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Golden Hind 1575 by bosco72 - Airfix Classic - 1:72 - first ever model build


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2 hours ago, bosco72 said:

Added ropes to the mast to see how it would look, unsure if these ropes would be tarred and should be black and what the function actually was? (coffee dyed string, the thickest of the two string coils provided in the kit)

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There were one-piece masts. made of tall straight trees. And there were made masts (parts from several sawn trees)

 

Made masts are with rope (to keep the pieces together) one-piece masts not

 

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I feel like I may be adding too much to this, potentially over doing it. I'm fully aware of this happening, but my thinking is this. I have had no idea how the products work or react with each other or the plastic, or if I have any skill to use some of the techniques I have researched. So I guess this is my tester model. My one big takeaway from this so far, is regardless how this turns out, as I have no intention of displaying any models in my house; is that I am thoroughly enjoying it. 

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Missing mast hole? The bottom left shows how the mast slot should look, on closer inspection top right next to the large square opening should be another half moon opening which is not there. I've tested to see if it was covered by paint or a little flash, but it's solid plastic. I will have to make my own. (used an older pic as it was on my phone already) 

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Progress, still a long way to go, next will be adding the guns and hatch doors. I intend cut down the cannon lengths so they look a little different along the side and have the hatches in various stages of open and closed. (I haven't added any masts at this, just wanted to see what they looked like) 

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I would like all the sails to be up but the kit only comes with one, so will begin to try and make my own. I saw that someone in the build logs had done an amazing job with tissue paper (.H.M.S.Victory by JerseyCity Frankie – Heller – plastic - 1/100 – mostly rigging and sails) First effort, not as good, but it's a start. 

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On 10/18/2020 at 4:32 AM, bosco72 said:

Thank you for you thoughts on this, and I agree on not using the silver. 

 

Here is another thought for the windows, if you would like:  You can repaint them black first, and let them thoroughly dry.  Then, mix a VERY small amount of white acrylic into a bit of your clear polyurethane varnish, so that when you paint that mixture over the black, you will get a very slightly hazy gloss — this can simulate a slightly dirty glass window outside the dark cabin.

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2 hours ago, Jeff T said:

 

Here is another thought for the windows, if you would like:  You can repaint them black first, and let them thoroughly dry.  Then, mix a VERY small amount of white acrylic into a bit of your clear polyurethane varnish, so that when you paint that mixture over the black, you will get a very slightly hazy gloss — this can simulate a slightly dirty glass window outside the dark cabin.

Will give this a go and post the results, thank you. 

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2 hours ago, Backer said:

Did an update yesterday on how I made my sails (page 4)

 

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The GH had no footropes

 

Thank you so much, this is what I'm trying to achieve, I did have a very similar idea after posting my first attempt, I will share it, it was more of a concept, but it resembles your method, and the template idea also is great. Took me a while to get through your build it was so amazingly done. 

 

 

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