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Lindberg Captain Kidd
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January 01, 2006

This will start the Build Log Linberg's "Captain Kidd" a.k.a. "Wappen Von Hamburg" for those that want to follow or are just curious. This is not a wooden kit. It is plastic and purchased at a local hobby store. After some research, I found out that this model could actually be the Wappen Von Hamburg. You can make the decision!
As always, thank you for visiting the site and perhaps you are building this ship or have a desire to.






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January, 06, 2006

I am in process of choosing the color schemes for this ship. I started to read those directions and I can´t believe some of the color scheme that they are wanting me to use on the deck. Red ! The colors that they want you to do on the Linberg Captain Kidd is quite strange. If anyone has done the Linberg's Captain Kidd, I could use a few tips on what paint colors you used for what main parts (Deck, Hull, I can handle the rest). If not, then that is ok as well. I can decide on my own!
I just got "The young sea officer´s sheet anchor" by Darry Lever and I must say that this is quite a compilation of very techy drawings. It seems very nice as I have only skimmed over so far.
Back to the Wappen Von Hamburg (WVH). I noticed that on what very few ships out there, it seems that dark green for the upper sides of the hull. I know that I can get close, but just curious as to what color others has used on this. Of what I can tell these Testor paints might work:

1) Medium Field Green / FS34095
2) European Geen / FS 34092
3) Forest Green / FS 34127

The directions just say green and they say "look at carton of box" but the box has no green to be found. ( I thought this to be a little funny).
Right off the bat, there are alot of weird things with the directions and colors schemes. I don´t think that I will be painting my deck Red as the directions say. I have no idea (as usual) as to what color to choose for the deck here. If anyone gets in on this, it would be helpful to tell me what Testors or Model Masters Color to use. I know that alot of folks here use various techniques to produce what they want. I am not quite there yet as I still like the simple route I guess (for now).
I did pick up some flat gray primer to paint the larger parts—you all should be proud of me for at least doing this ( I am learning—you know ). I thought this time, I would start with a primer and see what happens. Nope—I do not have an airbrush. Still using brush by hand.






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January, 08 2006

Well, I am way underway with this new project, and since I am doing the cannons first, I notice that I am having to cut each cannon away from the sprue. It is rather messy as the part has alot of heavy plastic that I have to cut away to get the cannons off. This ship has 56 cannons. Some cannon / carriages are already molded as one piece.






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January, 22 2006

Well underway with the Deck and Cannons:

On the Deck, this is what I done:
1) 3 coats of paint.
2) First coat used Model Masters #4249 #4 Brown
3) Second coat used Model Masters #4735 Wood
4) Third, I went back to the brown and painted a few individual planks. Didn´t get facy, they will get comvered up again.
5) Forth coat, used Model Masters #4697 Tan for final coat.
6) Lightly sanded surfaces to desired effect.

On the Cannons: 1) I used Testors #1166 Flat Brown for carriages
2) Testors #1149 Flat Black
3) Wheels of carriage Floquil #818656 Iron Black
(I know it will not get seen, but I enjoyed it).

Deck prepping and Painting 01

Deck prepping and Painting 01


Deck prepping and Painting 02

Deck prepping and Painting 02


Cannon Parts and Painting 03

Cannon Parts and Painting 03


Cannon Parts and Painting 04

Cannon Parts and Painting 04







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January, 23 2006

Found problem with Cannon—carriage assembly for those that are interested in this in the future. I found that according to the directions, two cannons should be outfitted at the front of ship, however both will not fit (even though one cannon is smaller). I found that the mounting hole is placed too far back and it interfers with the placements. Below is an image that I edit to show problem. Later I plan to most likely not to drill a hole, but to remove the mounting pin on bottom of carriage and find another way to mount assembly.

Deck Corrections 01

Deck Corrections 01







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January, 26 2006

I know that there are spots that need some touch up paint from the sanding, but the emphasis is on the "headboard" (green, gold, and brown)—sorry, but don´t know the nautical terms.

Continue with Deck Details and Armament 01

Continue with Deck Details and Armament 01


Continue with Deck Details and Armament 02

Continue with Deck Details and Armament 02







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January, 26 2006

I meant to include the paint that I used for people that might be interested on the Beakheads (bulkheads):
1) Model Masters #4235 Flight Deck Brown for brown trim
2) Model Masters #1764 Euro Dark Green For main wood panels
3) Testors #1144 Gold for ornaments figures

I ran test color strips to decide which green I liked. The green is a like a blend of pine green and blue green. I like it myself.






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January, 29 2006

More Deck Photos—continue using same paints as metioned before.

More Deck Details added 01

More Deck Details added 01


More Deck Details added 02

More Deck Details added 02


More Deck Details added 03

More Deck Details added 03







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January, 29 2006

I hate to say this, but at present, I do not know anything about rigging a cannon unless I do some research on some books that I have purchased recently under the advice of others. Another point is that I am afraid that it would be too tedious task to perform since it is so tiny of parts. I am sure that it can be done, however, but I think about the law of dimishing returns if I were to undertake rigging of the cannons.






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January, 29 2006

I have studied this Hull and I do not know what to do about the color scheme. I have seen several pictures on the net about the hull in general, but I am at a loss. The Hull on this boat requires a little different scheme that what I have done so far. If any one has any suggestions, I would take the advise. I have the letters A—J showing which ones I need to decide.

Layout of Painting the Wales 01

Layout of Painting the Wales 01






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