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DRAGON 1/350 GERMAN Z32 DESTROYER
rolltide31
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 04:13 PM UTC
Russell,

I know exactly what you mean regarding explaining our need to the wife. Not matter what I do or what line of comparison I take it doesn't matter. LOL

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 02:32 AM UTC
I'm a bit behind on this one....looking great Dave! Fine work on all the detail stuff! Always a good sign seeing primer going down!! Bring on the color!
rolltide31
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:49 AM UTC
Todd,

Thanks for the comments. Its a good kit OOB, I'm sure the Edward PE set will bring it up another notch.

The paint arrived today so he is headed back to the paint booth tomorrow, weather willing.

Dave
rolltide31
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 02:56 AM UTC
HI everyone,

Well I was able to get the Z32 over to the paint shop for the hull. The camouflage pattern was a little tricky and I am pretty sure that both sides are not 100% exact but I think it is pretty close.

I used Lifecolor, Master Models, and Tamiya paint for the three different colors depicted on the hull.





Sorry about the pictures, my camera is not the best nor was the lighting.



I am going to try and get the upper deck housings into the paint shop tomorrow but not 100% sure that is going to happen.

If it does I will post an update. If not, well this signifies the last step for a couple of months as the RollTide Ship Yard is being restationed forward with the Pacific Fleet located on Oahu.

The transportation folks arrive on Wednesday but I need to pack everything up before they arrive.

That being said, I will be keeping a couple of small kits and rudimentary tools to continue work on the I400. Prior to my actual departure I will mail the mobile shipyard to Oahu so that it is there for my arrival. I may ever spring the cost of shipping the Nagato and working on that while I wait for the main Shipyard to arrive and get established. I will have plenty of time on my hands until my family arrives later in the year.

Thanks everyone for stopping in and as always, comments, suggestions, and criticism are always welcome.

Dave

Dave
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 04:21 PM UTC
Awesome camo work Dave!

great work over on the Gaudacanal campaign too with the I19!
rolltide31
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 08:52 PM UTC
Russell,

Thanks for the kind comments. The camouflage needs some touch ups either from the tape pulling off the paint or because of misalignment but all in all I am happy with it.

Thanks for the comments on the I19. It was a fun little build. Definitely took me longer than what it should have but I learned a lot, especially with the aerial antennae, I think I have a solid method for the next one.

Thanks again

Dave
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:31 PM UTC
Dave,

the camouflage of your Z 32 looks outstanding, great job. These camo-schemes that look easy on first glance - straight lines, geometric figures - are way harder to accomplish than the 'wave' types, where you can always use some degree of artistic freedom without anybody noticing or proving you wrong. Not so with patterns like yours - or, prominent example, the baltic camouflage for e.g. the Bismarck. That's really tricky, you can spot every mistake.
Once more, well done!

Take your time with the forward-deployment of your shipyard! I know the temptation to accomplish one last step - but...

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 01:09 AM UTC
What Russ and Jan said.

Great job Dave,

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:50 AM UTC
Ahoy Dave

Some great updates here.

Love the paint work.

Superb work.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:16 PM UTC
Well done with this flawless paint job, Dave ! looks fantastic !
rolltide31
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:28 PM UTC
SI, Sean, and Bernd,

Thanks for the kind comments. There are some issues with the scheme but I think I can live with them for now. I did get back into the paint shop for some other items and ill post those pictures soon.

At this point though the Mighty Z32 is packaged and prepared for shipment to the new shipyard. Unfortunately that means a break for about two months.

Thanks again

Dave
TracyWhite
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016 - 12:41 AM UTC
I helped Dragon with the design sheet for that and from memory the paint was CLOSE but NOT exact on the two sides, so you're good to go if it's not 100% the same. Just for what it's worth.

I hope the move goes well and you enjoy your time on Oahu!
rolltide31
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 08:41 AM UTC
Tracy,

Thanks. I have arrived in the Pacific and am in the process of establishing a limited capability shipyard. Unfortunately the Z32 is with the main shipyard and still in transit.

Dave
rolltide31
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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
Cosimodo
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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
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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!
Harry_at_BFM
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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.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 05:05 AM UTC
David,

Great progress. Now I want one of these!
JJ1973
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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
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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
rolltide31
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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
RussellE
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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
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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
rolltide31
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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
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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