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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz German Navy 1/700
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,740 posts
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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
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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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

d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
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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
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
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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
McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 422 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 02:09 AM UTC
Coming along great! Paint is definitely making those teeny details pop.
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,740 posts
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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!
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
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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
timmyp
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Virginia, United States
Joined: May 18, 2008
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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
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
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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
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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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
d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
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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
McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
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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
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
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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.