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HobbyBoss 1/700 USS Arizona WIP
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 06:01 PM UTC
Very nicely done so far. It may be just the Kit's parts but the A/A on the Main Mast Top look way over scale but your work so far is very neat and tidy.....Cheers mark
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:04 PM UTC
Very tidy work on the Bridges Charlie!
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 04:42 AM UTC
New Years update!! Got a little bit done this weekend!

Got the screws looking the part!


FINALLY got some color on the hull and lifeboats


Superstructure looking the part and got my main guns masked off


Some detail work and getting the spots I missed last time


I spent most of my day building this instead


Just not sure what section of the site it goes in...

Happy Modeling!
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 03:12 PM UTC
Very nice work but unsure where the last kit Part in the Last Photo Goes....LOL.....Cheers Mark
TimReynaga
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 03:42 PM UTC

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...Just not sure what section of the site it goes in...

Happy Modeling!




Perhaps the "Dry Docked 2020" campaign...?





After that tornado hits you may not be doing much "Happy Modeling" for a while!


RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC

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...Just not sure what section of the site it goes in...

Happy Modeling!




Perhaps the "Dry Docked 2020" campaign...?





After that tornado hits you may not be doing much "Happy Modeling" for a while!





I think Tim's correct, Charlie: Ask me how I know
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 02:56 AM UTC
LOL!!

I chose to pick up this hobby again because it is quiet. Its all part of my plan. I need SOMETHING to do during nap time. HAHA

Thanks for the comments, guys!!
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC
No updates this weekend, guys.

Spent all my time on my 1:1 Cadillac replacing a thermostat. Hands are kind beat up so I couldn't do any fine detail work.
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC
Well painted the boot last. See how this method worked since I painted it last. Risky, I know.



I will have to wait to pull off the tape. Want to leave everyone in suspense.
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC
Fingers crossed it works Charlie!
JJ1973
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 09:28 AM UTC
Charlie,

just discovered (or re-discovered? Been absent quite a while) this build log of yours, beautiful work so far!! And fingers crossed for your boot stripe, I hope all paint sticks...

Cheers,
Jan
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 03:35 AM UTC

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Charlie,

just discovered (or re-discovered? Been absent quite a while) this build log of yours, beautiful work so far!! And fingers crossed for your boot stripe, I hope all paint sticks...

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks, man!! I appreciate the kind words!!

Well, it didn't go as well as I hoped.




Ouch. Well, it was a learning experience. I plan on spraying black on both sides and redoing the red and top half.
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
We all make mistakes my Friend but you will be able to fix it fairly quickly.....Cheers Mark
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Oh man! I feel your pain Charlie!

Keep at it, and fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:41 PM UTC
Hi Charlie,

Apologies, on my trawling through the builds I missed this one. Some great work in 1/700th.

Must admit boot toppings make me nervous too, especially masking over filler.

Good luck with the recovery, will be along for the rest of ride.

Cheers

Si
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 03:10 AM UTC

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We all make mistakes my Friend but you will be able to fix it fairly quickly.....Cheers Mark




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Oh man! I feel your pain Charlie!

Keep at it, and fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!




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Hi Charlie,

Apologies, on my trawling through the builds I missed this one. Some great work in 1/700th.

Must admit boot toppings make me nervous too, especially masking over filler.

Good luck with the recovery, will be along for the rest of ride.

Cheers

Si



Thanks for the encouragement, guys! I just plan on spraying the sides black, remasking, and respraying the hull red. It should be too bad. I got some really, really thin Tamiya masking tape to use.

Chalk it up to a learning experience.
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 03:58 AM UTC
smol update



Just sprayed some black on there and going to remask tonight. Really looking forward to getting this ship done!!
TimReynaga
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 05:55 AM UTC
Charlie,

I think you will find your present approach to masking the boot topping to be simple and effective. It is how I do them - but we all figure out the techniques we like best for ourselves and, as you say, it is a learning experience! Good luck with it.
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 06:30 AM UTC

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Charlie,

I think you will find your present approach to masking the boot topping to be simple and effective. It is how I do them - but we all figure out the techniques we like best for ourselves and, as you say, it is a learning experience! Good luck with it.



That's how I painted the KGV. I think I got ahead of myself (read: excited) about painting a brighter hull red.
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 08:11 PM UTC
Hi Charlie,

good to see the recovery going on.

Sounds like a good plan, might give it a go myself when it comes to tricky boot toppings.


Cheers

Si
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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KitMaker: 261 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 03:22 AM UTC

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Hi Charlie,

good to see the recovery going on.

Sounds like a good plan, might give it a go myself when it comes to tricky boot toppings.


Cheers

Si



Thanks, Si. I am really looking forward to getting the Arizona done and moving on to something more modern. And Russian.