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4 months 6 days ago - 4 months 6 days ago #1 by Grant
Trumpeter 1/350 Dreadnought 1915 was created by Grant
I thought I would start a thread for this. I've been building this for three or four months already. It's a really different experience than an aircraft or tank. There are almost 700 pieces, lots of PE, and its has some very complicated stages. The instructions are also very vague. I'm enjoying it though, and I like the subject. I'm currently playing World of Warships on PS4 and I've collected a few more naval subjects including the Trumpeter 1/350 Essex CV-9 and some Fujimi 1/700 waterline kits. While in Japan recently I was sooo tempted to get the Tamiya 1/350 superdetailed Yamato. Maybe next time. It looks to be a beautiful kit. :)





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4 months 6 days ago #2 by Bishop
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Oooow watching watching...

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4 months 5 days ago #3 by Nosferatu
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Deffo watching this!! I have the Zveda kit in the stash. I love what Dreadnought meant for the future of naval power.

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4 months 5 days ago #4 by shaunfletcher
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Lovely kit and build of one of the finest subjects.

World of Warships has to have sold so many kits lol. Great game.

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3 months 5 days ago #5 by Grant
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Some progress to report.This build could honestly take forever. I'm not putting some of the PE on, it's just too fiddly fro my shaky hands.




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3 months 4 days ago #6 by Nosferatu
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Nice mate...Looking very tidy! You going to weather it or keep it new?

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3 months 3 days ago #7 by Grant
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I will give it a bit of weathering, but nothing too over the top.
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3 months 2 days ago #8 by Grant
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And a bit more. Pushing this through to completion.



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3 months 1 day ago #9 by grover
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Looking really really nice mate.

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3 months 1 day ago #10 by Bishop
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Very interesting to compare with a later battle ship. Looking good!!!

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3 months 21 hours ago #11 by Terry
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Grant wrote: Some progress to report.This build could honestly take forever. I'm not putting some of the PE on, it's just too fiddly fro my shaky hands.

... you should lay off the Blue Cows, Coffee and alcohol mate! :silly: :blink: :S

Seriously though, crisp work Grant.
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2 months 3 weeks ago #12 by Grant
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And a bit more. Quite a bit of careful detail painting.



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2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #13 by shaunfletcher
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Real tidy job so far.. and doesn't she have great lines?
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2 months 3 weeks ago #14 by Grant
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It's a great looking ship. Given the investment of time in this already, and that it is going along reasonably nicely, I'm tempted to get the Eduard photoetch railing set. I've had a bunch of trouble with the photo etch included in the kit.

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2 months 1 week ago #15 by Grant
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More parts. The mast is a bit bent so I'll have to work out how to fix that.




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2 months 4 days ago #16 by Old-timer
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Have the 1907 version so am very interested in your build,the p/e in 1/350 really is minute,well done so far:cheer......
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4 weeks 1 day ago #17 by Grant
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I found most of the PE in the kit impossible. I don't think it is well designed. The Eduard set looks better.

More progress. I need to get this finished before the end of the year of I fear it will never be finished.



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4 weeks 1 day ago #18 by grover
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Nice progress Grant. A pity about the PE. I'm tempted to dive into insanity at some stage and get the Oliver Perry destroyer with all the PE. Maybe in 10 years time.

Can I ask a question about the hull paint? What did you use colour wise? I'm building a 1:350 688 and I have the Tamiya XF9 Hull red, but it looks way brown to me. It's really hard to see on a website the colour of other paints, so if you have some knowledge about this, I would love to hear what you have found.
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4 weeks 20 hours ago #19 by Grant
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Thanks. For the hull red I used flat red mixed with that hull red. I can't remember the proportions but I just started with the flat red and added drops of the hull red until it looked right. (I'm not really sure what right is though, you see so many variants of the colour.)
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4 weeks 14 hours ago #20 by grover
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Thanks Grant. I take it given your end of year deadline you're not going to go for the Eduard PE set?

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4 weeks 9 hours ago #21 by Grant
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I'll probably finish what I have and then see how I feel about adding more. I get the impression that ship kits are never finished.

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