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#521 Posted : 02 October 2019 11:24:41

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Absolutely great idea with those paper discs!! Looking great!
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#522 Posted : 02 October 2019 11:46:06

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A brilliant idea with the paper punch.
It's surprising how many great ideas are really quite simple when you think 'outside the box'.

Looking superb.
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#523 Posted : 03 October 2019 15:12:54

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Hi All,
Thank you for looking in and for all the kind words.
I must point out that the idea of using paper punch discs has been used on other builds – its not my own idea. Blushing
Just a short update today. I painted more of the clip-ons. I started with an etch primer followed by a basecoat of Tamiya Matt Black.
I followed the same recipe on the Caryatids that I used to paint the two statues flanking the door on the main deck; GW Balthasar Gold, GW Typhus Corrosion into the recesses, dry brushed GW Balthasar Gold, followed by a light dusting of Tamiya Neutral Grey XF53.
Again, to break up the black, I gave the belaying pins a light brown dry-brushing followed by a VERY light dusting with GW Eshin Grey.
Kind regards,
Garth
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Finished!!! HMS Victory,
Current build: Black Pearl.
On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
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#524 Posted : 03 October 2019 16:42:10

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Nice work Garth, must be getting close to finishing.Cool

Mark
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#525 Posted : 07 October 2019 07:23:16

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Thanks Mark. The end is in sight, BigGrin for the hull that is.
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Garth
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Finished!!! HMS Victory,
Current build: Black Pearl.
On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
Wish list: USS Constitution.
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#526 Posted : 11 October 2019 13:01:36

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Hi All,
I have a decent update today. BigGrin
I started the main paint job!!! Basically, painted the entire hull with matt black paint. Followed by a bit of dry brushing. I will add more dry brushing & washes as I move on with the rest of the bits.

Kind regards,
Garth
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"Measure twice, cut once!!!"
Finished!!! HMS Victory,
Current build: Black Pearl.
On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
Wish list: USS Constitution.
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Avast! me 'earty, this 'ere be a fine lookin' ship. :)
Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#528 Posted : 11 October 2019 16:40:18

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Garth

Some very fine rework you are putting into this one.

I do like the shape of the cutout sections on this one they look really neat.

Hope it all continues well.

Tony
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#529 Posted : 12 October 2019 08:38:37

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Beautiful work Garth, that dry brushing really does pit out all the detail.Love Love

Mark
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Very nice finishing on the Hull Garth. Looks great.
Malc.
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#531 Posted : 16 October 2019 20:32:24

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Looks amazing Garth, wonderful work being done....Drool Love Drool Love

Regards

Alan
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#532 Posted : 17 October 2019 12:39:31

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Hi Guys,
Once again thank you for such kind words - really inspiring!!!
Kind regards,
Garth
"Measure twice, cut once!!!"
Finished!!! HMS Victory,
Current build: Black Pearl.
On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
Wish list: USS Constitution.
Garth
#533 Posted : 21 October 2019 14:47:36

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Hi All,
Assembled the main staircase this weekend. The parts provided are to make a straight stair, whereas the Pearls banister is curved inwards. I didn’t feel like remaking the entire stair so following some other build diaries, I modified the existing.
My basic process was to cut the upper stair to 15mm as indicated in the instructions and the lower one to 20mm. I bent the inner channels slightly and then cut every step to match the gap.
The forecastle stairs are as per the instructions.

I soldered the banister together and then made some perpendicular cuts with a Zona saw to facilitate the bends. Once bent I filled the gaps with GW Liquid Green Stuff.

It’s a pity the kit has not included any loose belaying pins. Cursing Fortunately, our suppliers here in South Africa still have some back issues of the HMS Victory in stock, so I bought two extra Issue 55’s, 90 and 94. (90 and 94 are for the rigging to still come).

Once assembled I followed my basic paint schedule, Matt Black followed by a Grey and then white dry brushing.
To maintain consistency on the belaying pins I dry brushed them with the same brown to match the others.

Apologies again for the bad pics. I find myself building all over the yard as I follow my daughter around. She’s getting a bit too old to keep her cooped up in the garage with me.

Kind regards,
Garth
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"Measure twice, cut once!!!"
Finished!!! HMS Victory,
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On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
Wish list: USS Constitution.
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#534 Posted : 22 October 2019 08:02:29

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Very nice work Garth.Love

Mark
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Hi Garth, That's looking good.
Malc.
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#536 Posted : 25 October 2019 07:27:10

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Hi Mark & Malc,
Thanks for looking in and for the kind words.
Regards,
Garth
"Measure twice, cut once!!!"
Finished!!! HMS Victory,
Current build: Black Pearl.
On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
Wish list: USS Constitution.
Garth
#537 Posted : 25 October 2019 09:43:11

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Hi All,
I need some help please.
I have had some trouble with paint adhering to the etched brass parts. As most of my Pearl is black, this has been tricky trying not to scratch the bits as I work with them.
I have jumped through hoops trying to get it to work. I wash the parts, sand them, I’ve used different primers from general purpose aerosol to automotive etch primer, but nothing seems to adhere without scratching. Cursing Oddly, Tamiya XF1 Matt Black painted or airbrushed straight onto the brass has worked the best so far.

I have had a look on the net and found that brass can be chemically blackened. Unfortunately, not all these chemicals are readily available, and the success rate seems fairly ambiguous.

So, my question is twofold.
Does anybody have a pet formula, A. that is made up of chemicals that can be bought in smaller quantities, perhaps from a pharmacy, and B. will it turn the brass black, not slightly patinaed, but black, black?

Kind regards,
Garth
"Measure twice, cut once!!!"
Finished!!! HMS Victory,
Current build: Black Pearl.
On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
Wish list: USS Constitution.
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#538 Posted : 29 October 2019 12:29:50

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Hi Garth.
I also had a look around the net and found this page which may be helpful with Brass blackening:

http://www.modelboatyard.com/blackening.html

There is a mention of white vinegar, which could be a bit of a surface prime and then the use of "Jax Pewter black" which can be got from a Cape Town supplier:

https://www.capewatch.co.za/jax-solutions/

Hope that can be of help.

Malc.
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#539 Posted : 29 October 2019 15:34:57

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Hi Malc.
Thank you for you help. I have checked it out & will give it a try.
Kind regards,
Garth
"Measure twice, cut once!!!"
Finished!!! HMS Victory,
Current build: Black Pearl.
On hold: Bismarck, Golden Hind, Flying Scotsman, Victory Cross Section, SOTS, Tiger 1.
Wish list: USS Constitution.
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#540 Posted : 29 October 2019 22:32:25

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Garth

Really like the look of the stairs. In particular its good to see you get the side rails and steps in the same colour wood.

Number of times i have built kit laaders as i have just done on a panart Hms Victory bow section and you find the side rails are a different colour to the treads.

Sorry to hear your issues with the brass painting. Be interested to see how you get on with the suggested brass blackener.

I never managed to get these things to work very well as you need to ensure the brass is cleaner than clean and what i used put a kind of finish on that came off on your fingers.

I started to use a product called "Mr metal primer" which you can get as a spray or a small jar to brush on. Its very thin like water. You still need to prime over this but i found it works well.

Just to give you an idea and a bit more description here is a link to one supplier but as ever lots of suppliers and lots of prices so choice is yours. There are also some youtube videos showing it being used.

https://www.hmhobbies.co...etal-primer-r-40ml.html

https://youtu.be/0cvP-z5CJNI

Tony

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