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Chris,

 

Very good paint job and ( to be honest ) I'm not expecting something else from you  :D  :D

I know you and your work !!

 

Sjors

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Chris

Thank you for your response. I guess I'll have to get some "ink & stain" and just practice...practice & practice some more. I don't hope to get anywhere close to your results but maybe I can get a little close. Can you at least tell me what brand of "ink & stain" you used that way I can use the same things you used. Again keep up the great work it is such an inspiration.

 

best regards

 

J

 

The paints I use are Citadel (Warhammer miniature paints) and they are water acrylic based. This makes it easy to work with as opposed to Humbrol-like paints. Contrary to popular belief, these modern acrylic paints hold perfectly fine on metal also. 

 

They have a range of "inks" or "washes/shades/glazes". The names are all esoteric/fantasy. But basically Nuln Oil = just black ink. Calthan Camouflage = Green etc... 

 

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Hi Chris,

 

just out of curiosity: do you exclusively use Citadel paints? Do you brush these on or do you use an airbrush (as well)?

 

Thanks!

Yes i find working with them very userfriendly. Sometimes i use a can of black acrylic spraypaint to "prime" metal parts. It dries in minutes after which you can easily put any color on. If you like lots of golds and yellows, a brown undercoat works best to get a clean metalic finish. I use brushes. Airbrush is a lot of hassle and usually not worth the trouble of masking everything

 

If you want some photos/tips you can find them in my guide on the forum

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Amazing work Chris. One of the things that I think detracts from models is the contrast between finished wood and painted areas (especially, where photo etched or cast metal parts are used). You did a really great job tying all those areas together.

 

Can I ask what you use for the white areas? I find that most white paints are still too bright, and I would like to find a way to dull it either with a wash or something similar. I've toyed with the idea of using a light diluted stain, and other options would be to try an off-white paint like ivory or cream.

Yes that was my goal: to get a more unified look instead of the brass parts feeling tacked on.

 

You mean the white of the underwater ship? I mixed a tiny bit of ochre into white to make it yellowed. Using a wash to stain it is nice because you will bring out the texture of the planking. But its really hard to get an even finish on such a large area, It will look blotchy quickly.

 

A good way of making rich whites on ornaments is basing it with a light gray first. Then add layers if slightly watered down white. This will look much better than a single coat of white.

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I just can t stop looking at the last pictures, it s like all of a sudden the die cast ornaments that come with the kits make much more sense, i built the San Felipe many years ago, pity it was before the internet. The wood also looks great! Fantastic and very creative!

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I just can t stop looking at the last pictures, it s like all of a sudden the die cast ornaments that come with the kits make much more sense, i built the San Felipe many years ago, pity it was before the internet. The wood also looks great! Fantastic and very creative!

Thank you Tomas! :)

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Your a very very busy man! I'm actualy not too sure with Mantua rope. Should be ok though. :)

 

Yah plenty of stuff to keep my busy.

My band can be found here www.facebook.com/thenorthcolor 

 

Cheers! 

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Hey guys

Ive not had a chance to build the last half year. We moved into our new house, my 2 companies has been really busy (in a good way) and we are expecting a new baby. I do want to get on with building cause I miss doing it, but its hard to find the time really.

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The silence was deaffening ... good to see you're still up and mostly running. Take your time, good to know you're still around

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Hi Chris,

 

enjoy your free time with your daughter and the coming newbie. 

before you know you have time again for your ship modell  :D

 

maybe in your spare free time fix a work space in your new house out of range of children and then after a busy day you will start again :D

 

I had the same experience with my children and new job.

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Somewhat related... Movie on Netflix... "Admiral"   about Holland .. and Admiral DeRyter  several ship battles with ships very similar to Friesland....

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There are plenty of those in the scratch build forum. But EdT has some real nice ones, furthermore, you could try Archjofo's builds I like his tutorialS a lot

 

I wonder if those guys at Moamoli's even thought about anything

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check also my log of the Vasa. I can forward you the drawings I used.

Hi Jan, a set of drawings would be great, are they in scale 1:75? 

What are the big and small rowing boat called? Im seeing different names used around the net. 

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Hi Chris,

 

Although Edt's anchors are great, Dutch anchors did look a bit different.

No iron bands on the wooden parts being a very distinctive one

 

Jan

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Hi Chris,

 

Although Edt's anchors are great, Dutch anchors did look a bit different.

No iron bands on the wooden parts being a very distinctive one

 

Jan

 

Hi Jan, 

 

Do you have a good reference? I might have to dig up my 7 Provinciën PDF somewhere to see what's in there.

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