Gremir HMS Badsworth

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Toddlea, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member

    I have always been impressed with the quality of Gremir Kits. They are not over-engineered and contain enough detail to faithfully represent the subject matter.

    I chose this kit for a thread because I was enticed by the colorful camoflage and the overall care in detail.

    The kit has been scaled to 1:140 and is laserprinted on 11x17 90lb neon white stock.

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  2. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member


    Formers laminated to thickness and cut.

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  3. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member

    Upper Hull

    If carefully cut, pieces fit tight and line up perfectly.

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  4. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member

    Lower hull

    Hull formers complete.

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  5. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    You have very clean cuts.

    Looking forward for more.

    Thank you!
  6. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

    Great start! Looks nice and clean so far. How do you plan on keeping the print from flaking off while building? I have had zero luck with laser printing even with the suggestions from the pros here on the forums.
    Anyways, can't wait to see progress on this one. Looks like it is a really good kit.
  7. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member

    Color Copiers

    I use a color copier to print kits. It is toner based and the printing is flexable and almost bullit proof. You can wipe off fingerprints without harming the print.
  8. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    I have tried that kind of printing myself. It really does the work.
  9. korvette

    korvette Member

    Hi Toddlea,

    I built the "Badsworth" first as "BETA-Model". It is a real good choice. If you have any questions, don´t hesitate to ask for help. Good luck with this model.


    Korvette (OK, in Germany known as Jörg Schulze)
  10. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member

    Hull Completed

    After a lot of dry-fitting and patience, the hull is finished. I jumped ahead on some of the parts so I could paint it all at once.

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  11. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    holy cow! excellent hull! You must have put a great deal of time into that. Hulls are the specific reason I gave up on trying ships.... Maybe another day.... :)
  12. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Great looking job so far! The hull color really jumps out at you! It's beautiful!
    I'm in the market for a new printer and I am curious as to the brand and model of the printer you used. Can you give me some more info on it?

    I have this model and a couple others from Gremir, but I have not started them as my printer is just not good enough for anything better than freebies. Well, it's probably good enough but I think all of Gremir's kits are worthy of better than what I have and that's a good enough excuse for me to justify the purchase!:grin:

    I'm really looking forward to your build of this kit, keep up the good work!

  13. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member


    I use a mita color copier to print my models. It can handle about 120lb, 12"x18" paper. Most people don't have access to this kind of high end copier and Kinkos printers can't handle card stock. If you want an affordable inkjet with real nice quality I have always been happy with Epson. Hope this helps.
  14. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    That hull bottom is fantastic! Did you use any filler/putty?

  15. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member

    No putty. Just careful registration.
  16. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member


    Deck Pieces in place.

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  17. barry

    barry Active Member


    Looks fantastic so far look forward to seeing a lot more pics
  18. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Funny................ we seem to care alot about the looks of the parts that we don't see.:grin:

    The hull is georgeous............. and I too am afraid of ships because I know I can not get the hull right, or haven't been able to in the past:cry:

    I'm with barry, I look forward to seeing more pics!

  19. jasco

    jasco Member

    Yes, it is odd that the underwater hull is so important to some of us. I just don't think a ship looks like a ship without it, though. You've really set the bar high for getting the hull right. There are so many things to go wrong that you won't even know about until it is too late. You've done a beautiful job on her so far.
  20. Toddlea

    Toddlea Member

    Screws Installed

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