Ingmar Stöhr Another just for fun build. The Revell has nice details and fit is good. It misses the prominent bolts on the side skirts which I added from my punch and die set. I also added some handle bars on the side skirts. The muzzle was drilled out and I made some changes to the optics. Otherwise it's out of box. One track is reversed, because the instructions are not clear on that and I noticed only after the glue had set.
Painting was done with AK Real Colors RC027 (FS34079 Forest Green). Some color modulation was sprayed on followed by detail painting, highlighting and a pin wash. A soft dust layer was sprayed on and further dust and mud effects were achieved with various oil paints. The Optics are Tamiya clear blue over silver and they look way to light. I definitely have to chose a different approach for the next model.
Ingmar Stöhr Finished the weapons platform for the aft. CIWS.
27. July, 20:07
Ingmar Stöhr Today I managed to complete all the 5 inch guns. The detail on the Pontos parts is superb! Only thing I had to change where the gun mantlets (not sure if that is what it's called for naval guns), as the Pontos parts are way to small.
Ingmar Stöhr Finally some progress to show. I used the old Tamiya kit to replicate the SH-3 Sea King seen on board New Jersey in 1983. I added struts to the wheel sponsons an the fin on the tail boom. The MAD probe on the starboard sponson was made from styrene rod. The tail rotor is made from thin styrene strips. The main rotor came from my own Elegoo Mars SLA printer. The Tamiya rotors look more like bricks...
Most of the markings are hand painted to match the exact Sea King shown in a series of pictures from 1983.
2. September, 20:01
Ingmar Stöhr Upper superstructure with main mast and radars assembled, painted and weathered.