|Double-sided Sticky Tape|
|Lifting prints - blue tape coming away from the bed.|
|Trying printing with the parts orientated the other way...still lifted|
|Third time lucky....about 5-6 hours to print.|
|MDF base added and florist wire masts|
|Sea textured with acrylic paste|
|Sides repaired with Milliput (before sanding)|
|Gaps filled and sanded|
|Matt White primed|
Finally third time lucky I had a print I could use - albeit one which had lifted during printing.
|Starting with the deck details|
I found two pieces of scrap mdf from another model, that glued together would make an ideal base. I then stuck the two hull halves onto the mdf using a "No More Nails" grab type adhesive, which had the advantage of filling most of the gaps around the hull base.
|Finishing with hull etc.|
I primed the vessel with matt white spray before painting the details with Vallejo Acrylics.
- The main deck - Dark Grey
- Rear Deck - Khaki Grey
- Windows - Sky Blue
- Lifeboat - Leather Brown
- Funnel Black with a Red stripe
- Hold Doors - White
- Hull and remaining superstructures - Light Grey
- Overall highlighting - matt white dry brush
The rust streak effects were made using a mixture of Flesh Wash + Orange Brown.
|Sea painted with Blue Wash|
|Hi-lights, weathering (Rust) and waves added to finished model|
|Ready to go!|