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6 months 1 week ago - 6 months 1 week 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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6 months 1 week ago #2 by Bishop
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Oooow watching watching...

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6 months 1 week 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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6 months 1 week 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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5 months 1 week 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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5 months 1 week 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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5 months 1 week 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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5 months 1 week ago #8 by Grant
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And a bit more. Pushing this through to completion.



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5 months 1 week ago #9 by grover
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Looking really really nice mate.

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

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5 months 6 days 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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4 months 4 weeks ago #12 by Grant
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And a bit more. Quite a bit of careful detail painting.



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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 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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4 months 4 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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4 months 2 weeks 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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4 months 1 week 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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3 months 3 days 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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3 months 3 days 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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3 months 3 days 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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3 months 3 days 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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3 months 2 days 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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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #22 by Grant
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I broke a couple of bits and got frustrated so put it away and did not meet my deadline. This is not a simple build and has a ton of very fiddly parts.

And then I got sidetracked. This is Tamiya's 1/350 Musashi. It's okay detail wise, but the fun factor is really there and it's yuugggeee.



I build most of it in two days.
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1 month 1 week ago #23 by Nosferatu
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Nice!! Definately see a ship build in my near future!

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1 month 1 week ago #24 by grover
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Im like Nos. This is inspiring me to do some ship building

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1 month 4 days ago #25 by Grant
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Thanks. I watched a video of a Japanese chap building the premium Tamiya version with a bunch of after market, and came to the conclusion that this kit is really pretty crap. :lol: Pushing through though, because it is a bunch of fun. Masking the deck now and then painting the super structure.



I'd like to build a nice ship kit at some stage. Lot's of subjects I'd like to tackle, Graf Spee, Gneisenau, Kidd, Myoko, Kongo, Tirpitz, Hood... Damn you World of Warships. :lol:
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1 month 22 hours ago #26 by Grant
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Masking the deck took a lot longer than it looks.

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3 weeks 1 day ago #27 by Grant
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A lot of weathering later but it doesn't show up so well in the pics. The painting and weathering on this kit has taken so much longer than assembly.




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3 weeks 10 hours ago #28 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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1 week 4 days ago #29 by Grant
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Hope everyone out there is adjusting to our interesting new set of circumstances. I'm now working from home, so a bit more sneaky modelling is probably possible.

Amazing how this thread transformed from the Dreadnought to the Musashi, but honestly I've enjoyed this build more than the Dreadnought, which is probably the better more detailed kit. Anyways, closing in on completion. Next up, rigging. :S

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1 week 20 hours ago #30 by RED
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This is looking really good Grant

what are you planning on using for the rigging? I have the Bismarck and Yamato in the stash but unsure what to use

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