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    โ€œOrcaโ€ Quints boat from Jaws 1975 (Pat Tritle plan built)
    by Skydive130 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fighting chair finished
    3 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Managed to get the chair primed, painted, weathered and furniture varnished. That really is it now until the weekend. In the meantime, please stay home, keep well During this miserable time.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fighting chair finished
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I really like the way you have done the weathering on it.
    Looks so real, well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fighting chair finished
    2 days ago by Dibdawg ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent work and detail!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fighting chair finished
    2 days ago by jbkiwi ( Commodore)
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    Excellent work on the chair! very nice
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fighting chair finished
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You've come a very long way since our first exchanges Sky๐Ÿ˜Š Hat off๐Ÿ‘,
    and thanks for the inspiration for the Captains Chair on my Sea Scout.
    Have fun with the USAF, hope they have a good PX.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fighting chair finished
    2 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Many thanks Doug, Iโ€™ve really enjoyed the transition from many years of RC aircraft to boats, I really feel I can do so much more detail work, learning all the time. As for the PX at the base, beef jerky and decent burgers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fighting chair finished
    2 days ago by Cashrc ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Dang it!! Thatโ€™s sweet!!!๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Harpoons and Quintโ€™s fighting chair
    3 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Here is a little more progress and thatโ€™s it until Saturday as Iโ€™m back on shift running the Guardroom tomorrow, yep the camp is shut but still needs guarding! Harpoons are simply dowel, brass wire and plasticard bard, stained, painted and varnished.

    Quints Fighting chair was a bigger challenge! Finding reference was a challenge as the plans show a simplified version were the real thing was quite complexed. Anyway, the plan was useful for scale, then google provided a good reference picture. The resulting chair was made from aluminium rod, brass rod, plasticard, brass tube with all wooden furniture stained bass wood.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Harpoons and Quintโ€™s fighting chair
    3 days ago by marky ( Commander)
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    Awesome, can't say more than what's been said before ,Great craftsmanship.
    Cheers Marky ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Harpoons and Quintโ€™s fighting chair
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Absolutely amazing.
    It is truly a pleasure to see your work.
    Thank you.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Harpoons and Quintโ€™s fighting chair
    3 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Glad to share, hope it gives people ideas๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Harpoons and Quintโ€™s fighting chair
    3 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you Marky ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Harpoons and Quintโ€™s fighting chair
    3 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Brilliant.๐Ÿ‘Run out of words. Wish I could do it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    5 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Todayโ€™s mission was to replicate the Greener Harpoon gun. Furniture and stock made from carved, stained and varnished Obechi. Harpoon, barrel, receiver, trigger and rope winder made from various bits of plasticard, rod, brass wire.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    5 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Today?? Not this month?? Brilliant.
    Have you thought of toolmaking??๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    5 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Ironically my dad was a tool maker for Fords back in the day! However, I try and whittle these little bits from basic tools like, scalpel, needle files, sandpaper, dremel ect. Iโ€™d love a lathe but space is limited! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Awesome work.
    The detail on such a small part is fantastic.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    5 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I don`t think you need a lathe.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    5 days ago by marky ( Commander)
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    Can't wait to see the whittled crew ,you and Martin must be the Kings of micro modeling,another great piece.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Greener Harpoon Gun used by Quint
    5 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Marky, if Iโ€™m honest, the crew figures concern me! As Iโ€™m finding it impossible to find anything in a suitable scale on eBay ect that I can modify, I will have no choice but to make them. However, what materials? If anyone has ever made figures, please Iโ€™m all ears on ideas of what to use!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fishing rod and 1st barrel finished
    6 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    A little more done today prior to and post kip. Fishing rod made from tapered dowel, brass rings, whipping like a real rod, real fishing line and hook!

    Especially pleased with the barrel, primed, airbrushed tamiya yellow then washes, dry brushing ect to dirty it up before adding the ropes. 2-3 more to make!

    Iโ€™m trying to keep the whole build to under a ยฃ100 from start to finish. I spent about ยฃ30 on wood, same for the motor/propshaft/prop (already had esc, coupling, servo, battery and RX) and about ยฃ40 On a few commercial items and a couple of paints I didnโ€™t already have. The rest has been made from the years of accumulated various wood, metal and scrap boxes I have!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fishing rod and 1st barrel finished
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The weathering on the barrel is very realistic.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fishing rod and 1st barrel finished
    6 days ago by marky ( Commander)
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    " I think were going to need a bigger boat".
    Brilliant love the detail.
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fishing rod and 1st barrel finished
    5 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Cannot imagine how you do this. Superb!๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Reel painted and first barrel started
    7 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Today before bed the reel got its coat of paint and varnish. Reel placed next to a 10p piece to show scale. No wonder I wear glasses ๐Ÿ˜‚

    This afternoon started the first of those famous yellow barrels, which are simply 36mm pvc pipe from B&Q, balsa ends and plastic strip. Spun up in the drill and sanded to shape.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Reel painted and first barrel started
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Excellent workmanship.
    You truly are a master.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Reel painted and first barrel started
    6 days ago by redpmg ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Going to have to ask you to stop making most of us look like amateurs Simon - that reel is fantastic - especially at that scale
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Reel painted and first barrel started
    5 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Fantastic. How on earth do you manage to handle the small parts without spending most of your time on hands and knees with a magnifier looking for them.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Reel painted and first barrel started
    5 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Working with small bits is fiddly granted, but Iโ€™m lucky to have quite small but steady hands, however my glasses prescription has changed many times over the years as a consequence! To avoid losing tiny bits amongst the dust and stuff on the floor, I use a small towel on my work bench, anything that slips my grasp falls onto the towel instead of disappearing onto the floor! Of course I would be in a world of grief if I was to use one of โ€œthe long haired sergeant majorsโ€ best bath towels! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ Painted Scuba bottles and fishing real
    8 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    So, this morning before bed after night shift I painted the Scuba tank bottles finished with yellow and blue trimline. After a kip, I made Quints fishing reel based on An image I found of an Abu Garcia shark reel, all made from various bits of scrap plastic rod, card and strip. Quite please with the outcome if Iโ€™m honest! It will of course have real fishing line added once painted.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Painted Scuba bottles and fishing real
    7 days ago by redpmg ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Simon that reel is brilliant as is the finish on the bottles.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Making some of the detail.
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Hereโ€™s a couple of shots of an hours Work before shift making some of the details to go on. Iโ€™ve made the first cage side, 3 more to go! The ballast tanks for the cage, the 2 chum buckets (pvc pipe from B&Q ยฃ2.99 for 2 meters!) and the 2 scuba bottles that Hooper used in the last scene of the film. Mostly made from scrap plasticard, tubing, rod and strip from the scrap box!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Making some of the detail.
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    An hours work? How about being a Toolmaker. I could do with somebody who works with that quality and speed.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Making some of the detail.
    9 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Everything is a lot quicker to make these days. The reason? Cyanoacrylate!๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    A little work on the roof and rear wall of main cabin today adding the base colours. Exhaust painted and rusted, and fish finder painted (thanks Doug for the screen shot, printed and installed with an epoxy window!).

    Still looking very bright and factory fresh, but all that will calm down with some serious weathering! Thatโ€™s it for a few days as I start nights tonight.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hey, that looks great๐Ÿ‘
    Glad it worked out so well, good work.
    If you want I have a similar mini commercial radar display shot.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Didn't you use to do some of your best modelling on the night shift!? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    As itโ€™s mostly painting now Doug, best done in natural light as my office lights arenโ€™t the best! Plus, tonight I will be tendering my application to discharge from the Army after 36 years as Iโ€™ve a new job in civvy street starting in June!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    It is really coming together.
    Fantastic workmanship.
    Keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I really love this model. It looks perfect and built so quickly.
    Congratulations on you retirement from the forces and thanks for your long service. I hope everything goes well in your new venture.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by redpmg ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    What I like best is that you are capturing the essence of the boat - as if you could step aboard and meet Brody & Quint (before Jaws visited) - its a great job you are making of it.

    That's a long time to have been in the services - but straight into another job ? Surely you need a break ?

    Been reading the early Model Makers again - saw the army was actively recruiting through the magazine in the 50's and early 60's - did you ever see any of those adverts ?

    Looking forward to seeing her completed.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant)
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    Did you scratch make the braided rope hoops on the mast? The details on the flying bridge are well done too. Looking forward to seeing more.

    Where do you work? 4 night shifts?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Peter, many thanks for your kind words. Itโ€™s been a long old stint, Iโ€™ve never had any other job or to be exact, way of life. But Iโ€™m actually moving out of service life into a job on an American airforce base, so I hope the transition will be an easy one, especially as I get to see fast jets every shift!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Ha ha, I shall get a nice 6 week break between leaving the Army and moving to the new job which is only part time. Iโ€™ve accrued some leave and get a month off at the end with what we call termination leave. As for the adverts in the 50โ€™s and 60โ€™s, Iโ€™m old, but not that old ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. The Falklands conflict was my influence to join up, the rest is history! ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last update before 4 night shifts!
    10 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    The ropes are just model boat rope wound around 1/16โ€ brass wire Hoops the had a thin strip of plasticard glued to the outer edge prior, easy peasy. I like to scratch build as much as possible, saves money as the scrap box is the source for most things, and itโ€™s a lot more satisfying than buying an off the shelf product.

    My army job for the past 15 years has been in the Forces Guarding Branch, we work a similar shift pattern to the Fire Service, 4 on 4 off
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    7 days ago by jbkiwi ( Commodore)
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    Excellent work, starting to look the part !
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ Flying bridge finished.
    11 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Here is the completed and weathered flying bridge. Weathering with washes, powders and a little dry brushing where needed. Life rings are wooden rings from HK, about 50p For a dozen posted, Iโ€™ve got many sizes in stock at that price!

    The last thing on the bridge to be completed is to paint the echo sounding fish finder made from plasticard. In fact everything is scratch built except the helm, Horn, searchlight and nav light boards as I had some left over from another project.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying bridge finished.
    11 days ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    That is very good weathering.
    Extremely well done.
    I think this boat is going to look awesome.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying bridge finished.
    11 days ago by redpmg ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great detail & finish - going to be a really good model
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying bridge finished.
    11 days ago by mturpin013 ( Commander)
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    That,s very impressive work ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying bridge finished.
    11 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice one Sky๐Ÿ‘
    Attached a few pics of fish finder displays for your inspiration.
    Maybe you can print them as decals or on gloss photo paper.๐Ÿ˜‰
    A not too bright LED backlight would be good๐Ÿ˜Š
    #1 GPS and chart navigation
    #2 sea bed structure and depth
    #3 Fish swarms and single fish
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying bridge finished.
    10 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Many thanks Doug, Iโ€™m going to use #1 ! Just hope my printer will print that small ha ha
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying bridge finished.
    10 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    My pleasure Sky๐Ÿ˜Š
    Guess we'll have to start building 1/24th scale printers now!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Nano printers!?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Letโ€™s add some colour!
    12 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Some careful mixing of Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics has seen me come up with a red and grey\green Iโ€™m happy with. Looking at reference photos, itโ€™s hard to pin down exactly the colours, but Iโ€™m happy they are close enough. The airbrush has been a busy boy today! Of course everything will change once Iโ€™ve varnished and started the weathering, the โ€œOrcaโ€ was a scruffy boat to say the least!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Letโ€™s add some colour!
    12 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That looks really good. It must have been difficult to mask between the blue and black.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Letโ€™s add some colour!
    12 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Primed with Halfords grey primer for pre-shading, then a little white primer before airbrushing the pale grey/green. All remaining colours were hand painted without masking except the circle of black were the shark jaw will be. Tomorrow Iโ€™ll weather the flying bridge and start adding all the detail parts.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Letโ€™s add some colour!
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice job you've done there Sky๐Ÿ‘
    Now to 'muck it up'๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Are you going to include a shark bite on the transom?
    Maybe you should build two Orcas; before and after!๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW Are you still 'moonlighting' your model building?๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Letโ€™s add some colour!
    11 days ago by Skydive130 ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Doug, will only be building the one ha ha, all my models will only ever be one offs as there is always another project to follow the current build. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Letโ€™s add some colour!
    11 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "... there is always another project to follow the current build."
    'There's another one behind,
    behind the one behind ....'๐Ÿ˜‰
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