Author Topic: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line  (Read 9636 times)

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2016, 06:14:53 AM »
Certainly made the detail pop. Good job! :)
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2016, 10:38:40 AM »
That really does look nice.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2016, 03:46:38 AM »
Hi all here is my first modification









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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2016, 04:33:44 AM »
See another splendid build coming...... and I can't knit !

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2016, 04:40:34 AM »
Hi all well all the guilding is done Just waiting on the hull now





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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2016, 07:06:46 PM »
Hi all well it's amazing the effect threatening to sue, not just for the cost of the kit but also compensation can have. Special delivery today the hull half arrived(no letter of apology or even a note just the box with the hull in it)
So looks like it's back on then.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2016, 03:37:03 AM »
Hi all well now the hull half is here I'm like a cat with 2 tails, so my first job to remove the moulded plimsole line (I'm raising it a bit to improve the look) (seen it done elsewhere (davidk's build) and it looks much better)



I must say I think it's worked really well, you cant tell it was there at all




couple of strengthening strips in the bottom


She is huge.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2016, 02:06:11 AM »
Hi all here is tonights update .













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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2016, 03:36:11 AM »
Think you are faking us about how you do this.  Top two pictures are of paint applied to plastic - OK. 
But then you put hull piece into chamber of an atom altering device and type in to change plastic to weathered wood.  Click on start and depending on power of particular atom alterer you own; the hull pieces come out as real weathered wood a few seconds or minutes later.   Right ?

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2016, 04:06:02 AM »
Ha ha, that took about 3/4 of an hour its pastels its a trick I learnt by accident the pastels won't stick to plastic on its own so I roughly paint with a matt (has to be matt the pastels won't stick to gloss either) the matt I use would be the lightest shade of the wood I'm trying to replicate, then with the next darkest shade of the wood I'm trying to replicate in pastel I drag the stick lightly over the wood grain, then with a soft brush I brush in the direction of the grain, next I use the darkest shade of wood colour pastel and with a rough grade sand paper I sand it over the hull randomly then brush that in in the direction of the grain, then for the stains I get a black stick of pastel and draw down from top to bottom of the hull then brush up and down till its blended then from side to side, finally I spray with my missus hair spray (you can't varnish it as while the varnish dries all the colours blend into eachothers and it looks awefull) so spray with missus hairspray then when thats dry spray with Matt varnish.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2016, 09:37:19 AM »
Well, the method works wonderfully. Bloody marvellous job, mate! :D
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2016, 01:00:37 AM »
Hi all here is the next update
some of the many, many cannons, think I will see them in my dreams








Couldn't resist trying the gold up against it



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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2016, 02:58:03 AM »
Imagine if modern day capital ships such as Carriers were decorated so ornately...
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2016, 11:34:37 AM »
That wood work is terrific.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2016, 01:30:43 AM »
Imagine if modern day capital ships such as Carriers were decorated so ornately...

Then you might end up with the Head of State being beheaded because of a financial crisis due to excess
expenditure contributing to a civil war.*
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* See Sovereign of the Seas, Charles I and the English Civil War.  ;)
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