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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:10 AM

Marcus, thats some lovely work there, very impressive.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:37 AM

Oh I see. I hope he likes it. It's in a museum now.

Steve

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, September 21, 2020 11:32 PM

Dodgy was interested in seeing your u-boat and the link wouldn't work for him.  Thought I'd toss in your Puffer as a bonus

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 21, 2020 11:04 PM

Wow Marcus, looking good.

GH, what are you up to?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, September 21, 2020 8:14 PM

Dodgy..  Found the other thread.  Back on page 44 of ships, 4th one down.

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, September 21, 2020 7:51 PM

Update on my SMS Kronprinz build.

Replaced the plastic 15.2cm barrels with brass ones and put on a coat of metal primer on the barrels and also on the 12" barrels.

A couple of photos of partial superstructure assemblies.  The plastic in this kit is very soft making the masts and yardarms very flimsy so I replaced them with brass rod.

The usual PE upgrades.

Started painting the decking.  On coat four with around (at best count) 350 strips of 11mm x .5mm tapes radomly applied along the deck.  If you look closely at the decks you can see the tape.  Only three more coats of paint and then the final before they are finish, clear coat, wash, and clear coat again.  Oh and then mask the whole works to protect it.  If I can work on them every night this week I should be finished with them on Sunday.

After the decks next step will be to paint the hull and all of the hardware on the deck.  Will post an update when that step is done.

Marcus Beer

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 21, 2020 7:40 PM

Thanks Goldhammer.

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, September 21, 2020 3:11 PM

Dodgy... The sub GB is back on page 4 and a couple of threads down.

The Puffer build of MC's is somewhere in the ships page.

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:31 PM

Dodgy,

Right now I am painting the decks.  I do have some of the superstructures assembled and odds and ends ready.  I will post some photos tonight.

Marcus Beer

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 21, 2020 6:49 AM

Hey Marcus, where are you at on the Kronprinz?

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:43 PM

ikar01

Thanks guys.  Sometimes it takes a bit of looking ot find the piece you need, some of them are small and don't seem to just go in order.  But then, it could be my vision getting worse.

Tis is going to be a full hull build.  I just hope I can find the rass bases I used to have sitting on a shelf. 

I have been having a few problems with the wood set.  I laid down the decking and beside having to cut the sections and holes before lifting them off the sheet, I ended up with a couple spots that formed a crease and had to be cut and slightly trimmed on one part of the deck and another area that had to be trimmed around wher the superstructure was going to sit.  Next time I think I'll look for a different company for the decking.

Hopefully a few more shots tomaoorw.

 

one very important tip. Pressing down wood deck into adhesive to get it to sit flat is rarely successful. I don't like the things, but if you use one, I suggest getting it to lie flat by itself.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:06 PM

It's the Pontos set.  The peson who gave me the kit had it in the box.  He was never good at building ships so I think I'll give it back to him when it's finished, and he's over on this coast instead of the gulf.

One thing I did notice was that at a couple points there were a few small attachment points, like you see on P.E. parts.

When I did the Mikasa, the deck parts lifted easily and fit perfectly.  Nextime I might have to look up that company and see what they might have for my next ship.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:23 PM

Ok. The start of the Emden.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:14 PM

What manufacturer made the deck?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:16 PM

Thanks guys.  Sometimes it takes a bit of looking ot find the piece you need, some of them are small and don't seem to just go in order.  But then, it could be my vision getting worse.

Tis is going to be a full hull build.  I just hope I can find the rass bases I used to have sitting on a shelf. 

I have been having a few problems with the wood set.  I laid down the decking and beside having to cut the sections and holes before lifting them off the sheet, I ended up with a couple spots that formed a crease and had to be cut and slightly trimmed on one part of the deck and another area that had to be trimmed around wher the superstructure was going to sit.  Next time I think I'll look for a different company for the decking.

Hopefully a few more shots tomaoorw.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, September 18, 2020 6:26 PM

modelcrazy

Nice PE work Ikar

 

Ditto

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 18, 2020 10:41 AM

Nice PE work Ikar

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:57 AM

Dodgy

Very nice Bish. If I can do half as well I'll be very happy. Incidentally, I love the golden horseshoe.

 

Thanks. I was lucky that the mrs had a couple of the shoes on her horse changed while i was building this. It seemed to good a chance to miss.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:51 AM

Sorry mate, I couldn't open the links.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:48 AM

Very nice Bish. If I can do half as well I'll be very happy. Incidentally, I love the golden horseshoe.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:11 AM

Ikar01,

Very nice start on the PE work looks great. I have heard the Trumpeter kit is very detailed right OOB. Are you doing a full hull or waterline?

Marcus Beer

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:32 PM

modelcrazy

Dodgy, here is a link to the Submarine GB

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/171539.aspx

also Bish did a great job on the Trafalgar in the British ships GB

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/179138.aspx

 

Chris, I'm sorry, I don't see her. She's camouflaged too well Yes

Excellent work on the Tirp and setting.

Dodgy..be sure to look up MC's Uboat build along with his Puffer launch.  Both are over the top.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:44 AM

Dodgy, here is a link to the Submarine GB

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/171539.aspx

also Bish did a great job on the Trafalgar in the British ships GB

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/179138.aspx

 

Chris, I'm sorry, I don't see her. She's camouflaged too well Yes

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:27 AM

Mongoose,

Your camo work is wonderful, really bends in with the background.  Are you planning to camoflage the upper works also?

Marcus Beer

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:38 AM

These are the only other 2 completed pics i have of the U-99. I built it for Steve's Sub warfare GB 3 years ago.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:25 AM

Sorry about the confusion Bish. Its been so long since I delved into the stash that I had for some reason thought that it was a much larger scale than it was. Was also surprised to find that I had two of them. Thats a fine looking model you built, is there a chance of posting more pics? I find pics of other peoples models a great source of stimulation for my own projects.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:08 AM

Cool history, you're a plethora of knowledge GM!

on my end the painting is all done. Detail work left and final gluing of weapons to go. Then I can get into some mild weathering and finishing up the base. Here's 2 test shots in my "Fjord" -



Does anyone have some pics of how they tied off to the mooring? I have some pics of the Tirpitz and in the one below it looks like there is something between the ship and piling. Not the clearest shot but pretty good for the time period. I know it's not a rubber bumper Big Smile lol

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:17 PM

ikar01

My family is from Germany and Austria.  I'm not sure where in Germany but the last of the family left Austria after the assination.  After WWI the family land became part of Italy but still retains the family name, now called Monte Baldo and appears to cover a rather large area of tghe mountains.

Von Trapp was born in Dalmatia, now a part of Croatia. If you ever can get to Dubrovnic; do.

Your ship, the Graf Spee, is named after the commander of the German East Asia Squadron, where the battle of Coronel was won but the Battle of the Falkland Islands three weeks later in December 1914 cost the squadron all of it's ships except Leipzig, and Spee and his two sons were KIA.

 

Bill

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    September 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:55 AM

modelcrazy

Good start on the Kornprinz Marcus.

Modelcrazy,

Thank you and thanks for looking in.

Marcus Beer

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