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Missouri by Semorebutts - Trumpeter - 1/200 - Pontos detail up & advanced add on

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Ugh, The dreaded ammo racks...

after thinking about it I decided to remove the tabs at the bottom of the ammo racks.  It will make my life much much easier right now. 

so now I can just rest the tub on a flat surface. Now when I insert the ammo racks they should already be in place at the bottom. 

look at that!! I’m a genius!


Just glue it up.  Now each new rack can just rest on the rack below it. 

I was done in no time



though I don’t like that sloppy glue blob. 

now onto paint. 

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Has anyone ever bought anything from Shapeways? They're a service where people can upload 3D models of things and you can pay to have them printed. They have a bunch of 1/200 stuff for the Missouri. I've bought stuff from them before for other projects and it's really good quality.









The guy who does a lot of ship stuff has his own website and, although a lot of his stuff is in 1/192 scale, he can re-calibrate a lot of models for 1/200. 



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I’ve gotten a few things from 3D printers,, they’re amazing. Model Monkey has separated from Shapeways so their products are cheapest and in the US for you yanks. 

back to this, looking great with the details, I couldn’t go up to 1/200 as I couldn’t fit it in my study. 

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1 minute ago, semorebutts said:

I have always wondered if other people do this or if I’m weird.  I use the paper towel to suck up extra ca glue.   Does anyone else do this?

Well, I use a small white cotton rag to suck extra CA glue. Yes, works very well, and speeds up the gluing process.



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I first painted in weathered everything plastic


then I had some PE work to do with the floater nets and the guns


and then those were ready for paint also


then finally when those were painted I could install everything onto the deck


Now onto the last section of the main deck


does anyone have any experience with cordless air brushes? I just seen them for the first time and I am very curious as to if they are good or not. 

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Wow, those are beautiful!  Nice job!


Can't say I've even heard of cordless air brushes.  How do you attach the air source if cordless?  If you have to attach a can to the brush directly, seems like it might be a bit awkward to handle for doing detail work, but maybe it actually works just fine? 

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Mike, either an electric, battery run, mini compressor directly attached to it, or a pressured cannister. I've seen them, but it looks rather clumsy to me. I prefer the pencil shape without the encumbrance of an "airpressure unit", however small, attached ot it

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