"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
Thanks a lot fellas, sure keeps me motivated reading these comments ^^
Time post a small update. I've been playing with oil paints to add a bit more life to the ocean. I try to stay away from whites, because that makes it look artifial. Also, the oil paints give me some time to adjust things. Werner De Keersmaecker and Marijn Van Gils use acrylics but I'm not that brave
So, the rigging has been done. I used Uschi van der Rosten's Rig That Thing Superfine Size wire which is...ridicilously thin . With the naked eye it is barely visible but that's how it's need to be at this scale I think. All too often you can see ship models with overly thick wiring. Having that said, that also makes it very difficult to apply: it's not easy to keep attached between your tweezers, and even with my Tamiya goggles it was hard to see the wire during application. But shaky hands, some perseverence, CA glue and a lot of swearing later it has been done . I must say I'm well impressed with the Uschi wire...it glues very easily and it can be stretched very hard...amazing stuff. The rigging isn't 100% to my satisfaction, but it isn't bad either. The insulation balls on the wire were a different thing. Initially I wanted to brush small blobs of paint on the wire but that didn't work out, it's like the wire is the +side of a magnet and the paint a + too...doesn't adhere well. So, next try: small blobs of Micro Kristal Clear. That did the trick. When dry it becomes translucent, so I painted it using Humbroll 32 matt dark grey. The hull received another application of Vallejo Still Water to make it wetter (another application might be needed) and this is how she looks so far. Finish line is coming close!
Mister B: well, the deck and hull need to get wetter, I need to brush some gloss coats on the water, here and there I feel needs a bit more cotton wake, especially near the rear sides and the sides of the base need to get a decent coat of black + a nametag...but the hardest part has been done