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TOPIC: Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden

Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 2 weeks ago #61

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Regardless of the kit you've done a great job! what a pair of excellent subjects too hats off mate well done!!!

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 2 weeks ago #62

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BTW how big is it??? 30cm?? looks small so some great detail there!!!

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 2 weeks ago #63

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Thanks :) I love older quirky more interesting subjects.

About 35cm

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #64

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This is looking really nice mate. You've done an excellent job on such a small kit. Nicely done.

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #65

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After seeing Gary's USS Olympia in person I need to up my game though!

www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/41-...se/30654-uss-olympia

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #66

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I think I will call the rigging done, in the interests of retaining some sanity!
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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #67

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After looking at yours I realised I need to add some black pigment to my funnels.
Your rigging is fantastic very nicely done indeed.

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #68

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That rigging really does look good mate!

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Thanks guys, too kind.

on to the ocean base I guess

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #70

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Dam that is good and only 35cm! thats crazy. no way i would do that rigging with my fat fingers

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #71

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right angle tweezers for the most part, no way I could get in there with fingers!

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Started with the base. I will be trying chris flodbergs technique.. we shall see!

polystyrene sheet cut to size, basic waves carved, and a hole for the boat:

started to apply paper and medium:
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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #73

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One coat of paper/medium added. I dunno about it yet, paper might be a tad thick. I may go over it again with tissue paper and medium to blend things more and get some more micro-wavelet texture out.
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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #74

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Looking really neat!
I do have one comment, but please keep in mind that I have never attempted anything like this at all....
Should the boat be creating bow waves or is that detail added in a later step?

Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

Chris

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #75

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Good point Chris, I guess it depends if the boat is moving, waves of this size wouldn't be unheard of in an estuary or outlet, used to see fairly choppy water in Portsmouth and that's a way away from the main sea. This would make a good scene of the ship at anchor in an open harbour or just offshore.

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I'm working on the principle the wake is added afterwards and doesn't really affect the overall swell, other than being more disrupted behind the ship.

We shall see how it looks.. if it looks wrong then it is at anchor ;)

Shaun

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I like that approach, we would call it "agile" :)

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #78

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Very nice indeed!
What did you use for your rigging? A read the post it was not the original fluffy string... thanks.

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #79

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Very nice work ,looks really good:cheer:

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grunzter wrote: Very nice indeed!
What did you use for your rigging? A read the post it was not the original fluffy string... thanks.


I'm using the Mig Ammo rigging, which I understand to be identical to ez-line with the advantage that they had it in the shop!

It seems pretty good but gluing it has given me many many painful moments due to my ineptitude.
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Really looking forward to seeing how you go about this water and how it turns out.

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #82

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Great start on the water/sea Shaun
Watching here, always keen to see how others do things especially water.
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Blown away here. The ship is very convincing and the waves are just going to set it off beautifully.

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Rough picture of the first colour coat. Looks a lot better in person, and a LOT better when gloss!
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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #85

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That is definitely going to look good, I'm guessing you'll be adding the choppy seas on top of this? What are you using silicone or something else? (yeah I could just wait but I'm impatient like that :P )

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Thought I'd pitch in with this useful link Shaun regarding wave patterns
www.steelnavy.com/WavePatterns.htm

The other general rule of thumb is the angle of your wake pattern breaking from the bow should be no wider than 19 degrees either side of the centreline of the ship. i prefer 15 degrees (either side of centreline) but each to their own.

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #87

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Thanks Terry.. was reading that link last night, want to get this right.

Will go with 15 degrees as it sounds sensible. Im also assuming a 'pencil' ship like this not travelling especially fast is going to produce fairly subtle wake.

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 1 week ago #88

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Looking very good, I may have to borrow your idea when i make a boat.

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Anyone looking for ideas on this search for chris flodberg tutorials, guy is a guru and very good about putting his process out there.

Added some airbrush subsurface wake colouring, next step will I guess be the scary foam wake part!
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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden 4 months 6 days ago #90

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Oh that looks nice! Can't wait to see the end result of this.

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