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The italian job - heavy cruiser ZARA 1:350
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC

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Great Job Thomas,

Have enjoyed being along for the ride, congrats on commissioning, captures the elegance of the real thing.

Cheers



Si



Hello Simon, it was an honor to have had you aboard, too!
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,698 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC
Thomas -

herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Indienststellung!!

Congratulations to commissioning you Zara. You, once more, did a brilliant job right until the end with a very smart and crisp rigging. This is a wonderful model and a great addition to your fleet, hats off to your work my friend! It was a pleasure to following you along!

Cheers,
Jan
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Thomas -

herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Indienststellung!!

Congratulations to commissioning you Zara. You, once more, did a brilliant job right until the end with a very smart and crisp rigging. This is a wonderful model and a great addition to your fleet, hats off to your work my friend! It was a pleasure to following you along!

Cheers,
Jan



Hallo Jan,

Vielen dank für die Blumen And it was a pleasure to have had you at my side . Watching now your miniscule 1:700 build with interest!

Horridoo

Thomas
MartinJQuinn
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 19, 2005
KitMaker: 563 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 03:49 AM UTC
That is a really fine build. Great job!
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 4,257 posts
AeroScale: 1,817 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 08:18 PM UTC
Congratulations, Thomas! Extremely well done!
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC

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That is a really fine build. Great job!



Thank you very much Martin
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC

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Congratulations, Thomas! Extremely well done!



Love to hear this Gary - thanks for watching
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
KitMaker: 1,167 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC
Thomas you have done a wonderful job on her...Congrats Mate.....Cheers mark
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,088 posts
AeroScale: 244 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
Thomas, that is some outstanding work! I've very much enjoyed following your Zara build over the past months. Bravo Zulu!

A suggestion: I see that you are using Imgur for your photo posting. It may be a little counterintuitive, but If you go in and edit down the large pictures you posted to 800 pixels in width, they will appear sharper when you post them on Modelshipwrights. This is because the large images are force-compressed to fit on the page, causing a reduction in quality. Give it a try, because we want to fully appreciate your fine work!

Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 02:24 AM UTC

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Thomas you have done a wonderful job on her...Congrats Mate.....Cheers mark



Mark, thank you a lot; it was a pleasure to have had you aboard, too!
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC

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Thomas, that is some outstanding work! I've very much enjoyed following your Zara build over the past months. Bravo Zulu!

A suggestion: I see that you are using Imgur for your photo posting. It may be a little counterintuitive, but If you go in and edit down the large pictures you posted to 800 pixels in width, they will appear sharper when you post them on Modelshipwrights. This is because the large images are force-compressed to fit on the page, causing a reduction in quality. Give it a try, because we want to fully appreciate your fine work!




Hey Tim, thank you for having you with me during this build. I did appreciated it! As for the Editing of Pictures with imgur - I need so see how I can edit down the pics with 800 Pixels. I do have no big knowledge in these things - do I have to change the image size in Imgur? Where can I Change it?

Thanks for your help there mate
McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 347 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 04:11 AM UTC
She looks amazing. I hope mine turns out half as well when I finally get around to her.

Awesome job sir!
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 05:35 AM UTC

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She looks amazing. I hope mine turns out half as well when I finally get around to her.

Awesome job sir!



Rory that is too much Honor Let us see and watch your work when you are building your italian lady
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 02:53 PM UTC

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Thomas, that is some outstanding work! I've very much enjoyed following your Zara build over the past months. Bravo Zulu!

A suggestion: I see that you are using Imgur for your photo posting. It may be a little counterintuitive, but If you go in and edit down the large pictures you posted to 800 pixels in width, they will appear sharper when you post them on Modelshipwrights. This is because the large images are force-compressed to fit on the page, causing a reduction in quality. Give it a try, because we want to fully appreciate your fine work!




Hey Tim, thank you for having you with me during this build. I did appreciated it! As for the Editing of Pictures with imgur - I need so see how I can edit down the pics with 800 Pixels. I do have no big knowledge in these things - do I have to change the image size in Imgur? Where can I Change it?

Thanks for your help there mate




No worries, Thomas, resizing images is pretty easy to accomplish.

• First go to Imgur and open up any of your images there.
• Then move the cursor over the image. The words “edit image” will appear on the lower right just below the picture.



• Click on “edit image.” In the upper right numbers (in this example 4914 X 3408) will appear. These represent the number of pixels in the image.

• Overtype the first number (4914 in the example) with 800.
• Click the “Apply” button at the upper left. The numbers will automatically readjust proportionally (in the example, to 800 X 555).
• Click the “Save” button to preserve your image at the rescaled size.

The smaller rescaled image will appear sharper than the larger original when you post it on Modelshipwrights.

original 4914 X 3408 pixel image:
reduced 800 X 555 pixel image:
Note the sharper details on the second image, especially the deck planking and rigging lines. I know it seems illogical that an image with a reduced number of pixels would produce a sharper result online, but it works!


Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 674 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 06:30 PM UTC
Thank you very much for this educated explanation - I will try it with my next uploaded pictures of the Kaiwo Maru