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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2014, 07:11:11 pm »


Hi all this is where I am now still a lot of little things to add so probably wont be posting any more on this for a while as the bits I need to do wont really show up much and would just be boreing, but dont worry I will still be working on it.
Will have to find someone to donate it to then as its is too big to stay here. oh and sorry I lied (cant read my own writing its 21 1/4 inches long.

































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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #76 on: November 30, 2014, 11:56:27 pm »

You're definitely getting there KP O0
 
...and the other ship "in action" on the background gives an overall impression of depth / distance - well done :-))
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #77 on: December 09, 2014, 06:07:34 pm »


Look what came today.



















I put the warspite on her just to show how big she is.
I will be a good boy though no starting it till I've finished the warspite dio, well fairly sure I will be a good boy, sort of.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #78 on: December 09, 2014, 10:52:38 pm »

It is difficult to stay on one project especially if the going gets tough for some reason.

I find projects as large as ship modelling can have bottle necks where you are waiting for some parts and cannot continue until they are sourced, or you lack reference or even a mistake causes your enthusiasm to plummet. It does not hurt to have a fall back project (or three:O)
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2014, 08:21:52 pm »


Well here is where I am now sorry in advance not turned out anywhere near as good as I hoped have ruined the rigging and some of the paint work,doing some more to the dio then the whole thing will be done I feel I have to finnish the base as I promised myself I wouldn't start anything else till this was finished.. dont think I will be donating it to the library though and definitely not to the next club show table I think it is now ruined and fit for the spares drawer



















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2014, 09:53:04 pm »

It would be such a shame to bin it KP <:(
 
Just put the ship to one side for a little while then re-do the rigging when you feel up to it.
...oh, and move the white ensign. It would be flown from the ensign staff down aft when in harbour, along with the Union Jack up for'd., but as you are depicting her at sea, the Battle Ensign (still a white ensign) would be flown from the rear of the foremast O0
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #81 on: December 13, 2014, 04:52:31 pm »


Well its finished, managed to sort the rigging and hid the botched paint behind the gun blasts.
will take some better photos in the daylight tomorrow.





























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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #82 on: December 14, 2014, 04:14:13 pm »


Hi all as promised here are some more pics taken in daylight.















































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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #83 on: December 14, 2014, 05:05:04 pm »

Excellent! Congratulations on an interesting build and study in perspective. The use of LEDs and electrickery is also a useful tutorial for the future.

Thanks for sharing your hobby with us KP.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #84 on: December 14, 2014, 11:42:17 pm »

Well done KP - glad you decided to carry on. If / when you put this effort on display, just attach a bit of blue material around the exposed edge of your base to finish it off  :-))
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #85 on: January 15, 2015, 09:49:48 pm »

Thanks for this very interesting thread KP. You have done an amazing job.

In my kit bashing days it was Airfix at 1:600 scale (1960's and 70's), and I did build Warspite. The detail on these modern 1:350 models is truely stunning. TBH I don't think my eyes are up to working at these scales anymore. :((
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #86 on: May 02, 2015, 06:28:54 pm »

Amazing brilliant and inventive work, talk about bringing a subject to life!! :-))
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