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Hello everybody

 

like the title said here’s another novice in modelling. Me and modeling do not have a very long history yet. I am resuming the hobby after a 4-5 years hiatus. My last kit was bought in 2015/2016 and never finished, I lost it as well somehow. Don’t ask my how one loses a revell 1/350 plarinum New Jersey because well, it happens.

 

nevertheless the work I did on that kit was botched. I wasn’t ready and got annoyed. Before that I build several oob Airfix ships and a Revell Tirpitz. 

My fascination with model ships goes back even further though until around 12 years ago when I was 8 and used to admire a wooden model of a ship-of-the-line (I think it might have been a victory or something of that order) amazed, it was fully rigged and had all cannons etc etc. I however never ventured into wooden ships. Instead I bought some lindberg Iowa class ships that I put together. After that came a lot of airfix models and the tirpitz and then it stalled.

 

however back in January this year I had time to spare, so I went to the hobbyshop in the neighboring city and got myself a set of Revell paints and a 1/700 model. My interests for ships are fairly narrow, no wood, no civilians and no scratchbuilding. I lack the patience and skill for wood and scratching and the interest for civilian ships. One of the fun parts of modellijg warships is that nearly every ship has a backstory

 

long story short, Covid put my organ playing lessons on a temporary hiatus while the study was fully digitalized. So I invested in an airbrush and a bunch of models.  I have learned that I like 1/350 most of all scales, while 1/700 is enjoyable it doesn’t have the “wow-factor” of the larger 1/350 models. I solely use tamiya paints as they airbrush easily and drt very quickely!

 

Currently I have two goals that I am working towards,

1. I want to build the Nagato 1/350 with the Pontos set

2. Maybe At some point I might want to build the Soleil Royal from Heller but that would be a steep curve without doing some other heller sail ships, whether I have the patience would be a large question-mark anyway. How do people cope with these massive building times stretching ng out over multiple years? Mine never stretch longer than 2-3 months until now.

 

Anyway, these past months I have been refining my skills and my last ship was the HMS Hood in 1/350 with flyhawk, eduard, infini and north star pe. More builds are definitely ahead cause I am in this hobby to stay and I like to share my work, bw it good or not, with likeminded people who enjoy the same hobby cause there is nobody in my circle of friends and family who I share the hobby with, which is sad, but alas I speak several words English and this forum is amazing, (the amount of expertise, help, techniques, tricks and skills that can be found here is astounding). And thus here I am. And since I love the IJN ships for their appearance ever since I saw a picture of the Kongo class somewhere, I shall henceforth be named IJNfan🤪

 

greetings from Holland

Gerco

 

 

ps. Here is my latest creationIUyI6bf.jpg

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1 hour ago, amateur said:

And another welcome.

There are some 1/350 builders active here in the forum. Enough to share experiences :)

(btw Bach or something more modern?)

 

Jan 

 

Thanks Jan and everybody for the warm welcome! And yeah I already drew on some of the build logs for an earlier build!

 

As for Bach, I like everything that is not modern and not ancient (from before 1650 roughly) 😇. Currently I am learning and playing Bach Chorals and Sonata's from Mendelssohn and Guilmant but also this particular dutch organ culture around church Hymns which I also play often. Combine that with typical dutch organs and you get a gorgeous result! And since I record everything I play I can always listen it back and enjoy it just like the models we build and enjoy when finished and displayed

11 hours ago, MEDDO said:

:sign:

 

That looks like a very nice model you have there.  Definitely feel free to start a build log for your next or current project would love see more of your work

I Certainly will, my currentbuild is closing in on the finish so I'll post the final result and when the next build (1/350 Mikuma with a nic PE batch) commences I'll start a build log. 

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Sounds like you have a nice organ. I try to find my way on a small, not so nice, early 20th century one. Bach doens't quite fit to something like that, and Mendelsohn is above my league :(

 I like the 'Psalmbewerkingen in Noord-Duitse stijl' van Sietze de Vries (also not fit for my instrument, but at least I can play them :) )

 

I'll folow your upcoming build. Not quite a plastic/small scale myself (actually, almost no modelbuilding left in my sparese time) but I am surprised at the precision of those smale-scale models.

Jan

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1 hour ago, amateur said:

Sounds like you have a nice organ. I try to find my way on a small, not so nice, early 20th century one. Bach doens't quite fit to something like that, and Mendelsohn is above my league :(

 I like the 'Psalmbewerkingen in Noord-Duitse stijl' van Sietze de Vries (also not fit for my instrument, but at least I can play them :) )

 

I'll folow your upcoming build. Not quite a plastic/small scale myself (actually, almost no modelbuilding left in my sparese time) but I am surprised at the precision of those smale-scale models.

Jan

Its all perception, I think all these ropes on the prince willem are tiny. The Hood is 74+ cm.

 

Sietze is nice, even on a Witte it can sound nice but its different. Anyway I have a Johannus vivaldi 350 and refularly rent a pipe organ for practice. Like bovenkerk kampen, lutherse kerk den haag and oude kerk delft. And I receive lessons from G. Budding in Gouda’s sint jan’s kerk. But I am straying a little off topic I am afraid🙃

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