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HMS Roberts finished
Hederstierna
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Nordjylland, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:02 PM UTC
Hi all
FINALLY!! This has been under way for some time now, and especially that camouflage paint job was a real killer. I've never done so much masking before.
It's the Trumpeter kit almost OOB, just used metal barrels from RB Models and made some of the mast parts from scratch and the rigging from fly binding thread.
Hope you like it and please do comment.
Jacob










Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC
I'm glad you got there because it's a fantastic finish Jacob with a great job on the weathering.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:27 AM UTC
Very nice! Al
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:37 AM UTC
Hi Jacob,

That is one beautiful model.....SUPERB job!

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:11 AM UTC
Great build Jacob,

The weathering is excellent.

cheers

Si
Hederstierna
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:33 AM UTC
Thanks for all the nice comments.
I forgot to ask; I tried a new painting technique for the lower hull, which is supposed to make the red hull color look old and used, but what do you think? Does it work?
TIA
Jacob
TAFFY3
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:07 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks for all the nice comments.
I forgot to ask; I tried a new painting technique for the lower hull, which is supposed to make the red hull color look old and used, but what do you think? Does it work?
TIA
Jacob



I think it works very well, quite convincing. Al
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:29 AM UTC
Excellent work Jacob!

The camouflage pattern is especially good! All that masking was definitely worth the effort!
warshipbuild
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:16 AM UTC
Super job.
Have one myself, looks complicated in the box!
Hederstierna
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 07:22 AM UTC
Dave: It's really not any more complicated than other ships, it's just the camouflage which is kind of complicated
Jacob
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 02:51 PM UTC
Jacob,

Amazing job, the camouflage and the weathering are outstanding. Great job.

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:14 AM UTC
Nice work Jacob, I always liked this ship, very interesting subject. Hopefully the model companies will start releasing these lesser seen ships that seem to be coming out now in 1/700 scale. (with full hulls please)
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:48 PM UTC
Were the laundry? Seen a snapshot of the Roberts sitting in harbor covered in laundry.

Great looking model, I hope mind comes out half as good.
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 05:13 AM UTC
Jacob,

I can only second what was already said - you did a splendid job and the camouflage looks just outstanding!!

Great work!

Cheers,
Jan
Hederstierna
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 07:04 PM UTC
Thanks for all your nice comments
Jacob