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heller 1/150 passat
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:40 AM

my new build , the passat , one good thing no cannons , the instructions are crap , hopfully I can fathom them out  " />

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:42 AM

 this is where I am up too , basic painting of the hull

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:37 AM

What !

 Nothing that goes boom ? Aw Gee . No really  , you must have a Saluting and Signaling Gun on board . Looks good so far . T.B.

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:46 AM

I have this kit and will be watching your build.  I agree about the instructions, there is no English on mine, but the drawings are not too bad. 

This is a good sized model when complete.  

        

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:58 PM

sorry TB , no bang's , but I have just bought the victory 1/100 , plenty of cannons on that one , I want to do it different , but haven't worked out yet what I want to do to it , still thinking ,

thank's scott ,your right about a good size model , I've posted a pic of the hull glued together , with the deck's dry fitted in

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:31 AM

finally got some work done on the decking , lot more to go , including painting .

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steve

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:36 AM

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:39 AM

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:14 AM

Great start Steve....These big iron Square Riggers were an entirely different breed then the wooden clippers that came before.

Nice model...I'll be watchin your build.

Rob

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:14 PM

I found this chain for the anchors , look's a bit small to scale to me , any thought's would be appreciated .

steve

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:15 PM

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:16 PM

Really nice work. Is the era as she is now? I see it looks like she has a screw.

Lots of deck machinery I imagine.

I think if anything your chain looks a little big. 

Im going to try some 3D printed chain. On the screen it looks very nice.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:57 PM

I don't know a lot of the history , it's as she sit's in the harbour now , it does have a screw , unfortunately I don't have any smaller chain , of to brisbane on sunday , which look's a bit dodgy with the weather at the moment , will look for some smaller stuff there . [ thank's for the comment's too ]

steve

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:31 AM

got some more work done on the deck's , sorry about the photo's , it's all done on my phone .

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:33 AM

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:35 AM

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:37 AM

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Posted by Staale S on Friday, May 19, 2017 4:25 AM

GMorrison
I think if anything your chain looks a little big. 

I agree, that chain is quite a bit too big rather than too small. Keep in mind that it should be small enough to go around the corresponding "sprocket wheel" on the winch.

These photos should be worth a look to get the scale of things:

 

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/detail-anchor-chain-chain-hole.html

 

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:42 AM

Your model is coming together very well and its nice to see the build log of this unique kit.  How did you come about choosing the color of green for the hatch covers and other fittings?

        

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Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:20 PM

Steve..Good night!  You're moving along nicely...clean and precise.

Check out *Cast your Anchor*..they have a nice selection of chain.  Just look for the number of links per inch you need.

Looking good!

Rob

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 19, 2017 4:30 PM

rob

will check them out mate thank's

scott

http://www.jans-sajt.se/contents/Navigation/Galleries/Germany_Passat.htm

the instructions say to make them green , even though they are brown on the actual ship I thought they looked good , and green does seem to be the major colour .

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:25 PM

you were right TB , their is one that goes bang , finally found it ,  " />

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:53 PM

scott I have also been using this as a guide .

http://modelingmadness.com/review/misc/ships/ger/komapassat.htm

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Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:49 AM

I agree with GM...it's surprising how small the anchors are, even for a large vessel; and the chain is much smaller than one would expect.

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Posted by jtilley on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:40 AM

rwiederrich

Steve..Good night!  You're moving along nicely...clean and precise.

Check out *Cast your Anchor*..they have a nice selection of chain.  Just look for the number of links per inch you need.

Looking good!

Rob

 

I'm afraid Cast Your Anchor has gone out of business. When I checked its website, all I found was a statement that the site and domain are for sale.

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Posted by ejhammer on Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:41 PM

Seemed active to me.

http://www.castyouranchorhobby.com/

or this (new one?)

http://www.hismodel.com/

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Posted by jtilley on Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:03 PM

I goofed. Left the "hobby" out of the address. My bad; sorry.

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:31 PM

http://floatingdrydock.com/more.htm#CHAIN

So it's too big for this model, but someday...

I really like the idea.

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:56 PM

Pity , that look,s really nice

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:17 AM

got most of the decking done now , just a few bits and pieces to go .

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