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Anton Ryzbak04 Jun 2012 12:50 p.m. PST

Oh, and a bit of paint as well link

Hope you enjoy

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jun 2012 1:02 p.m. PST

Shaping up very nicely. I might be tempted to carry the black up a level though – the yellow's a bit overwhelming.

Anton Ryzbak04 Jun 2012 2:35 p.m. PST

My thoughts exactly….I am going to give it a day or so to see if I get used to it. Hopefully I will be able to do without the sunglasses by tomorrow!

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jun 2012 3:10 p.m. PST

I think it might work better with the barbette level and rear turret in the black. Possibly just the top of the rear turret in orange so that the black's a uniform height from stem to stern?

kyoteblue Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2012 3:12 p.m. PST

Cool !!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2012 5:54 p.m. PST

Looking good!

Grelber04 Jun 2012 6:08 p.m. PST

The ship is looking very nice; makes me want to start one of my own. Definitely add searchlights. They were new back then, and navies were trying to figure out what all they could do with them.

Grelber

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2012 6:18 p.m. PST

Tom Swift and his amazing searchlight.

Anton Ryzbak04 Jun 2012 7:38 p.m. PST

Dom,
I was thinking of doing everything in black as far back as the end of the barbette level but keeping the rear turret in the yellow. The rivet work doesn't show worth a darn on the black. I need to get a new color for the deck, the one that I am using now just looks like a shabby gray color.

Does anybody know how to kill magic marker? I drew the deck planking in with what I thought was a pretty dry Sharpie but the little bit of ink that was there keeps coming up through the paint. Six coats so far!!

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jun 2012 1:30 a.m. PST

Spray gloss varnish ought to do it – should effectively form a barrier between the marker and any paint applied after.

Colonel O Truth Inactive Member05 Jun 2012 1:50 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed! And almost enough rivets…!

fantasque05 Jun 2012 2:54 a.m. PST

I would lose the rear funnel

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