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  • #73184
    Rory McCreadie
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    After my trip to see the Victory in her new/old paint job. I had to do my 1-2400 scale Victory in the same colour. You can see the different with the more standard British hull colour on the Britannia. Some have reported she is now “pink”. I would say she is more terracotta.

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    #73187
    McKinstry
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    Nice. Who is the manufacturer?

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    #73195
    Rory McCreadie
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    Hi McKinstry,

    They are “Tumbling Dice” 1-2400 scale Napoleonic ships.

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    Rory

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    #73225
    McKinstry
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    Those are wonderfully well done. The rigging at the scale is perfect. How did you do the rat lines?

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    #73236
    Brian Weathersby
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    McKinstry,

    I think the ratlines are cast as part of the model, but am not sure.

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    #73241
    Rory McCreadie
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    Hi All,

    Yes! The rat-lines are a part of the models.

    They say to undercoat the ships black. I do not this. I undercoat they a mid-brown. This way I can dry-brush the rat-lines black. The castings are so good that they show up very well. I think this makes them look less dense. As old wood is brown I think this looks better than black on the model at this small scale.

    I glue the sails on first (metal to metal). If you glue after painting the paint to paint bond is not as strong. This makes painting the masts a pain. I do then first as they are so hard to get too around the sails and rat-lines. I do have a paint that matches my spray brown under-coat. So I can patch in my mistakes. I make lots of mistakes. I do add some rigging, not the best! but it adds to the look. Hope this helps.

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    Rory

     

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    #73243
    McKinstry
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    Thanks Rory. I’ll try that brown base with a black drybrush. Those ratlines look way better than anything I was getting trying it as black over gray.

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    #73259
    Rory McCreadie
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    Hi McKinstry,

    Glad to help. Please let me know how you get on. Photo’s are not always the same as in real life.

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    Rory

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