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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:46 PM

Hey Steve, nice to see you back at the bench!  Shakes or not, you did a great job on that PE.  I really hope they are right, and that they subside soon.  Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:39 PM

Thank you D.

Steve

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 6:32 AM

MC, shakes or not, you 1/700 PE is better than mine. It's good to see you back at it :)

Bish, like your dio, and I think the 'step' adds something to it. Nice work.

Cheers

Tony

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 23, 2018 6:40 AM

Cheers Tony.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 23, 2018 9:50 PM

I got a little further on the Sharnhorst. I completed the hanger, aft bridge and Arado PE, wow, I didn't drop any PE! I also added blast bags to the 11" and 5.9" guns using Mr Dissolved Putty. Nothing is glued down and I still have a way to go.

I did lose one of the 4.1" dual AA guns though. After searching the web I can't find any AM replacements. I'm going to have to scratch it. It seems nobody makes AM AA guns for the 1/700 Scharnhorst.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:04 AM

Looks real nice Steve, bummer about them guns though.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:05 AM

That dissolved putty worked well on those tiny guns. Looks like a bigger scale. You will find that lost gun when you are finished and it's on the shelf. Lol 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:12 AM

I meant to ask about that putty.I've got a 350 Bismarck, do you think it would work in that scale. I have been looking at some 3D printed turrets which come with the blast bags molded on. But as i already have some PE which will dress the bturretup and brass barrels, it seems silly to spend another £30+ when i might be able to add my own.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:10 AM

Bish I saw a thread in the ships forum about 4 or 5 months ago, I think, where the blast bags were done with epoxy ribbon.. Looked great. Kein posted it. Maybe message him. I believe it was a Bismark even. 

Here it is http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/176632.aspx

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:03 PM

Steve, I actually said "wow" to myself while looking at your PE work.  Really well done.  Very pleased (sincerely) that you are able to get back to the bench.  Looking forward to some further "wows".

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:59 PM

Thanks guys.

Bish, for 1/350 I would use Mr Surfacer 500. It's thicker so it wont flow as well. It would allow the droup you see in the bags. The dissolved putty is great for 1/700. I like Mr putty's because they are easy to apply and work with.

Steve

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:17 PM

Beautiful work with all that PE, Steve.  Your work curving it and shaping it is extremely impressive!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:39 PM

Thanks Check.

Steve

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:57 PM

MC that awesome . Looking forward to see it painted

 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:58 PM

Cheers for the info guys, i'll look into both of them. Might be a few years before i get to build it, but i want to be all ready for it when i do.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:04 PM

Thanks Crown.

Bish, I understand, it usually takes me a few months of research and AM parts ordering before I start a ship build. They were constantly modified and their camo was always changing.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:01 AM

Good thinmg about the Bismarck is that it wasn't altered much as its career was so short. I am pretty set on which scheme and layout i am doing. Only think left to buy for it is the veteren models light AA guns. I have a large PE set from Lion roar which include the guns but they are all flat and don't think will look quite right. I then just need to set the time ashide to do it. Got a couple of 72nd ships i want to do first, but i think the Bismarck will be on the bench in 5 or 6 years. I hope.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:41 AM

I have the same kit and am stoked to build it. My better half bought me a PE set, GMM I think off hand (It's in Boise) but like you I want several AM details to make it a masterpiece. I won't be starting on it for a year or two either but have decided on the break out camo (gray with the false bow and stern waves). I built the Tamiya kit several years ago with the sea trial camo and the stripes were a nightmare to get straight.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:48 AM

Thanks for that Big Smile the trials scheme is the one i am planning. I know its the one lots of people do, but i do like it. It was either that or the one right at the end with the yellow turret tops.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by EBergerud on Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:14 AM
Put me down for an ICM 1/35 T-34/76 dressed for the dance at Kursk. Could me more. Eric

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:21 PM

Welcome to the GB, Eric.  Glad you could join us!

Build roster is updated.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:41 PM

I finished the bridge, now just some misc items like the boat cranes Etc. and then to the paint booth.

Steve

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:09 PM

That is some seriously meticulous work Steve. Well done. I don't think I have the patience for that type of build. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:38 PM

Thank you Griffin. Tom's Model Works PE wanted me to put on dipoles on the radars, now that's crazy at 1/700! I have a hard enough time on 1/350 radars.

Not much longer till finish it, then on to the Z-37 and their seascape.

Steve

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, April 27, 2018 1:53 AM

MC, I built that kit in the late 80s, before anyone had thought of PE. I've still got the Gneisenau in the stash. 

My word, that's a terrific looking set of PE, what brand is it ?

Cheers

Tony

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:41 PM

I'm sorry Tony, I could have sworn I answered you. At least I know I started and must not have hit submit.

Tom's Model Works. It is for both the Scharnhorst or Gneisenau. Nice set but Tom's instructions are hard to decipher at times, not like Eduard.

So, I bucked up and added the mast and rigging to the bridge superstructure. I'm going about this differently than my usual. I'm competing the rigging and everything I can on the subassemblies before installing them. There's nothing harder for me that trying to add rigging while trying to reach across all the PE. I also received a Bruno barbet from Shapeways today to reflect vents on the ship in 1943, which is not reflected on the Tamiya kit.

 

Next is the aft bridge and mast.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:47 AM

Looking good Steve. Interesting that your adding the rigging at this stage, your explanation makes sense. What are you useing for that.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:18 AM

Cheers Bish,

I use streached sprue, easy line and other things don't work well for me.

Steve

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:07 PM

Well the sprue certainly works for you Steve.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:17 PM

That is great work, Steve.  Quite exceptional!  It will be interesting to see how you manage to paint with all these things in place!  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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