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TOPIC: Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch FINISHED

Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch FINISHED 2 weeks 12 hours ago #31

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Looks blimin awesom yak
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch FINISHED 1 week 6 days ago #32

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Nice work Rob. A good measure of a build is when I want to go buy and make the same kit :) . I'm impressed with how opaque the decals are. The rebox has Cartograf decals I assume? You mentioned not being happy with the flat coat. Personally I like that added bit of gloss you have because it makes it look like it's damp as though it has been at sea. If you do choose to hit it with another flat coat might I suggest just hitting the upper areas that are further out of the water so to speak. Regardless a good build.
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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch FINISHED 1 week 5 days ago #33

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shaunfletcher wrote: 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.


Thanks Shaun, From the small amount of reading i did on these boats i found that in the early years of the war the top surfaces were painted yellow but sometime in 43 they fitted the bofors and painted the top surfaces grey apart from the cabin for some reason. So my idea was that maybe the grey would get worn down to show the yellow paint under it.

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Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch FINISHED 1 week 5 days ago #34

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Terry wrote: Nice work Rob. A good measure of a build is when I want to go buy and make the same kit :) . I'm impressed with how opaque the decals are. The rebox has Cartograf decals I assume? You mentioned not being happy with the flat coat. Personally I like that added bit of gloss you have because it makes it look like it's damp as though it has been at sea. If you do choose to hit it with another flat coat might I suggest just hitting the upper areas that are further out of the water so to speak. Regardless a good build.

Thanks Terry, I didn't think of it that way but it does make sense. My thought was once i got it dulled down i would use AK's wet effect to get the wet areas. But i won't be doing anymore to it now apart from having a go at making a seascape base for it at some point. Yes i think the decal were cartograf they were very nice to work with.

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