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Hello, 

I didn't made much progress on my model as I was busy with the display case I recently received. Payed quite an amount on it to have it custom made and I added myself the lighting. Next I switched to the new stand for the ship. Here are some pictures which for some reason are all mixed up.

 

The case still has to go through a thorough clean up but only once I am done working with it. I put the ship inside to see how it will look but it will stay empty for quite a while.

 

Another interesting thing I discovered doing the new stand (which I will probably stain in the end) is the my model like real ships actually hogged! I've done several close ups with it and you look carefully you can see in the middle of the ship there is about 2mm of space between the keel and the blocks of wood while the front and aft of the keel rests on them. For the last 4-5 years now the model was always in the two legged cradle you can see in the first several pictures.

 

Next I will probably work on the beakhead - I can't feel like doing the decoration on the stern galleries... yet.

 

Regards

Alexandru

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Oh wow, now it is clear how huge the model is! Have you weighted it?

 

Also, what is your feedback on that LED lights in the display case? I was always worried that a cold white light will make model look more flat and pale than it really is. But your photos show a nice deep rich color. What are those LEDs? Would appreciate some information!

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Hi Mike,

 

So far I am very happy with the LED lighting: didn't cost much, quite easy to install and the colour seems ok to me. I bought them from Amazon and I think they were shipped from China as it took about a month to get them. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00HSF66JO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 

 

I payed 10$ (Canadians) for a roll of 16 feet (with free shipping) - I bought a second roll just in case after I tried out the first one. I only had to cut it to length and solder a piece of wire in between the four pieces for the four sides of the top of the box. It comes without power adaptor but uses standard 12V AC/DC adaptor and I had several lying around. So in all for the case the cost was only 10$!

 

All the LEDs are ok on both rolls I have, the adhesive on the back worked fine (they are glued on the acrylic top not directly on the wood) and I let them on for several days without pause to see how much they heat and if they break or not. Maybe in long run they won't last 20 years but I'll only use them occasionally and for the price I payed I can replace them easily with the backup one. I bought the second exactly for this purpose as in several months or years maybe I can't find one to match the exact colour.

 

Alexandru

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Hello all and thank you for your comments.

 

Here is another update - work continued on the beakhead.

Also for who might interest, these last days I completely rebuild my personal website: http://www.alexshipmodels.com - there is some new (old) material that was not posted before and the pictures size was greatly increased.

 

Thank you,

 

Regards

Alexandru

 

 

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