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Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by fuchsjos, Mar 10, 2008.
I agree, it looks like the real one.
Apart from your photos being of 1st class quality. Your model so far is both supreme & inspiring. aussie
Quite simply amazing. Allready a model to be proud of. I'll be watching this one closely. WTG.
This is such an amazing build. I have never seen such amazing work. This could pass for wood or plastic.
Josef, can you tell me where do you have brought those wood sticks to bend the paper, please?
Thank's to all for your compliments - you are so kind to me.
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This is a special shop for goldsmith tools. They also have some other very useful special tools for modelmakers.
For the decorative strips I cut first a stripe off cardboard and stick it on a baseplate.
With diluted white glue I form a fillet weld.
Now the baseplate is cut in such a way that by the original stripe remaining only more a narrow bar. The new cutting edge was soften again with a double layer of diluted white glue. But this work I did with a flat brush.
After drying I painted it black and cut the other side. This cutting edge now was not colored but was easy to correct after assembling.
Thus this band looks then in the profile.
At other places of the trunk there are decorations in the form of small spirals. I took a copy of the part and cut it out of the paper in this way.
Placing of two small paper strips and a tiny disc of paper on the cut form and hardening all with CA.
After some grinding work I painted it again with black color.
Now the body (left side) was ready with all of the decorating and it is time to come to the other side - next time.
That is a good method of making those decorative spirals. It makes them look like real wood and gives them a hand carved look.:thumb:
WOW! Great detail! :thumb:
Thank goodness I stopped making my La belle Poule. I would have done a lot of errors. I'm going to watch your Victory build and take notes :mrgreen:
Josef, your posts are very instructive. Thanks you for sharing your techniques.
OMG you even take care such detail! Thanks for sharing you technique with us.
An absolutely masterful build! I can't get over just how good it looks! Well done!
I wouldn't be around long enough to finish this one. man, I can't believe it. I consider myself a pretty good modler but you guys put me to shame. I have the talent to do it but I just don't have the patience. I have ADD and I get bored very quickly. Eventually get back to it and then get bored again. this is the process until it is finished. So calculating the number of interuptions this one would take I figure at my age I would never get it done and it would end up in the trash anyway. I told my sons if they ever throw away my models I will come back.
You know the interior formers are so nice that it is a shame to cover them up. I think a cutaway version of this model would be very cool indeed. that way people can see what went into building her. Then displayed along side the full version would help people really appreciate it.
Thanks to all for their attention to my build of the Victory.
@timhinds ... You're right - this build need a lot of patience ... and you're right too, that the formers look quite good - so perhaps I start a new thread to show the formers of a historical ship in a complaisant look?
Time for the second side. After the experiences with the port side it is possible to explain more details on the starboard. First step was the adjusting of the fenders, which made some troubles on the port side.
This time the mounting of the fenders was a fully success.
After mounting of the wales the base work for this side was completed.
Next step were the refinements to the gun port sills.
This work was a good exercise for working with two tweezers - I think, this will be helpful when making the rigging.
The parts were trimmed with a little grinding machine.
The dimensions of the upper and lower slats gave the exact measuring with a divider.
Here you can see the before - after effect.
The yellow color after airbrushing. The used color has a bad coverage with the need of many layers. Therefore the bad optic against the border of the masking tape.
But some tools like this ...
... and the bad optic was fore time.
I took the base color, some white and black and made a little lighter and darker gradations.
For lower edges I used the darker one. Strong diluted and much color on the brush.
The upper edges became a dry brushing with the lighter one.
The yellow stripes were sealed with parquet floor varnish and after drying I hid them behind a layer of masking tape.
Then came some action with airbrush and black (or better dark grey) color.
After unwrapping the hull you can see wasp look of the yellow and black stripes. Next step is coloring of the gun ports in red - work is just in progress and will need the whole week to finish.
Josef, I want to give you many thanks for such a master class.
Looking at your thread I feel like at the "University of Paper Modelism".
Again, thank you very much for such a great step by step process. And please, keep doing such a great teaching job.
T H A N K Y O U :thumb: .
Nice, to meet you again and a heartful 'Thank you' - it looks like, you are lurking around in many different forums, like me.
Kindly regards to Spain
This build is absolutely incredible. Your attention to detail is mind blowing.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of this build
Hi Josef. Yes, I have been in Paper Modeling for only 6 month now, but I want to absorb as many things as I can, because this hobby have taken all my attention. It's a wonderful one. And the Forums are the best way to learn and share experiences.
So I try to participate in as many as I can.
And is a pleasure to meet you at the Forums, learning what you have the amiability to show us. :thumb: