1/72 scale German light cruiser Munich

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:49 am

    I don't know why but after I post pics on one site it only lets me post one on this one. Anyway her is where I have gotten to on the Hull on the Munich. I am going to sand her down with 400 grit sand paper and prim her. Then I am going to wax polish her then cast a few sets of molds. Then I think I'll use this as an operational piece for building and testing the parts. So it will end up as a static model for me. I can make the rc and toy stuff from the molds.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:38 am

    I have a little progress and some set backs, as Paul can tell You. He's been watching me on The Jolly roger also. Anyway I had to add hight to the top of the ship as the second deck was 5 and a half foot tall which is a short man to say the least. so I set it to 8 foot 3 inches in scale which is to the plans. I think I ran into this problem when I hat to alter the bottom and I mismeasured the Torpedo and stern hight. Thank goodness it was an easy fix, as teh rest of the ship is to demension, just not the second deck heigth.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:45 am

    I keep putting the Cart in front of the Horse, but at least I'm learning. I am going to repair any areas that need fixing and get ready to Mold her, but on teh next one I am definatly going to make sure she is baby butt smooth and to shape. Depending on how good this comes out is going to determine if I use the Foil tape on the mold plug from now on. I do like the effect, however I think I should have waited till I had a Figerglass hull then used this techniuqe so I could set it up for resin cast, but I'll see how it transfers here. Experience is definatley the best teacher.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:03 am

    I had to add som spot putty to fix the line break in teh upper hull where I raised teh level. and where I damaged teh foil tape.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:05 am

    the fore starboard.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:57 pm

    Hi all, I havent got allot done as of late, but I plan to get back on her. i have sannded allot, but nothing to photo that would look much different. I did start peliminary work on a side project so I would have somthing to do while waiting a day at a time for putty to cure. I blew up plans and made a center keel spar for a 1/72 Graf Spee.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:59 pm

    I will start a new post if and when I get enough work on this one to warrent it. I don't want it to take over the first project, and I have a long way to go to finish it. so this is a little bit of a teaser, and somthing to help me going when I cant work on the munich.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:27 am

    Hello Haratio, Very Happy

    I admire your will to plan future projects. It's good to carry out research on the subjects you plan to construct. But the most important thing, is that to continue your focus on the light cruiser.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:24 am

    Just trying to stay busey. I started some more work on the cruiser hull, taping over where I had to modify it.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:13 pm

    I pre bought a few models for later in on teh poject.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:15 pm

    they came out a hair blurry but You get the idea.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:36 am

    I have been Tapping the Hull with a second layer of foil tape, and it is looking good.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:37 am

    The pattrn is looking good over the old lines.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:23 pm

    The Whole Hull retaped for the second time, ready to sand and prime, and continue.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

    Hello Haratio, Very Happy

    Thats a fine hull mate - keep it up.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:23 pm

    I took your advise and sanded down the overlaps and I like the way the second pattern came out. now after I prep it and make some molds I can return to detailing it for further display. and start engineering where to place the portholes and cooling collection vents and such. then eventually the fun stuff. The superstructure, and guns and deck details.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:35 pm

    Hello Haratio, Very Happy

    Well done mate - let's have the mould done. Can't wait to see it.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:04 am

    I started working on the turret test mold.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:06 am

    its a hair bigger than the 150mm turrets, but I want to see how teh mold will come out.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:22 am

    Hi all, here are some pics of the mold testing that I'v ebeen doing.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:23 am

    resin casting

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:26 am

    the final cast shows me that I need to make a thicker mold to hold the shape better, and to ad the plaster gauze after more coats o I dont get pieces in the casting.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:16 am

    I started on pretty molds for the front of the ship.

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    Post  Haratio Fales on Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:44 pm

    Hello to You all in Italia. My big project has been at a stand still other than me studying Computer Aided Drafting and saving money for a 3D printer. It has been snowing so much here I havent been able to build the rest of my workshop, but spring is on the way. I have been working on a small side project in 1/350 scale to keep doing somthing with modeling. I have a hull made from Balsa wood that I was making for a K class cruiser like Karlsruhe, or Koln. I redemensioned it for the demensions of the Spahkruezer, or Recon destroyer that was part of the Z plan. Being in this small scale I thought it should be easy to rob the guns and superstructure parts from kits that I have in the closet. Let me know what You think.

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