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GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:24 PM GMT+7
Corrected the name of our only finisher (so far).

Done
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McRunty - Academy 1/350 HMS Warspite

Working
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d6mst0 - 1/96 Laker
Fordboy - Airfix 1/72 E-Boat
GaryKato - Dragon 1/700 HMS Trafalgar
YellowHammer - Revell 1/249 USS Buckley
Fordboy
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 08:11 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Rory

Very nice work indeed.

Best I get some sort of update up.

Cheers


Sean
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:51 AM GMT+7

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She really came out nice, love the paint work and weathering. She looks a little lonely on that shelf by herself. Any plans for another?



Of course!! I have the USS Fletcher and USS England underway at the moment. I also have HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Hood, IJN Musashi and USS Independence in the stash as well as a dirty submarine, USS Los Angeles on her way
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:53 PM GMT+7
Congratulations on finishing! It looks amazing!

Done
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Runty - Academy 1/350 HMS Warspite


Working
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Fordboy - Airfix 1/72 E-Boat
GaryKato - Dragon 1/700 HMS Trafalgar
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:37 PM GMT+7
She really came out nice, love the paint work and weathering. She looks a little lonely on that shelf by herself. Any plans for another?
McRunty
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:52 AM GMT+7
I am going to call this done. HMS Warspite is complete. I may go back one day and do the rigging once I have confidence in not wrecking it.






And in pride of place in the display case!



Overall I am really pleased with how she came out.
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 06:32 PM GMT+7
Impressive. This is going to look super once painted and mounted on the ship!
McRunty
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:35 AM GMT+7
Work continues apace. Joining this campaign has really motivated me to get on with it.

2nd crane is complete as well as the Main mast. This was very fiddly to build and the instructions are not clear on some of the build steps. Luckily other brave souls have built up this kit before and I was able to find good reference online.

I still need to go back and clean up some of the excess glue but overall I am very happy with the result of my 4 hours work.


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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM GMT+7
Rory,
Everything is looking great, keep up the good work. Keep plugging away and before you know it you'll have a Warspite in the display case.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
It does look complex. Good job!
McRunty
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:37 PM GMT+7
So I have now gotten started on finishing this kit. Started working on the cranes. I was a bit leary of this as it looked like a right bear to do but ended up going together pretty quickly. One completed with one to do.

McRunty
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:55 AM GMT+7

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I don't know what you mean, Rory - what you have so far looks great! It will be fun to watch you proceed with Warspite, and if you get stuck again, there are plenty of knowledgeable people on this board who can give you solid building advice. Good luck with it!




It was all the photoetch that broke my will. All that teeny tiny PE! Couldnt even look at the ship for 6 months after doing all the 20mm Orlikon's. (30 of the things if I remember correctly)
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:29 AM GMT+7

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...She was my first kit after a 10 year hiatus and honestly more than I could handle...



I don't know what you mean, Rory - what you have so far looks great! It will be fun to watch you proceed with Warspite, and if you get stuck again, there are plenty of knowledgeable people on this board who can give you solid building advice. Good luck with it!

GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:45 PM GMT+7
It looks pretty good. I'm sure you'll be able to finish it before the year ends!
McRunty
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:25 AM GMT+7
Here is my entry into the campaign. Academy's HMS Warspite with the full Pontos Upgrade kit.

She was my first kit after a 10 year hiatus and honestly more than I could handle. She has been sitting at this level of completion for about 2 years now. Luckily I am far more confidant and skilled at handling PE and teeny parts now.

Still have to do her boats, cranes, masts, railings and a few other sundry bits and bobs. Derricks are on but not painted and will need wire added. Hopefully this campaign will give me the boot in my arse I need to complete this magnificent ship.



GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 09:57 PM GMT+7
It's been bare plastic since 2005. Of course, it doesn't look a whole lot better after the first coat. I will try another coat soon.
Fordboy
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 07:01 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Gary

Nice update.


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:04 PM GMT+7


Managed to put an initial coat of Tamiya NATO Black on the hull. A better second coat will probably happen tonight.
Fordboy
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Shipmates

Here is where I was sadly many moons ago:

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=137625&ord=&page=8

Current update to follow shortly.


Cheers


Sean

Fordboy
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Shipmates

Ok this weekend I will get organised/motivated.

Hence why I signed up after all.

Cheers


Sean
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 03:53 PM GMT+7
So far the only progress I have made is to glue the top fin back on. I'll post a picture once I get some paint on it.
bill_c
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7

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Here's a link to the campaign page. Enlist there.


The gallery has now been created per Gary's request. Get to modeling so y'all can fill it up.
YellowHammer
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 03:48 PM GMT+7
Tim,
Thanks for this info. I wasn't aware of this pe set. I may give it a go after my next check. At any rate I have a ways to go before I'm ready for the pe.
Thanks again.
John
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 07:41 AM GMT+7

LOL!

John, Ive screwed up more photoetch myself than Id care to admit! Still, the best way to improve your skills is to keep hacking away at it. Notwithstanding the occasional disaster, my own efforts seem to get a little better each time...

As for budget, Toms Modelworks makes brass for Buckley too that is about half the price of the GMM set.


http://www.tomsmodelworks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=163

I haven't seen this one in the "flesh", but it looks pretty good online.

In any case, I look forward to seeing what you do with this classic kit!
YellowHammer
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
Hi Tim,
Thanks for the recommendation. I took a look at the pe set you mentioned. It does look good but its not in the budget right now. Plus, being such a noob with pe I'd probably make a hash of it. Any pointers for scratch building improvements would be appreciated.
Thanks again.
John