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Z18 Hans Ludemann, Norway 1940.
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC

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Si,

I missed out on your commissioning of the Z18 - sorry for that, Mate! And congratulations to finishing another fine build, she looks great!!

Another really fine job very well done!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Look on the bright side, took me longer to thank you your kind words.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC
Si,

I missed out on your commissioning of the Z18 - sorry for that, Mate! And congratulations to finishing another fine build, she looks great!!

Another really fine job very well done!!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC

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Congratulations on completing another fine ship, Si!



Thanks Gaz,


Glad to have had you along for the ride.

Cheers

Si
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC
Congratulations on completing another fine ship, Si!
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC

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Si,

Congratulations on another fine commissioning. She is a beauty.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

We sometimes get lost in all the level of detail in tiny parts, and multimedia upgrades (guilty!) so it is nice to use a basic kit, and a standard, but well designed set, and rely on spares, left overs and a bit of gentle scratchbuilding.


Glad to have had you along for the ride.

Cheers

Si


RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC

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Bringing it on home for a fantastic finish!

Another fine addition to your fleet Si!

Thanks again for sharing!



Thanks Russ,

I do like having a bit of fun with these more basic kits.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
Si,

Congratulations on another fine commissioning. She is a beauty.

Mark
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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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!
RedDuster
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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


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
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 - 08:20 AM UTC
Very quick update,

A little progress with the rigging.





Cheers

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









Cheers

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

Looking good.

Mark
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
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

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 - 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
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
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