Stuck in a Stug universe
- Apr 28, 2018
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Very nice start there Bob ,Good afternoon all
Started then stalled this, have now added a wood deck kit and bought mr color paints
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Decks in place, need to add a strengthing piece between the two decks and also one turret done and some superstructure.
Excellent many thanks DaveBob,
with regard to the wooden deck - make sure all the cutouts are removed from the veneer, trial fit before even thinking of how to peel the backing off! I thoroughly clean the deck with IPA, then spray the base colour all over. It pays to turn your phone off & let the guard dogs loose to prevent interruptions! Don't press it down immediately, make sure that it all fits as well as possible - it's fairly tough stuff, but it does have it's limits! When you're happy burnish down, I use a clean cotton bud & cocktail sticks for the little corners. Ypu mght need to do this a couple of times, hours apart. I've used an acrylic varnish after applying the deck - it seals it & any later accidents with paints can be wiped off!
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This is the Tamiya 1/700 Gneisenau, with the Hunter wooden deck - not a perfect fit, but at that scale, near enough!
Cheers JimHi Bob
2016 - deserves to be finished. I thought the film "Battle of the River Plate" was most enjoyable. Typical cast from the 1950s.