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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden

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3 years 1 month ago #31 by shaunfletcher
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Had a bit of a 'downer' on this one, hence going back to some armour. Not used to building something with so many, frankly crappy, oob parts like oversize ladders, solid turrets etc.

Anyway to cheer me up I did some experiemental weathering on the hull.. quite please with the effect, might be enough to get me into gear on it.

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3 years 1 month ago #32 by Xtr3meNZer
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That is some very nice streaking and weathering you have there. what products did you use to achieve this?

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3 years 1 month ago #33 by shaunfletcher
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2 different shades of AK streaking enamel.. Winter and DAK (I like the colours!) and then AK rust streaks at the places I thought rust would form most.

dabbed the streaking along the top edge of each panel (taking care not to get it on the lower edge of the panel above, and under holes and features, then did the whole wet-brush thing downwards.. then did the rust streaks afterwards.

Trying to emphasise the panels as much as get an overall grime as I feel the sides of the model are rather flat and dull, but I dislike most of the results I have seen from people's attempts to paint 'oil canning'

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3 years 1 month ago - 2 years 8 months ago #34 by Powder
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3 years 1 month ago #35 by shaunfletcher
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Thought I would finish up one side before returning to the hard graft of lifeboats and suchaslike

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3 years 1 month ago #36 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looks real nice man

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3 years 1 month ago #37 by grover
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Love the weathering mate. Shame about the chunky parts but your work looks great.

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3 years 1 month ago #38 by Terry
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Nice result with the weathering. The kit is quite nicely detailed in parts despite some over scale anomalies.

A solution without spending further money is using some kit stretched sprue to make a ladder. Tape the stretched sprue spaced evenly apart to a cutting mat, and use a touch of welding cement where each rung and rail passes. Trim off the surplus rungs and rails and hey presto instant ladder!

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3 years 1 month ago #39 by shaunfletcher
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Yeah would not be too hard to make quite a few replacement parts.. but I set out to build it oob so I dunno heh. so tempting.

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3 years 1 month ago #40 by Wally
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Looks good to me!
Excellent weathering ...

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3 years 1 month ago #41 by shaunfletcher
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Thanks for the encouraging words guys. I will stick to the oob program, only the rigging will be thin twine instead of the string in the kit.

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3 years 1 month ago #42 by Bishop
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I must try a ship one day. This really looks the part.

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3 years 1 month ago #43 by Tiger
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This is looking awesome, your weathering has made a huge difference to the hull. :)

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3 years 1 month ago #44 by shaunfletcher
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This is pretty much the plastic complete and base-coloured. few more boats and ladders are painted but they will go on after weathering

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3 years 1 month ago - 2 years 8 months ago #45 by Powder
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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #46 by shaunfletcher
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Well in the spirit of the OOB I was just going to add the lines described by revell (albeit not using hairy string as supplied)

When I build the emden half of ther kit with artermarket/scratch I was going to try for the full monty
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3 years 1 month ago #47 by Beavis
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That's looks great, especially with the masts on.

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3 years 1 month ago #48 by Xtr3meNZer
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Good luck with the rigging mate :) I done a bit on my 1/700 '92 Missouri... using the EZ-Line though, which is really very nice to use. If you're going to go full monty on your next one, I would recommend getting that if you haven't already.

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3 years 5 days ago #49 by shaunfletcher
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Thought I would drop a progress shot on this, seeing as I have been working on it again at last.

more bits added, and lots of weathering/distressing underway

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3 years 5 days ago #50 by Xtr3meNZer
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Man, that is looking the ship!! Good stuff

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3 years 4 days ago #51 by shaunfletcher
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More progress.. mostly done with the main ship, adding the boats and wires for them, wires are a complete nightmare to do, so damned fiddly!
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3 years 3 days ago #52 by Admoto
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Your weathering looks really good.

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3 years 2 days ago #53 by shaunfletcher
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Thanks.. Its all a bit crude but its my first ship so I guess I will get better

Did some more rigging. Thought a better pic was in order
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3 years 2 days ago #54 by Tiger
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Wow this is looking awesome Mr Fletcher.
Call it nearly done ??

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3 years 1 day ago #55 by shaunfletcher
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Thanks tiger!

Still a lot of rigging to go (A LOT) and some more weathering to go on the side you cant see.. then I will probly call it done and go onto the base.

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3 years 1 day ago #56 by yak
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Oh wow that is cool

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3 years 1 day ago #57 by Wally
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What Yak said ...
Absolutely love those sooty funnels!

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3 years 1 day ago #58 by shaunfletcher
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Too kind

My inspiration for the weathering is pictures like this one:
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3 years 1 day ago #59 by gun grape
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You have done a great job on what was a barely adequate kit in the 90s.

Don't let this turn you off floaty things

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3 years 21 hours ago #60 by shaunfletcher
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Nah Im all up for building the actual good ship kit (academy indianapolis full addons) I have once this and my other projects are out of the way..

It really is a pretty mediocre kit.. but hey paint covers a lot of ills, and once the miles of rigging are on and a nice water base it wont look too bad.

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