so I did that.  

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time for paint.  So which hull red do you guys like. The one on the right is ak interactive from a ww2 USA navy set so it’s probably the most accurate.   

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I went with the ak interactive hull red. 

First thing to do was mask off the waterline with 6mm tape.  8mm would have been more accurate but all I had was 6mm and 10mm. 

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it came out ok, I’m happy. Normally I would keep the masking tape on there until I painted above the waterline. I did not want to leave the masking tape on there all week though. 

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Paper weight... also it I get soo fed up I can use it to destroy the model.   

 

I bought this model crane for $2200. I’m trying to rig up the line. I’ve come close to grabbing the wrench a few times.  $2200 or not I came close to smashing it.  Sooo aggravating. 

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Please, don't smash it. This is a very rare kit. We all understand your frustration, as it gets unbearable at times. Breathe, relax, listen to the birds and forget about the kit for a   little while.

 

Yves

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Today I painted above the waterline. I understand it’s suppose the be deck blue and haze grey. However I hate the way deck blue looks on the hull, it’s so dark. So I went with all haze grey. 

First was to mask. 

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I used mission models paint. I have to say it went on really nice. 

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then just peel off the tape and let dry.  It’s so satisfying peeling off tape. 

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The ship and the crane look amazing, Semore. Beautiful work on both of those.

I am curious about the crane...is this a crane as one might see when a high rise is being built? I see what looks like a huge number of counter weights. What is the scale of that model?

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Thank you. The crane is a high end 1/50 scale die cast  model of a mobile crane. A huge mobile crane. Used for a variety of different jobs( bridges, wind turbines, anything really heavy) not high rises though, those are tower cranes.    It’s painted and basically comes in the same pieces it would come in real life.  Imagine how many truck loads it take to get the crane on a job site. It goes together much the same way with tiny tiny nuts and bolts.  It weighs something like 20lbs and stands 8 feet tall depending on how I configure it.  The detail is absolutely amazing!  Here a photo of what I have built so far and what’s left to build 

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Thank you Harley,  I want to badly. Maybe some rust or salt streaks, but I’ve never done it before so I’m nervous.  I don’t want to just pin wash it like I did with the Bismarck.   One things for sure I have to do something. I can’t leave it like that. 

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A bit late to join, I see you've nearly finished butts. Sorry to hear about your loss, my sincere condolensces.

 

I had the same feeling before I did my first weathering. It was easier than I thought, you only need to grow a pair of the proverbial balls

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You can spend many an hour having fun with those. AK has some very nice products for weath'ring. They also have some good tutorials on the Tube

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22 hours ago, semorebutts said:

Thank you. The crane is a high end 1/50 scale die cast  model of a mobile crane. A huge mobile crane. Used for a variety of different jobs( bridges, wind turbines, anything really heavy) not high rises though, those are tower cranes.    It’s painted and basically comes in the same pieces it would come in real life.  Imagine how many truck loads it take to get the crane on a job site. It goes together much the same way with tiny tiny nuts and bolts.  It weighs something like 20lbs and stands 8 feet tall depending on how I configure it.  The detail is absolutely amazing!  Here a photo of what I have built so far and what’s left to build 

 

You really should give some thought to opening a log for this crane in the Non-Ship Model area in the Shore Leave.  Looks interesting.  And good wishes that you have success with the weathering.

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On 6/8/2019 at 6:41 PM, semorebutts said:

I understand it’s suppose the be deck blue and haze grey. However I hate the way deck blue looks on the hull, it’s so dark. So I went with all haze grey. 

Actually, I believe it's not Deck Blue (20-B) but Navy blue (5-N or 5-NB).  Measure 22 used Ocean Gray (5-O) above the main deck level, then Haze Gray (5-H) for the vertical surfaces above the main deck.

 

There's all sorts of debates on how to model the difference between the steel decks in 20-B and the wooden decks stained in 20-B.  There ae similar issues on just what the non-skid ought to look like, too.  For WWII, I kind of like a 50-50 of a panzer gray and NATO black.  Your Mileage Will Vary.

Measure 22 uses the darker Nay blue than the very bluish Sea Blue of Measure 12.  Now, a lot of late war WesPac ships used Measure 21, an overall Blue pattern that is a modeler's nightmare--all verticals in Navy Blue and horizontals in Deck Blue.  Not even  white countershading to break things up.

Oh, if you want to confuse casual obervers, the signalmen flats had russet linoleum. 

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5 hours ago, semorebutts said:

I have a feeling I would overdo it making it look stupid though. I think I have a lot of tutorials to watch. 

You can start off light and make it more severe/heavier if you think it doesn't meet "your" eye. I build one destroyer very heavily rusted (first one) I wouldn't do that again, but it showed me possibilities. You could get yourself a cheap plastic hull and practice on it, or just a sheet of stirene for the same purpose ... when I tried my first airbrush I did the same. It also works rather well to try new paints, brands you hitherto haven't used, or check the results when you switch brands between layers. You can even sand or scrape the paint/rust off and start all over again. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that once used you can't re-use the fluids and powders :P 

 

Have some fun butts, go for it

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