The NJ is one of my favorites next to the Mighty Mo, Mammy and Arizona (had to give you the top 3..LOL) Tim was spot on checking out as many builds as possible online! Nothing wrong with emulating others in their builds. I would tell you to search through the ship builds here and check out Tim (ComfortablyNumb)'s builds. Exceptional, clean down-right solid modeling!!
Take your time, dry fit as much as you can. Number one thing I found that made life easier was to build sub-assemblies of all the various sections. Assemble all the turrets, superstructures and any complex sections first and dry fit them to the deck. These sub-assemblies are easier to paint off the ship than on. When you go to set the deck to the hull, check the fit. If there is gaps, as this is a common issue with most decks, pop up some pics and there is a ton of help to steer you in the best way to fill the gaps.
Ships a re fun to build but can be challenging. Patience is #1. I hope you are planning to post a blog here on the build. I am looking forward to following along!! Good luck and get building!!
I will be but progress will be extra slow with school exams coming up.
any good tips for getting good pics ?
his builds are amazing also thanks for the tips .
hope to hear more from you as the build progresses
Good pics are all related to FOCUS and LIGHTING. After you take the pictures, you can download and use a free photo manipulator that's quite close to Photoshop. It's called GIMP and should be able to be downloaded via this link :
You can adjust your picture to fit your needs easily with that tool. It's great to have a sweet camera like a DSLR, but not everyone can shell out over $500 for a camera. Remember, great pictures are 80% Photographer and 20% Equipment
Will hopfully get some pics once i have completed the first. Level of the center deck.
Before i go any further i just wanted to.say that this build is dedicated to my nana who passed away the day before i got the
Model for my birthday R.I.P