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Airfix 1/144 Wasa
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 08:45 AM GMT+7
Thanks mate will see what they say.
Hi all got some of the stays done.





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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 03:34 PM GMT+7

Medieval Guards

Here are some Medieval Guards figures offered at Shapeways in 1/87; maybe they can print some for you in 1/144?
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 03:30 PM GMT+7

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I like it!

Tim may know of some figures which might work???



That would be so cool! Unfortunately, Wasa-era figures aren't likely in 1/144... maybe you could find something in 1/160 (railroad N-Scale)? Check out your local model train store - you might get lucky. Or perhaps Shapeways or some other 3-D printing service might offer something...?
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:03 AM GMT+7
Hi all next update





I was going to add some stays but Airfix would have you use the God awful plastic coated cotton ratline thingies so no hole through the crows nest



Wish I hadn't added the main stays now as drilling out the holes in the crows nest will probably slacken them all off

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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys the water is dead easy to do it's just bathroom sealant, I think I did an how to in my royal sovereign build log.
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
Hi Ken,

as Mark said, the water looks really good and 'angry', that's a very cool impression you created!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:13 PM GMT+7
I like it!

Tim may know of some figures which might work???
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
Ken,

That is some amazing work you have done there with that water. The water looks very angry.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
Did some more to this.









I would love to add some figures but can't find any to add to it.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 08:59 AM GMT+7
Hi all did some more work on the seascape





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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 04:06 PM GMT+7
can't wait to see it in the 'water' Ken
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:08 AM GMT+7
Hi all well all the detail painting on the hull is done.

I've glued the cannons on the sinking side as when it's attached to the base I think it would be very difficult.





Added to the base, need to get some more Poundland bathroom sealant now for the sea



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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM GMT+7
Airfix HMS Prince! Now there's a collectable! Almost too good to start and better of left in the stash
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
Hi Ken!

I missed your latest updates...definitely great work on coloring, thats really looking awesome! And indeed very nice to see you got her back on your bench, she's definitely worth it! Almost forget about this build log of yours...

Cheers and looking forward for more,

Jan
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:57 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the next bit



As an aside look what I won on eBay (last one went for 163 quid I got this for 40 quid)




And my ten min wood effect


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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Great to see you back on this one Ken,

looking really good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:43 PM GMT+7
moving along nicely Ken
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update







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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 09:46 PM GMT+7
Great to see this one back on the bench Ken
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 11:14 AM GMT+7
wow, that's gorgeous! Glad to see you got the box out again and are keeping at it.

Amazing what a firm hand can do with a primitive plastic kit
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 09:22 AM GMT+7

Hi all well here's one I shelved back in 2015 (can't remember why) Airfix goth the colour totally wrong they would have you paint it blue and gold (other than the transom theres very little gold on her, although she is very colourful mainly red though and vert little blue) ( actually i love the airfix colour scheme but that was not right) other than a few few small things it's a great little kit. it's been resurrected I've redone the woodwork, I figure if the Hermann Marwede is going to be in a seascape i may as well tag this one in with it.







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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 04:36 AM GMT+7
Hi Ken,

joining in late... Great work again!! A little rough start with the hull halves, but you did a heart job dealing with it.
Fantastic ornamentation on the stern!!
And a greta approach of adding the missing gun port!

Very nice blog of yours again, i am following with interest!!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:22 PM GMT+7
Hi Ken,

Looking great so far. Like the idea of the dio showing her right at the end.

Stern looks really good, have seen the real thing in Stockholm, which is impressive, and that does it justice.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:02 AM GMT+7
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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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:28 PM GMT+7
The old girl is looking great under some paint there Ken!! Keep up the good work!!