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HMS Agamemnon 1915. 1/350
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC
Si,

Nice progress. I seen these figures on line but been holding off purchasing them because I am not sure how to get them off the base without breaking the legs. They seem so fragile.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:03 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress. I seen these figures on line but been holding off purchasing them because I am not sure how to get them off the base without breaking the legs. They seem so fragile.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

I think these are going easier that most, If you look closely, they are standing a little above the base, should be able to get small side cutters in to take them off, and leave enough to hold the figure for painting, well that's what I hope.

We shall find out.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:52 PM UTC
Beautiful work Si!
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 11:27 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress. I seen these figures on line but been holding off purchasing them because I am not sure how to get them off the base without breaking the legs. They seem so fragile.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

I think these are going easier that most, If you look closely, they are standing a little above the base, should be able to get small side cutters in to take them off, and leave enough to hold the figure for painting, well that's what I hope.

We shall find out.

Cheers

Si



Im also curious if you are more successful then me removing those figures off its pedestial. I Always spraypainted them with their basic uniform color first an then handpainted the faces and hands. The most tricky part for me was everytime the removing off their base - I had a loss rate of about 33% due to broken legs or MIA sailors resting somewhere in a dark corner of my room.

A question to Northstar Models if they have a tip for me how to tackle these at best and if it would be possible to make the pedestials more spacier for easier painting and removing the figures was unanswered... Very curious about your approach now
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:25 AM UTC

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Beautiful work Si!



Thanks Russ,

Getting there, slowely but surely.

Cheers


Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress. I seen these figures on line but been holding off purchasing them because I am not sure how to get them off the base without breaking the legs. They seem so fragile.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

I think these are going easier that most, If you look closely, they are standing a little above the base, should be able to get small side cutters in to take them off, and leave enough to hold the figure for painting, well that's what I hope.

We shall find out.

Cheers

Si



Im also curious if you are more successful then me removing those figures off its pedestial. I Always spraypainted them with their basic uniform color first an then handpainted the faces and hands. The most tricky part for me was everytime the removing off their base - I had a loss rate of about 33% due to broken legs or MIA sailors resting somewhere in a dark corner of my room.

A question to Northstar Models if they have a tip for me how to tackle these at best and if it would be possible to make the pedestials more spacier for easier painting and removing the figures was unanswered... Very curious about your approach now



Likely to get on some figures next weekend. as these guys are going to be in tropical kit, will spray the lot white first, then start trimming them off.

Will see how I get on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
This weekend's progress, the base.

Testing the ship's position on the base.



The base sprayed black.



The edges masked and the position for the supports marked.



The groundwork down.



The ship fixed in position above the base, as if in shallow water.



The anchor cable in place.



When anchoring a ship, normally 5 times the depth of weather is laid out, so the anchor is about 4" off the edge of the base.

An overview.



I am still short of some material to make the nets from, will have a go at sourcing that this coming weekend.

Cheers

Si

d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
Si,

Really like where you are going with the base. Never thought of seeing one grounded.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC
I have been watching this for a while now and I have to say that this is a great blog. Cant wait to see the water Simon !
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC

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Si,

Really like where you are going with the base. Never thought of seeing one grounded.

Mark




Not quite grounded mate,

she is sitting in about 45 scale feet of invisible water. I may find a way of creating the water, but with nets partially deployed that will be tricky.

We shall see.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC

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I have been watching this for a while now and I have to say that this is a great blog. Cant wait to see the water Simon !



Thankyou Jacob,

Water is going to be tricky, the next problem is the semi deployed torpedo nets.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC

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Si,

Really like where you are going with the base. Never thought of seeing one grounded.

Mark




Not quite grounded mate,


she is sitting in about 45 scale feet of invisible water. I may find a way of creating the water, but with nets partially deployed that will be tricky.

We shall see.


Cheers

Si



Si,

When I seen those rocks sitting underneath the hull and the anchor chain laid out I thinking you were going to show her grounded, my mistake.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 06:43 AM UTC

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Si,

Really like where you are going with the base. Never thought of seeing one grounded.

Mark




Not quite grounded mate,


she is sitting in about 45 scale feet of invisible water. I may find a way of creating the water, but with nets partially deployed that will be tricky.

We shall see.


Cheers

Si



Si,

When I seen those rocks sitting underneath the hull and the anchor chain laid out I thinking you were going to show her grounded, my mistake.

Mark




Not a problem Mate, from that angle she does look like she is aground. May find a solution to the water issue, plenty of time for that Got to solve the nets problem, ladies hosiery might work in 1/700th, but I cannot find anything with quite the body and the right mesh for I/350th, Yet.....

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
Si,

Maybe a hair net would work.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC

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Si,

Maybe a hair net would work.

Mark



Good thought Mark,

Might bit coarse, but will certainly look into it.

Thanks for the tip.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 04:51 PM UTC
Silicon for the water?
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:12 PM UTC

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Silicon for the water?




Possibly Russ, but that is going to be quite expensive.

I might not quite have thought this through.




Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC
small update,

Figures. Base coated.



The first two removed, very sharp blade used, just wriggled gently under the feet, and they came away neatly.



A bit of detail added, the officer of the watch and a midshipman for the compass platform.



In place, they will be watching the port nets being deployed.



More soon.

Cheers Si.




RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC

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Silicon for the water?




Possibly Russ, but that is going to be quite expensive.

I might not quite have thought this through.




Cheers

Si



Resin perhaps?
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
Si,

Nice, only 99 more sailors to go.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice, only 99 more sailors to go.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Might be a few more than that Mark, got a few Fujumi & L'Arsenal figures to add for a bit of variety.

Cheers

Si

JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 07:34 AM UTC
Almost there, Si!
And the beast is looking absolutely fantastic!!

I keep admiring your rigging skills. Even with copying your brass wire method, I could not get it right as I wanted it on my Hood. Great work!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 08:18 PM UTC
Fantastic job on this one so far! looking forward to more updates!