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Z18 Hans Ludemann, Norway 1940.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC
Wow,
That WEM PE really adds a lot!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC

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Wow,
That WEM PE really adds a lot!

Gaz



Hi Gaz,

It is good set, lots of useful detail, including parts for later refits on the survivors.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:36 PM UTC
Ah masts!

Nicely done Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 08:57 PM UTC

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Ah masts!

Nicely done Si




Thanks Russ,

I do like the slightly odd cruciform yardarms of the ships, Rigging soon.

Cheers

Si
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 04:18 AM UTC

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Wow,
That WEM PE really adds a lot!

Gaz



Agreed!
The etch really captures the delicacy of those mast details.

RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 05:44 AM UTC
Hi Tim,

Sometimes it still surprises me how a little fairly basic etch can lift a fairly basic kit.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 09:21 PM UTC
Small update from last weekend,

started a production line for the 20mm.



However managed to loose one of the barrels. temporary fix, put the etched units together.



Not bad, but a little two dimensional, plan is will build one more plastic etch unit, unse those on the midships deck, and a couple of the etched units as a temporary fix for the two guns down on foredeck.


Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:25 PM UTC
Si,

Man those are some tiny guns. Nice job with getting all of those pieces together the added detail does payoff in the end.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC

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Si,

Man those are some tiny guns. Nice job with getting all of those pieces together the added detail does payoff in the end.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

You know sometimes fate plays silly games? well I was at the workbench today and , had masked and sprayed the Fairey Gannet I have over on the Flattops Campaign. Well I was taking the masking tape off, missed the bin with a bit, and when I picked it up off the floor, attach to it was the missing barrel. I have built up the three guns, and fitted them, will post the pictures tomorrow.

Cheers

Si
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 01:39 PM UTC
Great luck in finding the missing piece, Si! Those little guns look great!
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:45 PM UTC

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Great luck in finding the missing piece, Si! Those little guns look great!



Thanks Gaz,

Pure luck, I had scoured that bit of the floor. I am pleased with the way the 20mm have come out, not bad at all for kit parts with a few bits of left over etch.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si

RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 09:13 PM UTC
Having found the missing barrel, all the 20mm guns built.



sprayed.



detail painted.



Fitted in place.





Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 02:14 AM UTC
Si,

Looking good.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 06:14 AM UTC

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Si,

Looking good.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I will admit I am rather pleased with the way look ,for some mediocre kit parts hacked around with left over bits of etch they have come out quite well.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 06:55 PM UTC
Very nicely done so far Si.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:35 AM UTC

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Very nicely done so far Si.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

He is getting there, started the rigging today. will post that tomorrow.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Rigging time.









Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:48 PM UTC
Si,

Rigging is looking sweet.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC

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Si,

Rigging is looking sweet.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Wasn't too complicated on 36s, a little bit to go yet.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
Very quick update,

A little progress with the rigging.





Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM UTC
Si,

Nice job with the rigging.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:00 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice job with the rigging.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

Little bit of work to do on the insulators, then the deck ralings, oh. and a bit of paint on the kit base.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:12 AM UTC
The final push.

The insulators finish of, the all the rigging between them and the attachment to the yards was painted to represent rope, then a dark wash added as they sat over the fore funnel.



foredeck railings on.



The maindeck railings.



Stern railings fitted around the mine rails.



anchors and staffs fitted.



Ensign hoisted, Z18 commissioned.















Not bad for a fairly basic kit, with little bit of love and a good etched set.

Thanks for all the support along the way.

Cheers

Si


RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC
Bringing it on home for a fantastic finish!

Another fine addition to your fleet Si!

Thanks again for sharing!
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
Si,

Congratulations on another fine commissioning. She is a beauty.

Mark