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Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« on: October 03, 2015, 04:02:15 AM »
My new one commissioned by my boss, the Airfix Wasa, I bought it off ebay and I've no idea how it was stored but its warped to hell, its been a real pig to get it together, didn't do it as per instructions as i could not get the deck atattched and level so glued the hull front together then when the glue set glued the rear the glued the deck a bit at a time using loads of masking tape to hold it till dry.





Broke lots of these bits on the top rails (whatever they are) so will have to make some new ones.




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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2015, 06:19:14 AM »
This will be interesting  :) :)
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2015, 10:21:29 AM »
Having seen the real Vasa up close I will be watching this one closely.
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 04:00:30 PM »
Well I haven't so don't expect it to look anything like the real thing, I do know airfix got all the colours wrong (which is a shame as I love the box artwork) still green and orange it is going to have to be then.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 02:33:31 AM »
Hi all I've decided to display it on the turn with the gun ports open and water just starting to enter, I think that's a fitting setting.





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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2015, 03:34:25 AM »
Good start !
How long is model ?
Can you post picture with ruler beside it - please.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 03:52:20 AM »
Hi all well the transom will have to be done in small pieces, the ornamentation is making me crosseyed



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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 04:22:50 AM »
Yes, crosseyed after painting that, one can understand.   Super fine work. :)
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 05:20:59 AM »
You say that, the Greenwich maritime museum wanted the La Reale but I didn't have room for it for a year, I won't be offering this one as it's a commission. I'm actually looking for a model for xmas, probably a ship for 150 quid but can't decide on which.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2015, 02:27:32 AM »
Hi all a little update, well after exhaustive research(20 mins on google pooped for the rest of the day now) the Airfix kit is a little wrong the little sticky up thing on the top of the rails do not exist(thats great as I thought I would have to make some of those as I broke some whists struggling to get the warped hull together, also there should be another gun port on the second tier down sternwards of the last on on the model, roughly where the little slot is on the kit, I may add it when I find out what purpose the slot is for also the ornamentation above the top rail dose not exist neither does the ornamentation between the rails. not tremendous problems so should be able to sort them.

These are the little sticky up things which I've now removed.







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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2015, 05:43:46 AM »
Well there is no dilly or dally with this build.. straight into it and powering along

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2015, 02:04:06 AM »
Hi all Airfix missed a gun port on this so I've been racking my brains trying to think of a way of making one and I think I've got it.
first I covered on of them with bathroom sealant to make a mould then I tried to make a resin casting but it was so thin they kept breaking when I tried to get them out, so I thought I need something more flexible so being as how it was so thin I thought just acrylic paint, but that was too flexible and wouldnt come out of the mould so then I thought How can I stiffen it up a bit so I put a thin smear of superglue over it, hey presto it came out, here is the result, I may make another mould and try again as this is a bit chunky probably because of the number of times ive tried using it but at least I know it works.




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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 04:46:55 AM »
Hi all well it's been resurrected I've redone the woodwork, I figure if the Hermann Marwede is going to be in a seascape i may as well tag this one in with it.






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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 01:17:50 PM »
Braver man than I.  what you have there looks superb.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 06:21:17 PM »
You've done a brilliant job so far, great paint on the stern details  :-* 8) 8)
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 07:11:16 PM »
All that intricate painting. :icon_surprised:
Steadiest hand, sharpest of eye, finest of paint brush.  More power to you, cool results. 8)

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 03:44:46 AM »
Great painting job!


If the Japanese had a version of this vessel, would it be called Wasabi? :)

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 03:20:10 AM »
Hi all here is the next update








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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 08:53:39 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 02:06:25 AM »
Some photos I took of the real thing a few years back:

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 04:18:36 PM »
What a reconstruction, certainly a great goal for the model  8)
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2018, 05:11:37 AM »
Beautiful, indeed!!! :smiley:

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2018, 10:01:39 AM »
Look at all the work & detail that went into making the real thing! Makes building a plastic model of her pale in comparison! :icon_surprised:

Of course, getting the model to look "right" is the tricky bit. ;)
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2018, 01:31:16 AM »
Of course, getting the model to look "right" is the tricky bit. ;)

Just submerge it in water for 300 - 400 yrs... ;D
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2018, 03:02:44 AM »
Hi all here's the next bit



As an aside look what I won on eBay (last one went for 163 quid I got this for 40 quid)







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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2018, 04:56:53 AM »
That's some very nice paintwork on the details.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2018, 01:44:12 PM »
Hope this one doesn't sink on its maiden voyage....

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2018, 04:41:10 AM »
Hi all well all the detail painting on the hull is done.

I've glued the cannons on the sinking side as when it's attached to the base I think it would be very difficult.





Added to the base, need to get some more Poundland bathroom sealant now for the sea




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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2018, 06:38:30 AM »
Looking good
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2018, 12:40:02 PM »
Wow  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2018, 04:25:34 AM »
Hi all made a start on the sea around her.






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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2018, 04:27:17 AM »
Wow!!
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2018, 09:52:22 AM »
Too darn good in all respects.  Particularly detail painting. :smiley:

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2018, 01:45:51 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2018, 02:27:45 PM »
Sweet! :D
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2018, 04:42:15 AM »
Hi all did some more work on the seascape






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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2018, 02:18:41 AM »
Did some more to this.









I would love to add some figures but can't find any to add to it.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2018, 12:30:32 PM »
Super model.  Enjoying pictures. :smiley:    Is beyond my abilities.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2018, 07:49:18 PM »
The model is one thing, the water sculpting is something else! 8)
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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2018, 09:22:56 PM »
The model is one thing, the water sculpting is something else! 8)

This landlubber is feeling a bit seasick just looking at it, so realistic is the appearance.

Wonderful work on those waves!

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2018, 04:41:57 AM »
Hi all next update





I was going to add some stays but Airfix would have you use the God awful plastic coated cotton ratline thingies so no hole through the crows nest



Wish I hadn't added the main stays now as drilling out the holes in the crows nest will probably slacken them all off


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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2018, 07:16:48 AM »
Now that's riding the bounding main!

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Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2018, 04:20:36 AM »
Hi all got some of the stays done.