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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 1 month 2 weeks ago #1

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It was pointed out to me after i completed a recent build that i could have had it in one of the current group builds as well, so here i am :). If you'll have me.
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Works for me mate :)

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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 1 month 2 weeks ago #3

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No one's gonna argue with the big boss :) will make a donation and get started asap

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All you naval modellers be gentle i've never made a boat/ship before so will more than likely make some mistakes on this,

Got a few hours in on this today, Going by the box top there is a few simplified areas on the kit that i decided i'd have a go at correcting. First the framing/railing around the gun turrets. Got one done. Also cut all the foot? railings off and am attempting to make new ones :S
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 1 month 23 hours ago #5

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Have struggled to find time for models the last few weeks and the mojo is on a down turn as well, Have managed to get the railings around the deck finished there not perfect but good enough for my first attempt at this style of model. I wasn't happy with the outcome of the guards around the gun turrets so have re-done them will let them dry a day or so then give them a clean up and get some primer on it.
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 4 weeks 2 days ago #6

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Looking like a boat. Did you do those guards with brass ?
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Looks great Yak
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 4 weeks 2 days ago #8

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Guards around gun turrets look sweet as bro. Did you use a smaller diameter brass the second time, or is the first attempt a camera optic deception?
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 3 weeks 4 days ago #9

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Yep they are brass. No optic tricks Terry, first ones i made out of .8mm but they looked like they were made out of drain pipe so re made them with .5mm which seems the same as the kit molded railings. Managed to get some more done today, Need to sand up a bit of putty around the foreword cabin then glue the rear cabin down and i should be able to spray some primer on it.
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Looks fantastic!! Nice scratch work
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Itis a smart looking little boat so far. I look forward to see more
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 2 weeks 2 days ago #12

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Still struggling to get any decent time at the bench but did manage to get some primer on the other day and have just put some red on the bottom. The instructions call for Humbrol 70 Matt brick red and i've used tamiya hull red as that's all i have but it seems too dark to me. Anyone know if this is right?
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 2 weeks 2 days ago #13

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Bottom hull colour looks fine to me B)
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 1 week 5 days ago #14

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Cheers Andrew, I decided to just run with it even though it still seems too dark to me as once i thought about it i'm not really that worried about it being 100% accurate just a reasonable representation. And at some stage will make a seascape that it'll sit in which will put the red out of sight below the water. Have now got the black on it then chipped the red and black a bit where i think it would get some wear cleared it then masked it and layed down some yellow on the top
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 1 week 4 days ago #15

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That looks like it is coming along nicely.

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