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Old 04-22-2012, 09:01 AM
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GPM Prince of Wales, 1/200 waterline model

Hi friends,
After a long time gathering courage I started today with the 1/200 GPM Prince of Wales.
I decided to build the model as a waterline model because of two reasons: the first is that all other models I've seen are full hull models, and secondly my other two ships (the 'De Ruyter' cruiser and 'Schleswig-Holstein') are waterline models.

I'm also thinking of placing the ship in the water, will try to create a baseplate that resembles the ship slicing the ocean. Maybe with Japanese bombs missing the ship closeby :-)

I thought it a good idea to build the ship on a baseplate for rigidity. Slight problem: when I create the 'water' using paper mache the ship should be removed from the base plate because the paper mache is created using water.
So I decided to screw the ship from below onto the baseplate with small screws. This way I can remove the model easily and simply attach it later on.

Since my last post I built the Mosquito FB VI. I enclose some photographs on a seperate thread :-)

I am aware that my photographs leave much to be desired. Do you have tips to enhance them for this site ??
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:20 AM
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Looking forward to this thread. The model looks quite a size.

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:06 PM
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Hello Longbow:
Looking forward to your "Prince of Wales".
Regarding images: I have found that I can never provide too much light. The more the better. Hope that helps with image enhancement.
Mike
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:29 AM
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Most trusses are standing now, with one cross connection of the four. To give an idea of it's size: behind it are the De Ruyter cruiser and Schleswig Holstein in 1/250.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:57 PM
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Eep. That is big indeed, Longbow.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:22 PM
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Looking forward to this coming together !
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:16 AM
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Added the front and middle deck and the left and right bowplates.
The bowplates needed adjustment; from 1,5 up to 3,5 mm needed to be cut off (from the black waterline side of course :-))

In the GPM model the anchor chain drops into into the cabletier through little open holes in the deck; the hawseholes are open too.
So I added three 'pipes' under the deck for the cabletier and painted them black. Same with the hawseholes. This is a little bit tricky but trial and error solved it.
After this I glued the bowdeck on the model.

Next I will add the stern deck and plates, I expect I will have to adjust them too. But that's why we are modelers isn't it ?
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:53 AM
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Looking good so far. Not surprised you had to trim the lower hull sides. The black waterline stripe is afterall not entirely above the water line.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:09 AM
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Yes, of course Paper Fan... Makes sense.
Hadn't thought of that.

Finished the hull, started with the main gun emplacements.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:02 AM
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Looking good, she's quite a size even as a waterline model.

The ladders nice - such a small size

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