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DRAGON 1/350 GERMAN Z32 DESTROYER
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
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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: 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
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:16 PM UTC
Well done with this flawless paint job, Dave ! looks fantastic !
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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 - 01:09 AM UTC
What Russ and Jan said.

Great job Dave,

Si
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
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
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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 - 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
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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
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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: 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: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

hi all,

It has been quiet all across the board lately. I am missing my updates from what my wife calls my "porn"..LOL

Anyway, Bernd as for the colors I will be using RAL 7001 Silbergrau for the upper structure, RAL 7016 Anthrazitgrau for the lower hull and camo stripes, and RAL 7024 Graphitgrau for the decking.

I am waiting on RAL 7024 and 7016 to arrive in the mail.

Dave



Hi Dave! I agree-it's been weirdly quiet! I thought the site might've been down, but not so

I like that your wife calls MSW your "porn" I think my wife would have to agree She calls herself a "model widow" aka a "styrene widow"

I like to remind her it could be worse though: I could be out playing golf or fishing (golf widow, fish widow ) or worse down the pub But somehow that doesn't seem to settle her down
rolltide31
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 11:50 PM UTC
hi all,

It has been quiet all across the board lately. I am missing my updates from what my wife calls my "porn"..LOL

Anyway, Bernd as for the colors I will be using RAL 7001 Silbergrau for the upper structure, RAL 7016 Anthrazitgrau for the lower hull and camo stripes, and RAL 7024 Graphitgrau for the decking.

I am waiting on RAL 7024 and 7016 to arrive in the mail.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 04:25 PM UTC
Its great to see this project is still underway. Your detail work looks impresseive and a good paint job will make it shine.

What colors are you using for KM subjects ?
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 02:19 PM UTC
nice progress Dave

yes, Jan, you've been very quiet lately
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:14 AM UTC
Good to see her going into the paint shop - even if it's just primer for the time being

I do know the 'time'-issue very well myself - was not able to get much done or an update during the last weeks as well. But it's always good to see some progress! Nice job!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 05:16 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

thanks for the kind comments and the support. It has been a little while since I was able to update the build but I assure you progress has been made.

I continued to work on the masts and arrived at a point where it was time for the primer to be applied.

Here is the Z32 prepping for the paint shop.



and here he is after an application of Vallejo Black Primer.







I am awaiting for a couple bottles of paint to move on to the next step. But for now I continue to work on the fiddly parts.

More to come soon.

thanks for stopping in.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 02:46 AM UTC
The detail work looks fantastic, Dave. And its coming together.
JJ1973
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 11:36 PM UTC
Dave,

really nice work!! Wow, those funnel caps look quite tiny...

Very nice seeing the ship take shape, this is really a fine model!! Looking at all the molded-on details, it seems pretty difficult when it comes to some filling and sanding at the joints of e.g. the forward superstructure parts. But than it looks as if the fit is pretty good??

Nice job!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 03:09 PM UTC
Stirling effort so far my friend!

rolltide31
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 09:05 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

Thank you for the kind comments.

I have continued working on the Z32, I apologize for the delayed posting.

I have continued to work on the fiddly parts in preparation for laying a coat of primer on, hopefully soon.

Here are the tops of the funnels.







The PE provided with the kit was a very good fit. I have to admit that these funnel grates and detail was the easiest I have ever had.

Here is the first 37mm AA gun completed.



It was little challenging due to the small parts but not too bad.

The next was building one of the life boats.



I think Dragon missed the mark here also. With all of the PE provided for the remainder of the kit they could have added a few bits for the life boat.

I also began to work on the masts.

Here is the rear mast.



and here is the beginning of the main mast. The rear support struts are thin and delicate. I broke one.



More to come on the main mast this weekend. A lot of PE to add.

and I will leave you with some overall shots of the subassemblies dry fitted to the hull.







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

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 02:23 AM UTC
Nice work Dave,

Those funnel vents are real fun, and you have done a very tidy job indeed.

keep up the good work.

Si

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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:42 AM UTC

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Hi everyone, thanks for the support. I apologize for the long delay, I promise I have been working just have not had the chance to update the build log.

So with that off we go.

The main funnel has required some extensive work, not in a bad way it is a complex build.

All of the parts fit great and there was little clean up required. There is quite a bit of PE that goes on the kit. The small vents are a little too delicate so take care when being up the vent covers.

Here is the funnel prior to adding the PE.



now after the PE





As you can see from the photos I have begun using a blackening agent from Master Models and while it does work great it has trouble getting into the little cracks. Not sure why since the parts are completely immersed.

While the PE was drying I moved onto the supports for the mid deck.



The front two are a little challenging as they are straight sticks so I had to dry fit the deck to the hull to make sure I had the right height. It all worked in the end.

The last project was beginning one of two 37mm AA guns.



sorry about the quality of the photo, the part is small and the camera had issues.

Well there are more updated but I seem to have deleted the pictures. Will take them later and post.

thanks it for now, the dockworkers should be moving her to the paint shed soon.

Now all I need to do is resource some figures


well thanks for stopping in, as always comments, suggestions, and criticism are always welcome.

Dave




Hi Dave,
I've been following along and enjoying your progress. When I kitbashed the Dragon Z39 into the Z32, I got four sets of Northstarmodels figures. I put some 80 crewmen on the deck at action stations.

Most of the German figures that Northstar has are in standing positions, but most of the AA has seats. The only seated figures I could find were from the American boxing match set. They worked well, but the best surprise was cheering crewnen who fit perfectly into the role of gunnery officers operating the range finders.

Painting all of those little dudes will test your patience, but I'm glad I did it. It looked better than a few token figures scattered about. They're so small, that the uniform differences between the two forces aren't readily apparent.

Best Wishes,

Gary