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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz German Navy 1/700
d6mst0
#453
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 01:54 PM UTC
Jan,

Again nice progress, she is looking fine.

I was thinking she look large for a 1/700 kit in your photos until you shown the dime. I would have to put my 10x lens in my optivisor before taking that kit on...LOL.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 10:38 AM UTC
Nice to see the small details going on Jan.

The Rhibs look outstanding. Progress might be slow mate, but quality as always.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
Mark and Tim,

thank you very much for your kind words and for looking in!

Well, now it's about three (or four?) weeks since my last update, time is flying, and the 1:1 is keeping me rather busy. But I managed to squeeze in some bench time now and then, so it's time for an update.

Well, it's certainly not the kit's fault, but 1/700 will not become my scale. If I could have spent the time modeling that I spent searching for parts that sprang away from my tweezers when I was about to install them...I would not be ready, but could show substantially more progress. (not to talk about motivation - those disruptions certainly don't help...)

But here we are.

Anchors and MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System - chaff launchers) installed. One of those MASS launchers was lost, I had to scratch build one. It's the one port side aft, you can see it looks a little different.









Hand painted the black details on the BUSTER boats







Some details on the superstructure and antenna platforms added, and the ESM mast.















Some more details, life rafts and antennas/radome installed. Still some touch ups needed.













So progress is slow, but she is progressing. Makes her a little bit similar to the 1:1....

Thanks for looking in,

Cheers
Jan
timmyp
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:55 PM UTC
Hello, Kapitan Jan!

Your frigate is looking great! Those BUSTER boats are really fantastic - they will certainly add some realism to the overall finished build.

And like a lot of other comments, the eyesight is such nowadays, that I can only get about an hour's worth of work done, before I feel the strain.

And best to you, in this year 2020.

Look forward to the next posting!

Tim
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:13 PM UTC
Lovely progress so far Jan. Will look great when the Detail is all onboard.....Cheers mark
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:32 AM UTC
Si, Mark, Russ and Rory -

thank you very much for your kind comments!! I'm really glad to have you all along!

I hope to get another update next week!
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 02:09 AM UTC
Coming along great! Paint is definitely making those teeny details pop.
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:37 PM UTC
Really nice work Jan!

You're definitely taking it to the next level and those rubber dinghies look particularly nice
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 10:13 AM UTC
Jan,

Looks like you made a lot of nice progress. Those rubber boats look awesome.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Happy New Year Mate, good to see some progress.

Looking excellent

Cheers

Si

JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 07:20 AM UTC
Dear all!

First of all, let me wish you all a happy new year and all the best for 2020!

And thank you all for your continuing support throughout the last year, even when my pace was - and still is/will be - rather slow. Your support is highly appreciated and very helpful whenever real life is keeping me away from the workbench for too long and/or motivation is low...

Thank you once again for your very kind comments on this build!

Before I start catching up with all your fine builds over the next days, a small update. Work re-commenced at least for a brief period over the last weekend.

First thing to do was to check the instructions and compare what still has to be done. I highlighted the Resin parts vs the PE parts for my reference - and well, there's quite some small stuff to be done still...



I decided to paint the PE and small parts, including the assembled ones, all in Fehgrau (= RAL 7000) since there is not much of camouflage pattern to the ship, actually, there is none...

So prepared the parts



and painted:











And the assembled parts, the color enhances some of the details I think.









Some touch ups to the ship's sides with the airy stick to smoothen the appearance, and overpainting the boot stripe, which I think was too thick. I will paint a smaller one.





And with this, work for 2020 at least has started, even though it's only a small start. I should finde (hope to find) more time next weekend!

Thanks for looking in,

cheers

Jan
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 05:18 PM UTC
Clean work Jan - a joy to look at!
StephenLarsen
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 07:39 AM UTC
Really nice work, Jan!

Cheers!
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 08:46 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Dear all,

thank you so much for your kind comments once again and sticking with me!! That's just great and helps keeping up the motivation in times where there simply is almost no bench time...

Brief update, started touch ups and painting some details, will need more touch ups and a little more work with the windy stick though. But I'm quite happy with how the paint turned out.


Cheers
Jan



She's coming along great Jan, looking forward to seeing the deck fittings going down and how you're going to set her into a sea base
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:15 AM UTC
Jan,

Nice.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
Looks very neat Jan,

Your builds are always worth sticking with mate.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 05:43 AM UTC
Dear all,

thank you so much for your kind comments once again and sticking with me!! That's just great and helps keeping up the motivation in times where there simply is almost no bench time...

Brief update, started touch ups and painting some details, will need more touch ups and a little more work with the windy stick though. But I'm quite happy with how the paint turned out.



Cheers
Jan
surfsup
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 03:56 PM UTC
nice crisp masking and Paint work Jan......Cheers Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 07:48 AM UTC
Great progress Jan,

Always makes me nervous masking over the etch, that came out very well.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:28 PM UTC
Beautiful work Jan!

Amazing to see just how tiny the kit is when seen with the hold n fold in the back ground
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:08 AM UTC

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Looks good, Jan!



Ditto!
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Looks good, Jan!
JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Dear all,

thank you very much for following and your comments!

Just a very quick update, actually from last weekend, didn't find time to post it though...

'Only' masking and work on the paint, but I'm quite satisfied. Detail work and touch ups with the hairy stick to follow...



















Cheers
Jan
skipper
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 01:01 AM UTC
Hallo Jan

Excellent work so far...
Thank you also for sharing the sisters group photo!
Carry on the excellent work on both ships (1/1 and 1/700).
BZ

Rui
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC
Dear all,

thank you very much!!

Still busy with 1:1, hope to get at least a little bit bench time the next weekend.

Well, copyright by the shipyard is ok - it's still their ship for some time....

Cheers
Jan