Dazzle-cam'ed ship

Dazzle-cam'ed ship

Joined: April 27th, 2015, 9:31 am

June 3rd, 2018, 8:07 am #1

This is the ancient Lindberg 1/390-scale Q-Ship.  I declined to use the Q-Ship option as too primitive.  Instead, I did it in this dazzle-cam scheme.

It received extensive reworking,including replacing the moulded-on railing with PE - my first foray into PE.  I'm not 100% happy with it because the paint didn't stick too well.  I REALLY wanted a popgun on the stern, but the disembarking bridge was in the way and was too complex to scratchbuild.

A few detail bits added a splash of colour.  I re-positioned the ships boats fo that they could be reached by the cranes, and were clear of both railing, deckhouses and walkways.

George (in Aust), out..................
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Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:33 am

June 3rd, 2018, 2:53 pm #2

That's a great finish for that old kit, excellent detailing, too!
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Joined: December 28th, 2002, 5:37 pm

June 26th, 2018, 1:11 am #3

I really like the "dazzle" camouflage schemes as used on allied warships and armed freighters in both WW1 and WW2.
They certainly add interest to some otherwise dull pedestrian ship models.
Dazzle paint really adds interest to simple, plain, older model kits that lack much detail.
For the sheer fun of it one can paint an old sailing ship in dazzle and leave your fellow modelers wondering about your sanity. But fun is fun.
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Joined: November 17th, 2008, 4:19 am

July 1st, 2018, 10:33 pm #4

The Rhode Island School of Design has a collection of original dazzle-painting plans used to paint the ships.
The collection has 455 plans, a slideshow of 50 is here:
http://dazzle.risd.edu/

Artist, designer, author, and teacher Roy Behrens books, sites and blog are a good source for dazzle info, and 
the history of camouflage in general:

http://www.bobolinkbooks.com/Camoupedia ... amouflage/

http://camoupedia.blogspot.com/
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:48 am

July 2nd, 2018, 12:56 am #5

Thanks for sharing that!
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