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HULLTOM

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Graupner Neptune
« on: March 28, 2009, 06:11:37 PM »

Right after much deliberation i have decided to go for this model to build. Just wondered how many people have made this model and how easy it was to build,how long it took to build etc. If anyone can post pics of their models too that would be grand. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 07:31:07 PM »

Hello HULLTOM!
I bought only the hull some years ago and it's a lovely hull with lot of potential. I want to show you what I built of her if, say if, you one day want to change her into something else than the original. I know Ghost has built a lovely Neptun with some added extras that really brings her to life, I'm sure he can tell you all you need to know. Good luck on your build and please show us when you get started.
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 09:00:25 PM »

Hi hama!!

Thats an exellent model,looks very smart. I love the shape of the hull. Its a classic look if that makes sense. Im ordering my model this week so will hopefully have it by next weekend to get started on. Will keep you posted. Thanks again for the pics :)
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 09:38:08 PM »

Weve got one of those at our club, hopefully the owner will be down with it tomorow morning, so I can take you some photos :-))
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 05:02:46 AM »

Weve got one of those at our club, hopefully the owner will be down with it tomorow morning, so I can take you some photos :-))

Brill!! :)
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 08:33:35 PM »

Can anyone tell me what you get in the fittings set for the boat? Cheers :)
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 08:39:25 PM »

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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 11:41:36 PM »

i have built two neptuns
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 11:49:40 PM »

These two are very nice, especially the second one (KF Line).

Cheers
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 12:22:51 AM »

South Sands Nuclear line freighters Miranda and Gemini

The timber carrier M/V Beaverlodge belongs to someone in the edinburgh mbc
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 12:32:07 AM »

they are cracking ships , lots of detail put in to them .
Just one thing what is the difference between the graupner neptune  and the robbie neptune as i can't find a pic of the latter.
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 12:49:26 AM »

daz, robbe neptun is a tug
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HULLTOM

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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 07:31:30 AM »

Thanks for all your help and advice. Love all the pics especially the KF Line Neptune. Great stuff!!!  :-))

Can anypone recommend which paints to use? Im assuming because of the size i will need quite a bit? :)
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 09:02:18 AM »

Oops  :embarrassed: .
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 11:02:53 AM »

Thanks for all your help and advice. Love all the pics especially the KF Line Neptune. Great stuff!!!  :-))

Can anypone recommend which paints to use? Im assuming because of the size i will need quite a bit? :)

Humbrol tins with thinners for hull and deck, brush painting will need about 4 each colour for hull, 1-2 for deck, two for main colour of super structure, and one of each colour you choose for picking out fittings.

Another way is one of each colour for hull of Halfords car paint (one red,one blue or any colour you choose for upper hull) one tin of humbrol for black water line again using thinners. The same as above for super structure and fittings. Always wet and dry then prime before painting. I use Halfords white and grey primmer before painting (grey for warships, white for just about any other subject). A lot of people seal the whole thing with a spray satin or matt varnish. I personaly have never done this in the past as long as you do thin coats and give plent of time to dry between them (4-5 days) then rub back the paint will be rock solid. But on my newer builds I'm going to use varnish, just as an experiment to see if it is worth the effort.


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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 12:25:06 PM »

I use plasticote for the hull and large areas such as decks, smaller areas, citadel or valejo.
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2009, 05:33:58 PM »

Brill thanks guys for all of your helpand advice. Will update when i get started:)
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2009, 04:30:35 PM »

what would be the best glue to use for the assembly of this model. Been delayed so ordering the model today,got the paints from halfords today also. :)
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2009, 05:41:43 PM »

Might I suggest you check out this website.

http://www.modelslipway.com/hintsnTips/hints.shtml
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2009, 12:22:54 AM »

Well done, Richard. As many times as I've visited their site, I never noticed that page. :-))
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 03:35:46 PM »

Thanks for that,will take a look :}
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2009, 05:59:43 PM »

15 minute araldite for the following joins:
Hull to stern tube
hull to rudder post
hull to servo tray supports
hull to propshaft forward support
hull to deck.

anything else, bog standard superglue
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2009, 07:35:07 PM »

I don't use Superglue in my standard bog......     :P
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2009, 08:17:42 PM »

is that cos you superglued your butt to the bog? :D
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Re: Graupner Neptune
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2009, 12:38:53 AM »

but would it be ok if the bog was ideal/standard  {-) {-) {-) {-) :o {-)
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