- 05/10/2017 at 01:31 #73184
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.
He who says he makes no mistakes, is making the biggest mistake of all. Or does bugger all. Rory05/10/2017 at 04:20 #73187
Nice. Who is the manufacturer?
The tree of Life is self pruning.05/10/2017 at 08:00 #73195
They are “Tumbling Dice” 1-2400 scale Napoleonic ships.
He who says he makes no mistakes, is making the biggest mistake of all. Or does bugger all. Rory05/10/2017 at 18:46 #73225
Those are wonderfully well done. The rigging at the scale is perfect. How did you do the rat lines?
The tree of Life is self pruning.05/10/2017 at 21:17 #73236Brian WeathersbyParticipant
I think the ratlines are cast as part of the model, but am not sure.
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--Warren Zevon05/10/2017 at 23:33 #73241
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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He who says he makes no mistakes, is making the biggest mistake of all. Or does bugger all. Rory05/10/2017 at 23:58 #73243
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.
The tree of Life is self pruning.06/10/2017 at 09:28 #73259
Glad to help. Please let me know how you get on. Photo’s are not always the same as in real life.
He who says he makes no mistakes, is making the biggest mistake of all. Or does bugger all. Rory
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