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I have a 1/350 Lusitania on hold waiting for parts so I decided to try out a 1/600 scale ship. I didn't think I would enjoy the smaller size but it's growing on me. I just added some PE and decals to the decks tonight. I am going to finish up all the inclined ladders/stairs with PE and add PE railings . I started gluing on a few decks and am test fitting on the superstructure. I used some left over 1/350 PE grills for the vents and printed up some basic window decals. I masked and painted the bridge windows and then decided decals were much easier and look about the same.

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That is not true, although you don't see the individual parts, you do see the difference between a model with and without PE. Espcially when done with care, like yours.

 

and if only seen on pics, we can only encourage you to place more pics :)

Most of the small scales here are warships. Itis niceto see something slightly more peacefull ;)

 

jan

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4 hours ago, amateur said:

That is not true, although you don't see the individual parts, you do see the difference between a model with and without PE. Espcially when done with care, like yours.

 

and if only seen on pics, we can only encourage you to place more pics :)

Most of the small scales here are warships. Itis niceto see something slightly more peacefull ;)

 

jan

I do like battleships but since I was a child I have always had a fascination and like for the old ocean liners. They are my preference in models at this point.

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Thank You. The model doesn't come with the platform on the forecastle so I added it. I finished most of the stairs and am doing all the railings I won't be able to get to once the lifeboat davits are installed and in my way. I also glued on the bridge area and props. I think I'm going to do the lifeboat davits next. I have PE parts for them so it should take awhile.

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I decided against the PE davits, they are just too thin IMO to hold the lifeboats. I was going to use some of the parts and make a combo out of plastic and PE but I don't think it will look good, I am going to use the seats though. I painted and installed the funnels. All that remains are the railings, masts, lifeboats and rigging.

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Thanks a lot Louie da fly. I installed the lifeboats and added more railings. The boats really don't fit very well on the davits but they are now attached. I also had the top most section of railing around the brown area get stuck in a position I didn't want....I hate CA glue for that reason. It will have to stay that way as it's never coming off lol. She is almost done. Another couple of days for a few more railings, masts, ratlines, and 4 or 5 pieces of rigging and I'm gonna call it done.

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Almost done on my 1/600 Queen Elizabeth. I think if all goes well I will finish her off tomorrow. I installed all the railings on the forecastle and its little platform, the bridge railings, the forward mast and ratlines, some rigging, and the anchors. Tomorrow I will finish up the main mast, rear ratlines and rigging, and a few more railings at the stern. Then it will be onto something else, maybe a Queen Mary.

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8 hours ago, Louie da fly said:

Looking good!

 

As far as I know, nail polish remover dissolves CA. Might be worth a try (but probably best to test it on scrap first!)

Thanks. I think I am just going to leave it alone. It is only the railing around the brown area in the photo. My intention was to just tack a corner down then slightly pull the rear of the railing into a slight curve. Instead I grabbed the super thin CA as opposed to the thicker stuff and it immediately wicked under and welded the whole thing in place. It's not too bad, unfortunately it has the darkest color under it that's on the ship and shows itself. To tell you the truth the camera highlights everything, in life you don't even see most of the railings. At least at 57 I don't lol!

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17 minutes ago, yvesvidal said:

I bet you that even Airfix does not have such a nice model in their collection.

Very well done. So, what is the next one? Titanic 1/200 by Trumpeter?

 

Yves

Thanks so much for your kind words. In a perfect world I would be able to finish my 1/350 Lusitania that is half built but unfortunately I have been waiting on some parts I need for a few months. I don't think I am going to build the 1/200 Titanic in the near future. In all honesty I really enjoyed this 1/600 and I think I may build several more of the kits I have in that scale. I am leaning towards either an Airfix 1/600 RMS QE2 or a Revell 1/570 RMS Queen Mary.

 

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