ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

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ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby Marudek » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:55

Hi,

This is the project I finished some time ago. It was a floating base of Polish Navy rescue divers in 1939.

ORP Nurek

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Service entry: 1 listopada 1936
Length: 29 m
Width: 6 m
Immersion: 1,4 m



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It was destroyed in first days of WWII by Stuka diving bomber which raided the Navy harbour in Gdynia.

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For the build I used GPM paper model. I scaled it down to 1:144 and printed on adhesive paper. Then I stuck the prints on plastic sheets and built the model same as I would do with paper model (only it's plastic :) )

Here's the inbox :mrgreen:...

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And the build:
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby ph-adk » Thu Jun 14, 2018 18:43

Very interesting. I've had the same idea, not for a ship but still. Are you happy with the result so far? Very smart to use the blue plastic for the base, what is it?

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.

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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby Marudek » Thu Jun 14, 2018 19:21

Hi,

The model is already finished and I am quite happy with it (as it is my first vessel in 144 :) ) I simply hadn't had enoughbtime to post it here. But now here it is :cool: I think tomorrow I'll post another bunch of pics.

The blue plastic is rigid PVC film that is produced in the company I work for. The management is very kind and allows me to use some scrap film in my projects. After all it's a kond of recycling ;) All the bulkheads and keel are made of PVC sheet 0,8 mm thick. Then I roughly filled the gaps between them with PVC 0,5 and then used car putty to smooth it out.
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby smeg1959 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:33

Really novel approach. Like Lex, I'd be intrigued to see whether it would work with an aircraft. I suspect it would depend upon the detail involved in the paper version used as the template. Your hull has worked out beautifully so why not a fuselage or wings?
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby Marudek » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50

Hello,

Here's some more pictures :)

Plug molds and vac formed life boats:
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Further work on the hull:
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The deck. Planking is embossed with blunt hobby knife:
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External details of the hull. Stripes of sheet metal on the sides are simulated by masking every second one and spraying a thick coat of base paint.
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Particular sheets are simulated with aid of preshading.
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Here are the paint mixes I chose:
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Small details. The ones that are multiple (like hatch covers) are copied with resin castings.
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Next I painted the deck. I tried to simulate wood grain.
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Final colors on the hull:
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby Marudek » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:58

smeg1959 wrote:Really novel approach. Like Lex, I'd be intrigued to see whether it would work with an aircraft. I suspect it would depend upon the detail involved in the paper version used as the template. Your hull has worked out beautifully so why not a fuselage or wings?


Hi,

I'm sure it works for aircraft as well. I plan to use this method to make plug molds for fuselage halves of Mi-14 and Sokol (helicopters used in Polish Navy and Coast Guard). And even now I got paper model of Caudron G.IV to make it in the only proper scale ;)
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby F_IV » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:06

Dear god you really don’t mess around! That looks fantastic.
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby ph-adk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 17:56

:shock: Really amazing! The metal-look on the outside hull, the preshade, colors, woodgrain.. you even have white decals, homemade I presume.

Fantastic.
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby Marudek » Fri Jun 15, 2018 19:56

Hi guys!

Thank you for your kind comments. The decals are ordered from a colleague of mine. He's got access to a printer that prints white ink :) Soon I'll post further build pictures :cool:
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Re: ORP Nurek 1:144 scratch based on paper model

Postby pbhawkin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 22:18

Superb work. It looks amazing, well done.
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