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BigBrother
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005 - 07:39 AM UTC
Yep Looks great.. I cant see that small... pics are great..Today before work I got half the upper deck done in a black oil wash slow but steady till monday
skipper
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 10:55 PM UTC
Hello Jacques!!

It looks great and my only sugestion would be to give a coat of dull coat!

Skipper
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 03:30 AM UTC
Finally got started on the first of my two 1/350 LA Class over the weekend. I'll build them the same, and since they'll be "post shake down" , I probably won't put the hull numbers on them so they'll look the same. Only difference will be the name plates.

Pretty easy kit in terms of number of parts, but there sure are "issues". They do give you the correct stern section as an added fret, and you have to cut off the molded one which has those vertical "fins" on either side of the stern planes.

But there are several other errors I'm correcting. The sail as molded in the kit is equally "pointed" on both ends and very convex along the top surface. The real sub is considerably thicker and round on the front and the top is pretty close to flat. Lots of green stuff on that.

The other big issue is the incorrect placement of two of the cruise missle hatches which I've drilled two new ones and filled the incorrect ones in.

Naturally after I had carefully scribed in the mismatched hull section lines, my son informed me, you can never SEE those, because the entire hull is covered with anechoic tile, so I've now filled and sanded that!

Should be finishing most of the correction work in the next day or so and be priming before the weekend.

Since I'm going to duplicate the build for the second boat, I may do some "A/B" photos of the before and after parts on the modifications.

Tom
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 04:10 AM UTC
Hi Tom!

Please do include some pics - it would be a nice comparison

And good luck on your search for "The Anatomy Of Japanese Aircraft Carriers" - check your email for a message for you on SMML

Keep up the good work

Skipper
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 05:15 AM UTC
Skipper - reporting in!



Here's a photo of my entry so far. I'm working on a couple of Trumpeter's Kilo Class Attack Submarines to bone up on the upcoming Seawolf. However, I seemed to be spending a lot of time puttying and cleaning up the seams - did anyone else run into this? It seemed like nothing went squarely together. I also spent some time rescribing the section lines I obliterated in putty work.

It is a pretty cool model despite calling for extensive putty work...

Gunnie
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 05:28 AM UTC
Hi Jim!!

I had the same trouble as you! Putty sand Putty sand!!
But in the end it turn out good!

The difficult part is done, now it will be easy
the Paint job!
Apply first the grey sonar dome, mask apply the hull red, and finnaly the black!

Keep us posted and carry on the great job Jim!
Congratulations,

Skipper
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 05:53 AM UTC
I turned in photo of my completed 72nd scale Type VIIc a while ago. Did do 2 400 scale Uboats from MIrage. Atype VIIc with Wintergarten and a type IX C. I've got 6 of those built so far..2 more to go and then the 350 scale Type XX!. But for now, I'm deep into my Nimitz and probably will be for some time yet
Martinnnn
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 06:09 AM UTC
This sucks a little bit

Got my VIIC (and some other campaign entries) ready to be painted but I still don't have a working AB

What the hell is the hobby shop where I ordered this part doing?

Martin
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 06:29 AM UTC
My Type XXI is complete. I just have to figure out the posting of the photos issue.

Chief
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 07:04 AM UTC
I have two built, 1:700 USS Benjamin Franklin - Soviet Sierra. Now only painting left to do.
thathaway3
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 07:39 AM UTC

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Hi Tom!

Please do include some pics - it would be a nice comparison

And good luck on your search for "The Anatomy Of Japanese Aircraft Carriers" - check your email for a message for you on SMML

Keep up the good work

Skipper




Skipper:
Was the second part of this intended for a different Tom?
skipper
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 11:02 AM UTC
Hi Tom

If I got the wrong Tom Hathaway, I am sorry!
On SMML there was a member Tom Hathaway searching for that book

There is another modelship afficionado person with the same name as you!

What a Coincidence!!!

Skipper (out for the next two weeks)
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 02:29 AM UTC
2 Revell 1:125 in progress:



more pictures:

http://www.deepwatermodels.com/DDD
thathaway3
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 04:09 AM UTC
Wunderbar und ausgezeichnet!

Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 03:54 AM UTC
Hi All SubMates!!

I have returned from a "Tour on the Pacific" and would like you all, to acount for your work done during this last two weeks!

I have seen a few on the posts here, but this would be a great place to keep the update of everyone's works!

So.... who's the first?
;)

Skipper
Chief
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 07:23 AM UTC
Gunny,

I picked up Trumpeter's SSN-21 Seawolf kit for $17.00 at IPMS Seattle. The review in FSN is correct, the upper hull is AT LEAST 1/8" longer than the lower hull. Lots of shimming/putty/sanding to look forward to. Its pretty big too! Cheers!

Chief
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 11:16 AM UTC
If I post one more photo of this the staff and members will keel haul me..... :-) :-) :-) The rest are in my gallery under Dive-Dive-Dive....
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 11:07 PM UTC
Ahoy Dave!!!

What a nice Neger you got there!!
Just have a little comment: you should make it "wet" - meaning, try to use some gloss varnish in it, to give it the looks!
What did you use for the water?

I just have to take my hat off and salute another Manned Torpedo in this Campaign

Skipper
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 11:19 PM UTC
Thanks skipper, it's been glossed, but I guess a few more coats wouldn't hurt, the sea is just some epoxy putty, sculpted to shape, painted various shades of grey, the foam is just textured expoy putty, painted a very light gray, and drybrushed white. I then thinned so Tamyia Clear Green, it a very thin glaze, and applied that to tone/tint the grey. Then a final dry bruahing with a little white on just the tips of the foam.
skipper
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 11:27 PM UTC
I Like it

Congrats Dave!!

Does this mean you will make the other one in the box, the Seehund? (hint hint hint)

Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 05:23 PM UTC
I hung up finding a base for it, worse comes to worse, I'll just finish it up, and shoot a few photos on some crumpled aluminum foil..... :-) :-)
I finally found the proper Dive Dive Dive Campaign Gallery, and moved two photos from my gallery to the Campaign Gallery.
skipper
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 10:12 PM UTC
Dave,

If you make a custom base for the Seehund, give it a little more "breathing space"
It will look cool, for sure!

Thanks for moving your pics to DDD Gallery

Skipper