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Z18 Hans Ludemann, Norway 1940.
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
She is coming along very well my Friend.....Cheers mark
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 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
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:34 PM UTC
Lovely progress mate
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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: 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.
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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: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
The racks certainly make a big difference Si. Looking good....Cheers 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: 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: 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: 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
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:50 PM UTC
Very nice start on this one Si
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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 - 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
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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: 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
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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 - 09:13 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
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 02:53 PM UTC
Ditto Mate. She is coming along very nicely indeed.....Cheers 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