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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz German Navy 1/700
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 03:53 AM UTC
Jan,

Feel your pain with those decals. Nothing worse than having them come apart during installation and not have backups.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 09:45 PM UTC
Great work on the decals Jan!

They are tricky at the best of times. Almost as pesky as PE sometimes!

The shield looks great-the coat of arms of Rheinland-Pfalz?

Nearly there now mate. Get those clear coats on to seal in all those great details (and decals)...
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 01:09 PM UTC
By the way, I like the decal aft of the anchor:

Is it a crest?
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 12:59 PM UTC
Hi Jan,

FF225 is looking great! I feel ya on the decal challenges - I had no end of fussing with my 1/1200 scale USS Enterprise flight deck lines. You seem to have solved your markings issues, but if you are still dissatisfied, I had good luck with Woodland Scenics Dry Transfer Decals MG760 White Stripes (.010 inch for the centerline, .022 inch for the dashed lines):

The test lines were thin, consistent, and nice and sharp...

JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 07:43 AM UTC
Steve, thank you very much!

Now, this is a very much delayed post, summarizing up the on- and off- work I got accomplished over the last weeks. Mainly it's decals, and I don't really appreciate them, even in 1/350. In 1/700, they are a real challenge for me, and didn't go without some losses. So here's some pictures without much words.











































And then, on step forward, one step back... a few decals terminated, and the winch place forward missing. Attemting to mask and spray were partly successful, all need touch ups and I lost decals on the flight deck. Well...











So 1:1 in combination with that Corona thing keeps me busy (all healthy so far, though...), I'll see when I find time for the touch ups and more progress.

Thank you all for lookin in and especially thank you for your comments!!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 01:01 PM UTC
Love it. Really looks good.
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 01:25 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

thank you very much, mate!!

I hope to get something done Sat/Sun...so possible update in a few days.
1:1 sitting in Hamburg meanwhile.

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 09:31 PM UTC
Wow! Those dimes just makes us appreciate just how small and intricate the work on the helos is!

Nicely done mate! Hope you are all staying safe and keeping out of harms way!
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:05 AM UTC
Tim, Russ and Si,

thank you very much!


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Hi Jan,

Great progress on the model, and thanks for the 1/1 scale shots too! Do you have any off time on board to work on the model, or is that all at home construction? I'll bet your crew would be amused with the 1/700 version!



- well, time off is one thing (Not too much, but in port, there is free time. Especially since 'in port' means 'on the ship' as due to Corona/CoVID 19 everything is shut in town, and for now the only reasonable thing to do is, to stay home, or in this case, on board. But I can't bring my model shipyard on board, but hey, there's an idea - probably I could do decals and stuff like that in my stateroom on the ship have to think about it.) So for now it's all home construction on the weekends, after/between laundry and all the other stuff to be done, and I'm not home every weekend. That's essentially why progress is so slow...

But here are some pictures. Somehow imageshack is playing tricks on me, uploading works, but I can't see the preview of the pics. So here are 12 pictures, I have no clue in what order. I built the last big sub-assemblies, the helos. On one I started painting the windows with a hairy stick, same for the bridge windows on the ship. That all needs touch ups, overpainted window frames and the like.
For effect, on of the helos on the flight deck, and the massive dime with the helos.

























There's a chance I'll be home next weekend, or at least over easter. So possibly next week some more, but I can't promise.

Thanks for looking in!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 02:38 PM UTC

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I did manage a little bit on the 1/700 though, mainly touch ups and build helicopters - I will post a small update the next days.

Cheers and thanks

Jan



Looking forward to it, mate
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:50 AM UTC
What Tim said,

Love the 1:1 pictures. and your work in such a small cscale is impressive.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Great progress on the model, and thanks for the 1/1 scale shots too! Do you have any off time on board to work on the model, or is that all at home construction? I'll bet your crew would be amused with the 1/700 version!
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC

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The picture shows us entering the lock at Kiel Holtenau last Thursday.




actually, it does not, of course that one shows just a view from the bridge out of Kiel naval base.

But this is us entering the lock...



Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:14 AM UTC
Dear all,

thank you very much for sticking with me and your kind comments!

Last weeks were mostly 1:1 time, brought her back from Kiel to Hamburg via the Kiel Canal. The picture shows us entering the lock at Kiel Holtenau last Thursday.



I did manage a little bit on the 1/700 though, mainly touch ups and build helicopters - I will post a small update the next days.

Cheers and thanks

Jan
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 03:19 PM UTC
Lovely detail work Jan. Looks better each time I see her.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:38 AM UTC
What Russ & Rory said,

Those small parts, the handing of the detail is superb.

Have fun with the 1:1 scale.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC

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I hope you still stay with me, thank you very much for looking in and commenting!




We aren't going anywhere. She is looking better and better as the weeks go by!
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 09:54 PM UTC
Progress is progress mate, and each small step is taking you closer to the finish line!

I still can't come to grips with how tiny the parts are!
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC
Mark and Russ,

thank you very much! Progress is slow, but there is progress!

I found some time over the weekend, so another update on the 1/700. I installed all the resin parts, of which some are REALLY tiny...however, all went well, no losses. Now all those parts of course need touch ups, as do some areas where you can see glue. This will be a mixed job with airbrush and hairy stick, the next time I find some bench time. The sub-assemblies are still missing for a reason - I think the decals need to go down first. And then there's quite a bit of even tinier PE. Railings, radars, antennas and stuff. And two last big 'sub-assemblies', the two helos.

So here are the pictures:

Last weapon systems assembled, the RAM missile system, two launchers



And all the small stuff...

















Next weeks will be busy again, some sea time with the 1:1, possibly it will take me to the end of march for the next update.

I hope you still stay with me, thank you very much for looking in and commenting!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
Both 1:1 and 1:700 are looking great Jan!

Great work on both, my friend!
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:27 PM UTC
Jan,

Nice.
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC
Dear all,

thank you so much for your kind comments. And your patience and understanding... Again, it's way over a month since the last update.

Well, in fact, the 1:1 made more progress over the last weeks than the 1:700, so that took most of my time. We're underway again for sea trials, something that takes an enormous amount of time with modern warships. (Well, I just don't want to think about the fact that, let's say, HMS Repulse during first world war, from keel laying to commissioning, was faster than we are with just our sea trials...)

Anyway.

1:1 during Kiel canal passage. All pictures of the 1:1 are with friendly permission and copyright by TKMS.









I'll post some more of our tour later this week - I wanted to do this over the weekend, but time's just flying by with all the normal stuff you have got to do when coming back from sea.

And I squeezed in about two hours worth of bench time, installed the Hitrole machine guns, some booms and cranes and the hangar doors. All needs some touch up and paint, but at least some progress.















That's it for now, I can't promise but I hope to find some more time next weekend, and to catch up with MSW, too.

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:27 AM UTC
Great subject, superb workmanship.
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 08:19 AM UTC
Wow! Those BUSTER boats! So tiny and yet very nicely done mate

Coming along nicely! If it weren't for that coin giving away the scale.... hmmm, I'd have thought she is much larger too...

Agreed... 1/350 is much less, well, delicate.
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 02:25 AM UTC
Agree'd, 1/700 is too small. I struggle enough as it is at 1/350.

She is looking really good Jan