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Z18 Hans Ludemann, Norway 1940.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 11:34 AM UTC
Si,
Those boat racks look excellent! Do you have PE for the Pinnace?
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 09:12 PM UTC

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Si,
Those boat racks look excellent! Do you have PE for the Pinnace?




Th Gaz,

Good old WEM provide some very nice etched parts that should transform the very bland kit parts.

Hopefully there will be something to see on that in the next update.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 05:16 AM UTC
Real life has greatly reduced workshop time recently, and this week will be pretty much the same.

However there has been some progress since the last update.

The rangefinder issue has been solved by Dragon's generosity, a sprue from one the Zerstorers yielded a an unused pair.



The after superstructure railings, to make bending and fitting easier, I have cut it into three sections, the two curved sections and the straight.



All done, including the ladders, these were left overs from an eduard fret.



The boat racks fixed in place.



The transport boat test fitted.



It is not brilliant. However, with the cabin removed, ready to tale the WEM etch.



starting to look better.

WEM etch fitted, except for the awning, this has been left off facilitate painting.



The motor cutter, which was also very plain, improved with some etched thwarts.

More soon.

Si







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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 11:52 AM UTC
Si,
Even those simple photoetch improvements make a big difference with the gig!
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:09 AM UTC
Si,

Nice progress, love the work you did on those railings. It's not easy at times getting those bends just right.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
She is coming along very well my Friend.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC

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Si,
Even those simple photoetch improvements make a big difference with the gig!



Hi Tim,

They were needed, the kit cabin is way too small and lacking detail, the etch was a very good fit too.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 07:04 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress, love the work you did on those railings. It's not easy at times getting those bends just right.

Mark



Thanks Mark,


I have to admit I find complex bends like on one section almost impossible., cutting them into sections makes it much easier, I just need to be careful where I leave the open end.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 07:08 AM UTC

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She is coming along very well my Friend.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

Although this kit does look a little basic, it is not bad, and a decent set of etch helps.


Cheers mate,

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Some small progress.

The two pulling boats to bit fitted around the midships structure painted.



The cradles for them fitted in place. No etched replacements for there parts, but then I am not sure that is the right medium.



The boats in place.



Bit of a bad photograph, but a base coat on the two motor boats.



More soon.

Si




GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 04:59 PM UTC
Very nice work, Si! I came across this picture, and thought you might find it useful since you have two of these to mount.



Cheers!

Gaz
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 10:12 PM UTC

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Very nice work, Si! I came across this picture, and thought you might find it useful since you have two of these to mount.



Cheers!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

Great photograph, very useful indeed. I am using the kit mount, WEM has some useful etch on the fret, and I can probably find a few more bits and pieces in the spare etch box.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC
The weekend's progress.

The boats painted and ready for fitting.



I know the transport boat would not sit on it's cradle with an awning raised, but it is such a nice piece of etch it would have been a shame not to use it.

Fitted in place.





The Torpedo tubes, the kit control position is not the best. The WEM parts are rather good, and a spare binocular mount added for the sight.



The base of the kit twin 37mm mounts as provided. Thanks to the photo provided by Gaz, I went on a detail hunt.



With some left over Pontos parts added to the base.



The kit main armament. It is a quite acceptable rendition of the parts considering not much will be seen on the completed vessel.

The breaches.



and with the shields fitted.



More soon.

Cheers

Si


GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 06:54 PM UTC
Si,
Love the rails on the pinnace. They are so very thin. Are they PE?

The guns look great, and the open torpedo mounts are greatly helped by the WEM parts. And are much more interesting than the later covered version.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
Boats looking good Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 07:34 AM UTC

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Si,
Love the rails on the pinnace. They are so very thin. Are they PE?

The guns look great, and the open torpedo mounts are greatly helped by the WEM parts. And are much more interesting than the later covered version.

Gaz



Hi Gaz,

Yes they are, that, the cabin and the awing are all from the WEM etch.

I do like the open TT's too, a they add a bit of interest, it is nice to get good aftermarket for them too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 07:50 AM UTC

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Boats looking good Si



Thanks Russ,

A little etch can go a long way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 11:07 AM UTC
Si,

Wonderful progress, again loving the nice PE work.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC

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Si,

Wonderful progress, again loving the nice PE work.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

Very kind of you to say so.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 01:45 PM UTC
The P/E certainly adds some refinement to her. She is looking good Si.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC

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The P/E certainly adds some refinement to her. She is looking good Si.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

The kit is bit basic by today's standards, the PE goes a fair distance towards bringing it up to date.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 07:49 AM UTC
A little progress over last weekend.

The 37mm guns. The kit barrels are a little stubby.



With a left over barrel from a dragon mount (pity I don't have two complete spares) for comparison,



I think I shall invest in some Veteran mounts as a replacement.

The main guns given a coat of paint.



detail painted along with the TT's



All fitted in place.



More soon - ish.

Cheers

Si




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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 02:13 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work with those gun mounts, is that orange paint? A nice colorful looking ship.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:14 AM UTC
Ditto Si. The Colours really make her stand out from the crowd.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:50 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work with those gun mounts, is that orange paint? A nice colorful looking ship.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is Yellow, I think the colour balance on the camera needed a tweak. Kriegsmarine units taking part in operation Weserubung, the invasion of Norway had their turret / gunhouse roofs painted yellow as additional air recognition.

Cheers

Si