1:72 Scale German WW2 Heavy Battle Cruiser K.M.S. Scharnhorst 1943

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    Re: 1:72 Scale German WW2 Heavy Battle Cruiser K.M.S. Scharnhorst 1943

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:37 pm

    Great!

    Always look forward to your updates!

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:20 am

    You never stop to AMAZE whatever you do Bro cheers

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:16 pm

    Thanks brothers, Very Happy 

    Your warm comments are welcome.

    some more progress pictures, here goes:

    The range finder weather housing, well under way.


    The range finder assembly ready for the detailing process.


    A side view. Note that the black interior is created by finishing the interior in black finish and than, fixing in place the clear styrene sheet.


    A close up view.


    shall be posting more pictures next Monday.

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:05 pm

    Excellent Paul always a lesson in neatness, detail and flawless scratch building.

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    Post  Ray on Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:07 am

    bcauchi wrote:Excellent Paul always a lesson in neatness, detail and flawless scratch building.

    Thanks Bris as I ran out of words Sad

    May I make that x2 please cheers

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    1:72 Scale German WW2 Heavy Battle Cruiser K.M.S. Scharnhorst 1943

    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:58 am

    Good morning SSM brothers, Very Happy 

    Ray, Brian and Noel, thanks for looking in.

    Some more progress pics.

    Here goes:

    A close view of the range finder mounting.


    A 10mm diameter aluminium rod, required to produce the range finder arms.


    Finishing off the first arm.


    The two range finder arms, ready for the next step.


    The range finder arms, fitted in place.


    The access door, located at the rear of the mounting.


    A view of the progress so far.


    Starting off with the timber flooring.


    Now that things are moving along, I think that I shall be able to post more pictures during this week.

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:12 pm

    Run out of superlatives Paul, totally amazing.

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    Amazing work Paul!

    Post  Dottore on Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:09 pm

    Great job you're doing mate...

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    Post  Ray on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:17 am

    Crazy as EVER cheers

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    Post  smallia on Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:05 am

    I am frickin' speechless !!

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:18 am

    Good morning my SSM Brothers, Very Happy 

    Some more updates, Here goes:

    The range finder nearing completion.


    A front elevation.


    The foot rail, required for the ship's personal to perform maintenance duties. This enables the men to walk the whole length of the platform.


    Another view.


    A view from the side.


    The stowage cabinets. These were located just behind the range finder.


    Four brass rods. 0.7mm diameter. These shall be the voice tubes, which were located just behind the range finder housing.


    The first voice tube well under way. Note the copper wire wound around the brass rod. This shall simulate the flexible tubing which covered the voice tube itself.


    The four voice tubes.


    The final stages for the voice tubes and the first set if wires required for the Admiral's bridge, electrical panels.


    The finishing process on the electrical panels, making part of the Admiral's bridge.


    The first set of wires in place.


    A close up view - sorry a bit blurred - my camera is not that sophisticated.


    Shall be posting more pictures next week.

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    Post  shaun mifsud on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:27 pm

    proset paul.keep it up Smile

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:48 pm

    Bellezza Paul...the detail you are making on this model is endless habib.....prosit
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:48 pm

    Hello Shaun, Very Happy 

    Thank you my friend. Ejja halli tibda inti wkoll.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:49 pm

    Thanks Louis, Very Happy 

    Ejja halli nkabbru l-marine section.

    Section ta' veru.

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    Post  shaun mifsud on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:00 pm

    grazzi.

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:49 pm

    Great detailing as usual Paul, well done! Looking forward to more.

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:17 pm

    Very nice and  good work Paul as usual...cheers 

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    Post  Gordon on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:52 pm

    Prosit Paul good job

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    Post  5Nige on Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:12 pm

    Speechless, just speechless!! Well doe mate, truly a museum masterpiece you are building.

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    Post  Ray on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:47 pm

    Crazy as ever bro Twisted Evil

    And from El Sahara it looks AWESOME cheers

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:35 am

    Good morning all, Very Happy 

    Hello to all those fine guys who looked in and left these gentle and kind words.  

    At the moment the electrical panel assembly, is at a halt, as big brother Oliver,  shall be giving me some lessons as how to weather the panels  and creating highlights, using oil paints.

    I view of this, I embarked on another mission - the ship's boats.

    Here goes: Cool 

    The boats shall be made from styrene sheets, and covered with timber planks where needed.

    1)- The main frame shall be made from 1.5mm thick styrene.

    2)- The other frames shall be made from 0.75mm thick styrene.

    3)- The covering shall be made from 0.5mm thick styrene.

    4)- The boat's deck and working platform shall be covered with 3mm x 0.5mm thick light teak strips.


    The ship's boat compliment was made up of the following:

    1 - 3 x Motor work boats.

    2 - 1 x Motor pinnace.

    3 - 1 X Motor launch.

    4 - 2 x 11 7 1/2 meter cutter.

    5 - 2 x 8 meter cutter.

    6 - 2 x 5 meter rowing boats.

    7 - 1 x 3 meter rowing boat.

    8 - 40 x cork and canvas dinghies.


    The overall length of the motor work boat under construction, is 16cm.

    A good view of the boats - picture taken from the Kagero 3D book.


    A plan of the motor work boat in 1:72nd scale.


    The ship had three of these boats, so I have to prepare three main frames.


    The first main frame under way.



    Putting in the lining angles for the rest of the frames.


    The frames in place.


    A view from the rear.


    The front deck piece in place, together with the rest of the crew's working platform.


    A view showing the bottom.


    A linear view from the front.


    More updates next week.

    See you all tomorrow.

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:20 pm

    Lovely work Paul, these sub assemblies are kits in their own right, they are stunning. Well done, it is still a carcass but looking really great. I love the neatness of your work.

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:48 pm

    Clean ...neat... call it what you want Paul, just fantastic work ..Paul cheers 

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    Post  Ray on Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:41 pm

    Paul, you never stop to AMAZE us ALL Shocked Suspect affraid

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