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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 12:17 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice choices for your next builds. I have the Zinna kit and the book also. Really found the book informative on ship layouts as the war progressed.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 12:12 AM UTC
Hello there,

got me two new kits:

One is AOSHIMA´s Kaiwo Maru in 1:350. I got it for about 25 € from a sale. This one is a former sailing ship, confiscated by the IJN and used as a postal ship between the japanese northern main islands and as a resupply ship for lighthouses. She survived the war and is a museum ship now. The kit is with some etched parts and I fished out an appropriate ARTWOX wooden deck for this specific ship, too. Will be a comfortable small build between two major kits


And I was always lurking for a flower class Corvette together with white ensign etched set; recently there was finally my time coming and I got both together for about 25 € from Ebay. This is my first kit at all from MIRAGE and, at the first look, the parts look very nice inside the box. I got me the appropriate colors for it from HATAKA and a useful book which someone recommended me for it and I also can recommend that book, too!




Cheers
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:41 AM UTC
Thomas,

I built the Tauro 1/400 version of the Zara many years ago... this looks to be a superior kit to that one. With the aftermarket goodies and your demonstrated skills, I know it is gonna be cool. I will be watching this build with great interest!
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:13 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice choice and a nice price for all of those goodies. Italy built some mighty fine looking warships before and during the war.

Better sharpen your PE tools you will need it by the looks of that upgrade kit.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:05 PM UTC
Very Elegant Ship Thomas,

Nice haul of extras too. Looking forward to see her going together.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
Dear Gentlemen,

this is my newest catch of the season: I got this shiny Italian heavy cruiser ZARA together with Wood Hunter´s wooden deck and three turned barrel sets from MASTER for unresistable 65,-- € at EBAY:





Out of a lucky coincidence I found an update set from the chinese manufacturer SHIPYARD WORKS especially for this specific ship. I was instantly in love with it and ordered it for another 79,-- € at a german dealer. It will arrive next monday or tuesday at my harbor





I think this will be my next build

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC

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...not ship, but flown by a naval ace, and includes an excellent resin figure.

And it was a present from Mrs Duster

Cheers

Si




I'd say do this one first - a happy Mrs Duster means we will not miss out on Si's builds when he is in the doghouse...!





I wouldn't worry, Mrs Duster is happy at the moment I am working on the ship's camel she bought me for Christmas 2017., and I have promised the IMPS (UK) Fleet Air Arm Sig a 1/48th F4K Phantom for Telford.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark



Oh yes Si I also would love to see this ship done next! Are there photoetched parts within the kit?



Hi Thomas,

Yes there are, not many, but include ratlines, and small stuff, most of the railings are injection moulded and quite fine.

It will be quite soon, not the next one ne but am hoping later this year.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC

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Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark



Hi Mark,

That one might be a little while down the line. but not too far, it is a really nice kit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC

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...not ship, but flown by a naval ace, and includes an excellent resin figure.

And it was a present from Mrs Duster

Cheers

Si




I'd say do this one first - a happy Mrs Duster means we will not miss out on Si's builds when he is in the doghouse...!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark



Oh yes Si I also would love to see this ship done next! Are there photoetched parts within the kit?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
I am building that HobbyBoss 1/350 USS Alaska right now. I can't comment on scale accuracy, but assembly is excellent.
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Been ay Southern Expo today, and done some shopping.

A couple of ships.



Saw this, well it is part of a ship, and couldn't resist it.



Again not ship, but flown by a naval ace, and includes an excellent resin figure.



And it was a present from Mrs Duster


Cheers

Si


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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Thanks Thomas,

I cannot find any photograph showing the 37mm either, it was mentioned in a couple of sources though.

I think I will wait for Eduard, and also see if any other options turn up.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 04:19 AM UTC

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Say, isn't that the ship that fired the first shots of WWII? That would make an interesting diorama.

Mark



That she is Mark,


The ship did have one more refit between 1935 and 1939, not sure exactly what was done, I believe two twin 37mm were added, amongst other changes.


Need to do some research on that.


Cheers

Si



Nice catch there Si. I also took me time to investigate more about the ships AA guns but have found no evidence of the twin 37 mm gun for 1939. Just four single 20 mm MK30. And beware there are some simplications and omissions Trumpeter made with this kit:

The whole bridge structures are molded like a "wall" but in reality the ship has some frontal railings covered with canvas which will look quite different.

Some wooden floor platings are also missing at some areas at the upper bridge decks. Maybe some aftermarket companies like Artwox will care about this later.

Another point are the missing shutters for the portholes. Trumpeter have them on their kit box painted but omitted them at their kit.

I wrote with Eduard and they told me they plan to release a set for this specific set later in this year. I am thinking it´ll be worth the wait (at least for me).

Peddinghaus recently offered a decal set for this ship but regrettably without the swastika in the flag. Oh and I recommend to replace the kit´s rangefinders with Veteran Models ones.

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC

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Say, isn't that the ship that fired the first shots of WWII? That would make an interesting diorama.

Mark



That she is Mark,


The ship did have one more refit between 1935 and 1939, not sure exactly what was done, I believe two twin 37mm were added, amongst other changes.


Need to do some research on that.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
Say, isn't that the ship that fired the first shots of WWII? That would make an interesting diorama.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 06:11 AM UTC
Dropped into Hannants London shop At Colindale on Saturday to pick up some paint and airbrush cleaner, and found this too.



It looks very nice too



This might be the next pre-dreadnought.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 04:42 PM UTC
Nice one Rory.

And some more reading matter:

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC
Well those should keep you busy for a while.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 02:10 PM UTC
Postman has been busy at my house. I have managed to secure some fairly good deals online

Firstly some WW2 ships along with various PE to spruce them up. I am really pleased with the Flower Class. I am already up to speed with the issues with the Tribal. I will be ordering some more bits for that at some point.





And I also got the hankering for something a little more modern so ordered the below also with some additional PE.



I have one more ship on order that will get here from China eventually....
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
Nice choice of ship kits and your reading material is my type of reading material. Currently reading about the naval battle between Hitler and Roosevelt.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
Parcel from across the pond and a couple of books, both good reads!



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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
Postie brought these last week,



Got a few more reference books coming.