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

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    Inspiring Paul...

    Post  Dottore on Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:25 pm

    Coming along very very good indeed!

    Loving the postings...

    Dottore

    PS remember my brother building models for his architecture degree using 'mounting board' which was a form of thick card. I believe its the same thing hux...but the colour was orange and reverse side white...this looks like ordinary card though, hence thinner....

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:30 am

    The mounting board is normally some 2mm thick and very rigid, but the cardboard I am using is 1mm thick, worable and very easy to handle. As i said before in my earlier threads, this type of cardboard can be found in all hardware stores, but if you need different thicknesses, then you can visit Arrowsift in Qormi. They have a wide rang ofcardboard and different thickness up to 4 and 5mm.

    Tomorrow I will be posting some more pictures of the works in progress, but next Monday You will definetly see a good difference, as I am planning to have the basic structure of the forecastle ready.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:03 am

    Prosit Paul....miexi habib....jiena am tied up...cannot do any modelling...had an operation in my right hand...no driving...no modelling...no anything Sad can't even drive down to the club....
    miss u guys....
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:56 am

    Thanks nannu Pec,

    Get well soon my friend, and get the fitters to work again. we want to see the Wasp up and ready.

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    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:45 pm

    Nice work!!

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:44 pm

    in nannu pec wrote:Prosit Paul....miexi habib....jiena am tied up...cannot do any modelling...had an operation in my right hand...no driving...no modelling...no anything Sad can't even drive down to the club....
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    oh come on lou cheer up and get well soon ... cheers Basketball

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    Post  RayCaruana on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:06 am

    in nannu pec wrote:Prosit Paul....miexi habib....jiena am tied up...cannot do any modelling...had an operation in my right hand...no driving...no modelling...no anything Sad can't even drive down to the club....
    miss u guys....
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    Ejja Nann, always look at the bright side...You still have your left hand right? Wink Smile Just joking ta sabih! Come on get well soon.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:52 pm

    Some 3D pictures of how the forecastle will look when finished.













    The above pictures demostrate the amount of work involved in the construction of the forecastle. nevertheless, I will have the basic structure ready this weekend, and will post the photos next Monday.

    LET'S GET THE SLIPWAY READY

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    Post  David on Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:31 pm

    Those 3D layouts are great reference

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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:32 pm

    Paul With all this reference you can't miss anything....

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    Post  Ray on Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:34 pm

    skyhigh wrote: Paul With all this reference you can't miss anything....

    Paul, DON'T MISS ANYTHING please, because HE will NOTICE it Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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    Post  Wayne on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:33 pm

    Ray wrote:
    skyhigh wrote: Paul With all this reference you can't miss anything....

    Paul, DON'T MISS ANYTHING please, because HE will NOTICE it Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    lol! One of these days we should play "Spot the British rivet in my Bf 109". jocolor

    Jokes apart, nice progress Paul. Sure will look impressive when it's done Twisted Evil


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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:35 am

    Thanks guys,

    below is the Dragon's box art of the ship during it's final encounter with the British fleet.
    I am trying to do the best and include all the detail possible. but please bear in mind that these type of shipe were subject to a load of modifications and additions; while not all were noted and included in the ship's records. In view of this, one must consult the original photos, any information available in books and internet, and of course not the least any 3-D layouts I can get my hand on. I chose the 1943 period, as in it's the final months, the Scharnhorst was berthed in Norway; and all additions carried out, like additional anti-aircraft guns, life rafts, stowage lockers and armour protection; were photgraphed and archieved in the Kriegsmarine records. In her final days, the Scharnhorst displayed a very nice camoflage, and although the Dragon 1:350 scale kit box art depicts that the Scharnhorst went to the final battle, wearing that scheme; I am not sure of that. According to the book issued by Schiffer History, "The German Battleship Scharnhorst", written by Siegfried Breyer, the Scheme as applied in the month of March 1943 during a brief troop test, but was than changed to the standard german scheme during the summer period. Of course, this is the opinion of the author at that time, while today more detailed information is being released. Also please bear in mind that most of the information on German Battleships, was still in a state "Top Secret"; until such information was released to the public in the 1990's.


    So Marco, please don't penalise me, if I leave out a couple of details - (just Joking Very Happy Very Happy )

    Anyway, will post more pictures next Monday.

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    Post  Ray on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:47 am

    Serrah mohhok Pawl ghax mhux ha jinduna tibzax, dak biex naqbdu mieghu is-soltu cheers

    Keep her rolling Paul.....she loves it so much I love you

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:26 am

    Aw Ray,

    I am working flat out, but the forecastle is a bit complicated, so progress will be a bit slow at first. Sad

    Naf li thobbu taqbdhu ma Marco. Ghalhekk niehu pjacir, u sibt posti ma' l-SSM, ghax il-membri huma tal-genn man. lol!

    See you Wednesday habib. affraid


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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:44 am

    I echo what Ray wrote...vera ma jaqbizlu xejn il profs Mutley..... lol! lol! lol!
    thos 3 d plates are so good Paul....keep on going at this rate mate....we want to see this awesome model ready cheers cheers
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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:17 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Aw Ray,

    I am working flat out, but the forecastle is a bit complicated, so progress will be a bit slow at first. Sad

    Naf li thobbu taqbdhu ma Marco. Ghalhekk niehu pjacir, u sibt posti ma' l-SSM, ghax il-membri huma tal-genn man. lol!

    See you Wednesday habib. affraid


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    Ahna l ghan taghna dak hu, li min ghed jghamel xahaga jghamila sew , u min jara l mudelli taghkom, ikun kappaci japrezza xoghol perfet... cheers

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:56 am

    Some more work carried out on the forecastle during the weekend.

    The basic structure of the forecastle forming up.


    Side elevation of the assembly.


    Top view of the work in progress.


    The rear side of the forecastle, showing the ventilation grids for the main engine room.


    A view from the back side of the ventilation grid, showing the inlay of the ventilation ducts.


    Another view of the ventilation grids.


    The main sides of the forecastle in place.


    Side view of the starboard.


    The top view of the work in progress.


    Top view of the front assembly of the forecastle.


    Isometric view of the forecastle.


    Another view.


    Interior view of the stiffeners and bracings. These were not put at ramdon, but in strategic positions, to strengthen the assembly while eliminating any chances of distortion or warping; especially during the hot Summer months. Such knowledge is gained through years of experience and mishaps.


    Another view of the bracings.


    The ventilation grid side with a heavy coat of priming paint, prior to sanding down.


    The back side of the ventilation grid, also applied with a heavy coat of primer paint.


    A view of the forecastle coupled with turret 'Bruno' and barbette.


    A front view of the forecastle.


    A side view of the forecastle, with turret 'Bruno', trained towards the portside.


    As I advised in my previous threads,the forecastle is a very complicated piece of work, so I am threding very carefull at a slow pace - that is one step at a time. Never the less, I am confident that the basic structure of the forecastle will be ready in these coming few days.

    Will be able to post a few more pictures next Wednesday or Thrusday. lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:19 pm

    Paul....prosit habib...yes u r working flat out...I really do envy you....still cannot do any modelling....hand still hurts...cannot drive as well...taking stitches out next wednesday and hopefully I can start again...so frustrated xbin Mad Mad Mad
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:56 pm

    Thanks Louis,

    Get well soon Habib. you must finish off the Wasp for the coming exhibition.

    Ejja man, halli jkollhna marine Section sabiha ghall exhibition.

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:10 pm

    Prosit Paul ...


    U ejja Lou dalwaqd tinsa kollox u terga tibda tkompli il Wasp... cheers sunny Basketball

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:58 pm

    Thanks Marco,

    Ejja Louis, irridu naraw il-Wasp ghall-exhibtion

    Come on mate, all hands on deck.

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:06 pm

    Keep her rocking Paul I love you

    Get well Pecluq kollok, toqghodx tithajjem ta coz Wasp is gettin hot & she's waiting for your touch cat

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:39 am

    Man you are a machine ... isma how did you manage to punch or drill the cardboard?

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:16 pm

    I have been working on teh Turrets of the Graph Spee and Bismark in 1/72 scale and a hull for a Z plan Light Crusier for some time, and Your Photos are inspiring, I have basicaly constructed teh same turrets like teh ones you have made in teh same or similar fasion. The thing I have lacked is actuall diminsions or blue prints, I have mesured them with a caliper and X the demension to 350 and devided the Number by 72 to come out with the number but im sure im not 100 % acurate but close. I need to get a new Digital camera so i can take some pictures. I wanted to ask Where You aquired teh Book that showed teh Line Drawings for teh Turrets. as it would help my demensions to be more accurate. Im faily busy with teh Hull at the moment but shouldnt be long untill will be putingon the upper structure/ IE bridge, Barrbetes, Turrets. so i would apriciate any info to ensure accurate mesurements, and I wanted to comend you on Your work of art. It motivates me to see that someone else has found such a good use for Cardstock and razor knives besides myself. maybe your Sharnhorst and My Light Kruiser Munich can go Comerace Raid some day and start the war over LOL. Thank You much and Good Building, Haratio.

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