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OneEyedFatty

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  1. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! In my last post I expressed the hope that I would be able to finish this build in the following week. But things got in the way, as they always do, I am sure you can relate to that. But I am very glad that I can finally, after just over 5 months, call this project finished. I attached the rigging using molten sprues and afterwards I sprinkled some sailors onto the ship to give it some life. See for yourself (sorry for the pics being "corny", I just made them, and since it is nighttime over here I had to use a high ISO; maybe Ill do some more pics on sunday and upload them here). I learned a lot during those five months, especially with regards to the photoetched parts. I also discovered new heights of rage followed by unprecedented lows of disappointment when something doesnt work as intended or planned, but thats the best way to learn I guess So anyway, thank you for your feedback, and I hope you enjoyed the ride and got inspiration for your own projects.
  2. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! I am so sorry! To be honest I was really lazy for the last few weeks with regards to this build. The reason for this was that during the last few months I slowly build myself a little shop where I would do some minor woodworking projects and fix stuff around the house. And this was more appealing to me for the last few weeks. Thats pretty much it. But for now I have done enough woodworking and so I returned to the Prince of Wales. So I applied the rust particles to some parts of the ship and gave the small caliber AA guns a coat of black. Then I attached the decals to the "fore and aft flagmast" (sorry if the terms are incorrect) as wells as to the spotterairplane. And then I put together all the pieces. And here she is: So, there are two remaining steps left before I can finally consider this build as being finished. First I will attach the rigging using molten plastic sprues. I am also thinking about putting a few of the remaining decal-flags into those riggings. There are some suggestions as to where to place the decals in the assembly sheet provided with the kit. And finally I will spread the sailor figures onto the ship. I hope that I will be able to bring this to an end during the next week, but I am not sure as to wether or not I will be able to do so since there is a lot of work to do for me during that week. But we will see! Have a nice sunday!
  3. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! So I got around to painting the boats, the badge as well as the spotterplane. Here are the two badges for the display with their basecolor applied. I used a bronze color to give them that sort of Brasschain look that I like for these kind of things, and afterwards I applied a heavy wash to that to get the details and the name engraving readable. Then there are the lifeboats. Just a basecoating of beige, then some white color for details and covers, and then some dark wash. And finally the spotterplane. I dont really like the look of it, it looks really boring, but I dont know what else to do with it to change that. And I really hope that the RAF marking is what they would've put on their RN Spotterplanes, otherwise it would be quite embarassing So, now that I have all the parts painted I can move on to the next step, which would be applying the pigments. After that, I can assemble the basic compartments of the ship. Then I only have to do the rigging and the sailors, and I will be done with this project. Its stating to take shape! Have a nice Sunday!
  4. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! Yeah, thank you for your kind words. So during the last two days I applied the shade to the other big part of the superstructure. I like to use bright white color to accentuate minor details here and there. Blatant historic inaccuracy, I know, but I dont give a .... The only things left to do on this piece are the small AA guns as well as the rust and smoke pigments. I also sprayed the last untouched parts of the kit with their respective basecolors. The next big thing will be the painting of the lifeboats. Have a nice end of the week!
  5. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! I am not dead yet I finished most of my exams and projects that had to be done, so now hopefully I will be able to dedicate more time to getting the ship done. Yesterday in the evening I sat down and started with shading the first part of the superstructure where the lifeboats will be stored in the end. I still have to add some dirtstreaks with shade, and the lenses of the searchlights have to be painted in a way that they dont look so "blunt". The next step will be the other big piece of superstructure. Afterwards I will paint all the lifeboats. And the final stage will be applying the pigments (Rust, Smokestacks etc.). And then I can finally assemble the whole thing! (Then I will still have to add the rigging and the sailors, but at least I have some sort of success ;) ) Have a nice weekend!
  6. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! It really looks cool, ill definately give it a try. Today I was able to finish the wash on the main artillery as well as on the secondaries. Have a nice sunday!
  7. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! Thats an interesting tip! At the moment I use just my hands while wearing latex gloves. This is easier for me since I often turn the parts that I am painting at the moment to get better angles with my brush for reaching parts that are different to reach. But anyway, I will definately give the Gun Metal Metallic a try! I was never really satisfied with how black turned out when I used it for the small AA guns on my other ships. If the Valejo color is dark enough I will give it a try. Yeah, but I took my pictures with a camera that should be able to produce good pictures, and if I remember correctly you used a not-so-good mobilephone camera, didnt you? Different expectations can be had... Today I set down and started with painting the first parts of the superstructure. The bases for the secondaries got 2 thinner washes, which, after they dried, were followed by the usual washes to produce dirtstreaks. Same procedure for the first four-barreled main gun turret. Have a nice week!
  8. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! So, heres a quick update. In the last few days I was able to paint the deck and add some minor details. Deck without wash: Then adding some detail (chains, hose reels, lifeboats etc.) And finally a generous wash with Games Workshops "Nuln Oil" As mentioned some posts earlier I bought some photoetched sailors from Eduard. I used my warspite to try out how to get them to stand straight and not fall over. And I have to say that I tried a new base color for the deck. For my Warspite and for my Bismarck I used a light beige/ ocre. I think it looks ok, but I was looking for something a little bit darker, like walnut wood. So I came upon a color from Games Workshops base color line. Its called Steel Legion Drab, and it works quite well in my opinion. Here a comparison shot with my Warspite: I also noticed that some of the pictures loook kinda sh****. When I take pictures I usually resize them, and somewhere in this proces the pictures tunr out bad. I will look for a way to fix this, I dont know why I didnt notice this earlier... Have a nice week!
  9. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! Sounds like fun! I am not going to shoot my models though I started with weathering the hull. I applied a thin layer of thinned wash, after which I used unthinned wash to placer dirtstreaks in spots where you would expect them. Have a good start into the new week!
  10. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! I hope you made it well through the holidays! That would be great! Next to the Focke Wulf 190 the spitfire must be my favourite WWII airplane going by the looks. I didnt get anything done during the holidays, just now I had an oportunity to sit down for a few minutes and work on the screw and the screwshafts. First I applied a layer of bright ocre, which was followed by 2 thin layers of bronze. Looking at the picture just now I discovered a disgusting casting fin on the outer starboard screwshaft. Damn, I oversaw that... To be honest I dont know how much I will be able to work on the model since I have got a lot of exams coming up in the next few weeks. I hope I will be able to squeeze in a session here and there. Have a nice end of the week!
  11. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! Of course I couldnt leave my fingers off the ship And to my surprise today I had two hours of free time, so I went straight at it. First I carefully sanded the area where my fingerprint was visible. Afterwards I sprayed red paint onto it. Then I went ahead and tried to build the little platform that got lost in my accident yesterday. I used plasticcard and molten sprues that I stretched until they got really thin. Of course the result doesnt look as good as the original PE part, but I am confident that it wont stick out when you dont know that this part was replaced. Then I went ahead and completely wrapped the rest of the hull so when I spray black paint at it the paint would only hit a small area. Then I applied the black paint. And here it is without the paper: There are some spots where the tape didnt cover properly, but that always happens and can be corrected rather easily with a small brush and a steady hand. The only thing that is a bit anoying for me ishow the "stairs" on the side turned out. I really struggled to cover them properly, and the result isnt satisfying. Of course I can go ahead and paint the bad spots by hand, but I wish I couldve solved that better. But hey, the most anoying part is done! Happy holidays everyone!
  12. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! I have bad news. They are kind of funny too when you think about it. But first things first: Today in the evening I managed to finish the wraping for the first layer of red for the bottom of the hull. And since I had more time I decided to try and get the first coating of red on the model. So I went out into our garden, equiped with only a tiny flashlight, and fixed the model upside down so I could spray the bottom. After I was done I tried to get the model back inside to prevent the cold from doing any harm to the coating. And here disaster struck. In the darknes I missed a pile of poop that our dog apparently had left there and that nobody had picked up so far. And because it was still fresh I kind of slipped sideways with my foot. Obviously my balance was messed up because of that, and I droped the ship. Tha damage to the ship is as follows: The rear flagpole broke off, but I was able to recover it and I am sure I can fix that. The little platform at the front on the portside came of and I wasnt able to recover it. Tomorrow I will do another search run, but I dont have high hopes that I will find that little piece. This really stings And finally I touched the wet paint at one point withpout noticing it, so I have my fingerprints on this thing. I am pretty pissed right now at myself. In my opinion the key factors for success with modeling are patience and preparation. And because I ignored both of them tonight and went out in the dark without preparing enough this happened. But anyway, I guess it couldve been worse, like, the model couldve broken into pieces or something like that. I will put this to rest for a week or so and then return to it, hopefully with one or two ideas on how to fix this mess. Have nice holidays.
  13. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    @ gautrek: Wow, actually I was talking about your model, but your real bike is nice, too! I am also looking forward to summer, when I can take my Honda out for a ride Thank you for your nice words! To be honest this was the first time for me to use PE parts, and what really helped me was this tutorial: I use a really smooth Kitchen cutting board, a metal Ruler as a way of pressing the PE part onto the board, and finally a scalpel in the shape of a chisel to get under the part that I want to fold up (to find this specific shape of scalpel was surprisingly hard). I hope I was able to explain it sufficiently, but if I wasn't, just watch the video, I got the basic concept from it, I just didnt want to spend too much money on the special folding tools. For glueing I use super glue from a brand called "pattex", it comes in small tubes and has a gel-like consistency, whick makes it easier to aply using a toothpick. I hope I could help you. I think that I will be able to work on my model on wednesday, so until then!
  14. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! Sorry, it has been a while, but I had a lot of work to do. @Gautrek Looking good, I would be very happy to see some pictures of your bike! I started with applying the basic coating of grey to the main hull and minor elements like secondaries, AA emplacements and so on. In the near future I will do the same with the superstructure, the lifeboats and the plane. For the minor parts I used a "custom" holding device built from scrap. Have a nice weekend!
  15. OneEyedFatty

    WIP - HMS Prince of Wales - 1:350

    Hello everyone! Quick update, I finished the railings on the hull. Surprisingly difficult, especially the stairs on the side. The next step is painting, right now I am looking for the right tone. I want to paint the POW the way it was released, which was some sort of light grey. Have a nice day!
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