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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden

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Revell 1/350 SMS Dresden
Posted by shaunfletcher on Monday, June 26, 2017 11:24 PM

Hi, thought the people here might like this one. My first ship kit, built out of box except for mig rigging.

All paints AK, Mig, Vallejo. Water by Chris Flodberg's methods.

Now I have got the hang of it, next time I will get into a full detail ship build

Shaun

And the obligatory pastiche:

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, June 26, 2017 11:30 PM

That looks awesome. The water is very realistic. I love seeing WW1 stuff. Dresden was WW1, right?? I think you did a great job bud. 

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Posted by shaunfletcher on Monday, June 26, 2017 11:33 PM

Thanks kindly

She was indeed a WW1 cruiser.. took part and survived the Battle of the Falkland Islands, and was later hunted down and eventually scuttled.

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    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 4:39 AM

Really outstanding,first or 100th ship build. Up there with some of the better ones I've seen here.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9:36 AM

That was a pretty nice kit, other than some fit problems with the gun turrets.  Love the water.

I did mine in pre-war livery, it bagged me several awards.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:24 AM
The B+W shot really looks great.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:22 AM

Needs more coal smoke...Those accomodation ladders would be stowed up on the deck while underway.

 

Nice build.

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    November, 2013
Posted by BrynnWryttur on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:14 PM

Dude, that water is really nice, you did an awesome job on that. The cruiser is executed very well, too. Nice diorama!

 

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    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:41 PM

Great Work! 

First Ship kit?  Next time you'll go to full detail?  

Excellent model, and great base.  We're looking forward to more!

 

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    August, 2012
Posted by shaunfletcher on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 8:45 PM

Thanks for the note about the ladders, I will have a look. Its pretty dirty as it is, I guess there is always room for more muck!

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    August, 2012
Posted by shaunfletcher on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 8:47 PM
Yeah the turrets don't fit at all well.. I'm also disappointed to note the detail kits for this and the Emden don't any of them include proper open turrets which is the worst thing about the whole kit I think. When I do the Emden I think scratch-built turrets are called for.
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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:15 PM

That would really be an improvement. I copied the two open guns pretty much using plastic rod, some photos of the real deal, and made the gun shields out of beer can.

if you like I could post a couple of pics.

really swell little build there.

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    August, 2012
Posted by shaunfletcher on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:19 PM

would be cool to see that yes!

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:54 PM

Shaun, I think you did a really fine job on that kit.

I did the Emden a while back and think your build is certainly better than mine - albeit in different livery. I have the Dresden also and may build it one of these years Smile.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    June, 2007
Posted by Oats Willy on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:41 PM

shaunfletcher
Yeah the turrets don't fit at all well.. I'm also disappointed to note the detail kits for this and the Emden don't any of them include proper open turrets which is the worst thing about the whole kit I think. When I do the Emden I think scratch-built turrets are called for.
 

shaunfletcher
Yeah the turrets don't fit at all well.. I'm also disappointed to note the detail kits for this and the Emden don't any of them include proper open turrets which is the worst thing about the whole kit I think. When I do the Emden I think scratch-built turrets are called for.
 

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    June, 2007
Posted by Oats Willy on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:45 PM
NOTE Shapeways have replacement turrets and guns for revels emden/dresden kits .They look very good. It's about time someone did !
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Posted by shaunfletcher on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:03 PM

Oats Willy
NOTE Shapeways have replacement turrets and guns for revels emden/dresden kits .They look very good. It's about time someone did !
 

 

Cool find!

For such a long term and popular kit with otherwise extensive aftermarket it has been a crazy omission.

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