HMS "Prince of Wales"/GPM Nr 198

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Scorpio, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    And still from rear seen
  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Now I have stuck all small parts
    Tomorrow I paint the whole underwater ship with quite normal colored varnish on synthetic resin base, but about that point later

    With the best greetings in all visit me here
  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    Today I have had a little bit put under stress, therefore, only three photos where one sees the first Color layer. How I paint this and with which Color I describe in the next contribution.
    Here a few photos of the painted underwater ship.
    Now Layer at least 12 hours to dry must go. Thus I have for the next Color layer till morning time
  4. ehouli

    ehouli Member

    Hello Scorpio,

    Your Prince of Wales is looking real good, I can almost smell the paint ;)


  5. Steve Nuttall

    Steve Nuttall New Member

    Ok guys I know this is too small for the paper models; but I can make the same parts in 1/200th or 1/250th if there is interest

    Here are my new barrels etc for this class of ship as Tamiya replacements
    Chk it out

    The kit parts; they are not bad but need superdetailing for that really special model
    Bottom view of the kit parts
    My replacement parts before assembly; as you can see; the hard work is already done as the holes will position the barrel perfect in the turret; the axle is the same sizes as the kit parts
    assembled and ready to install; just a tiny drop of superglue; compare with the kit barrels and axle
    installed; but not glued (not my turret anyways) fits just like the kit part
    Menacing to any low flying aircraft for sure; note drilled scale
    As you can see; the muzzle is flared and the ring at the end of the primary taper is there too
    Get your orders in early; I'm throwing in a special
    Axles are just $1.50 each till the end of the month; thats half price
    Barrels are same as the Bismarck 10.5cm $3.50 each
    Remember the main guns are in the superset; but as some already have my main guns I'll make just the 5.25"

    Complete set is
    10 X $5 main guns
    16 X $3.50 5.25"
    8 X axles $1.50 till month end
    total with shipping till month end = $128
    without mains $78
  6. tino

    tino Member

    Hi Christoph,
    You are given me a great lesson while building this ship.
    I will use some of your methods for my 2nd ship.
  7. DN

    DN Member

    Hey Steve - your gun barrels are great but don't stick them in every damn thread - we do have some sections for vendors, you know. 8) This thread is a great tutorial of Scorpio's techniques - let's keep it this way.
  8. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member

    I am

    I am its been nearly 20 years since I built the Taschen 1:200 Titanic and boy...things have changed...pollyfilla, varnish coats.... I am way out of practice with ship models.

    Continue your great work and Ill just hope my kits get to Ireland soon.

    John John
  9. silverw

    silverw Member

    Hi Christoph....
    This is great looking stuff. I can't wait for more.

    BTW. Congratulations...."Grampa" :wink:

  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,

    Now I might write as promised which color and what for tools I have used for the painting.
    If goes around color:
    This is quite normal colored varnish on synthetic resin base (RAL 3000
    For screws gold has used effect varnish (spray can) also on synthetic resin base.
  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    I use no paintbrush but a sponge role. With the role one can apply much better above all steadily color on bigger surfaces. If none comes into being wander
  12. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    For the last special color layer I with Terracotta effect varnish do all previous color layers must be really quite dry.
    Best of all the whole trunk for 48 hours is dry leave.
    This avoids origin from tore on the surface the Quick-drying color layer could come into being.
    I have already painted the drive shaft and screws and have prepared.
  13. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    After the third layer one sees no seam
  14. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    After 48 hours the whole underwater ship skin is painted with Terracotta color.

    With the best greetings
  15. bholderman

    bholderman Member


    Im utterly stunned at the quality.

  16. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Christoph! :D

    I look forward each day to see where you are in this build, and today I am greated with an amazing photo of what you have done to the hull. I might have missed a step, however; after you sanded did you use any filler to account for any hairline gaps between the plates? Not that I saw any, mind you. :wink: Just curious whether you had any intermediate steps between the sanding and applying the paint.

    By the way, what sort of paint did you use? My translation of "Kunstharz" calls it "synthetic resin", but I'm not sure what that is. Got to admit my knowledge of what's out there is somewhat limited...I know of acrylic and oil based paints, but this synthetic resin is not something I have seen before, unless it refers to something like that used to apply fibreglass.

    As always, a very enjoyable update and outstanding photos of your amazing build. Thanks!


  17. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Jim,

    You have missed no construction phase. I have used no filling.
    After paste from all parts I have smoothed only with the sandpaper the whole one and have painted with color.
    The color I uses is not on aquatic base (acrylic color) but
    Color in chemical composition resin owns.

    With the best greetings
  18. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Christoph! :D

    Well, then, you have done another outstanding job of it, sir! :D

    Looking forward to more photos when you can.


  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    The trunk is already a dry! Now I have all before prepared drive shaft together with in addition to belonging props on suitable ones put stuck on. After a few hours of drying time
    Has to me the whole underwater ship skin with „terracotta effect
    Varnish „paints. This was already the last Color layer.
    Then I have them screw onto them wave stuck on and they still wave with golden effect Color painted.
  20. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Then I have cut out of the construction Card all parts for the stand and have stuck on 3 mm cardboard.
    Then all parts low-cut and the cut edges with watercolour dyed and assembled. In addition, the ship coat of arms has found in the Internet and has printed out on photo paper and has stuck on stand. Now thus the stand presents itself

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