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Kpnuts

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My new one commissioned by my boss, the Airfix Wasa, I bought it off ebay and I've no idea how it was stored but its warped to hell, its been a real pig to get it together, didn't do it as per instructions as i could not get the deck atattched and level so glued the hull front together then when the glue set glued the rear the glued the deck a bit at a time using loads of masking tape to hold it till dry.





Broke lots of these bits on the top rails (whatever they are) so will have to make some new ones.



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Oh you'll beat it into shape Ken. I know you will. [smile]
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I don't know it's not going to be straight forward like the Royal Sovriegn was plus lots of research needed as the colours are all wrong on the airfix artwork.
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Good. You need a challenge occasionally lol. Right?
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Hi all I've decided to display it on the turn with the gun ports open and water just starting to enter, I think that's a fitting setting.
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Oh I love that idea! [smile]
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this is very interesting! thanks for posting.
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Hi all well this is going to be a challenge to paint, to say the least, but I've made a start.



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Hi all here's a question I've been pondering since I started this build. If you were and experienced old sea dog(never sailed a ship in my life, don't know one end of a spar from the other) and you could see what was about to happen, let's say the ship is listing to port, would you jump onto the sea off the port side or hang off the starboard side and wait for it to sink.
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Hi all well the transom will have to be done in small pieces, the ornamentation is making me crosseyed


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Its certainly colorful lol.
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Nice paint work! I could see where a man could go blind doing all that small detail. As for a sinking ship I'd be torn between getting off with something to float on right away and waiting to see how long I could hang on and maybe find a larger chunk of debris to grab on to. If you wait and hang on till the ship sinks, you could get sucked underwater as the ship slips below the surface?
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Hi all a little update, well after exhaustive research(20 mins on google pooped for the rest of the day now) the Airfix kit is a little wrong the little sticky up thing on the top of the rails do not exist(thats great as I thought I would have to make some of those as I broke some whists struggling to get the warped hull together, also there should be another gun port on the second tier down sternwards of the last on on the model, roughly where the little slot is on the kit, I may add it when I find out what purpose the slot is for also the ornamentation above the top rail dose not exist neither does the ornamentation between the rails. not tremendous problems so should be able to sort them.

These are the little sticky up things which I've now removed.






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Hi all Airfix missed a gun port on this so I've been racking my brains trying to think of a way of making one and I think I've got it.
first I covered on of them with bathroom sealant to make a mould then I tried to make a resin casting but it was so thin they kept breaking when I tried to get them out, so I thought I need something more flexible so being as how it was so thin I thought just acrylic paint, but that was too flexible and wouldnt come out of the mould so then I thought How can I stiffen it up a bit so I put a thin smear of superglue over it, hey presto it came out, here is the result, I may make another mould and try again as this is a bit chunky probably because of the number of times ive tried using it but at least I know it works.



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Nice trick, Ken. I've been pondering the idea of making molds lately. There are some basic starter kits available at the local Hobby Lobby which got me to thinking of it. So far I've really come across nothing I need to copy however.

The ship is looking good so far. [smile]
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