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suikmoto
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Tartu, Estonia
Joined: June 30, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
This is one of christmas holiday builds.
I tried to backdate the kit to May of 1941 instead of Battle of Malaya, the kit comes for. More specifically beginning of Battle of Denmark strait, there will be accompaning Bismarck coming sometime..
I do need help with rigging, scheme or pictures how it was arranged would be most appreciated.
aluminium foil waves

drilled main gun muzzles, sorry for terrible pic
multi piece deck with attempted plank ends
scratched pom-pom as one decided to go ballistic and to be never found again, didn't end needing it anyway
mostly assembled
base gray
details
weathered hull, and gloss coated base
more bits and bobs
aand madness ensues
and wire didn't work for longer lenghts, stretched sprue did however work very well
done

changed base to darker tone, needs gloss


d6mst0
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 02:31 AM UTC
Karl,

Nice build, I always liked a painted deck.

Mark
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
Joined: September 20, 2017
KitMaker: 306 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC
Very nice job! Love the foil waves!
suikmoto
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Tartu, Estonia
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 04:44 AM UTC
Glad you like the waves, but i have discarded them and made new, toilet paper waves ontop.
Also painted signal flags and added rigging.



coat of mix of pva, water and some paint. To harden, blend the white and blue and give slight gloss to waves.
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 12:48 AM UTC
Karl,

The water looks great, nice job.

Mark
suikmoto
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Tartu, Estonia
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
Think ill call it done now





Full album http://imgur.com/gallery/yhGcHNi

Edit: Also changed mast tops aswell, to be more accurate
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 02:23 PM UTC
You have done a lovely job on her my Friend.....Cheers mark
suikmoto
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Tartu, Estonia
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC
Despite calling her done, i have added name plaque which i had completely forgotten was included. Only found it when i decided to build the included planes.
The plaque was painted and given black wash on gray to bring letter out, then glued.
Also another low angle shot in natural light, showing a bit of outside weather
suikmoto
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Tartu, Estonia
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 05:20 AM UTC
I wasnt entirely happy with the water before, but I bought some gel medium today. After testing it, it just looks much better. I will be doing the surface over with the gel when i get the chance.
Pic ofthe test in question