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Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Scorpio, Mar 21, 2004.
Outstanding, what else is there to say!!
Looking amazingly realistic as usual, Scorpio!
Keep them photos coming!!
Scorpio, I think they switched sites on you in the last 24 hours, and your last photo is on the old site, not this one.
You might want to post it again...and I will repost my questions too.
Amazing, Scorpio! :shock:
Do you do any thing special to the paper or card stock parts, like soak them in CA to make them more rigid before cutting out such fine details?
And can you tell me what the barrel is made from? Is it rolled paper or some other construction method?
Last question (for now ); how did you make that hand wheel?
Just incredible, Dear Sir, just INCREDIBLE!!
I use for the construction special for the model done photo etching-parts.
The hand-wheel is a part of it.
So small part possibly is not from carton with the quality writes out.
I don't know why my last contributions are not to be found on the forum?
Here one of 10 2 cms of MG C / 30 single carriages (test construction)
I appreciate the info.
As to your last postings not being included here, Ron mentioned in his notice about the web host change that the last few messages or posts were not moved in the shift because of the timing.
That's okay, I posted to the old site a few times before realizing I was in the wrong place. :roll:
I have to tell you, Scorpio, and it bears repeating, I look forward to every day to see what new little gem you have made and posted photos of! Each part you have made is amazing, and the assembled model itself is turning out to be a thousands times more so amazing. :shock:
Thanks for sharing with us so many, many photos and tips!!
Has anyone noticed how many times this thread has been viewed??!!
Not surprising, really....
Hadn't really noticed that, but now that you mention it... :!: Over 4800 views now and closing in on 5000! :shock:
That is the latter 6 part for Bismarck.
Now comes rigging, retouching, UV protection and in the end
Model becomes varnishes (Matt)
wonderful pictures, wonderful model sad it's almost finished really.
I await your rigging with interest.
ps I vote for Rodney
Looking stellar. Scorpio !
What do you plan for rigging materials ? Also, the UV protection ? Never thought about it, but you're right ! What a waste it would be to build something so magnificent, only to have the sun gradually bleach it out.
For the UV protection, I use Marabu UV-lacguer mat
, at transparent (protective and weatherproof)
For Rigging, I myself take done plastic from thread. , photos see,
I have plastic from old kits.
If plastic is warmed up, pulls then slowly.
With the best greetings
Making lines and rigging from sprue is a great method. I found a tip somewhere that works really well for tightening up sprue rigging that sags.
Light a match and blow out the flame. When the match head is still hot, hold it very close to the affected piece and watch it shrink right into place.
I did this on my old 1:72 eindecker and it was almost miraculous
On second thought, maybe the tip came from here? Whoever thought it up is brilliant
Scorpio, words can not describe your Bismarck. It truly deserves to be under glass in a museum. Thanks so much for sharing it with us
Emphasis on the "blow out the flame"!! :shock:
I haven't tried using sprue just yet, but it certainly has flexibility in getting just the right size rigging I imagine.
I had no idea you could tighten it up that way.
This forum is indeed a wealth of valuable information and talent!!
A product I'd like to try, for rigging etc. is Berksire Junction EZ Line. It's intended for HO scale telegraph lines, but it should work for rigging line in ship and aircraft scales as well.
It's slightly elastic, so it will always look tight. Plus, it won't break if you just touch it.
It'll probably look better on sailing ships, more like rope than wire, but the effect should be good for most ships and planes. For steel lines, maybe use the white, and rub it with ground up pencil "lead".
Today I want to show you what will lie near the model
These are all colleagues in my construction report have taken part.
With the best greetings
Very nice idea and thanks very much for showing use all the hard work and the tips.
here the first photos of my work.
In the instructions the rigging has been shown very coarsely.
Absence z.b. where are mounted the rope on signal bridge?
Therefore, I must very often fall back, on original photos.
And today (this is not yet everything)