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GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
Here is one one ribbon idea.
LinusB
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:53 AM GMT+7
I like it, nice and simple.
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 11:05 AM GMT+7
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 - 12:31 PM GMT+7

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I like it, nice and simple.


Me too.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 02:26 PM GMT+7

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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!
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 02:32 PM GMT+7

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.
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 04:39 PM GMT+7
I like the ribbon as well. I have a few moldy oldies to choose as subjects. Looking forward to maybe actually finishing one.
Fordboy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Gary

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

Please let us know when we can enlist.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:23 AM GMT+7
Campaign approved and running. Now get to work.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 02:24 AM GMT+7

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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.
Fordboy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:37 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Gary

Duly signed up.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
signed up as well.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
I'm in.
Fordboy
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Gary

Is this the official thread to log progress etc.?

Just wondering.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7
Yes, it is.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:32 AM GMT+7
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.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:42 AM GMT+7
I remember those DML subs. They were fun little kits.
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 05:06 AM GMT+7

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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.

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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 09:46 AM GMT+7
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: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 01:45 PM GMT+7

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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 NiŮa build, I started with a base coat of Tamiya Desert Yellow XF-59 acrylic followed by a coating of Grumbacher Raw Umber artistís oil. The oil paint will cover but wonít 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.
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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 donít have to be precise at all (this was my first attempt).

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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:33 PM GMT+7
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.


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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:57 PM GMT+7

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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".
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 05:06 AM GMT+7

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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 youíve 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 havenít used this one myself, but I did use GMMís 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: 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
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 07:41 AM GMT+7

LOL!

John, Iíve screwed up more photoetch myself than Iíd 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, Tomís 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!