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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz German Navy 1/700
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC
That ladder looks great!
JJ1973
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

thank you very much for your kind comments and your interest in my newest project. And in advance, thanks for your patience...

Mark - Dodo has some pretty interesting kits of modern warships indeed. And the MEKO's are really good ships and designs - however, German Navy is pretty special...we've never had any kind of MEKO ship in our service, German Industrie only sells them. Honestly, I think it would be smart to have some MEKO's for German Navy as well, but that's just a very personal opinion...

Rory, I doubt there will be a 1/350 scale model at any time. Pretty sad, though...

Micro update, again no time for the workbench - yes, 1/700 IS tiny and tough for my eyes...

First PE





and spraying the boot stripe (will mask it and spray the hull grey over it - merely to check how the paint sticks to the resin. Pretty good, actually...°



That's it for now, thanks again!

Cheers,
Jan
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC
Watching with great Interest Jan. Having a personal connection would make a big difference in your Build of her I would say. Dodo also make some Australian Vessels based on the Meko 2000 Class. Would love to get one of those and you could backdate one to German Service.....Cheers mark
trahe
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
Good luck with the build! Looking forward to seeing progress shots!
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC
She's gorgeous!

1/350 scale coming when?!?!?!
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 10:01 PM UTC
Jan,
Interesting ship! I'd like to follow along.

Gaz
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 10:54 AM UTC
A mighty fine choice, Jan!

Following with interest mate
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
Will be along for the ride Jan,

Good luck building this fine ship, always more testing when you have a personal connection.

Cheers

Si
Quincannon
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 10:12 AM UTC
A fine looking fighting ship Jan. You can be justly proud to serve in her.
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 06:50 AM UTC
Wow! This kit and breakdown are great!! 1/700 isn't bad!! You get used to the tiny-ness! Just get some really, really good magnifying glasses and you're good to go!

Looking forward to seeing the built!
JJ1973
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC


Dear all!

After finishing HMS Hood, it's time to get on with something new.

I will be building the F125-Type German "Baden-Wuerttemberg"-class frigate as the last and latest of her class, as the F225 "Rheinland-Pfalz".

What I have on my slipway now is something very new in many perspectives - new to me, since it is my first model in 1/700, my first resin kit and my first waterline model.
And it is currently the newest ship of the German Navy, having only recently undergone the first shipyard trials, and completing engine trials very successfully.
The F225 "Rheinland-Pfalz" on top of that has a very special meaning to me personally, and is part of the reason why I have been rather on and off, and more off than on, here on MSW lately. And probably this again will be a build log with slower times and pauses - I hope you will follow me nevertheless, and I hope this beautiful ship will catch your interest. What makes it so special for me I'll tell you at the end of this post...

Now here's the kit - I plan to do it OOB, since the detailing is very fine, the resin parts look spot on, and the etch provided seems sufficient for a modern times warship.















Two helicopters provided - though it's not clear yet, which type eventually will be operated on board. These here are NH90 derivates, one possibility.



The four 10.10m boats named BUSTER, which actually is an acronym denominating their possible roles (Boarding, Unterstützung (=support) Special forces, Transport, Escort, Rescue):



Quite a few resin detail parts so small that I can't identify them all by only looking at them - I'll have to work my way through them...













Turend 127mm brass barrel



PE parts





And decals allowing you to build all four of the class.





To - at least formally - fulfill the rules of posting only started builds, I cut out, sanded and test fitted the mast that also holds the underway replenishment stations.



I also started sanding the lower part of the hull near the waterline, all in all the 'main body' of the ship is in great shape and does not require any further touch ups. The casting seems really excellent to me at this early point!!

However, 1/700 is small, really small. This will most likely be my first and last 1/700, it's just so tough to see...
But then, there's always the discussion about the 'right' scale. Normally pretty fruitless, but I would say there is one very special scale, that is 1:1!

Here she is during her trials off Jutland:







Meeting her sister F223 "Nordrhein-Westfahlen" in a fog bank





And myself on her bridge wing. You should now know what makes the F225 "Rheinland-Pfalz" so special and dear to me...





For now I'm sitting in front of the kit, somewhat hesitant and not really sure how to start. But during the next weeks, I should get a better feeling for the scale and the material, and I hope to post some progress soon.

I hope I got you interested in the ship and the build, and I hope you will watch and comment as you did for the Hood, that was great support!

For now,
Cheers,

Jan