Donnie's HMS Blandford Cross Section Build: 1/32 Scale [COMPLETED BUILD]

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Don, that is a very impressive build, well done! On the cannons, what did you use to get a textured metal look? In the photo where they are unpainted, the surface looks smooth and once painted they appear rough.
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Thank you all again for your support, encouragement, likes, and even dislikes (if there were any). Thank you Mike for the design and guidance. Many of you helped me through this process and it is greatly appreciated. It did help me gain (some) more confidence in future projects.
And without further delay (now 11 months and 2 weeks) here is the final result - the good, the bad, and a little ugly (Ha - of some of what can not be seen - LOL)
And of course, I want to thank Dave Stevens of www.dlumberyard.com for the sponsorship program of the wood supplies.

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Excellent work in all details shown with your photographic skills. Rich
 

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Thank you everyone for the likes.
Paul. I would have to go back and look. The cannons are turned from solid aluminum. I tried to paint giving a rough look and can’t remember what I did. But I did not like it. So I washed the cannons in acetone and just painted flat black from just a plain spray can bought at like a Lowe’s store. I think I used a testors gum metal flake to try to give an aged look, but it did not work.
 
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Thank you everyone for the likes.
Paul. I would have to go back and look. The cannons are turned from solid aluminum. I tried to paint giving a rough look and can’t remember what I did. But I did not like it. So I washed the cannons in acetone and just painted flat black from just a plain spray can bought at like a Lowe’s store. I think I used a testors gum metal flake to try to give an aged look, but it did not work.
Did you try the dry brush dabbing technique that I only learned about a couple of months ago? It has that aged appearance. Rich
 
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Well it works for me. I have a transmission made from brass that I need to give a cast look.
 
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