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1/350 Kleiner Kreuzer Emden - Tsingtau 1913
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
I am suitably impressed. Great work my Friend.....Cheers mark
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 748 posts
AeroScale: 41 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 02:17 AM UTC

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I am suitably impressed. Great work my Friend.....Cheers mark



Thats what I wanted to hear thank you Mark and greetings to Australia

Cheers

Thomas
Quincannon
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Colorado, United States
Joined: June 22, 2018
KitMaker: 260 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
Thomas: Boot topping is that black painted line between the upper and lower parts of the hull at the waterline. That is what we in the States call it, perhaps you know it by a different name. For the USN, supposedly they adopted the black painted line concurrent with the introduction of oil, as the oil seeping into the water would supposedly stain the gray or white paintwork on the hull. Don't know how true that is, but so says the legend.

You may note that the IJN never adopted the practice, until the IJN gave way to the Japanese Self Defense Force. Most other navies did very early in the 20th century.
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,270 posts
AeroScale: 279 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:26 PM UTC
Thomas,

Boot topping or no, your Emden puts your fantastic craftsmanship clearly on display. My compliments on some stunning work!

McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 458 posts
AeroScale: 25 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 04:17 AM UTC
Beautiful, just simply gorgeous.

Fantastic job!
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 748 posts
AeroScale: 41 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Boot topping or no, your Emden puts your fantastic craftsmanship clearly on display. My compliments on some stunning work!




Whow this will let me grow bigger a bit now Thank you very much Tim
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 748 posts
AeroScale: 41 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC

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Beautiful, just simply gorgeous.

Fantastic job!



Rory thank you a lot. I feel fit now to try my hands on a more demanding kit build next time

Cheers
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,623 posts
AeroScale: 488 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:19 PM UTC
Thomas! Congratulations on yet another superb build!

I've certainly missed quite a bit in the last week or two!

Again, you've managed to turn an ordinary kit into an exceptional model!

Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to seeing what you do next!
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,623 posts
AeroScale: 488 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:21 PM UTC

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Thomas,
How wonderful she is! I'm very impressed. You are inpiring me to get to work on one of my stalled ships. I have Markgraf started and Seydlitz and Graf Spee waiting in boxes.
Gaz



Gaz! Come on! You know you wanna!
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 748 posts
AeroScale: 41 posts
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Thomas! Congratulations on yet another superb build!

I've certainly missed quite a bit in the last week or two!

Again, you've managed to turn an ordinary kit into an exceptional model!

Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to seeing what you do next!



Thank you very much Russel for the kind words. I was glad to have had you at my side again.

As for the next ship - Im still not decided: Repulse, cruiser Varyag or Graf Spee in 1:350 with full aftermarket stuff or, to make matters worse, a Type IXC submarine in 1:72 with full interior?! Anyway would be a honour to me to have you onboard again at my next build.

Cheers
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
KitMaker: 4,609 posts
AeroScale: 236 posts
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 03:46 PM UTC
The Swan of the East,what a great finish.
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,623 posts
AeroScale: 488 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:39 PM UTC

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Thomas! Congratulations on yet another superb build!

I've certainly missed quite a bit in the last week or two!

Again, you've managed to turn an ordinary kit into an exceptional model!

Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to seeing what you do next!



Thank you very much Russel for the kind words. I was glad to have had you at my side again.

As for the next ship - Im still not decided: Repulse, cruiser Varyag or Graf Spee in 1:350 with full aftermarket stuff or, to make matters worse, a Type IXC submarine in 1:72 with full interior?! Anyway would be a honour to me to have you onboard again at my next build.

Cheers



It's been a pleasure Thomas! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for whatever you decide to build and will be along for the ride!

Would be great to see a 1/72 sub with interior built up, but whatever you chose, I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 748 posts
AeroScale: 41 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 05:09 AM UTC

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The Swan of the East,what a great finish.



Thank you a lot for your interest and your vote Anthony - appreciated!
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,798 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:11 PM UTC
Thomas,

again I'm joining in late...

Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS to a superb!!! build and your commissioning!

You certainly did a mighty fine job on this very special ship!!

Cheers,
Jan
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 748 posts
AeroScale: 41 posts
Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC

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Thomas,

again I'm joining in late...

Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS to a superb!!! build and your commissioning!

You certainly did a mighty fine job on this very special ship!!

Cheers,
Jan



Jan thank you very much for you too to take your time and look from time to time into my build. You are heartily invited to accompany my next build - just still not decided what to do next from my pile