Airfix 1/144 Wasa

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    Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:11 pm

    My new one commissioned by my boss, the Airfix Wasa, I bought it off ebay and I've no idea how it was stored but its warped to hell, its been a real pig to get it together, didn't do it as per instructions as i could not get the deck atattched and level so glued the hull front together then when the glue set glued the rear the glued the deck a bit at a time using loads of masking tape to hold it till dry.





    Broke lots of these bits on the top rails (whatever they are) so will have to make some new ones.




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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:00 pm

    Hi all I've decided to display it on the turn with the gun ports open and water just starting to enter, I think that's a fitting setting.





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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:33 pm

    Nice, looking forward to more pics.

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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:12 pm

    Hi all not one to dissapoint here are some more pics, well this is going to be a challenge to paint, to say the least, but I've made a start.




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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:55 pm

    Lovely work so far, really nice detail painting.

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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  kpnuts on Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:05 pm

    Hi all well the transom will have to be done in small pieces, the ornamentation is making me crosseyed



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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:24 pm

    Hi all a little update, well after exhaustive research(20 mins on google pooped for the rest of the day now) the Airfix kit is a little wrong the little sticky up thing on the top of the rails do not exist(thats great as I thought I would have to make some of those as I broke some whists struggling to get the warped hull together, also there should be another gun port on the second tier down sternwards of the last on on the model, roughly where the little slot is on the kit, I may add it when I find out what purpose the slot is for also the ornamentation above the top rail dose not exist neither does the ornamentation between the rails. not tremendous problems so should be able to sort them.

    These are the little sticky up things which I've now removed.







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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:28 pm

    Nice painting......... cheers

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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:10 pm

    Hi all Airfix missed a gun port on this so I've been racking my brains trying to think of a way of making one and I think I've got it.
    first I covered on of them with bathroom sealant to make a mould then I tried to make a resin casting but it was so thin they kept breaking when I tried to get them out, so I thought I need something more flexible so being as how it was so thin I thought just acrylic paint, but that was too flexible and wouldnt come out of the mould so then I thought How can I stiffen it up a bit so I put a thin smear of superglue over it, hey presto it came out, here is the result, I may make another mould and try again as this is a bit chunky probably because of the number of times ive tried using it but at least I know it works.




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    Re: Airfix 1/144 Wasa

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:48 pm

    not bad at all, well done i'd say.

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