the copper bottoms end up looking like this, or worse depending how long its in the water.
I got some more parts painted, I wanted the masts to be a lighter color than the rest of the wood like an oak looking color so I painted them with flesh craft paint then went over with raw umber...
The tape is what's recommend from all the ship builder guys, it is real copper, same as what the real ships had on the bottom of the hulls, this kit is incorrect having molded on wood planks instead of copper plates.
The tape happened to be the same width as the planks, ideally you would...
decided to try a ship for something different!
I picked up a few of these old revell kit to get started with. first up is the Bounty.
some initial weathering on the copper, used gun blue sprayed on with a mist sprayer, will add the green colors with oils at the end of the build...
They are modelkasten tracks, fully workable, all the sprockets and wheels turn and the suspension works if you wanna build that way. I make it static though... lol. I highly recommend rye field, lots of nice parts at an affordable price! Sure beats those ridiculously priced and now old dragon kits.