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Silantra
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005 - 01:05 PM UTC
Conn, Sonar...

new contact bearing 0-6-0....
blade count zero....
engine characteristic match Russian Kilo Class attack sub.........


just an intro...

here is my finished entry on DDD.......
this was trumpeter 1/144 Kilo Class......... build out of the box..

it was an easy build with the exception of mating the upper and lower half which required filler and lot of sanding.

The decals wont react well with setting solution (micro sol and set)...decals are 'fragile' during transfer.... i didnt place the doughnut decal on top of the deck....

here's some photos

comment are welcome...
thanks for viewing








the gold color are not well represent in the photo...i used Gunze Mr Metal gold for the props



beachbum
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005 - 03:14 PM UTC
Its a very nice, clean build kawan. I like the 3rd shot on the frontal. I see despite your heavy work schedule you've managed to "ponteng" enough to get it done. Looks like another well deserved ribbon.

Maybe this weekend we'll take her out on the lake for her maiden voyage seeing as your'e involved in the boat competition anyway. Just give me a call and I'll bring the trailer with my 4WD to take her out.
Tiger101
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005 - 07:22 PM UTC
Silantra The Kilo looks great! The grey looks good on her. You did yourself proud. I had the same problems with the decals on mine and on the Sea Wolf. I guess their decals need work. An outstanding Job Sir! I'm glad you were able to get it done.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005 - 07:28 PM UTC
That looks great mate, nice job!

Good entry!

Martin
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005 - 07:31 PM UTC
She's fantastic Silantra! Very nice, clean build. Thanks so much for your participation.
ave
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005 - 07:36 PM UTC
The Kilo looks great, excellent work, I dont think I can find anythign to nit pick with it
Silantra
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 12:19 PM UTC

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Its a very nice, clean build kawan. I like the 3rd shot on the frontal. I see despite your heavy work schedule you've managed to "ponteng" enough to get it done. Looks like another well deserved ribbon.

Maybe this weekend we'll take her out on the lake for her maiden voyage seeing as your'e involved in the boat competition anyway. Just give me a call and I'll bring the trailer with my 4WD to take her out.



Beachbum... thanks for the kind words. ....u're right my friend....the campaign should be an east one but i finished it a bit late..for almost 2 months...which is supposed to be completed in less than what as i plan before...
take her to lake?? negative sir! but i managed to put her on my bath tub before i painted her.... just to test her bouyancy and some of the counter weight that i have put inside her massive hull.... she float very well but of course not level with the waterline....i think i should put balast tank inside her... anyway, as the water competition in concern, i will take her out if they have a category on submarine...




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Silantra The Kilo looks great! The grey looks good on her. You did yourself proud. I had the same problems with the decals on mine and on the Sea Wolf. I guess their decals need work. An outstanding Job Sir! I'm glad you were able to get it done.





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That looks great mate, nice job!

Good entry!

Martin




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She's fantastic Silantra! Very nice, clean build. Thanks so much for your participation.




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The Kilo looks great, excellent work, I dont think I can find anythign to nit pick with it



Scott, MArtinn, Daryl, ave........ thanks for your kind words....
for me, there is still an imperfection on the Kilo... as u can see the silvering on the decals.... this is the problem with trumpeter decal ...i try to get them right but seem hopeless.. and another thing which i fail to do which i normally get it right ... usually i will highlight the panel lines on my models...but in this case, i dont know what happend to me... i failed to do them right....
anyway, thanks for your comments......

too bad i cant show it to garry


skipper
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 10:13 PM UTC
Hi Silantra!

I really like your Kilo!
It looks great!
Regarding the decals, did you give a gloss coat first?
And after? For mine it worked - and at the time I used Tamiya Gloss coat

But still is a great build - it looks very clean!!

Congratulation Mate

Skipper
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2005 - 04:48 AM UTC
Yeah! Another nice looking Kilo! I really like how those are turning out! That's it...I'm getting one!

Very Nice Silantra, I too like the clean lines and the way the grey turned out. Did you use copper for the screw? I think that works better than the gold that is often suggested.
Silantra
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 12:12 PM UTC

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Hi Silantra!

I really like your Kilo!
It looks great!
Regarding the decals, did you give a gloss coat first?
And after? For mine it worked - and at the time I used Tamiya Gloss coat

But still is a great build - it looks very clean!!

Congratulation Mate

Skipper



thanks Skipper!

i do coat it with Future (2 layer )before decalling.... somehow the decals wont response very well.... i dont know where is my mistake because usually i seem to get the decal work done well... but not in my kilo SSK....

Silantra
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 12:18 PM UTC

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Yeah! Another nice looking Kilo! I really like how those are turning out! That's it...I'm getting one!

Very Nice Silantra, I too like the clean lines and the way the grey turned out. Did you use copper for the screw? I think that works better than the gold that is often suggested.



Steve, thanks for the kind words....

i use tamiya dark grey for the hull color and Gunze MrColor red + hull red for the bottom hull....
i paint the screw with Gunze Mr Metal gold.. yeahh i did agree with you...it turn out to look like copper instead of gold.. my wife think that way too.......

good luck on your Kilo...it's a nice build....
moJimbo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 01:38 PM UTC
hi sil.. nice build on the kilo man..

i like the 3rd pic best ..but perhaps could do with better lighting to show the details. just curious: how long is the 1/144 sub?

btw the quote on your banner that says '"Captain scared 'em out of the water!!!!"... does that come from the book 'hunt for red october'?
Tiger101
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 01:50 PM UTC
Yeah! Another nice looking Kilo! I really like how those are turning out! That's it...I'm getting one!


I think Steve is becoming a Suboholic. Everyone watch your submarine stash!

Silantra Your work lookes better every time I look at it! It looks better then mine.
Silantra
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 02:29 PM UTC

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hi sil.. nice build on the kilo man..

i like the 3rd pic best ..but perhaps could do with better lighting to show the details. just curious: how long is the 1/144 sub?

btw the quote on your banner that says '"Captain scared 'em out of the water!!!!"... does that come from the book 'hunt for red october'?



Yo Jimbo....

my photography skill is still at novice level la.... i know that i need lot of lighting...


the length of the boat would be approx 50 cm...

the quote is taken from the movie actually ..not the book..although i have the book, i think the words is not in the book.. it was when the russin crews is taken aboard US destroyer and the subs below are try to fake some stunts... haha... i love it when the crew thought that their captain scared the USS Dallas out of the water........
Silantra
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 02:33 PM UTC

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Yeah! Another nice looking Kilo! I really like how those are turning out! That's it...I'm getting one!


I think Steve is becoming a Suboholic. Everyone watch your submarine stash!

Silantra Your work lookes better every time I look at it! It looks better then mine.



Suboholic??? we learn new vocab today..this is what so amazing here at armorama.... besides modelling skill, u also can learn new vocab..

hahaha..cheers Scott