Airfix 1/144 wasa

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kpnuts
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Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby kpnuts » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:17 pm

Hi all well here's one I shelved back in 2015 (can't remember why) Airfix goth the colour totally wrong they would have you paint it blue and gold (other than the transom theres very little gold on her, although she is very colourful mainly red though and vert little blue) ( actually i love the airfix colour scheme but that was not right) other than a few few small things it's a great little kit. it's been resurrected I've redone the woodwork, I figure if the Hermann Marwede is going to be in a seascape i may as well tag this one in with it.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby kpnuts » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:21 pm

For those who don't know the history of this ship she sank on her maiden voyage king Louis insisted on a public display of his new ship of the line before it had been tested the death toll was said to be 350 souls but was in fact much higher as all the carpenters and sail makers families were invited for it's maiden voyage (children included) and of course they all died too the cause of it's sinking was the lower gun ports were open (in order to do a salute to the king on it's passing of the port) unfortunately the sea flooded in through the open ports and the ship sank.
That is what I am trying to depict here.

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Peter Pan
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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby Peter Pan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 pm

Interesting looking model. Pity about its history _ thanks for sharing.

I am interested in see how you will portray the sinking, for as you would know, it is almost impossible to sink a wooden ship unless it is blasted to smithereens. I imagine not many non-sailors of that time knew how to swim. What are your thoughts on this Ken.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby kpnuts » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi all here is the next update

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Peter I will be using the bathroom sealant method I use on all my seascapes (here's a couple of examples
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You have to remember she was carrying over 600 tons of bronze cannons not to mention ammunition and ballast once that water started flooding in she was going to sink.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby kpnuts » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi all well all the detail painting on the hull is done.

I've glued the cannons on the sinking side as when it's attached to the base I think it would be very difficult.

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Added to the base, need to get some more Poundland bathroom sealant now for the sea

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Peter Pan
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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby Peter Pan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:20 am

kpnuts wrote:...
You have to remember she was carrying over 600 tons of bronze cannons not to mention ammunition and ballast once that water started flooding in she was going to sink.

Good point.

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Peter Pan
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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby Peter Pan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:23 am

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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby Vinny » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:55 pm

Nice job at cutting the hull... definitely gives that sinking impression! Some fab paintwork detail in this one so far. Looking forward to seeing the water around it.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby kpnuts » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:34 pm

Hi all made a start on the sea around her.

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Re: Airfix 1/144 wasa

Postby Peter Pan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:55 pm

Sure looks cold and windy.
Great job with the water.


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