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DRAGON 1/350 GERMAN Z32 DESTROYER
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 10:22 AM UTC
Dave,

this certainly looks like a Z by now - great work and nice paint job!! I wish you all the needed patience for the small stuff...

Cheers,
Jan
rolltide31
#377
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 07:08 AM UTC
Hey all,

So as promised here is another update. Construction is moving along at a steady pace. That will slow alittle bit once I complete adding the major sub assemblies. I will be down to the fiddly parts soon. But for now here are some photographic updates.











As you can see there are still a few touch ups needed but so far I am happy with everything. I am not looking forward to the mines that are supposed to adorn the aft rails but its part of the kit so Ill tackle them soon along with the railing.

anyway, that's it for now. More to come tomorrow

Dave
rolltide31
#377
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 12:18 PM UTC
Jan,

Thanks for the comments. Everything seems to have made the move in working order. Just took longer to get the shipyard reestablished than I had hoped

The camo scheme was simplistic but a little complicated with the masking. I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

More to come soon

Dave

JJ1973
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 10:07 AM UTC
Hi Dave,

very nice progress on your Z32! Very nice work and crisp paint job, she is really coming to life!!

Good to see your shipyard and paint shop survived the journey and are all back up and running!

Cheers,
Jan
rolltide31
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 09:19 AM UTC
Hey all,

Now that the paint shop is up and running the progress of the Z32 is flying along.

Here are some more updated photos of her construction.









The last picture illustrates one area that could use an upgrade with PE and that is the cable reels. As you can see in the middle of the last photo they look a little oversized and clunky. Since this is an OOB build I did not replace but highly recommend.

More to come tomorrow.

Dave
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 02:47 PM UTC
Pretty good progress given you've moved half a world away Dave!

great work!
rolltide31
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:39 AM UTC
Hey all,

I know this review has taken longer than it should and I apologize for that, I'll use the move halfway around the world as an excuse...dogs it work???

Anyway the hobby ship is up and running and I finally have the paint ship hill and running so here I is the result a of today's paint session.



Since I am not known for my patience when building I have started putting everything together.

Here are the first shots of the build..









I have already began adding more parts but those pictures will come later

Thanks for looking


Dave

rolltide31
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:24 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

Well the masking is complete. Hopefully the weather will hold out today and I will apply some color. The process of adding the superstructure is about to begin.



Dave
rolltide31
#377
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 01:30 AM UTC
Russell,

Definitely a little slow, real life has gotten in the way over the past few weeks with trips to Alaska and another to Texas next week.

I need a vacation!!!!

Dave

RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 01:22 AM UTC
Very good to see some activity here Dave

Maybe a little slow, but hey, progress is progress
rolltide31
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:29 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

So progress on the Z32 has been slow but that is because I am finally to the point where I need to mask for the final coat of paint.

There are a lot of nooks and crannies that make the masking a slow and tedious process. But no fear, it shall be done soon.

Here are some progress photos.

All the fiddly parts ready for paint!!



and a shot of the masking efforts



A little slow but getting there.

More to come soon.

Dave
rolltide31
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 08:48 AM UTC
Gents,

Thanks for the comments. They are a good bit of small parts. Right now they are on hold till the paint booth stands back up.

Hopefully soon.

Dave
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:10 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

that is quite a lot of small and tiny stuff there ahead of you... I wish you luck and patience!!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:03 AM UTC
Hi Dave,

Nice work on all the small stuff, that I have found is the joy of Dragon's engineering, hope you sort out your spray booth,

Cheers

Si
rolltide31
#377
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 03:43 AM UTC
Hey all,

Not a whole lot to report. I have been spending time reevaluating my angle of attack for the remainder of this build.

With that, I decided to begin collecting all of the minor detail parts such as the life rafts, hose reels, and other ancillary parts.





I now need to figure out where the paint booth is going to go so I can continue with the airbrush painting of the camo.

hmmm.. decision, decision.

More to come soon.

Dave
rolltide31
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 11:39 AM UTC
All,

Thanks for welcoming me back with such enthusiasm. It is great to be back and building again. I know I promised an update so I apologize for the delay. I finally organized all of the broken pieces.



needless to say it was a little daunting trying to figure out where some of the parts went to. Luckily though I figured it out and the parts are back in their original locations.

This weekend will provide a little more of an update as I move past the reconstruction period and move back into the primary build.

thanks again for stopping by, its great to be back.

Dave
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC
Hi Dave

great to hear that the dockyard is back up and running in its new home!

Sorry to hear about the transport damage, hopefully you'll have it all worked out and be back on track soon!
rolltide31
#377
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 03:54 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

Thank you for the warm welcome/return. I've missed you guys!!!

The damage isn't too bad but enough. I'll have an update tomorrow

Dave
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 01:48 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

sorry to hear about the damage, hope the repairs go well, and looking forward to more progress.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 11:53 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

great to have you back and your shipyard operative again!! I hope the damage done to your Z32 is not too bad - looking forward to see her progressing again!

Cheers,
Jan
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 05:05 AM UTC
David,

Great progress. Now I want one of these!
Harry_at_BFM
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 04, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 04:07 AM UTC
Hi Dave,

Very nice build!

After seeing some of the photos of your parts, I have a better idea as how to proceed.
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 07:23 AM UTC
Great to hear you getting back into the swing of things Dave! Looking forward to seeing the Z progress along....once the cleanup concludes!
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:56 AM UTC
Welcome back Dave!
It will be good to see this back in the drydock.

cheers

Michael
rolltide31
#377
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:14 AM UTC
Hey all,

I know you have been anxiously awaiting my continuation of the Z32 build/Review. I have finally gotten the shipyard established and the dockyard workers are headed back to work.

During the initial unpacking of the shipping containers it was identified that some components of the Z32 where damaged in transit.

No worries though as the workers are conducting an assessment, developing a plan of action, and will begin repair shortly.

So stay tuned to this channel!!!

Dave