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Author Topic: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2  (Read 2174 times)

Offline madmonk

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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2017, 04:11:21 am »
Great work MH,

The FO is quite sensitive to certain chemicals, CA glue has the same effect.  There are a couple of things you can use as an alternative, black electrical insulation tape or black Tulip fabric paint.  The fabric paint takes a while to dry but is good at light blocking in hard to get to places.

Offline Madhatter

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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 04:02:10 pm »
Thanks Warren :) I've never heard of black fabric tape before. I'll have to lookout for some. I was rather surprised to find the paint ate at the fibers like that. Oh well, lesson learnt and all that :)

Offline madmonk

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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 02:56:30 am »
Hi Si,

This is the stuff, you should be able to get it down under!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171076259027


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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 05:16:57 am »
Glitter paint??? What are you pushing on me here Warren?!  ;) ;D
I think I know what you mean now though. There is an arty shop up the road from me so I'll check it out

Thanks mate

Offline madmonk

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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 02:44:50 pm »
That will teach me to check what I'm posting online!!

Offline AnythingSciFi

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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 10:06:07 am »
Looking really good so far! Love the lights in the pool!

Offline Madhatter

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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2018, 12:19:47 am »
It's been almost a year since I last updated this. I have been working on it on and off again in the time since but I have had to wait a month or so for the replacement clear frames from Revell in Germany. It was quite a process to get it done, but worth it. I royally screwed up the first frames using the wrong tint and paint but not so this one.

I've run a dark euro Vallejo wash over the wooden decking to give it a richer colour than pine. It has soaked in nicely and I am very happy with how its come out

A couple of the pools have the railings and water added as well







The power socket for the top half of the ship lighting has been installed and ready to go:





The bridge is almost ready for lighting:



I have also added clear plastic strips and pieces as windows for the bridge and the forward facing part of the super structure:







The back lighting for the Ship name is done:



The (dry) fit is less than stellar here:



And the sides are done as well:



There are other smaller sub structures done as well but not worth photographing yet.

I'm trying to move on with it now in  time for Expo, but it may not get there this year.

That's all for now, but thanks for looking

Si

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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 07:41:22 am »
As always, Si, your build is very clean, neat, and meticulously done.

Can't wait to see it done and lite!

Steve
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Re: Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 02:10:11 am »
Thanks Steve - you and me both want to see the end of this - all be it for slightly different reasons  ;D

 




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