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KFK 1:35
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:06 PM UTC
Michael,
This is a great build! Your efforts are paying off!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:17 AM UTC
...and now the flags. Thin alu foil painted with Klear, the decals sealed with Klear:



carefully folded:



The signal means D X F = released by special order
Some pins to the rail and rope with the flags to the pins:












Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 03:08 PM UTC
The aft platform became its rail, the mast and some belaying pins for the flag lines:



Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 02:39 PM UTC
The Kriegsfischkutter needs a „Rettungsfloß“ on its roof and first I wanted to use the parts from Italeris S-100. But IRON models has the right stuff as 3D prints.
And there is a very big difference:





So 3 can go to my spare box to be used with the S-boats in the future:



The width is correct for the roof part:




Michael
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
A lot of parts got some paint (Tamiya XF-54):

RAGs in detail













Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 03:20 AM UTC
The parts for the anchor winch



...and glued









on deck






Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 06:33 AM UTC
Michael,

This is some solid, clean model building. It is a pleasure to watch as your model develops!
Gotrek58
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 03:29 PM UTC
A new and much better base plate for the cutter was finishes.
Drilled holes:

With long screws for the tubes I‘d glued into the hull:

Finished:



Michael
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
..the progress of the last time:
base plate for the 3,7cm Flak M42

...with the weapon

busy end of the Flak (from Schatton)


some scratched parts


nearly finished

in place without painting

base plates for the „tubes“ with screws

...and again in place

a scratched ammo box for the platform





Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 04:47 AM UTC
Love the small details. They really make a difference.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
That KFK is coming along just great.

Cheers,
Gotrek58
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC

...a map for the wireless station:


sailors restroom:



ladder and steps for the AA-platform





lifting gear for the mine hunting equipment




Michael
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 11:06 PM UTC
Today some snall parts to build the mast












Michael
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:10 PM UTC
...again some progress:
stanchions added




life buoys



the winch



in place





scratched ammo boxes for the RAGs






Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 12:17 AM UTC
Michael, your little beauty is really starting to come together! I especially like your work on the deck -

-you're right, the trenches on the kit part were a bit much. Your approach to fixing that looks just perfect!
Gotrek58
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 08:18 PM UTC
...some progress with the 2nd AA platform:










Michael
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 05:59 PM UTC
...and the underwater part of the cutter got black paint:






Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:34 PM UTC
Looking good, Michael. Al
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 09:29 AM UTC
Michael,

definitiv great work you are doing, she looks awesome!! Very nice progress indeed!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 02:47 AM UTC
...mockup on our modelling club meeting yesterday:




Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 04:07 AM UTC
Nice, very nice.
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 03:40 AM UTC
Looks Great!!
Gotrek58
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:54 PM UTC
Paintwork and a little mockup:









I love grey ships!


Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 10:43 PM UTC
...and some nuts added to the platform (0.65mm Calibre35):






Michael
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:01 PM UTC
Looking fantastic Michael!