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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2014, 11:13:13 pm »

Agree leave the orange tint it looks fine  :-))
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2014, 04:18:17 pm »

Was my post modified as I do not recall writing 'Blnking'! I wrote it later in the evening so maybe I did a little swear and did not notice. If I did then I apologise.

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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2014, 08:19:40 pm »


Well its not my birthday till Sunday but I am busy most of the day tomorrow and we have the whole family round Sunday, so I've negotiated a start today on my Warspite model so here is the start.
I have placed a few planes and Warspite in different places which do you think looks best (obviously the planes will be in the air on the finished dio) I just want an idea of which you all think looks best.


























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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2014, 11:16:44 pm »

My preference would be the ship angled, as in photo's 2,3,& 4 of your latest posting O0
 
...but, of course, it's really down to how you intend to depict the final product :-))
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2014, 06:57:55 pm »

Hi all made a really stupid total nitwit mistake in my eagerness to start this kit. There are parts on the deck you are supposed to cut off before you attatch the wooden decking, which I didn't. That made the job of removing it now a real b@'!:er, still done it now I've bitten the bullet and done a tiny amount of PE (the gangway which goes across the bow there are 2 gussets underneath which measure 2.5mm x 1.5 mm after an hour of getting them in the right place and upright I have to wonder is it worth the effort, once it's on the dio no one will see it, even off the ship when turned upside down you can barely see it with the naked eye. Still we will see how long I keep the PE up as although they are small the gangway was a simple bend the sides up (oh by the way the Mk1 detail up set instructions are vague to say the least) they show a picture of the part in place and one pic of some of the folds you are left to guess the rest of the folds.

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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2014, 06:30:15 pm »

Hi all here is a bit of an update of where I am now.
[/size] I am a bit peeved now, I realise I made the mistake with not removing the plastic before I laid the decking but now i've started putting the PE on I've discovered ther are other bit which should be removed which are not on the instructions and now i've laid the wooden decking and cut it to fit whats on the deck the PE is not covering all the plastic.
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[/size]as you can see the PE ramps are too short and I can't remove the plastic ramps as I've cut the decking to fit, so I'm hoping that when painted grey it wont notice. (yes I know the middle blast shield is crooked in the pic but that has been sorted now)[/color]
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[/size]first start at the explosion and I thought I would try an experiment with Optic Fibres will bee using those for the tracer rounds Warspie will be firing, I have discovered if you scratch the firbre every so often light escapes at the scratches over a length of about 12 inches (it does gradually get less as it goes along but I think 12 inches will be enough for me) anyway keeping it straight at anything more than that is almost impossible [/color]
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[/size]Obviously there is no smoke yet nor any debris in the explosion , I am wondering whether to put an unfortunate sailor in the smoke of the exlposion sans a limb or 2 ( the 350 scale sailors I've got I'm not sure it would notice, but might be fun to see if anyone does).[/color]

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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2014, 08:25:53 pm »


Hi all I think I've got too many balls in the air at once, at the moment so I am going to finish some of the planes before I get too involved with Warspite, so got on with the FW 190 and apart from painting the canopy and matt coating it I am calling the 190 done.





















I've done the all the decals on one side of the JU 87 so I recon that will be ready for matt coating tomorrow.


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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2014, 09:27:52 pm »

What on Earth is the PE you keep refering to
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2014, 09:31:19 pm »

Photo etch its the brass stuff you see on Warspite, it's very small and fiddley.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2014, 09:43:54 pm »

Right thanks
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2014, 08:47:26 pm »

[/size]Hi all here is an update, and a querey I have used humbrol matt varnish for the first time, But I have an unusual effect the varnish has white patches (which in this instance is great I was going to add something like this anyway, and think it works ok) but what if I didn't want it, whats gone wrong ( I stirred it thourgherly)[/color][/size][/font]
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2014, 10:00:46 pm »

I think it was to cold where you sprayed it and the laquer has in effect bloomed
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2014, 05:31:51 pm »


doing some work on the base today
as you can see not a lot of room in my man cave for it

drilled the holes for all the leds and put and wired the leds into the board




not wired the explosion in the stern of warspite cant do that till Warspite hull is permanently atattched same for the FW 190
the 2 blue leds are for the water plumes for the near misses.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2014, 08:01:18 pm »


Hi all been doing some experimenting with the base, my choice of using blue leds was a terrible mistake, now Ive gone and hot glued them all up to make the water plumes I am stuck with them (pun intended) hopefully loads of white paint will cure that problem, initially I was getting carried away and started making them too big, till it suddenly dawned on me an inch high plume of water at 1/350 scale would be 29 feet tall in real life so scaled them back a bit.























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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2014, 08:21:17 pm »

Those explosios are very impressive though I know what you mean about the blue, it might be a bit bright. The flashes I have seen from electrical discharge under water look very white so you are right IMHO to modify them. That ship is going to be gorgeous, the shape is just so satisfyingly good. All battleships should have been that shape:O)
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2014, 07:57:37 pm »


Hi all here is tonights update, dulled the blue leds down (more glue and white paint )
and added a couple more planes.

















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2014, 06:17:13 pm »


hello all I am sure you are getting bored by now, unfortunately here is another visual onslaught for you nhahahahaha(insert evil laugh)

































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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2014, 09:20:40 pm »

It is not boring at all. It is good to see A and B turrets sat on their barbettes.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2014, 10:03:58 pm »


Hi all here is todays bit





















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2014, 06:36:05 pm »

That was one busy ship where the superstructure is concerned. I love the effect you have on the chains, they do look realistic.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2014, 07:58:07 pm »


Hi all my first attempt at water effect using clear bathroom sealant















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2014, 07:54:22 pm »


Hi all had a go at weathering some of the superstructure (never weathered a ship before) is this enough or should I go further ?






also did some more of that pesky PE






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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2014, 08:49:27 pm »

It looks fine to me, I'm no expert in weathering but in my opinion less is more, I think too much a can make it look like a derelict, the explosions are nicely done.  :-))
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2014, 09:36:04 pm »

Warships are like an organism in huge form in that when possible repairs and maintenance will be conducted so painting and other chores wil still go on unless the enemy make an appearance or the weather is poor. That said, in the thread on HMS Kent in the R&D room it is mentioned that a captain tried to get his crew to paint the ship while it was busy shelling Turkish forts in the Dardanelles!

Fresh rust will be brighter, have a look at these films on You tube as they might help. Any expensive materials can be substituted for paints you already have or can get easily:O)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUWVwlVwrdA


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj2fpQwG37s

Google rust wethering techniques and you will find more info, and look at images of Canberra and other warships involved in the Falklands war as these will give you some graphic references of how to make your Battle barge war weary.

Keep up the good work, it is starting to look peachy. The water effect is pretty effective.


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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2014, 09:30:25 pm »


Hi all here is tonights update




















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