1:350 Soya Icebreaker

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    1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  Iain on Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:24 pm

    This was started ages ago as a bit of a break from aircraft models and, although slow progress, I'm enjoying it immensely!

    Kit is from Hasegawa - with their separate photo etch set.

    Said it before - but I take my hat off to the nautical modelling types - patience of saints and skills of a jeweller!

    Deck planks were done with careful masking and spraying slightly differing shades - before applying dark wash. I used about four 'plank' shades in all.

    Strips of masking tape cut to the width of 1:350 planks - to mask random planks ready for overspray in slightly different shade:





    And with a lighter shade of base misted over:



    Coming together...







    Bridge area weathered and assembled - looks a little better now.

    Work commenced on fo'c'sle with vents(?) and hold covers...





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    Re: 1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  Iain on Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:31 pm

    Back on the little icebreaker yesterday - mainly concentrating on the base.

    This has been made with textured watercolour paper - painted sea blue and affixed to an MDF base. Still building up colour - hence the masking tape - but the texture is starting to look good! Will need a lot of glossing for that 'wet' look!

    Also dug out some thick perspex which I'll use to make some ice Smile





    A little more done on the ship - the funnel and a start made on some of the detail parts - photos to follow.

    *If* I can get this one tamed I'll be having a go at HMS Dreadnought with the Pontos detail set...

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    Re: 1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:58 pm

    Looking gooooood Iain Twisted Evil

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    Re: 1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:15 pm

    Nice work Iain, what a total change from the usual, it is a lovely small model. Looking forward to seeing it in action, obviously breaking up some ice.

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    Re: 1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:19 pm

    Now this is something different.... Shocked ....this is beautiful........ cheers

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    Re: 1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  Iain on Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:24 pm

    Well - my 'water' failed me - I gave it a coat of Klear and it all just rucked up - should have expected I guess - but thought the thick layer of enamel paint would have sealed/stabilised enough beforehand - oh well!

    Anyhoo - after quite a few hours work a little more done to the vessel and it looks like I can't really hold off on the photo-etch stuff any longer!

    Here's where she is (crane type things (proper nautical term anyone?) just dry fitted):





    Actually a nice change from all the hacking about I'm doing elsewhere!! Wink

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    Re: 1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  Ray on Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:04 pm

    Looking neat & meticulous Iain Twisted Evil

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    Re: 1:350 Soya Icebreaker

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:39 am

    Nice change my friend.....like it...very neat Smile
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