1:720 Admiral Graf Spee - Unofficial GB

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  1. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    Model: Italeri ADM Graf Spee 1:720
     

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    So I tried a little dry brushing on the deck. Never done it before so it is pure practising. I noticed I still have a tendency to overdo it. It now looks like nobody cleaned it for over a year. Will clean up and try again.
     

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    Looks ok Marcel, but you gotta be happy with it !
     
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    looks fine to me as well
     
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    Me too. Once you get more parts on the deck, it will hide what you think is too glaring right now.
     
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    Good work so far Marcel!
     
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    need to look at the detailing for the anchorchain and other furniture worked into the deck mould
     
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    What do you mean Parcival?

    I still have to do the chains and the deck at the bore was grey metal, which I still have to apply.
     
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    I get that, thanks.

    there are what looks like deck lockers, the anchor chain and such that wont be a timber colour. I like geos idea of actually using a real chain, but the chain would need to be painted before application. ive never attempted that myself, but i think it would look very cool if done properly

    Anyway, I still think your deck colouration is fine, at least from this distance
     
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    Ah thanks!
    My the family also agrees with you that the deck is looking fine, so I guess I will go on that way. :)
    I also like Geo's idea, but as this is a1:720 model, I guess it'll be hard to find such a small chain.

    About the deck: the ship had a small part at the bow that was iron. Furthermore there are all kinds of little iron details on the deck. Given the tiny size it will be a challenge for me to paint them right. I guess that will take up some time from now.

    One question on the hull. I will paint that in a medium dark grey. I think I will dry brush that as well but am wondering if I should do that with a darker colour or a lighter one, given the fact that it is slightly dark already. Any advise on that?
     
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    Small update. Still have to do some detail work on the deck and it has not been glued in yet.
     

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    Looks good from where I'm sitting Marcel. Time to launch her and finish her up at the dock.
     
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    Not bad at all!
     
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    #17 Marcel, Feb 13, 2016
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    Finally had some time to work a little on Graf Spee. Little 15cm guns, very small I must say, had their first layer of paint.
     

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    Looks good so far Marcel!
     
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    #20 parsifal, Feb 13, 2016
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    Looks very good to me, and yes 1:720 is very hard because its so small
     
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