Thursday, May 23, 2013

14 Gun Cutter: GHQ 1/1200

Here is another little project that I finished a little while back and am just now managing to post pictures of. This is GHQ's 1/1200 model of a 14 gun cutter.

Though the smaller ships are usually trickier to rig, since the spaces are so much tighter, when there is only one mast things are fairly simple. I did replace the kit's bowsprit with a brass rod so I would have something strong to anchor the rigging on. That makes a big difference.

I've raised the hull up on a thin sheet of plastic, added Langton photo-etched ratlines, and mounted the whole on a metal sea base from Langton. That then went on top of a black plastic base, with magnetic sheeting underneath. When the bases are too thin, people pick them up by the models, so the extra thickness adds to the piece's longevity.









7 comments:

  1. Excellent little (tiny!) model. Looks absolutely spot on.

    Cheers, SG
    www.mountainsoflead.com

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  2. That's exquisite! Sea effect is very pleasing, too.

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  3. Thanks guys, glad you like it. I'm a real sucker for these GHQ ships!

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  4. Step by step walkthrough or I'll hold my breath until I go blue. Then you'll be sorry.

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    1. JRMC don't do it! I'm (very) slowly putting together a tutorial - it's going to take me a while longer though, because I am lazy and there are a lot of steps to document :)

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    2. Outstanding! I can't wait, I've massacred just about every 1:1200 I've attempted and It's good to see just how these little lumps of metal can be made to look.

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  5. Very impressive, a great work!
    Phil.

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