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Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
Here is where the build is at now this was taken after the second coat of yacht varnish, all in all it has now had 4 coats of varnish and is ready for painting the lower deck.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
Hi Peter, The Bissy was only in the Baltic for running up and training. In Unternehmung Rheinübung, foray into the Atlantic and the Battle in the Iceland Straight (sorry Denmark Straight), she would have had the normal light grey plus possibly camo colours, here, yer pays yer money and ya takes yer choice! 'As built' she would have been all DKM Hellgrau / Silbergrau (Light / Silver grey) #50 (that's the Lifecolor #UA 601) on the slipway. All the docus, vids and photos I have found don't seem to show any significant camo paint!? Only pic I ever found of Bizzy in camouflage paint is of the Graupner Premium model. Can't find any official record of it. There is some evidence of cammo paint on her sister ship Tirpitz, but it didn't help her, she spent most of her life bottled up in a Norwegian Fjord where she got flattened by Lancs! Cheers Doug 😎 Re Enamel: Maybe attached charts will help you find an acrylic equivalent😉 I will use the Lifecolor 601for mine. PS Bismarck had No later life!! One operation, one ship sunk (Hood 😭😭) and that was that! Can heartily recommend the old 1960 Kenneth More film 'Sink The Bismarck' 👍 Stirring stuff Old Chap, stiff upper lip stuff from the days when we still had a real Navy and hadn't swapped our overseas bases for 50 ancient rust bucket WWI destroyers🤔 By the by: during my 32 years working here (in Naval COMMS systems) I was frequently in the Blohm & Voss HQ in Hamburg, saw several superb yard models of their ships including Bismarck, and many photos, but never a one with camouflage. PPS: as far as i can establish the 'Baltic light grey' was only used on the top sides of smaller U-Boats operating in the relatively shallow Baltic waters. Maybe also a few small combatants such as Schnellboote, Minenjäger etc.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 11 hours ago
Many thanks Doug for the paint info, I notice there are 2 hellgrau on their lists, one light grey and one Baltic light grey, would that be the colour in later life of the ship? It's a pity that they are enamel paints, where lifecolour are acrylic, could you suggest the colours for my Bismarck. many thanks again, Peter👍

Let’s get some paint on! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 hours ago
Well Doug, if you don't push you won't know the limit. Limits are not a set rule in life or in engineering. Cheers Colin.

Let’s get some paint on! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 hours ago
Outstanding Work! Great painting details....👍

Main Mast! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 hours ago
Main mast in place. Dumas has the mast being held by small staple you have to make! I guess if your going to make the mast removable ok! But I'm going to put wires on my mast! So the mast has to be a bit more stable and more secure in it's place. So, I made a support base using 1/8" ABS. Which I laminated to give it more gluing surface. This I then glued to the cabin! I put angles to keep the piece from moving port or starboard. This made the mast feel solid! Eventually I'll start painting her! But for now I'll keep working on her!

Let’s get some paint on! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 hours ago
Hi Doug, the lettering is vinyl of ebay, the red and white waterline stripes are vinyl trimline (car body trim)

Let’s get some paint on! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 hours ago
Credit where ....!👍 Hope mine work out so well. 😲 Is yours painted or a 'stick on'? I have some printable decal material, going to try to make my own depth marks, Plimsole lines and name plates etc. Never tried before, wish me luck. Once more 'Going where (this) Doug has never been before' 😉 If it don't woik I'll have to buy a plotter / cutter and make stencils for spraying😁 Motto of my last company was 'Pushing Limits'!!

Let’s get some paint on! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
cheers Doug!👍

Let’s get some paint on! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
Very nice job on the hull and Boot topping 👍

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
Hi MT, agreed the synthetics are better than they used to be, but still can't beat a good 'well run in' sable brush. 😉 Spray for the big bits, brushes for the fiddly bits! E.g. 600 scale, even for those I don't use the paint (e.g. Humbrol, Colourcoat or Revell etc) straight from the can, it's too thick and gluey for detail work 🤔 I thin it about 2 parts paint to 1 thinners. Some matt and satin maybe a bit less thinners, varies with type, colour and make. Practise, practise ... All good fun Eh!? 😎

Let’s get some paint on! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 hours ago
Last couple of days things have moved on nicely! I have done some more work on the forward cockpit adding window frames from plasticard, still a long way to go on that part of the build. Cockpit is still loose from the hull, will be glued on once all the extra detailing has been completed. Have started to paint the exterior hull and add some decals. After several coats of grey and red primers with flating inbetween, have left the bottom of the hull oxide red. The blue is "Ford Royal Blue" which is a recommended match for RNLI boats. Some waveneys appear in a light blue, but I am basing mine on 44-003 which was the darker blue. Red and white trimlines added, bumper strips painted black, lettering was from eBay (search custom vinyl lettering). Finally a light coat of laquer to protect. several coats of laquer will be added at the end.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 hours ago
I see you have shown some small bristle brushes. Yes I do have those all stored in a Cadbury's chocolate finger tin. When I said about bristle brushes I meant larger ones from DIY shops for painting larger area's. But looking at your build blog this is where I am going wrong. You seem to be spraying and I use brushes. I am not very good at the spraying lark. I always seem to get runs. I think I must try to rush the spraying but I also seem to get cans that end up spitting the paint when I use them. I think some more perseverance is needed. Thanks for the information.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
Evenin' Mark, Admittedly some have not been used yet😉 But since they weren't cheap, (you may have noticed some have Sable hair bristles!) I do try to look after them. Clean them thoroughly before they can dry out and store them in a long Tupper Ware like box I bought in the same shop. See pic. NOT stuck in Peanut and Uncle Ben sauce jars like the DIY shop rubbish I use to paint the garden fence 😁 I 'chew' cigarettes instead of the brushes🤔 Your way is healthier 👍 Spent the last day or so contemplating how to do the aft deck hatch. Think I might have cracked it! All will be revealed - stay tuned for the next enthralling instalment of "Sea Trek: Model Boats, The Final Frontier - Our Mission: To Try What No Man Has Tried Before"! 😁 (Must take more water with it😉) Sláinte!

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 hours ago
Addendum! Attached a pic of the selection of artists brushes I have found useful. As well as 3 tubes of oil colour useful for weathering effects; detail highlighting, dirt, rust etc. 😉 Seal afterwards with a quick blast of clear satin or matt fixer / varnish. The 'fixer' is also useful for fixing inkjet printed colour photos and oil or water paintings 😁 Clean brushes with artists turpentine or white spirit. Ciao Doug 😎