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KFK 1:35
Gotrek58
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 03:29 PM UTC
...when the postman rings
Yesterday I got a huge, but light package from Berlin (Modellbau-Wikinger):



Nice detailed parts, wooden deck + AA platforms and a lot of small parts in the hull.
And extra parts from Italeris S-100 (AA-weapüns) were waiting since years!


Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 03:46 PM UTC
Looking forward to seeing this built.

Cheers,
Joe
Gotrek58
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 09:48 AM UTC
The first steps: the interior



The parts went together quickly:



Spartan wheelhouse:




Aft superstructure; instructions and parts



Walls glued together:







Aft superstructure interior and wheelhouse:




Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:48 AM UTC
Coming along nicely!

Cheers,
Joe
Gotrek58
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 10:35 AM UTC
...and today the wheelhouse. Some pics without comment:



















Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 06:18 PM UTC
Very interesting looking build Michael.

Will following along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 06:53 PM UTC
Michael, this looks realy pretty good with all those Kasetten, where the miled material is behind the frames. Very nice.
Christian
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:42 PM UTC
Hi Michael. Just what does KFK stand for. I've taken a liking to 1/35th boats lately and this caught my attention. I like all the wood work.
Gotrek58
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 01:18 AM UTC
KFK = Kriegsfischkutter

[url]https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriegsfischkutter/url]


Michael
Gotrek58
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 06:20 AM UTC
Some progress with the "little" war cutter.
I found a pic showing a lower board underneath the front windows. So the part has to be cut:




And the result:





And the parts of the big box (clerestory for the engine room)





Front of the wheel house with Broncos dinghy:


...will be continued.

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 02:50 PM UTC
Very interesting subject and you're off to a good start. I'll be following this one. Al
Gotrek58
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 08:33 AM UTC
Today the big ammo-box and 2 "light boxes" for the engine room.



The result with an ugly slot, that has to be closed





Here the parts for the "light boxes" and bent wire as safety bows






Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 07:02 AM UTC
Now the booby hatches. First the instruction and the parts:





Glued together with the addition of small guide strips on the tops and hand grips for the doors:








Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 07:42 AM UTC
Some more parts finished:



...and scratched



All parts in place:


Maybe, not all parts are visible when the Kriegsfischkutter (KFK) is finished. But I know, they are inside...


Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 06:11 PM UTC
And again some pics of the pogress with my Kriegsfischkutter (KFK).

handrails and steps:


mockup of the most important room:


cleaned hull and cutouts






...will be continued


Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 09:07 PM UTC
Your build is really taking shape...looking forward to more!

Cheers,
joe
Gotrek58
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 06:04 AM UTC
...today one of six drilled out holes filled with oval mooring pipes:




Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 08:01 AM UTC
Ahoy Michael

Nice start to what looks a great build.

Cheers


Sean
Gotrek58
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 07:50 AM UTC
Drilled and bull's-eyes installed



door handles glued




Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 07:58 AM UTC
Todays work endet with the bilge keels made from 1.5mm PS-sheet










Michael
Gotrek58
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 06:14 AM UTC
There is a nice wooden deck in the kit, but the trenches....


So I've drawn new and corrected caulking lines on the backside



A grey wood stain was used to make a used look





I hope you like it


Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 11:37 AM UTC
...some progress:





and the hull, covered with tape for painting.
Slowly, very slowly it's going to look like a war cutter




Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 01:57 PM UTC
Looking good. Looks like you making good progress.
Gotrek58
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 05:32 AM UTC
Today the way from kit parts to depth charges:













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cheers,
Michael
Gotrek58
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 06:10 AM UTC
...the first painting - Tamiya XF-54 Dark Sea Grey.
The tape could be removed easily












Michael