[WWI] HMAS Australia - final assembly
Shane and Lorna Jenkins
sljenkins at tac.com.au
Mon Oct 8 11:27:13 EDT 2012
Looking good Marc ;-)
On 8/10/2012 8:42 AM, marc flake wrote:
> Here are a couple of shots showing all the parts in place. I only had
> one problem with the model. I don't know if it was a lack of
> imagination on my part or a faulty design by Combrig. There are two
> boat cranes on either side of the mid-ships funnel. When I placed the
> posts in the locating holes, I didn't have room for the boats assigned
> to that position. Therefore, I took out the posts, added the boats,
> then found room for the posts.
> Also, I failed to describe how I made the blast bags on the guns. For
> some reason, manufacturers leave off the blast bags, which appear on
> almost every ship's main guns. That means the modeler has to make his
> own. I use Alene's Sticky Glue, which is a viscuous white glue. I
> let it partially dry, then use a small tube to push the glue back down
> the barrel to effect the folds of a blast bag. One more note, I
> painted over the light gray on the blast bags with the same gray as
> the rest of the ship. I just couldn't find an example of light gray
> blast bags on HMAS Australia.
> My next task is rigging.
> Marc Flake
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