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ModlrMike
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2005 - 07:54 AM UTC
My entry for this campaign is nearly done. I just require decals, masts, and some weathering. I had to remove most of the raised panel lines because I lost them during the sanding. The hull parts did not fit together well, and required a lot of work. I will try to create the illusion of panel lines when I weather the beast.

95bravo
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2005 - 10:36 AM UTC
Is that the Revell Skipjack, Mike?

I've seen others comment that it was a mess to build with a lot of filling and sanding...same for you?

Regardless, it looks really nice thus far!

Best wishes
Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 05:03 AM UTC
Looking Good!

As far as the panel lines are concerned, are you talking about those on the outside hull sections?

I went to the trouble on my 688 to scribe them nice and clean. And then my son who spent 4 years on two different LA Class boats looked at it and said, "Gee, dad, that's great. But you NEVER see the hull like that because the entire outside is covered with "anechoic" sound absorbing tiles, and you can't see those lines!" I am not sure about the Skipjack, but I'm betting the same would be true for those boats as well.

Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 02:47 PM UTC
Tom... I was just thinking the same thing. I will probably do some shading that gives the illusion of the larger segments.