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Lindberg Captain Kidd
(a.k.a Wappen Von Hamburg) Plastic

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January 30, 2006

The directions call for the inside hull to be painted red. Well, I was wondering if this is a common practice in real life. Also the instructions have already given me some pretty wild painting schemes that I disagree with already. This is why I quesiton the red inside wall of hull. I also found that the directions call for one color while they are saying "please refer to the box cover" and the box cover and the directions conflict with each other. According to the experts here I have learned that this is a reboxing—but at least I find it entertaining that the two do not match. I feel for the young modeler though. Doing a google search, I only found one WVH that had what looked like a dark red inside the hull. I do not mind doing it red, but I do like to stay within what is reasonable. I am sure that a young modeler would love the various colors, but I like to stay more to true.






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February 06, 2006

I do not have any pics of my hull as of yet becuase I have successfully ruined my hulls due to not liking my color schemes Sigh [sigh] and doing it over and over again. I thought about posting some images of what I did have, but I am sure that everyone would get a decent laugh—hey won´t hurt my feelings—I thought it looked funny myself. I just have all that wasted time. However, I am happy now with what I am going to do and it is funny how it turned out. I happen to go into my living room where my wife was watching TV and for about 5 seconds I saw a ship from the side that looked very simular to the hull style that I was doing and I liked the darkness of the ship sides and I remembered what I saw and went to my little workbench and pulled out my colors swatches. I was able to get a scheme that I liked just by happen chance ! I do not know what program my wife was watching february 06, 2006 at about 8:00 CST or a little after, but it helped me alot. I think it was on AMC. I can go back to the channel guide I guess and look it up. But, what I did was that used that Testors Spray again (except flat black sray) and sprayed the whole hull flat black. [the other half of the hull is ruined] the other half has not been touched. The Testors Spray Flat black is GREAT—I did not have the experience with the Flat Black Spray like I did the Gray Flat Spray. I was able to paint over the Flat Black in about 1 hour with NO problems at all. I am keeping the raised wales Flat Black and painting the rest a #4235 Mahagony Flight Deck Brown. I will stay with the Euro Green for upper deck. For the lower hull I am using the same brown with a final coat of lighter #4735 Wood color. I will go back and use the sanding technique for the lower hull to reveal the planking. I will show some pics. I am rather excited now, but it took some discouragement to get this far.






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February 11, 2006

As a matter of fact, I have finally decided on what I want to do with the hull scheme. I used Testors Flat Black Spray—just srayed about 2 coats—dries fast. I used Model masters #4235 Mahogony Flight Deck for the upper hull. I used Model Masters #4249 (#4 Brown) starting with the lower Hull. I am going to use the same technique and color scheme on the lower hull as I did the deck. If you go back to my notes on the deck, you will see the technique there. I show how I am going to start with the lower hull building it up with different layers of paint. Then I will lightly sand down these layers to give the look I want (only on the lower hull - not on the upper)

Hull Painting 01

Hull Painting 01







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February 12, 2006

More pics of how I am building up the layers of paint before I sand it.

Adding layers of paint before sanding 01

Adding layers of paint before sanding 01


Adding layers of paint before sanding 02

Adding layers of paint before sanding 02







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February 12, 2006

Sanding off final layers of paint. I will sand more until I get the effect that I want. I am using Black PowerPlus GatorGrit #220, but any #220 would do I guess. I am very lightly sanding. Too much sanding will reveal too much of the underlayers. This is the time to really be patient and not get in a hurry. The point is that I am looking for a uniform look.

Sanding off layers of paint reveal woodgrain 01

Sanding off layers of paint reveal woodgrain 01


Sanding off layers of paint reveal woodgrain 02

Sanding off layers of paint reveal woodgrain 02







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February 12, 2006

I am still new to ship building. I call myself trying to so as much research as possible on this before starting. Well, I don´t know what to do. Actually I did think about that Waterline. I know what you are talking about, but don´t know what or how to do this accurately. I am thinking two things here. This is good advice that I need to take in hand next time and also, what can I do minimally to this ship now to make it better. I was wondering if it would look too goofy to keep my exposed planks and do some type of waterline that would be solid below that waterline. In other words, have a waterline and paint it solid below and keep my planking above the waterline—or would that look stupid ?






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February 20, 2006

More pics of Hull. Just got it clamped for fitting only. my eyes are worn out with the details. So this is it for a while. Its called one of those mid—life moments.

Overall Hull Details View 01

Overall Hull Details View 01


Overall Hull Details View 02

Overall Hull Details View 02







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February 20, 2006

A different perpective of trying to get the inside shot before final assembly. The was from multiple tries. Got tired of fumbling around with best exposures—times—shutter speeds—lighting. So I guess I am somewhat happy with this shot, but not entirely. Just did it more for fun anyway. I know that the ship does not have a waterline and I have taken seriously the advice here. Personally, I guess I am the one to admire this, except for some that may visit and want to look at it. So, I am happy with it—having fun and relaxing—that is the most important for myself. Also, not only for me but to share my build experience to others so that someone starting out (like me) will have a good reference to start from. I have learned alot here—and I want to make sure that I pass along what I have learned mistakes and all. So, its not just for me, it for others to enjoy !

View of Inside Ship 01

View of Inside Ship 01






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