A simple model

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Joseph, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    Sorry for the pics quality, I only have a web cam... First, the formers:
  2. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    the stern structure:
    btw, guess the name of the ship :)
  3. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    one of the planes, not perfect but, hey, scale is 1/420 !
  4. Ajax

    Ajax Member

    Hrmm... it's tough to tell so early in the build! :D Is it the USS Nevada?

  5. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    the plane marking is not accurate (it looks like a '43 marking)...the ship was lost in '41
  6. Peter H

    Peter H Member

    It's looking marvelous Joseph. On my list of "must-watch"
  7. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    Peter, you're too nice :) The low quality of pics hides a lot of the imperfections :p
    Here is the bow, then the complete hull structure:
  8. Atomsk

    Atomsk Member

    Nevada was not lost in 1941. That was her sister Oklahoma.

    Nevada survived the war (as did all US battleships except the two lost at Pearl Harbor). She was eventually sunk as a target, in the Bikini A-bomb tests.

    ...or do you mean this model is of a ship lost in 1941?

    if so, then it must be either the aformentioned Oklahoma, or Arizona (what does it matter:). It's clearly an early super-dreadnought, of the Nevada or Pennsylvania classes.
  9. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    I did not say it correctly: the aircraft wears markings that were introduced in 42-43 (I think), which are impossible because the ship was lost in 41.
    So, ... :roll: :?:
  10. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    the underwater part of the hull is simplified: the anti-torpedo zones are just represented by a black line...easier for me!
    And yes, it's the Arizona :wink:
  11. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    bow completed, now I will begin from the stern.
  12. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    the last part is too large, to allow adjustments
  13. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    hull finished...I'm not too satisfied, but it's my first ship :oops:
  14. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Joseph

    Don't worry about the web cam, thats all I had when I started Yamato.

    It's a very good build you have and I look forward to seeing the rest when you can.

    The hull looks great, keep up the good work.


  15. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    got bored by the rudder and propellers, so I glued some decks...
  16. barry

    barry Active Member


    It does not look that easy to me considering the potential for it to warp you've done a great job on it.

  17. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hello, Joseph:
    She's coming along very well.
    Keep them photos a'comin'!! :D
  18. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    lol, in fact it warps in all directions :lol:
    too few formers, me not being too accurate in my work and water-based glue... :roll:
  19. barry

    barry Active Member

    Water based glue


    If it helps

    1 coat both pieces very thinly and let them dry
    2 coat 1 piece thinly it should now stick reasonably well
    3 Gil's best tip (for me anyway) nip the joint, if possible, with tweesers hold for a few seconds
    4 run a filet of glue on the inside of the part for strength
    5 do not dilute the glue if it's PVA type

    I get in a right mess with UHU or instant glue

  20. Joseph

    Joseph Member

    Hi Barry,
    thank you for the advices :)
    The parts are printed on thin 80 g/m² paper. I laminated the formers on bristol, but it is not enough. Well, I'm learning!

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