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SMS Weissenburg

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SMS Weissenburg (Weißenburg)...

I've enclosed photos of my latest build, the Combrig 1/700 Weissenburg(Weißenburg). It's a really nice kit, but for some reason there are no instructions whatsoever regarding the boat stowage racks, the photo etched aft superstructure support, and several other items on the photo etch fret.

Without the help of Guido Hopp, Timmy C, Peppe, darius P, and especially Bernd Villhauer, all of whom sent me good photos showing how the boat stowage and rear platform support were constructed, I would never have been able to build the model.

Aside from that problem, the model is excellent as are virtually all Combrig kits. I used Floquil and Testors paints, Gold Medal ultra railings, scratch built the masts, and used stretched sprue for the rigging. Everything else came with the kit.

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About the Author

About Bob Cicconi (bobcicconi)
FROM: PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES


Comments

Very nice Bob, I like this, although I'd run a mile from anything resin - looking at this ship, and not being funny, its better then the same old model I buy in plastic that everyone else has brought a thousand times before, I really will have to take a brave pill one day and seriously look into these resin ships, plus I like the pre-dreds and the 1800's combative surface ships, Turk, German, Chinese and so on, part steam part sail none of which you can really buy in plastic (I know there are a few but speaking generally), I would like to see a few more close-ups. Very well done.
JUN 04, 2010 - 04:29 AM
NICE work Bob. It almost looks like a "modern" Battlewagon ... But, I still like PTs and 1:72 you Salami. Garth
JUN 04, 2010 - 11:01 AM
Thanks guys. And as for you, Mr. Connelly, I'll be up there within the next few weeks! I'm going to try for Sunday, June 20... salami!
JUN 05, 2010 - 07:45 AM
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooh, really. Depress clutch, prepare to downshift.
JUN 05, 2010 - 08:11 AM
Nice work Bob.
JUN 05, 2010 - 02:23 PM
very nicely done, thanks for sharing!
JUN 06, 2010 - 11:50 PM
If you diamond cut your models, this it what they would look like and those close up pictures show what I mean - excellent work, Bobby, and well done the modelling community for helping out - the system works! Peter F
JUN 08, 2010 - 12:38 AM