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A few of my models

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Half Track, Aug 1, 2017.

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    Nice job. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    well done
     
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    Thank you, when I was younger I used to build more than I do now. My patience and steadiness is not what it used to be. Also, I don't always paint true to the real ship or airplane colors depending on degree of difficulty or parts to be painted. As I have room, I usually just order diecasts on-line now.
     
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    Beautiful work. Especially like the battleship. Is that the Arizona you got?
     
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    Thanks, yes, the Arizona. Two things would have helped make it a bit more authentic, if I had painted a black line above the red paint for the water line, but I would have had to have taped it off again and tried to get the tape straight before I sprayed it with black modeling paint. Some people are good at it but I do not have enough confidence in doing this anymore. Also, the deck should be "wood" color because in those days the decks were wood, mostly, so I understand, to keep the compartments below decks cooler. And then they were hot, I am sure.
    I had the paint that would have given it a wood color look, but I didn't feel like taping off all the small things that were molded to the deck before it was glued to the hull. Otherwise, I would have had paint where it shouldn't have been. As far as rigging, I just improvise as I see fit.
    Models don't seem to come out of the factory molds like they did years ago. In some instances, I don't think the quality is that good anymore Sometimes it takes a lot of sanding and cutting with a small blade to get the parts to fit correctly. It gives me something to do.
     
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    Looks great sir. As a matter of fact, I think that is the exact scale and model I put together in highschool. I had a steadier hand back then and painted in that black line in. Although I choose to paint her with a very light grey paint similar to how she was in the 30s. Love the shadows in the photos of her back then with that paint scheme. I still have that model up on my bookshelf along with the Bismarck. Well, what's left of it after my niece and nephew playing with it over the years....
     
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    You obviously take great pains in your model-making and painting. Nice to look at. Well done.
     
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    Nice. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Oh my, It's like going back in time. I did the PT-109 & USS Arizona way back when...

    Nice job!
     
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