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Łukasz Gliński (Woody)

Ross Kandahar


12 | 30. December 2018, 21:13
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Tom Ballhoff
I'm in Łukasz
12. January 2019, 14:30
Hoping to see this one finished. I like boats myself. I used to draw sideview drawing of ships as a kid. I was terrible at drawing cars. I can drive a car, truck and a bus, but a car I have never been good at drawing. 😄
12. January 2019, 15:49
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome Gentlemen 🙂 I also started from drawing profiles in the elementary school 🙂 and decided to start building ship kits finally. I also bought a new colour for the deck today, as the dark tan seems too pale for me.
12. January 2019, 19:23
Łukasz Gliński
Filling, sanding and tweaking the superstructure, but it's still bit far from a good fit to the deck.
25. January 2019, 19:50
Can you explain how you did the white band on the hull, what is that tape you are using, I am assuming you painted white first then used that strange white tape and then painted black?
25. March 2019, 20:28
Łukasz Gliński
@Richmond - the procedure was exactly as you described it. The strange tape is:
Masking Tape for Curves (Tamiya 87177, No)

No Masking Tape for Curves (Tamiya 87177)
25. March 2019, 20:48
Thank you and by coincidence I currently have some on order from Hobbylink. I have already painted black, and was struggling how to do the white especially given the thickness shown on the instructions, I will go away and follow your lead. Nice work with the modifications by the way. Probably above my pay grade but may give the handrail a try.
26. March 2019, 10:25
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks, this is just a bit of washing experiments. I still struggle to get the superstructure-deck joint looking reasonable.
And just remember: this tape is quite strong, so you'd better get some good paint first - enamel or lacquer, as I don't think acrylic stuff will resist it.
26. March 2019, 11:45
Łukasz Gliński
Did some research and the kit requires a lot of corrections to look like Ross Jackal. As it's my first ship for many years, I think I'll build it mainly OOB. If you're interested I uploaded my research results in a new album.
Ross Jackal - kit vs the original boat | Album by Woody (1:142)
15. April 2019, 16:51
Bart Goesaert
Nice project and research
18. April 2019, 04:34
Greg Baker
Oh... I want to see how this turns out. I keep looking at this kit...
18. April 2019, 05:21
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome and thanks for your interest, I still can't decide whether I should build it as it is or try to make it more similar to Ross Jackal. 🙂
18. April 2019, 08:30
Łukasz Gliński
Change of the plan 🙂 I learned lately, that the original kit has been based or Ross Kandahar. But instead of having 4 trawler gallows, the spures contain only two. Which makes it perfect base for Kandahar's sister - Ross Khartoum. I have to order white letter though 🙂
26. April 2019, 13:29
Matthew A
Brings back memories of wanting runaway to sea after reading The Fisherman Ladybird book as a child
26. April 2019, 13:45
Łukasz Gliński
Damn, this book contains more details I need than I found online 😄
I have the need for a sea runaway all the time 😄
26. April 2019, 18:05
26. April 2019, 20:10
Łukasz Gliński
Looks interesting, but I'm not allowed to watch it, being located in Poland unfortunately.
Anyway, thanks for the link, appreciate that 🙂
26. April 2019, 21:17
27. April 2019, 20:29
Matthew A
A bit from the program: "Regarded as one of the most dangerous jobs around, trawling claimed the lives of over 6,000 Hull fishermen in 150 years"
28. April 2019, 21:35
Łukasz Gliński
Regarded boring and dangerous at the same time😉
29. April 2019, 08:50
Łukasz Gliński
Small update: I started scratchbuilding the railings - the rear one is done. And in the meantime I keep on adding other bits and pieces (searchlight, winch etc.)
29. April 2019, 18:16
Very nice detail
30. April 2019, 11:51
Łukasz Gliński
Thank you, currently trying to build my own railings
11. May 2019, 17:14
Ooh, close enough for 1:144. 🙂 Looks like a fun project.
11. May 2019, 18:18
Bart Goesaert
Looking good, it isn't easy, tried it in 1/350, still need more practice
11. May 2019, 18:52
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome. Well, at first it was to be OOB fun build, but then I found the kit to be way different than original. Hence now I'm trying to find a balance between OOB and building everything from scratch😉
11. May 2019, 19:09
Adam Gudynowski
Count me as follower 👍
31. July 2019, 08:20
Mark Boots
Wow! I like your detailing very much. That stairs is awesome. Really good work.
2. February 2020, 02:08
Tom ...
Following. Been eyeing this kit. Very inspiration build!
14. July 2020, 02:34
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome Gents, it was a bit on hold, but I got back to it lately. Will upload some newer pics soon.
14. July 2020, 07:33
Adam Gudynowski
How do You find Yourself in this new topic? I've recently sold my last ship model😉
15. July 2020, 08:15
Łukasz Gliński
Not bad, but the next one must be better designed, I have to take a break from scratchbuilding😉
15. July 2020, 12:30
Have to agree I recently built this kit and the design was awful and the whole experience was not enjoyable. I then decided I would never buy another Revell rebox and then I went and purchased the little tug!!!!!
31. July 2020, 13:05
David Taylor
Very old kit but nicely done.Got a seat.
19. December 2020, 22:58
Matthew A
Looks even better
20. December 2020, 11:22
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome, glad to see you like the new deck. The progress on this project is rather slow, but I hope to finish it one day 😄
20. December 2020, 14:09
Łukasz Gliński
Just found out today I made a mistake while ordering the decals - I ordered "Ross Khartoum" and "GY.506", which was the number carried by Ross Kormorant. 🙁
24. January, 21:55
Greg Baker
Hee hee... that sounds like something I would do!
25. January, 03:29
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks 😄 Changed the naming accordingly, will go for the Kandahar as there are more pics of this one too.
25. January, 12:06
I believe styrene would be easier to bend, if you heat it a little, but I personally never got around to try that out myself. An other option for using styrene rod, is using metal wiring from a electrical power cable, which can be rolled more or less straight on the table.

What I have noticed about styrene rod, is that, if you do make a casual bend as is, once you add liquid glue to such a bent piece, you risk having the plastic snap once the glue bites into the styrene, admittedly for extremely tight turns.

This all looks like such fun I am tempted to get this kit myself. :|
19. February, 09:37
Łukasz Gliński
Thx for feedback. Currently looking for some elastic thread (that wouldn't break the masts) to start rigging.
I can recommend the kit, but only if you're ready for some scratchbuilding 🙂
I may try another one of them, but in the shorter version - I learned lately the Ross "cat" trawlers have been lengthened at some point of their career and Revell kit features the later extended variant.
19. February, 09:51
I have some rigging thread, never been used. I think one is supposed to bring a somewhat hot element near the thread, and then the thread will tighten up, I think that is how the rigging threads I have, is supposed to work. Maybe someone else can chime in on the choice of rigging thread, not something I started using myself.
19. February, 09:55
Łukasz Gliński
The new threads (like Uschi or MiG (Uschi's rebox actually) are elastic enough to have them straight all the time. I have an older non-elastic thread on some of my kits (e.g. Corsair or Anson) and I used to warm it, but it tends to get limp over time 🙁
19. February, 10:20


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