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Battleship Borodino by RGL - FINISHED - Zvezda - 1/350

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Nice. Your's a bit (dark) greenish, compared to the one you said you want to go for. Barnacles turned out real good. Pitty you can't mix the material with paint.

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I think I can do some more when I do the waterline but I’ll need to add some rust then so it will dull it down. The alge would (I believe ) be nearer the waterline ...

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2 hours ago, RGL said:

The alge would (I believe ) be nearer the waterline ...

Down from the waterline e.g.

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(curtesy of NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

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Normally one could say that the fouling on this model is over the top. But in this case it may even be considered conservative based on the verbal descriptions of the ships conditions.

 

What ship is it in your last picture? I would think you would have some of the look of picture "a" as well:

Figure 1

This is going to be a very unique model and you are one of the few who has the skill needed to make it happen.

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Forgot to ask previously: Red base coat when chipping to make it look like rust?

 

3 hours ago, RGL said:

Torpedo net shelves, boom arm brackets and torpedo loading hatch (for some reason it’s on the plans but never provided for or on the kit. 

I presume these were in the after market set. The kit's booms were probably to weak to keep the net up ...

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Cog, yes and yes. The primer is red Tamiya rattle can but I intend to prime all the PE with the airbrush then give it a further deep red coat then a clear coat to seal before using chipping fluids. 

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8 minutes ago, RGL said:

I intend to prime all the PE with the airbrush

Tamiya primer? I have not found anything adherent enough to stick to PE but rattle can primer. Either Tamiya or Vallejo. The bottled Vallejo primer is a no go on PE. Bold move

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Ah! It’s like being married! I’ve told you this before!!!!

 

this, thinned with this in the airbrush is the answer. Works really well and does not lose detail. D05D3E4A-9A51-457A-A110-5FDC98E86F33.png.a8674eb29fab889597620dca9361c752.png8B539BAB-8659-40E4-83A3-8DFE97EA57BB.jpeg.40f967528107879ba8b90329e4303326.jpeg

I still like the rattle can for hull plates and big areas with no detail as it’s quick 

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1 minute ago, RGL said:

Ah! It’s like being married! I’ve told you this before!!!!

Must be (getting) old and senile, besides I wouldn't know what marriage is like, so I keep on asking

 

What's the ratio thinner:primer you use? 1:1 , 2:1 , 3:2 ... I find the Primer quite thick, and have already slightly diluted it for brushing

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So not much done today as gardening took priority. The Svestapol set has a heap of thin little steel railings that are used on her deck. Perfect for non slip footings that are used on the anchor storage area. F710221A-75B8-4A22-AD6C-5BA680BE84B9.thumb.jpeg.94fb38538f88df6b23947d6392f58d3d.jpeg

the housings amidships, I’ve painted in the windows and masked them off. A day of primer then a base rust coat next. Hopefully I can make it look a bit better than the old rough kit it is now. E56ED22B-49B9-4B69-B883-C32C907C9051.thumb.jpeg.211286bda2ba2791200aa3c4c300e197.jpeg

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It may not look like much but the base rust coat applied. Once I’ve applied a matte coat I can begin chipping fluids then start painting him black. That won’t be till next week when I’m off work again. My plan is to now start on some f the other hull structures that won’t need sever be weathering. 

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Greg,

 

I love the predreadnoughts, especially the French ones. They look so steampunk! Looking at them they look like the shouldn’t be able to float. I don’t think being a Russian sailor at that time was a very pleasant experience. I had this model and you are really doing an amazing job with it.

 

Kurt

 

 

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Until you throw us a wide perspective shot like this one would think this model was 3 feet long. With all the detail you put into these things how do you manage to keep it all in scale so well? The result is very believable and very pleasing to the eye.

 

Well done sir.

 

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3 hours ago, RGL said:

nothing lines up!

Artist's freedom, mate ...

 

Hard to see with a profile shot. Clean desk policy?

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