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#1 Posted : 29 June 2019 01:16:25

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Hi all. Got this kit from model space a few years ago now, but have finally settled down and got round to attempting to make her. Never made any models before so any tips and advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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#2 Posted : 29 June 2019 01:19:49

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Added a few pics of where I'm at. Almost onto pack 5 now.
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#3 Posted : 29 June 2019 01:32:29

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Last pic showing where I'm at. First prime has been done. Little bit of fettling needed on the small parts, and the base needs filling still and another coat or 2 of primer. Just waiting on my putty I ordered to arrive.
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#4 Posted : 29 June 2019 01:53:12

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Like I said earlier I am new to this. But I'll try and offer some advice and tips for others as I go. First ones that I've found and discovered are that when adding the planks on the side of the hull, you will want to get some tiny model pins for helping you to keeps the strakes firmly on the frames. And I found that trying to hammer them was really difficult, so I used a good gripping set of pliers to push them into the frames, rather than hammering them.
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#5 Posted : 29 June 2019 08:03:12

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A very nice start to your build.

Hope you dont mind me mentioning but if you reduce the size of your pictures they would be visible without having to be downloaded.

A very nice model you have yourself there from some of the other completed builds i have seen.

Hope you have a great time building it.

Tony
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#6 Posted : 29 June 2019 10:25:41

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Hi Jim

Looking good. Cool Cool

There are alternatives to pinning planks and just one alternative can be seen in the link below:

https://forum.model-spac...aspx?g=posts&t=8502

Keep up the good work, I look forward to the next update.

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#7 Posted : 29 June 2019 12:43:14

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Thanks for the tips guys. I've finished pack no4 now. So, tried to resize this pic, and have been using some clamps aswell as pins now to keep it all firmly together.BigGrin
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#8 Posted : 29 June 2019 23:50:31

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Good to see the planks starting to go on, looks like you're doing a really nice job of her.... well done....Cool Cool

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BigGrin All looking good so far and nice workCool
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#10 Posted : 30 June 2019 03:49:13

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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys BigGrin I have a couple of questions for you guys if you dont mind helping. What's your methods of applying putty/filler to really intricate areas and also then subsequently how do you get sandpaper into them areas. And I've gone through my can of tamiya fine primer like no tomorrow. Whilst I'm happy to get more and use it for the more intricate parts, do you guys use a cheaper primer for the larger pieces?, and if so, do you have a favourite brand? Thanks :).
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Jimg85 wrote:
Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys BigGrin I have a couple of questions for you guys if you dont mind helping. What's your methods of applying putty/filler to really intricate areas and also then subsequently how do you get sandpaper into them areas. And I've gone through my can of tamiya fine primer like no tomorrow. Whilst I'm happy to get more and use it for the more intricate parts, do you guys use a cheaper primer for the larger pieces?, and if so, do you have a favourite brand? Thanks :).


On the primer front have a look at wilco. They do a very good white and grey (used to have black but cannot see it)

I use it a lot so can recommend it.

Have also heard the £ shops do one but have never used it so for that cannot comment as to what its like.

Here is your wilco link

https://www.wilko.com/wi...y-paint-400ml/p/0413848

If its wood you are priming you might want to consider a product such as deluxe products sand n seal as that would reduce the number of primer coats you are using. At the moment your wood will be soaking up primer which a sanding sealer would prevent.

Deluxe product i like because its smell free and brushes wash in water. You can of course get spirit based sealers which will work just as well and in some cases could cost less.

Tony
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Haven't had much time since last update as been decorating the bedroom. But I've had time to do some filling and sanding on the metal pieces and now they await some more primer. Ordered some from wilko so tnx for that recommendation Birdaj. The base piece took several fills and sands to get that free of joins. Satisfied of where I am now and will open pack 5 next time I'm modelling.
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Jimg85 wrote:
Haven't had much time since last update as been decorating the bedroom. But I've had time to do some filling and sanding on the metal pieces and now they await some more primer. Ordered some from wilko so tnx for that recommendation Birdaj. The base piece took several fills and sands to get that free of joins. Satisfied of where I am now and will open pack 5 next time I'm modelling.


You will find it a good primer. Have used it for a number of years on plastic kits.

Halfords do similar but slightly more expensive but as i don't drive and my halfords is in the "back of beyond" i latched onto the wilco brand.

There are always lots of other jobs that get in the way of hobbies but sure you will get back to it soon.

Tony
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#14 Posted : 17 July 2019 18:00:50

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Just got back of my 2 week summer holiday. That's why I've been quiet. But had a little time before to do some more of the hull and started on the new metal work from pack 5. The metal base took alot of rubbing and filling to get it all flush, but I enjoy that, so no worries there. Also, whilst I was away I recieved my photo etch 1/250 for the yamato/mushashi that was only £20, inc postage of the well known auction site. Wasnt sure if it's going to work with my kit, but for that price, was worth a punt.
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Close up of the metal base and p.e. it came in 4 sheets from Hong Kong, of a reputable seller.
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Jimg85 wrote:
Like I said earlier I am new to this. But I'll try and offer some advice and tips for others as I go. First ones that I've found and discovered are that when adding the planks on the side of the hull, you will want to get some tiny model pins for helping you to keeps the strakes firmly on the frames. And I found that trying to hammer them was really difficult, so I used a good gripping set of pliers to push them into the frames, rather than hammering them.


Take a look at Johns Yamato build log on YouTube (John Builds Iconic Military Models). He has provided a very good set of videos on the planking.
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