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Ships of the German Flag GB 2020

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Ships of the German Flag GB 2020
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 8:13 AM
OK Kapitäns, it’s time for the Ships of the German Flag GB!

 

By now you who have participated in the past ships GB’s you know the rules. For those of you who have not participated…well here they are…very simple.

 

1 The GB starts August 1st, 2020 and runs indefinitely (that means as long as it takes)

 

2 The participant has two years to enter a build, or any number of builds into the GB. The entrants will be closed on August 1st, 2022 (if we’re all still alive by then) and start when you feel like it.

 

3 ANY ship, surface, subsurface, merchant, anything that served under the German flag, any German flag, any era is welcome. For example; the USCG Eagle is welcome since it was seized as a war prize.

 

See, simple, just build a German ship, however long as it takes. Enter and start when you want.

 


Großadmiral Modelcrazy

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 8:14 AM

Roster

Großadmiral Modelcrazy   1/350 Revell Bismarck
                                           1/350 Academy Graff Spee
                                           1/350 Trumpeter Z-38

Kapitän zur See Bish    1/72 Revell of Germany Type VII U-boat

Kapitän zur See BBorBust    1/350 ICM Konig

Kapitän zur See Goldhammer    1/350 Trumpeter Graff Zeppelin

Kapitän zur See GMorrison     1/350 Combrig SMS Scharnhorst

Kapitän zur See Hogfanfs    1/350 Dragon Scharnhorst 1943
                                              1/350 Trumpeter Prinz Eugen

Kapitän zur See Scottrc       1/150 Heller Preussen

Kapitän zur See GreySnake   1/350 AFV Club Type VII C U-boat

Kapitän zur See Ikar01    1/350 Trumpeter Graf Spee

Kapitän zur See Docidle  1/350 Trumpeter Graf Spee
                                          1/72 Revell Schnellboot
                                           1/350 Revell Tirpitz

Kapitän zur See TheMongoose  1/700 Flyhawk KM Scharnhorst

 

For those of you who like metal, here is a YouTube video by Sabaton, World of Warships with lyrics and additional footage by Ivor Ivorsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7WdjnCFM4Y

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These flags are for GB completion award purposes only. The Kriegsmarine flag and its swastika is historical and the use of it does not indorse any political or ideological belief or movement.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 22, 2020 9:10 AM

I have been itching for this, even more so after building the S-100. Put me down for the Revell 1/72nd Type VII U-Boat. I had planned on building it last year, but after you announced this series of GB's, i knew i had to enter it here.

Cheers Steve.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 9:13 AM

You got it mate. Are you going with the Big Ed set?

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 22, 2020 9:15 AM

I have the Eduard PE, WEM sets, wood deck, Eduard resin 88mm, metal periscopes and brass propellers. Should be fun.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by BBorBust on Monday, June 22, 2020 9:17 AM

Propeller

I'm in with the ICM 1/350 battleship konig. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 9:17 AM

Bish

I have the Eduard PE, WEM sets, wood deck, Eduard resin 88mm, metal periscopes and brass propellers. Should be fun.

 

EXCELENT! I have you down mate.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 12:25 PM

BBorBust

Propeller

I'm in with the ICM 1/350 battleship konig. 

 

Got you down BB

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 12:29 PM

I have the badges up.

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, June 22, 2020 1:08 PM

I'm in with the Trumpeter 1/350 Graf Zeppelin.  Strictly OOB. 

 

Thought about the Dragon 1943 Scharnhorst, but way too much PE for my skill set.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 22, 2020 1:29 PM

I'd like to enter with an old stash member.

SMS Scharnhorst, a full hull resin kit from Combrig. 1/350.

I'll have to make some decisions about era and paint scheme.

 

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 2:15 PM

GH, GM, I got y'all down.

Looking forward to both of those.

GH, if that Sharny is too much for you, I'll take it off your hands Wink Seriously though The Zeppelin looks quite the ship.

GM, just read a review on the kit. It received a great review on Steel NavyYes 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 22, 2020 2:25 PM

Couldn't see the flags earlier Steve, a nice selection there.

 

GH, look forward to seeing the Zeppelin, i have been dithering about getting that kit.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by BBorBust on Monday, June 22, 2020 2:47 PM

Love the badges Steve. Going to be hard to pick just one! Cant wait to see everyone's work here. Some real talent checking in here so far!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 2:53 PM

Bish, thanks mate. It took a little while to find sutable Imperial and Kreigsmarine flags.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, June 22, 2020 3:11 PM

Großadmiral Modelcrazy,

Would you add me in with:

1/350 Dragon KMS Scharnhorst 1943

                      and

1/350 Trumpeter KMS Prinz Eugen

 

Funny, later this week I'm going to finally crack open my KGV for the British GB!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, June 22, 2020 3:26 PM

I have a Heller 1:150 Pruessen kit I have been lugging around for the past 35 years.  This might be a good reason to build it, and at a little over 3 feet long and just as tall, build an extension onto my house to display it.  

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, June 22, 2020 4:11 PM

Bish-  no hanger deck on it, totally boxed in and bare.

Hogfanfs-  got your hands full with the Scharnhorst.

MC- may take you up on that, but it is a beautiful ship.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 22, 2020 4:12 PM

goldhammer

Bish-  no hanger deck on it, totally boxed in and bare.

Hogfanfs-  got your hands full with the Scharnhorst.

MC- may take you up on that, but it is a beautiful ship.

 

Ye, i recall reading that.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 7:43 PM

Scott and Bruce I'll update the roster when I get home. 

GH, don't you dare, you given me so much already. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:52 AM

OK, I have everyone up on the roster.

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:23 PM

Steve,

I’m tempted but I still owe you a X-Craft from the British Flag GB. If I threw my hat into the ring I have four options and all of them are spoken for and I wouldn’t want to take away from anyone else’s build.

1/350 Trumpeter Graf Spee with loads of aftermarket 

1/350 Revell Tirpitz with the PE but no aftermarket weapons .... yet

1/350 ICM Koenig with no aftermarket .... yet

1/72 Revell Schnellboot w/Flak and oodles of aftermarket.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:57 AM

I unsersatnd Steve however remember, once you sign up, you have as long as it takes to complete it. I don't believe anyone is building a Schnellboot or the Tirpitz. If I had either, I'd throw them in.

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:31 AM
I’ve been itching to build something sea going for while. Put me down for an AFV Club 1/350 U-Boat Type VII C. I’d like to do a 1/700 Prinz Eugen but I haven’t done a ship kit in almost twenty years and don’t want to get in over my head. Will see how I’ll do with the U-Boat for now.

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:39 AM

I'll stsrt off with the Graff Spee, I got this kit from a person that I built the Mogami and Akagi for.  I've never built a Trumpeter kit before so this should be educational.  I got it with the wood decks but it needs more.  

Who make a decent set of P.E. and barrels?

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:31 PM

I have the same guns for my Spee and i got the Eduard PE set for it. I couldn't find any others. Which wood deck do you have. I couldn't find the Artwox one so got Wood Hunters which i have not tried before.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:58 PM

Bish

I have the same guns for my Spee and i got the Eduard PE set for it. I couldn't find any others. Which wood deck do you have. I couldn't find the Artwox one so got Wood Hunters which i have not tried before.

I have the Hunter wood deck. I've used them before but the glue isn't as strong as Artwox. I had to suplement some areas with a drop of thin CA here or there but otherwise it was a perfect fit and looks good. I would think Wood Hunters are about the same quality.
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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:07 PM

Thanks for the heads up Steve. I used an Artwox deck on my S-boat and that went down great. I also have one for the Bismarck, but i just couldn't find their Spee one anywhere.

I have a Nautilus deck for the U-Boat and i am looking forward to seeing how that goes.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:28 PM

Check out the Related Products on Scalemates: Here 

Gives good idea of what is available for the Spee.  

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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