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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #375 on: March 29, 2016, 04:07:06 PM »

Quote from: Capt Podge link=topic=51682.msg562598#msg562598

...and what price a man's happiness eh ?
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It's 30 Halfords ... try making swimbo happy with only 30
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #376 on: March 29, 2016, 08:54:18 PM »

And if you frequented a hostelry with friends every night, you would quickly filter 30 of beer through your kidneys :-)

How much of the money was sprayed on and then sanded away to reveal blemishes? I beleive the first coat of filler primer usually gets sanded completley away {:-{
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #377 on: March 29, 2016, 09:14:10 PM »

Joe,
I must agree with ballistanksian , It always pays to use a good filler primer before applying the top coat.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #378 on: March 29, 2016, 10:05:00 PM »

The red primer is the finish for the bottom, it's all I ever use, I'm not looking for a pristine finish in keeping with it being a naval vessel in a harsh environment, but you're right Ian I'd much rather spend 30 on paint, being a non drinker dose help with that. %% %% %)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #379 on: March 30, 2016, 06:28:25 AM »

 The most expensive part of building my Alantis went on filler followed by paint then resin. Four tins of filler at about 14 or 15 a tin 3x tins of paint and one primer about another 28 and 2x resin add another 20  >>:-(  ( all in euros)...... Is it worth it? DEFINATELY! :-)) .


Joe, your model is superb and you have inspired me with your build. Well done. I, like 21000 others am following this thread with great interest.  :} ......... U2
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #380 on: March 30, 2016, 09:44:12 AM »

Thanks U2,
 yes I can see why you would spend that much on a lovely finish on a yacht like Atlantis, yachts traditionally have a beautifully finished hull something seldom if ever afforded to a naval vessel. {:-{
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #381 on: April 02, 2016, 03:05:49 PM »

Finally got the top coat and boot topping done, the side modules on the well deck were painted separate and then glued in place, it was impossible to paint these in situ, at least with a large Halfords spray can, still a few bits to do to the superstructure before paint,  but with the hull done I think she's starting to look like a ship.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #382 on: April 02, 2016, 03:35:32 PM »

with the hull done I think she's starting to look like a ship.

...it's more than that Joe - she's starting to look like a WARSHIP. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #383 on: April 02, 2016, 05:53:06 PM »

Finally got the top coat and boot topping done, the side modules on the well deck were painted separate and then glued in place, it was impossible to paint these in situ, at least with a large Halfords spray can, still a few bits to do to the superstructure before paint,  but with the hull done I think she's starting to look like a ship.

That looks like it could be full-size!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #384 on: April 02, 2016, 08:03:52 PM »

 :-)) :-))  :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #385 on: April 03, 2016, 12:40:55 PM »

Looks brilliant Joe got to agree with Steve about the well deck  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #386 on: April 03, 2016, 02:09:11 PM »

Amen, I can imagine the sound of machery humming and the wind blowing through off the sea.

Gorgeous work Joe, I know is largely grey, but the accuracy and crispness adds so much light and shade.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #387 on: April 09, 2016, 05:06:19 PM »

Thanks for your comments guys always appreciated.

In between fiddling about with the power boat I been adding little bits of detail to Brocks superstructure that will blend in when painted, one very tricky job was the spurn waters and drains around the edge, I didn't want this to look too heavy, so the styrene strip is only .25 x 3.2 the 4 drains aft are tubes so in theory they could actually work.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #388 on: April 09, 2016, 07:47:14 PM »

Joe,
 
Whats your plan for painting all the fittings and superstructure etc?, i'm thinking of the combination of wood and ply same as the Sandown i'm building.
 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #389 on: April 09, 2016, 10:45:36 PM »

 Hi Rich,  it will be treated the same as the hull, grey primer and grey top coat, all the ply was prepared before assembly a lot easier to sand then, so just the odd bit of glue to clean off etc. And all the fittings I've made will primed and painted prior to fixing in place, as I've said before I'm not looking for a beautiful finish I've worked on a couple of Type 42's and been up close to the Hunt Class MCMV'S and super yachts they are most definitely not.  %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #390 on: April 10, 2016, 02:04:01 PM »

I thought I would have a go at the wind brakes on forward of each wheelhouse wing, I been pondering these for some time, there's a bit of compound curve on these , so I've been putting them off for a time, but I want them to be blended in with the painting, so I have to do them I started with some sections cut from a bit of flexible tube, and tested a sample glued to a piece of styrene with cryano and it stuck well, so anyway I've ended up with the wind brakes that should look reasonably close after painting.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #391 on: April 10, 2016, 02:05:51 PM »

Hi junior,
I've been avoiding this as well
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #392 on: April 10, 2016, 02:11:11 PM »

Hi Dave  I glad I'm not the only one, even given the scale I think this build is more difficult than the Type 42, but I guess that's why we do it.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #393 on: April 10, 2016, 02:18:57 PM »

Joe, as you said in one of your post, a part of the enjoyment of model making, is to stretch your building skills.


I was thinking of using tubing cut back to give the round section or vac- moulding it around a forma. Quorn's is different from the drawings, photos I have looks as if they have modified it, it does not come back around towards the nav lights as much on QUORN.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #394 on: April 10, 2016, 02:35:13 PM »

Yes Dave I have to confess I have modified them just a little, but who's to know. %% %%  :embarrassed:
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #395 on: April 10, 2016, 06:47:37 PM »

Do what you need to do to finish the model so you are happy with it. It looks prefectly good to me:O)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #396 on: April 11, 2016, 03:24:44 PM »

Looking good. Almost life like, though you can tell its not sure to it all being in too good a shape and uncluttered!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #397 on: April 12, 2016, 11:48:09 AM »

I was about to prime the mezzanine deck and just in time remembered the overhead lifting track that runs around the sweep deck, and then back to detailing the superstructure my rule of thumb is, if it's glued to a flat surface like doors, vents. various pipework etc. I do it before painting, if it stands up from a deck, guns, winches etc. I do it after painting with the exception of bollards and fair leads, ho and the foc'sle water brake, ok it's a very loose rule of thumb, and she now has her pennant numbers.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #398 on: April 12, 2016, 12:06:55 PM »

Looking good Joe :-)) Where did you get the pennant numbers from? I have got my draught markings from becc. Not sure if I can use them though, I thought they would be like the decals you get in a model aircraft kit. They seem to be on a heavy vinyl. Not sure on how to make them look proper.
Cheers Joe.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #399 on: April 12, 2016, 01:23:46 PM »

Hi Phil,  pennant numbers from BECC also,, I tend to over look draught markings, I did try some on my T42 but in my opinion they stood out too much so I removed them, I know some guys use the slid transfers and then clear varnish the whole hull to lock them in, but varnishing the hull is not something I do,
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