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TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 04:08 AM UTC
Mark,

That's some nice, subtle shading on the hull. I like how you aren't overdoing it too... all ships in service show some wear, but the IJN was especially proud of their superdreadnaughts!
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:39 PM UTC

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Looking Superb Mark!

The wooden deck pops just right. Looking forward to seeing the superstructure going on



Thanks Russell. Now the fun part starts.....Cheers mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:40 PM UTC

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Mark,

great work indeed - the deck looks spot on, and I admire your really cool looking weathering on the hull, that really gives depth to the model. Great work!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan. Took some trial and effort but I am very happy with the result.....Cheers mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:41 PM UTC

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Mark,

Nice work laying down the wood deck.

Mark



Thanks for the comments Mate.....Cheers mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:42 PM UTC

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Really nice work on the pre-shading for the hull. It looks superb and gives that well used look. Wooden deck also looking the business. Will you do anything to that?

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael. Am not sure yet on the Deck.....Cheers mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:44 PM UTC

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Mark,

That's some nice, subtle shading on the hull. I like how you aren't overdoing it too... all ships in service show some wear, but the IJN was especially proud of their superdreadnaughts!



Thanks Tim. I am very happy with how it turned out also.....Cheers Mark
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:31 AM UTC

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Looking Superb Mark!

The wooden deck pops just right. Looking forward to seeing the superstructure going on



Thanks Russell. Now the fun part starts.....Cheers mark



Choowy
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 09:31 PM UTC
Looking good Mark, really nice work on the hull tone and mild weathering.
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:15 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Ned. Much appreciated.....Cheers Mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Just a short update. Have started work on the BOw and Stern. The aft A/A Stand is mounted along with the Ship's Boats. Small details like Bollards and Winches are starting to be added to the Bow. More to come soon.....Cheers Mark









AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
Looking great Mark. I've been following along quietly and very impressed by the progress, and the pre-shading weathering technique on the hull came up very nicely.

Cheers, D
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
Mark,

Nice work, makes me want to start back up on my Musashi.

Mark
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
Looking really good Mark.

The depth in the detail is exceptional

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 11:20 AM UTC
Mark, she's looking very good, front and rear!

A little but I've been re-living my childhood a bit of late and watching through the original Star Blazers animated series on Youtube! An amazingly good ground breaking series that so many other Sci-fi shows drew inspiration from. Anyways, my point is, it is really interesting to see how the animators changed the design of the "Argo" from the original Yamato, which I keep noticing when I look through the pictures of your build
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 10:38 PM UTC

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Looking great Mark. I've been following along quietly and very impressed by the progress, and the pre-shading weathering technique on the hull came up very nicely.

Cheers, D



Thanks for the comments D much appreciated.....Cheers mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 10:39 PM UTC

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Mark,

Nice work, makes me want to start back up on my Musashi.

Mark



Thanks for dropping in and the Kind Words Mark.....Cheers Mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC

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Looking really good Mark.

The depth in the detail is exceptional

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si, It is one of the best detailed Kits I have built in a while....Cheers Mark
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 10:42 PM UTC

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Mark, she's looking very good, front and rear!

A little but I've been re-living my childhood a bit of late and watching through the original Star Blazers animated series on Youtube! An amazingly good ground breaking series that so many other Sci-fi shows drew inspiration from. Anyways, my point is, it is really interesting to see how the animators changed the design of the "Argo" from the original Yamato, which I keep noticing when I look through the pictures of your build



Thanks Mate. Surprisingly I sometimes have the same thoughts about Starblazers when I am building her. I might even use an old Yamato Kit and do her that way.....Cheers mark
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC

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Thanks Mate. Surprisingly I sometimes have the same thoughts about Starblazers when I am building her. I might even use an old Yamato Kit and do her that way.....Cheers mark



If you're really keen, I think Bandai do a range of "Argos" with varying price points and have a whole range of the ships available from the series...
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 07:25 PM UTC
After a small break I am back into it. Small Deck details are now starting to be added including the 4 Part Cable Reels. more to come soon.....Cheers mark











RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:17 PM UTC
The detail in those turrets is amazing. Tamiya really went all out on this kit.

Making good progress Mark
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 05:31 AM UTC
Mark,

Nice progress on the deck details. I always think deck details and rigging the hardest to finish.

Mark
Choowy
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC
Mark great work, looking really nice with those deck details. Keep going.
JJ1973
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 06:28 PM UTC
Very nice work, Mark - the detail on the decks is really amazing!

Cheers
Jan
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 06:42 PM UTC
Thank you everyone for their Comments much appreciated. Am really enjoying this Kit but it is a slow progress....Cheers mark