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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch FINISHED 3 months 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 3 months 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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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 3 months 2 weeks ago #4

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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 3 months 1 day 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 3 months 10 hours 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 3 months 1 hour 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 2 months 3 weeks 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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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 2 months 3 weeks ago #10

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Looks fantastic!! Nice scratch work
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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

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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 months 2 weeks 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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Bottom hull colour looks fine to me B)
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 2 months 1 week 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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That looks like it is coming along nicely.
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 1 month 4 weeks ago #16

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have managed a bit more in the last week or so. still struggling to get any serious bench time.

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Oh wow, looking good!
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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

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What Bishop said :whistle:
I'm herin ya about the bench time, work and family consume my days and nights at moment.
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Bit more done. getting close to the end now. need to paint the guns and the turrets (which i also need to musk :S) then a matt coat and then rigging. something i've never done so will be interesting.
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Looks so effective with the weathering. Does it get a dull coat once done or stay as it is?
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Nice job on the weathering, AiC ???:whistle:
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch 2 weeks 2 days ago #22

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Been busy with life stuff and thought that the end date for the GB was the friday before AiC :pinch: but someone was nice enough to extend it to that date so i have spent saturday,sunday and tonight on this and now only have one more bit of rigging to do tomorrow night but here are a few pics from the last few days.

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Good to see this close to the finish line, yay for the extension. Looks great too :)
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Good progress mate!! Looking good! Hoping to get mine done today or tomorrow!
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smashing job :)
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It’s really turned out well.
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Nice work.
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Cheers guys :) I have got this finished, I'll take some photos tomorrow and post them up.

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Finally got all my stuff sorted for AiC so thought i better finish this thread. Ended up painting the turret framing by hand as it was to hard to try mask them up, used a fine thread for the ropes laying around the deck and a mix of modeling rigging for the very thin wires and knitting elastic and cotton for the main rigging. Also made the little hopes on the rigging from the same brass rod the railings were made from. Painting is mostly tamiya and humbrol and the weather was done with AK products and oil paints for the salt streaking etc. So for a first boat build i'm happy with it, might do another one day if i can find the right subject. Few things i'd do different like the flat coat hasn't really gone as flat as i'd like and i couldn't get the two gunners to fit very well which i may take another look at later on.

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Superb job, so much detail all over to keep you looking.

can I ask what the material under the chipping/wear on the hull/deck is? the yellowish colour looks very striking, I guess its wood or?

If it is there this weekend will look forward to seeing in person.
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