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Shinkai 6500

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1:72 Manned Research Submersible Shinkai 6500 (Hasegawa 54003)
 

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18. March 2018 at 12:04:23 Share
Felix Kronlage Finally started this fine project for real.
18. March 2018 at 12:08:18
Spanjaard uncommon, i am in :)
18. March 2018 at 18:12:44
Felix Kronlage yeah, I've added this kit to my basket when ordering other stuff quite some time ago. It is a nice and fairly modern model building kit, hardly anything to fix.
18. March 2018 at 19:11:01
Scott Hastings Pretty cool kit. I can envision an underwater diorama with front spot lights shining onto a wrecked ship
24. March 2018 at 21:16:44
Felix Kronlage Indeed, another idea I had was to find some sort of deep sea animal and arrange that within a diorama. I've never tried myself at a diorama, so that will become an interesting exercise.
25. March 2018 at 10:37:59
Felix Kronlage As one can see from the latest photos I've had a slight 'accident' with the hull ;) When I attached both hull parts to one another there was a giant gap. This was the first time I really tried fixing such a gap with putty and did some beginners mistakes - ending in a filled gap yet with tons of putty all around ;)
27. March 2018 at 19:38:26
Spanjaard some sanding ahead i guess ;)
27. March 2018 at 20:50:43
Scott Hastings Try putting some tape on either side of the gap before applying the putty....it will isolate the area and you will have less go elsewhere. You can do the same now to protect your surface detail like rivets etc while sanding off the excess putty. I would suggest Tamiya tape but others will work. Good luck
28. March 2018 at 15:09:25
Felix Kronlage thats a good hint! (protecting the excess areas with tape when sanding!) thanks. Any good recommendations on the sanding itself? which granularity of sandpaper would you use?
30. March 2018 at 07:44:28
Scott Hastings You don't want to put deep scratches in the plastic or it wil be hard to get them smooth. So nothing coarse. Maybe start 600 grit and see how that goes move up or down if needed. I use UMP skinny sticks and love them, but there are lots of other brands..https://umpretail.com/collec..ate-thinny-sticks-multi-pack
30. March 2018 at 15:12:28
Felix Kronlage Scott: thanks for the pointer! In another forum someone quoted the following saying: "sanding is the zen of modelbuilding" :)
1. April 2018 at 17:43:50
Scott Hastings Yes indeed and there are so many little tricks and different products. You don't need to spend a fortune, just apply proper technique. If you are not already a member, I would suggest ISM as a great place to start learning more. https://intscalemodeller.com/index.php Sorry if I sound like an advert, just a great bunch of guys
2. April 2018 at 03:40:31
Felix Kronlage thanks for the pointer to intscalemodeller.com!
2. April 2018 at 14:51:46
Tim Following. Good luck.
12. March at 00:02:39
Tom Ballhoff I'm in Felix
12. March at 19:54:47
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