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18. March 2018, 12:04 Share
18. March 2018, 12:08
18. March 2018, 18:12
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, 19:11
Pretty cool kit. I can envision an underwater diorama with front spot lights shining onto a wrecked ship
24. March 2018, 21:16
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, 10:37
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, 19:38
27. March 2018, 20:50
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, 15:09
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, 07:44
30. March 2018, 15:12
Scott: thanks for the pointer! In another forum someone quoted the following saying: "sanding is the zen of modelbuilding"
1. April 2018, 17:43
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, 03:40
2. April 2018, 14:51
Following. Good luck.
12. March 2019, 00:02
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