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Revell 1/72 U.S. Navy Swift Boat Mk.1

January 27, 2023 · in Ships · · 7 · 1.2K

My recently completed Mk.1.

Once again this is mainly brush painted. The only spray paint used is the under coat red on the lower hull.

The flag was printed off on printer paper, folded in half over some 0.25mm rigging thread and glued with watered down white glue. Then it was shaped to look like it is flying in a breeze and left to dry.

Paints other than the red undercoat spray paint used are all Vallejo Model Color.

Kit decals used and the clear cote is spray tin Humbrol Acrylic Matt varnish.

The antennas were made using very thin spring steel wire cut to the approx scale length of 109 inch whip antennas.

Some of the photos were taken using a flash.

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7 responses

  1. Looks great! Looks like they finally scaled down the 1/48 kit.

  2. Looks very shipshape, Phillip. If it was mine I wouldn’t be able to resist trying to float it in the bath, but then I’ve never grown up.

    • You could only float it in a bath if you have done an clear cote over the decals as the black waterline consists of 6 thin black decals.
      I have put a small 5 gram weight in it as I do this with all my armour, vehicles and boat models to give a sense of weight when you pick it up.

  3. An amazing build, Phillip! Love your painting results and the rendition of the flag, among others!

  4. Very nicely done, Phillip @phillipe50
    The flag waves are looking very realistic and you brush painting skills are amazing.
    Well done.

    • I have found that Vallejo Model Color and Vallejo Model Air acrylic paints tend to not leave any brush marks when put on in several thin coats. I also use a very soft flat or pointed brush.

  5. Nicely done Phillip.

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