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TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:06 PM UTC

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...I'll be working on the Revell kit of the USS Buckley. I'll be adding some bits from HR Products to spruce it up some. I think one of my biggest challenges will be the flying bridge, which is very bare. Any comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated.


Hi John,

It looks like you’ve aleady made a good start on this one! As I recall the weapons on this kit were pretty weak, so your idea to use HR Products upgrades is definitely on target. You might also consider the Gold Medal Models brass photoetch set. I haven’t used this one myself, but I did use GMM’s set for the Revell box-scale Taney, and I can tell you that it made a world of difference!
http://www.goldmm.com/ships/gms2buwa.htm

I look forward to your build!

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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 05:57 AM UTC

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Hi folks,

Here's my start photo. I'll be working on the Revell kit of the USS Buckley. I'll be adding some bits from HR Products to spruce it up some. I think one of my biggest challenges will be the flying bridge, which is very bare.

Any comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated.





I remember her well from "The Enemy Below".
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 05:33 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Here's my start photo. I'll be working on the Revell kit of the USS Buckley. I'll be adding some bits from HR Products to spruce it up some. I think one of my biggest challenges will be the flying bridge, which is very bare.

Any comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated.


TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 06:45 AM UTC

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...My biggest problem was getting the stand to look good. Trying to get the letters to stand out were a problem. I think this one was an experiment where I painted it black then lightly sanded the paint off the letters.



Gary,

An approach you might try is oil over acrylic. On my Niña build, I started with a base coat of Tamiya Desert Yellow XF-59 acrylic followed by a coating of Grumbacher Raw Umber artist’s oil. The oil paint will cover but won’t attack the acrylic base color. When I took a thinner-dampened towel and wiped the oil paint away, it left dark brown shadows in the recessed areas and a nice brownish filter over the rest of the ship and name plate.
 photo PyroNintildeahullnameplatewashcomplete_zpsbcc54529.jpg
I was going for a wood effect, but of course you could use any colors you want. The beauty of this technique is that it is quick, super easy, and you don’t have to be precise at all (this was my first attempt).

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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 02:46 AM UTC
Ahoy Gary

Nice start Gary I need to dig out my project and get pictures up.

Will attempt to do that this weekend.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:06 PM UTC

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I remember those DML subs. They were fun little kits.



Some were. Others had upper and lower hulls of different diameters. I tried these to get out of my modelling slump and promptly ran into one of these. I think the Trafalgar and Yushio were real nice.

My biggest problem was getting the stand to look good. Trying to get the letters to stand out were a problem. I think this one was an experiment where I painted it black then lightly sanded the paint off the letters.

TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 05:42 PM UTC
I remember those DML subs. They were fun little kits.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 05:32 PM UTC
Here is my initial build in this campaign.




DML's 1/700 HMS Trafalgar. It was hard to find as I put it inside another box. I just have to fit the upper fin back on. I plan to hand paint it.
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 01:28 AM UTC
Yes, it is.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:29 PM UTC
Ahoy Gary

Is this the official thread to log progress etc.?

Just wondering.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 05:49 AM UTC
I'm in.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 01:51 AM UTC
signed up as well.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:37 AM UTC
Ahoy Gary

Duly signed up.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 07:24 PM UTC

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Campaign approved and running. Now get to work.



Aye, Aye, Sir! You heard the man!

Here's a link to the campaign page. Enlist there.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 05:23 PM UTC
Campaign approved and running. Now get to work.
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 11:41 PM UTC
Ahoy Gary

Count me in with my long languishing 1/72 Airfix E-Boat.

Please let us know when we can enlist.

Cheers


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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 09:39 AM UTC
I like the ribbon as well. I have a few moldy oldies to choose as subjects. Looking forward to maybe actually finishing one.
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 07:32 AM UTC

Those were meant to be propellers, not the "II" for the campaign! I will set it as the ribbon as soon as we have a campaign page. I sne the proposal in a few days ago.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 07:26 AM UTC

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I like it, nice and simple.


Me too.



I like your proposed design as well. It is fun how the two stars (for Dry Docked II, right?) double as propellers!
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 05:31 AM UTC

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I like it, nice and simple.


Me too.
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 04:05 AM UTC
Like I have any history of finishing a campaign.... I've got at least 3 ships in dry dock. Revell's USS Drum, HMS Nelson and USS Johnston. Sign me up...
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 03:53 AM UTC
I like it, nice and simple.
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Here is one one ribbon idea.
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 08:48 AM UTC
add one more, please!

-ah3000mk1
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 05:56 AM UTC
Good ideas from both Tim and you....let me know...as I have the
original artwork in my computer and can do the alterations based
on your suggestions.

Cheers,
Joe