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Offline mikearace

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Re: HMS GURKHA Build
« Reply #15 on: 21 December 2018, 16:23:00 »
Out of interest you might like to know that there is a type 12 brass etch sheet available for type 12 frigates.  Now I know this is an 81 but it has details on that are common such as limbo handling room projectile doors etc as well as under water bilge inlet covers etc etc.  Very good detail.

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Re: HMS GURKHA Build
« Reply #16 on: 30 January 2019, 15:27:50 »
Going backwards again. Now I have to relearn how to air brush.  The hull was washed, wet and dry sanded, washed again then wiped down with Meths.  The Acrylic paint and thinners was mixed 50/50.  Anyone know how many of the small Humbrol paint pots it should take to paint the hull ?

Offline colin

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Re: HMS GURKHA Build
« Reply #17 on: 31 January 2019, 06:18:12 »
personally I would not thin the paint down to 50/50.. more along the lines of 70/30..  but then again I do not thin my Humbrol paint down, I use a paint brush straight out of the Humbrol enamel paint tin.. to do the Hull of my Lis Terkol I used 2 tins..  to do the hull of my inflexible I used 3 tins..

mind you I have not used Acrylic paint yet..! :o

hope this might help..  ::)

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Re: HMS GURKHA Build
« Reply #18 on: 31 January 2019, 12:23:40 »
For Tamiya acrylic paint I use a ratio of 80/20 for airbrushing. Make a test using a toothpick: the drops of paint should come off like a drop of milk. Enamel paint such as Humbrol needs a bit more thinners; I use them for satin black with a ratio of about 60/40 in my airbrush. Hope this helps :)

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Re: HMS GURKHA Build
« Reply #19 on: 08 February 2019, 14:53:22 »
Well I have gone and done it. I have now cut the hole in the transom and deck to fit the sonar well.  Now to fit the well assembly all I have to do is, Fit the deck, after I fit the rudders, only after I paint the hull, once fix the air bush.  Simple.  :smiley1:

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Re: HMS GURKHA Build
« Reply #20 on: 11 February 2019, 20:33:54 »
The rudders/tiller arms will be accessible?