Pre tank modelling

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Barthez
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Pre tank modelling

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Hello,
I was only snagged by tanks a few years ago after a substantial break from modelling. I was a diehard Boat modeller.
The boats below are all scratch built and RC, although I’ve not sailed any boat in quite a few years, in fact the second boat, USS Canberra has never been on the water. my wife thinks the boxes take up too much room in the shed 😀.

The first two are both Vietnam era guided missile cruisers , both prototypes were converted from WW2 era Baltimore heavy cruisers . Built to 1/96th scale

You may notice there is not a bit of weathering on either model. It’s not really a thing at 1/96th scale , in fact it’s very common not to weather boats at most scales. They are displayed with a factory fresh finish.

USS Columbus

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USS Canberra
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Bart
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Spectacular work, incredible details!
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If anyone complains about no weathering, just remind the grump that the Captain demands that everything be kept in Ship Shape! I wish there were some RC boat club around here so I could see them in action.
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WOW!
Those are some awesome builds!
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Herr Dr. Professor wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 12:54 am If anyone complains about no weathering, just remind the grump that the Captain demands that everything be kept in Ship Shape! I wish there were some RC boat club around here so I could see them in action.
Thank for the kind words chaps,
I know only too well about fussy captains I was in Royal Navy and spent man many hours painting and polishing .
Bart
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Herr Dr. Professor wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 12:54 am If anyone complains about no weathering, just remind the grump that the Captain demands that everything be kept in Ship Shape! I wish there were some RC boat club around here so I could see them in action.
When I was in the army, I read in a wall:

"God gave you a soul,
Your mother gave you a body,
Your country gave you a weapon,

Keep cleen the three of them."

I liked it a lot. And that is what I say to those who say that some models of mine are not weathered, lol.

About those ships, Jesus Christ, what a work!
My RC tanks website, loads of free info for everybody:
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/
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