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Thank you Sirs :-)

 

In fact, those old steps were already for quite a while on the to-mess-up-list - that is why I tackled the refined ones :-)

 

 

Actually those first ones were some kind of historic parts: the first details beyond oob on the model :-)
 
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Mark one still with Humbrol Colors.
 
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At a later stage the supports underneath were added, but still - the base was too thick for my liking. 
 
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So here already come the replacement parts ...
 
... first cleared up ...
 
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... the whole thing ...
 
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... and then carefully choosing some important steps in the circle of life of a big ship :-)
 
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Cheers, Daniel
 
 
 
Already looking forward for the first touch of paint on the new ones :-)
 
XXXDAn

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The "Mark One" Steps were stuck on the hull, UHU-Plast flooded into the gap in the back, and thick paint to cover it up. Worked well as it stayed on the ship for more than 10 years :-)

 

For some reasons did not work this time ...

 

But I better spare you THOSE  Pictures. So pulled down the paint again - was easy as it was to thick and come down like a rubber coat.

 

Instead of the usual car filler I lately use the 2 component sculpting masses. More time to work with and being able to place it properly and still form it to the wanted effect.

 

My favourite is Apoxie Sculpt, a small saussage of 0,3 mm placed on the gap ...

 

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... and squeezed in with a moistened wooden stick, moulded and already taken out the surplus material.

 

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After drying the fine tuning ...

 

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... with some sanding paper glued onto an old blade :-)

 

Also easy to fit other places ...

 

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... like a small blister on the edge of the cast of the canopy. Also works for the steps. After modelling I just lift it up from its place and add some CA underneath with the help of a toothpick, like this it wont come of while sanding to form. 

 

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To finish the support columns, I pressed it against a piece of wood, so they were more easy to handle. Placing it on a thin acrylic and using a sanding block, one can achieve very accurate angles.

 

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The black primer and developing the tendril, first the main body, the the blossoms. As I have more control with normal paint than with the metallic paints, I like to put a layer of ochre underneath. 

 

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Then some Humbrol gold and same Warcraft gold, to accentuate with some reddish shines, plus a tad of black ink where necessary.

 

In the meantime I refined the port, giving it a step like the gun ports to give a stop for the lids.

 

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Then gave the roof a aluminum foil from Hasegawa, splashed a mixture of ink, white and detergent onto it ...

 

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... and here we are ...

 

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OK, the guys from the tin roof have to come for some touch ups, but otherwise I am quite happy :-)

 

Cheers, Daniel

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Thank you guys :-)

 

I just realised the different depth of the steps accidentally after looking at the pictures of the V. in P. a one-million-seven-hundret-twenty-five-thousend-eight-hundert-and-twenty-three times ...

 

When I then - with the eye being aware by this - found the same disposition on a contemporary model it was clear: I WANT THAT!!!

 

;-)

 

Cheers, Daniel

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I love this little lantern ...

 

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... it enlightens me ...

 

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... makes me dream ...

 

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... makes me feel good ...

 

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... at least midshipman Mr. Westphal seems to be happy and content ...

 

XXXDAn

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Thank you Sirs, very appreciated

 

@amateur

 

No Jan, not yet ;-)

 

Surprisingly, the lantern basically came out of the box, only the arm/holder were replaced by some of my etch parts. Only transformation was the little door, but this was only tree strokes with the file to get rid of the glazing bars and three tiny bits of sprue for hinges and lock.
 
XXXDAn
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Let me tell you a story ...

 

... it started with a funny idea ...

 

... we should meet again ...

 

... oh yes sure ...

 

... where? Augsburg would be a nice place, its in the middle of everybody from the south of Germany, half way between Munich and Ulm. Let´s take March, the 8th, good with the holidays.

 

"Who´s gonna come?"

 

Me-me-me-me ...

 

... oh, nice, we won´t be alone ...

 

...-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me...

 

... great the place will be full ...

 

...-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-perhaps-me-me-me-me-me-me...

 

... slight worries about the size of the venue are appearing ...

 

...-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me...

 

... so until now there are 57 (fifty seven) confirmations plus 1 perhaps !!!

 

So by tomorrow Lunchtime we will meet for our "small" gathering:

https://www.google.de/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=m9YW...rtshaus+am+lech


 

Do not know yet how to fit everybody plus the models.

 
Models?!?
 

Did anybody think about the space for the models ?!? There will be more than 20 models present!

 

And among will be (only MSW Members mentioned, please excuse if I missed anybody)
- Tarjack and his Royal Caroline 1749 in bone and a dockyard cross cut model of an engl. 74
- schiffebastler with Amerigo Vespucci
- dafi with his small little round one with the black and ochre lines that make appearance slim
- Woodpecker with his spanish schebeck 1:50
- Achilles with HMS Queen Charlotte 1790 1:48
- Rack with fregate Thetis
- Alexander with his HMS Sphynx, modell and plans, plus plans HMS Anson
- Archjofo  La Creole 1:48
- AVBiker Sovereign of the Seas
 

... and many others. 

 

WOW-WOW-WOW

 

Everybody is already starting to get very nervous.

A feeling almost like Christmas :-)

 

We will keep you posted :-)

 

DAniel

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Let me tell you a story ...

 

... it started with a funny idea ...

 

... we should meet again ...

 

... oh yes sure ...

 

... where? Augsburg would be a nice place, its in the middle of everybody from the south of Germany, half way between Munich and Ulm. Let´s take March, the 8th, good with the holidays.

 

"Who´s gonna come?"

 

Me-me-me-me ...

 

... oh, nice, we won´t be alone ...

 

...-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me...

 

... great the place will be full ...

 

...-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-perhaps-me-me-me-me-me-me...

 

... slight worries about the size of the venue are appearing ...

 

...-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me...

 

... so until now there are 57 (fifty seven) confirmations plus 1 perhaps !!!

 

So by tomorrow Lunchtime we will meet for our "small" gathering:

https://www.google.de/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=m9YW...rtshaus+am+lech

 

Do not know yet how to fit everybody plus the models.

 
Models?!?
 

Did anybody think about the space for the models ?!? There will be more than 20 models present!

 

And among will be (only MSW Members mentioned, please excuse if I missed anybody)

- Tarjack and his Royal Caroline 1749 in bone and a dockyard cross cut model of an engl. 74

- schiffebastler with Amerigo Vespucci

- dafi with his small little round one with the black and ochre lines that make appearance slim

- Woodpecker with his spanish schebeck 1:50

- Achilles with HMS Queen Charlotte 1790 1:48

- Rack with fregate Thetis

- Alexander with his HMS Sphynx, modell and plans, plus plans HMS Anson

- Archjofo  La Creole 1:48

- AVBiker Sovereign of the Seas

 

... and many others. 

 

WOW-WOW-WOW

 

Everybody is already starting to get very nervous.

A feeling almost like Christmas :-)

 

We will keep you posted :-)

 

DAniel

i hope you have a great meeting - oh and make sure lots of photo's for us

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i hope you have a great meeting - oh and make sure lots of photo's for us

 

Be sure I will :-)

 

XXXDAn

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Rats.  Too late to get a plane ticket and a passport and a visa...   :(   I'll be looking forward to your report and photos, Daniel. ;)

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Just came back - and can you believe it ?!?

 

My small plastic-flower-pot standing in the middle of all those exquisite first class modells ?!?

 

Going bananas!

 

Just some teaser:

 

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Dockyard british 74 Tarjack

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Wappen von Edam/Pollux

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Chebeque from Woodpecker

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Thetis from Robbi

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Caroline from Tarjack

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La Creole archjofo

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Bonne Homme Richard from Norbert und Bellona from Peter

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Queen Charlotte from Achilles 

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Sphinx from Alex

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Amerigo Vespucci from Schiffebastler

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Real de France

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Friesland by Dieter

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Lady Nelson by Lady Hamilton

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Royal Sovereign from AVbiker

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Wappen von Hamburg

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SMS Trinkstein

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As time goes by ...

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Prince

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America from Werner - I like it, its a plastic kit :-)Augsburg-140308_2444.jpg

Cardboard models

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What a day!!!

For those, who have access, find plenty-plenty-plenty more pictures at:

http://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t2644f93-RE-Forumstreffen-Sued-Das-Happening.html

 

Cheers, Daniel

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