Author Topic: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished  (Read 10482 times)

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2013, 06:18:54 PM »
Close to the finished call.
Ok.. more practice needed on etch rails.. these are.. well ... ordinary.
I got some 1/700 Merlin Helos at SMW2013, which was nice.








So there she is.. less base nameplate..

HMS Trident under Captain Karen Halabi, English Channel 1942 (Ex Combined Fleet UNPROFOR 2020)

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2013, 06:53:19 PM »
Wow!  I was expecting something impressive but that is above and beyond, great job!!

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2013, 08:27:09 PM »
That does look nice.  Very stealthy and smooth-looking, too.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2013, 10:25:33 PM »
Outstanding build!  :)
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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2013, 02:48:15 AM »
Outstanding build!!! :) :)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2013, 03:57:16 AM »
Just superb!  I just love watching a build and how it all pulls together at the end ...... more please!!!!  :icon_beer: 8)

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2013, 03:58:20 AM »
Outstanding build !    :) :) :)
> Far more stable for air ops than standard hull.
> Can picture it as either major refitting modernization program for current ships or as new construction.
> Top quality scratch building and way of combining it with a kit  :-*
> Oh,,, and water is also tops  :-*

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2013, 06:04:11 AM »
What an amazing build, brilliant finish!!! Sure looks the part, just lethal!!!!  :-* :-*
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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2013, 08:14:02 AM »
Brain - Great build! The water looks realistic; how did you make it? The catamaran section looks like a spaceship squatting on a cruiser.

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2013, 03:16:52 AM »
Wow that really finished up a treat!

You've got some mad skills, buzz!

Brian da Basher

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2013, 06:26:22 AM »
 Very very nice! I'm curious about the water effect too- do elucidate, pray!

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2013, 08:33:40 AM »
Thanks guys.

The water effect I use at the moment for jobs like this is Acrylic gel medium


In this case I masked off the base (there is a pix above) where the ship went and painted various blues/grey colours to give the impression of depth a bit.
After that was ready, basically slopped this Gel gear on, but not too thickly other wise you will get some translucent bits where the stuff at the bottom does not cure clear. In itself that sometime works as well but for the painted base to show through clear is better.
Then using the Mk1 fingers in Latex gloves (please.. this stuff is a horror to get off) and a bamboo skewer or similar work up the peaks, wakes and the like
Over exaggerate the peaks as it will settle a bit, if found that putting your whole hand on and lifting away gives a nice random effect.
The just paint up the peaks with a bit of ivory colour paint.
When happy, gloss coat the lot.

I then cut out around the masks, this is important as this stuff is quite weak and will pull away easily so cut firmly and carefully remove the masks. Then the ship was replaced into the base with some Gel around the hull to hold it in plus give some wake to work with around the hull sides.

Works ok at this scale I reckon.

Cheers  Brian T


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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2013, 09:42:47 AM »
Awesome build, Brian! :D

Not really a ship man (says the ex-RAN FAA aircraft tech armour modeller :-\ ) but this one's great!

Quick question (as I do have 1 or 2 ships to build in the stash) does this stuff cure hard or does it stay flexible, like silicon gel? ???

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2013, 12:02:03 PM »
Flexible, it is more akin to silicon in property... as it can tear really easy, as it says it is a Gel.
if you want something more solid.. sadly resin or one of the other Water products may be required.
Just done some water in epoxy resin which was working beautifully.. until I tried to be clever and botched it.
Hid the issues with a coat of this stuff.. so now I have depth with a nice enough river top from Gel.

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Re: Axis of Time - HMS Trident Trimaran Stealth Destroyer - Finished
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2013, 01:00:06 PM »
Cool! 8)

Thanks, Brian!

:)

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