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Building the Dragon 1/350 USS Gearing (1945)
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 07:54 AM UTC
Warren,

That is some neat, fast work you have been doing on this destroyer! The walkways - an often overlooked detail - are particularly effective.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC

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Warren,

That is some neat, fast work you have been doing on this destroyer! The walkways - an often overlooked detail - are particularly effective.



Thanks everyone.

Tim, the walkways, indeed the whole deck needs a coat of flat clear. The other problem is that they don't actually fit all that well in places, but they do add an interesting touch.

Cheers all
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC
clean and crisp work as always Warren
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:53 AM UTC
Wow,

Warren-speed and the usual crisp and detailed build!
Just absent for a few weeks and you're almost built here into something that clearly looks like a Gearing!

Very nice work!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 04:44 PM UTC

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Wow,

Warren-speed and the usual crisp and detailed build!
Just absent for a few weeks and you're almost built here into something that clearly looks like a Gearing!

Very nice work!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks everyone.

Am rapidly approaching completion date and here are a few overview pictures.













And it is amazing how much stuff you collect over the years..



:)

Cheers all
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 04:59 PM UTC
Nice work Warren.

I've been quietly following along in the background for a week or two but missed the start of your build. I've now caught up as my own Dragon Gearing has hit the bench together with a Tamiya Fletcher which reminds me I must get some photos taken and start a BLOG, although a BLOG normally sounds the death bell for any of my projects.
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 09:14 PM UTC
Looking good Warren!

Amazingly fast work!
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 07:07 PM UTC
That was very speedy work indeed mate.

She is looking the business.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:13 PM UTC
Thanks Everyone. Hopefully my paints will get here before Christmas and I can get a bit closer to finishing the Rodney as well.
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:19 PM UTC
I realised today that I have been thinking WAY too deeply about these paint colours. The colours of ships vary so much after the leave the dockyard it is almost impossible to accurately reproduce colours. Then you have the trouble of having to use unfamiliar paints to replicate colours. I tried Lifecolor Haze Grey on my ships railings and it clogged up many of the tiny holes in the netting as you have to spray it from a larger orifice airbrush as it just clogs up my fine ones.

So throwing caution to the wind I whipped out my standby Haze Grey paint, Tamiya XF-19, thinned it as usual and had a fuss free, perfectly flat coat in just a matter of minutes. Rinsed out the paint brush and syringe I use for mixing the paint and the paint came off perfectly with Windex and Metho. Unlike the Lifecolor which says it is acrylic but Windex and Metho don't get it off..

I have no problems with Sovereign Hobbies enamels, they are just too hard to get here in Australia. They cover well and thin nicely, but you still need thinners or turps to clean up.

Ok that's my rant for the day. Note to self, stop being such a rivet counter and get on with the bit you like most, building!
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC

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I realised today that I have been thinking WAY too deeply about these paint colours. The colours of ships vary so much after the leave the dockyard it is almost impossible to accurately reproduce colours. Then you have the trouble of having to use unfamiliar paints to replicate colours. I tried Lifecolor Haze Grey on my ships railings and it clogged up many of the tiny holes in the netting as you have to spray it from a larger orifice airbrush as it just clogs up my fine ones.

So throwing caution to the wind I whipped out my standby Haze Grey paint, Tamiya XF-19, thinned it as usual and had a fuss free, perfectly flat coat in just a matter of minutes. Rinsed out the paint brush and syringe I use for mixing the paint and the paint came off perfectly with Windex and Metho. Unlike the Lifecolor which says it is acrylic but Windex and Metho don't get it off..

I have no problems with Sovereign Hobbies enamels, they are just too hard to get here in Australia. They cover well and thin nicely, but you still need thinners or turps to clean up.

Ok that's my rant for the day. Note to self, stop being such a rivet counter and get on with the bit you like most, building!



Nice rant Warren!

totally agree about the paint colours! If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC

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I realised today that I have been thinking WAY too deeply about these paint colours. The colours of ships vary so much after the leave the dockyard it is almost impossible to accurately reproduce colours. Then you have the trouble of having to use unfamiliar paints to replicate colours. I tried Lifecolor Haze Grey on my ships railings and it clogged up many of the tiny holes in the netting as you have to spray it from a larger orifice airbrush as it just clogs up my fine ones.

So throwing caution to the wind I whipped out my standby Haze Grey paint, Tamiya XF-19, thinned it as usual and had a fuss free, perfectly flat coat in just a matter of minutes. Rinsed out the paint brush and syringe I use for mixing the paint and the paint came off perfectly with Windex and Metho. Unlike the Lifecolor which says it is acrylic but Windex and Metho don't get it off..

I have no problems with Sovereign Hobbies enamels, they are just too hard to get here in Australia. They cover well and thin nicely, but you still need thinners or turps to clean up.

Ok that's my rant for the day. Note to self, stop being such a rivet counter and get on with the bit you like most, building!



Nice rant Warren!

totally agree about the paint colours! If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...



Its a .... chook?
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 04:19 PM UTC

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I realised today that I have been thinking WAY too deeply about these paint colours. The colours of ships vary so much after the leave the dockyard it is almost impossible to accurately reproduce colours. Then you have the trouble of having to use unfamiliar paints to replicate colours. I tried Lifecolor Haze Grey on my ships railings and it clogged up many of the tiny holes in the netting as you have to spray it from a larger orifice airbrush as it just clogs up my fine ones.

So throwing caution to the wind I whipped out my standby Haze Grey paint, Tamiya XF-19, thinned it as usual and had a fuss free, perfectly flat coat in just a matter of minutes. Rinsed out the paint brush and syringe I use for mixing the paint and the paint came off perfectly with Windex and Metho. Unlike the Lifecolor which says it is acrylic but Windex and Metho don't get it off..

I have no problems with Sovereign Hobbies enamels, they are just too hard to get here in Australia. They cover well and thin nicely, but you still need thinners or turps to clean up.

Ok that's my rant for the day. Note to self, stop being such a rivet counter and get on with the bit you like most, building!



Nice rant Warren!

totally agree about the paint colours! If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...



Its a .... chook?



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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
Excellent!
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 02:35 PM UTC
Thank you.