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Z18 Hans Ludemann, Norway 1940.
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:39 AM UTC

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NIce progress, Si.



Thanks Gaz,

The fit of the larger parts is rather good.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC

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Nice deck, Si.



With all the aftermarket wood decks out there, we sometimes forget how convincing skillfully applied paint can look!



Thank you Tim,

For small areas of planked deck like these, I like to keep my hand in with the hairy stick, particularly when there is such cleanly engraved and defined planking to help the wash to take.


Cheers


Si


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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:52 AM UTC

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Looking great so far Simon. You are always so neat and precise in your builds!




Hi Rory,

She is getting there, whilst some of the moulding is a little heavy it is quite clean, which does help.


Thank you for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:53 AM UTC

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nice start Si, following with interest mate




Thanks Russ,

Glad to have you along as always.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC
Two days in the office, and I still got something done.

Gloss black wash added to the bridge windows.



Some veteran parts left over from the Bismarck build.



these will spruce up the bridge, along with some voice pipes.

The midships superstructure basic assembly.



The WEM etched bridge wing supports, which are an excellent fit, test fitted in place.



I have no evidence either way whether the eagle was painted over at this time, there are photographs of Zerstorers going into 1941, with the eagle in place and not overpainted.


An overview of where the build is today.



cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 10:49 AM UTC
Si,

Nice progress. That top down photo really shows how stream-line the hull is.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 01:50 PM UTC
Looking very nice, Si! Do you have good bridge pictures? Last time I built a type 36(a Mob) I didn't have any idea about the setup at the base of the signal halyards, and still have no clue. I pretty much fudged it and wasn't overly happy with the result.

I have shots from outside of the bridge, but very little from the inside.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 02:53 PM UTC
Ditto Mate. She is coming along very nicely indeed.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 09:13 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress. That top down photo really shows how stream-line the hull is.

Mark



Thanks Mark.

That hull would cut through a calm sea beautifully, wouldn't fancy it in the short steep swells of the Norwegian Sea though.

Cheers

si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 09:30 PM UTC

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Looking very nice, Si! Do you have good bridge pictures? Last time I built a type 36(a Mob) I didn't have any idea about the setup at the base of the signal halyards, and still have no clue. I pretty much fudged it and wasn't overly happy with the result.

I have shots from outside of the bridge, but very little from the inside.

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

I have the Kagero 3D book on Z37, a later beast, that shows three halyards coming down from each forward yard arm to the bridgewings just in front of the boat handling crane, and four from the each rear yard arm to the rear of the bridge wings, wit a flag locker where each set comes down. that is pattern I will be going for.

will "borrow" gaps in the phtos I do have from this as well.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 09:31 PM UTC

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Ditto Mate. She is coming along very nicely indeed.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

Elegant looking ship, good job for the allies they weren't all they were cracked up to be.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:29 AM UTC
This weekend's progress

Work on the bridge, the left over veteran parts a re a great improvement on the kit offerings.





some voicepipes and boxes from scraps of plasticard, they need light wahs to bring it all out.



a few more details added after the bridge structure was glued down.



midships superstructure details and the decks painted.



An overview of the build so far.



One of the weak points, the rangfinders, completely lacking in detail and unfortunately I have no spares from either Trumpy or Dragon.



Ah well, another test of the old superdetailing skills.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:27 PM UTC
The Veteran Sets make a huge difference as I have found on the Bismarck. Pity about the Range Finders but Veteran do make a great SEt if you are prepared to buy some for this Build Si.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 08:56 PM UTC

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The Veteran Sets make a huge difference as I have found on the Bismarck. Pity about the Range Finders but Veteran do make a great SEt if you are prepared to buy some for this Build Si.....Cheers mark




Thanks Mark,

I agree, I do like their stuff, pity it can tricky to get hold of in the UK, Starling Models carries some, ordering from the far east it can months to get here.

Failing an easy availability, I will be doing a little detailing of my own. The new AOTS on the Bismarck has nice drawings.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:50 PM UTC
Very nice start on this one Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Very nice start on this one Si




Thanks Russ,

It is not a bad kit, and the WEM etch is a bit help.

appreciate your looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 08:11 PM UTC
This week's progress.

Details on the midships superstructure.



fitted in place.



The WEM forward boat racks compared to the kit parts.



Test fitted in place, looks like they might be a little tight with the etched ladders.



Again with the etched ladders in place.



Looks all good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
Si,

Those PE boat racks are a big improvement over the kit racks. Nice job getting them together. Sometimes the PE assembly can be a pain to get squared.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 09:19 PM UTC

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Si,

Those PE boat racks are a big improvement over the kit racks. Nice job getting them together. Sometimes the PE assembly can be a pain to get squared.

Mark



Thanks Mark

Usual good design from WEM did help with these. Nice etch for the motor boat on the fret too, as the kit parts aren't the best.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
The racks certainly make a big difference Si. Looking good....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC

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The racks certainly make a big difference Si. Looking good....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

They racks are nice, fortunately there is some etch to go with the transport boat too, that should bring that up to scratch.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:51 AM UTC
Simon: Did you say you used Tamiya XF20 on that hull? Never thought of using that color, but looking at your pictures and comparing the XF20 it appears to be a dead on match for Dunkelgrau 51 from the AK Interactive German DKM paint set I purchased today. Learn something new every day.

She is coming along nicely. When are you going to start on the River Class frigate? No excuses now. The Red Duster Yard can always build another slipway.
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:18 PM UTC

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Simon: Did you say you used Tamiya XF20 on that hull? Never thought of using that color, but looking at your pictures and comparing the XF20 it appears to be a dead on match for Dunkelgrau 51 from the AK Interactive German DKM paint set I purchased today. Learn something new every day.

She is coming along nicely. When are you going to start on the River Class frigate? No excuses now. The Red Duster Yard can always build another slipway.



Hi Chuck,

That I did, I reckoned the contrast looked about right, and from my seafaring days, especially as a cadet, where much chipping, painting and greasing was done before I was allowed anywhere near the bridge, I learned how quickly paint weathers and fades. so I believe in the old RN system TLAR (That looks about right).


I have not made up my mind on what is next, I may continue the Norway theme with HMS Glowworm, from the WEM kit, may be the River. Those are the two most likely candidates.

Thanks you for looking in and your kind comment.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:34 PM UTC
Lovely progress mate
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 06:32 AM UTC

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Lovely progress mate



Thanks Russ,


She is jogging along nicely, the WEM etch is a real boon for this simple kit.

Cheers

Si