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Z18 Hans Ludemann, Norway 1940.
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC

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Tim, its supposedly meant to be rocks. My one went in the bin when I built the original Zvezda kit, which is kitted as the Z17, so not relevant to the actual ship.
Looking at this I may have to build this kit again as there was no dedicated pe available when I did mine, I just used bits and bobs from general sets.



It isn't that bad a kit Luciano, and I recon with the WEM etch, and a few bits and pieces from the spares box, It will come out ok.


Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC

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All right Si, another one hits the ways! The Hans Ludemann kit looks cool, looking forward to this one.

What's up with that base on the sprue, is it supposed to be heavy seas or rock? A homage to the ship's grounding, perhaps?





As Luciano says, this is boxed by Revell as a generic type 1936. It maybe lacks some of the refinement of a Trumpeter or Dragon offering, but it builds well. The I used the Zvezda boxing for the conversion into a 1934 for build the Z10, Hans Lody.


Thanks for looking in,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:19 AM UTC
Tim, its supposedly meant to be rocks. My one went in the bin when I built the original Zvezda kit, which is kitted as the Z17, so not relevant to the actual ship.
Looking at this I may have to build this kit again as there was no dedicated pe available when I did mine, I just used bits and bobs from general sets.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:01 AM UTC
All right Si, another one hits the ways! The Hans Ludemann kit looks cool, looking forward to this one.

What's up with that base on the sprue, is it supposed to be heavy seas or rock? A homage to the ship's grounding, perhaps?

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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 06:45 AM UTC
Love these builds!

Will be watching for updates!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM UTC
I did say my next destroyer was going the be the Eskimo, missing her bow. Unfortunately I have misplaced the etch. With all the complicated stuff going on, I decided to pick a simpler build, also related to the Norwegian Campaign.

I shall ne using the Revell boxing of the Zvezda type 1936 and the WEM etch for that kit.


The Hans Ludemann was involved in the Narvik battles, and after being damaged beached during the second battle. The scuttling charges failed, the ship was boarded by the crew of HMS Hero, , all they found were souvenirs (apparently), and was finished off with a torpedo from the Hero.

This will be pretty much a straight forward build, but I will have a scavenge round the spare box as well.

Here is the kit.





It is a not bad at all, oddly the small parts are very better than the larger ones in detail.

The etch.



Very nice, lots of parts for building a later version too.

Four nice bulkheads to the long slender hull rigid.



Hull halves joined



and they are a good fit,



Just a little light sanding required.

The stern section not bad, but not brilliant.



fixed and the props fitted.



The "Aztec temple steps"need to be removed from the bulkead on the break of the fo'c's'le.



Done and some etched watertight doors fitted



Th etched set has some nice mine rails, so the moulded on ridges that represent them on the deck being removed.



More soon.

Cheers

Si