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Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 05:33 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael,

as many already commented, you did a splendid job on bending the railings, those shapes are really quite complex and you mastered the outstandingly!!

Great job!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan. Watching your efforts on the PE for Hood sort of makes my one major fold simple by comparison.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 05:29 PM GMT+7

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you will also be glad to hear the search light platform does not exist as one piece but 4 separate platforms makes the PE a lot easier



Hi Peter, are you talking about the Strasbourg kit? I know it didn't have the rear facing searchlight platform.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 04:17 PM GMT+7
Hi Michael,

as many already commented, you did a splendid job on bending the railings, those shapes are really quite complex and you mastered the outstandingly!!

Great job!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 09:16 AM GMT+7
you will also be glad to hear the search light platform does not exist as one piece but 4 separate platforms makes the PE a lot easier
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael I'm getting close to finishing the Strasbourg so then its onto the rigging for both
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:59 PM GMT+7

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looks really fiddly Michael, but handled with aplomb



Ha! It just looks like that, the video of it being folded would have been heavily bleeped!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:57 PM GMT+7

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Nice update Michael.

I am enjoying every update on this build.

Cheers


Sean



Cheers Sean, I am trying to get it done before the summer arrives otherwise it will probably stretch out with all the other jobs required.
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:55 PM GMT+7

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after a month I got sent 1 sheet showing no rigging and side views of parts here is part of the plans from profile morskie there's more detail in the instruction sheet from hobby boss than these so called plans total waste of money



Hi Peter,
I bought this for about 20quid from a UK bookseller through Abebooks

While it has some rigging diagrams for the radio aerials it has a lot of photos that you can use to form an overall view of the rigging. If you build Strasbourg it should give you some insight to that. If nothing else, it has a great story about the battle at Mers-el-Kebir.

Or you can follow my attempts to do some rigging once I have finished though I don't promise too much

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:47 PM GMT+7

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Really a nice job bending that PE railing. How hard was it to get it into shape?



Thanks

I do the straight bits first and and focus on those then the areas to be curved I use either a paint brush handle for the smaller ones and a Xacto blade holder for the larger. It is of course a fair amount of trial and error but start at one end, test fit each section and after about 20mins of you get close. I don't think it's ever perfect but I glue short areas at a time and adjust.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
looks really fiddly Michael, but handled with aplomb
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 03:07 PM GMT+7
Nice update Michael.

I am enjoying every update on this build.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
after a month I got sent 1 sheet showing no rigging and side views of parts here is part of the plans from profile morskie there's more detail in the instruction sheet from hobby boss than these so called plans total waste of money
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:03 PM GMT+7


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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
Really a nice job bending that PE railing. How hard was it to get it into shape?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:25 PM GMT+7
A brief update on some fiddly stuff that took a lot longer than I expected.




And the trickiest bit of railing in the kit.


which went more smoothly than I anticipated.


I hope this weekend to make some more progress.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:20 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael,

missed out on your latest update - looks great, the kit seems really pretty comprehensive (almost) OOB, really great overall impression with only a little PE added.
Very nice progress!

(sorry, can't contribute to the Typhoon business... )

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan, the kit is impressive. I think with just a couple of tweaks it would be better. It has some nice PE but no railings for the main deck. I know you can buy them from NorthStar pretty cheaply so it would be no big deal to include them price wise. The other is the instructions are not the most logical (but that might be my forgetfulness in remembering to follow the steps some times.

And on the Typhoon, I don't think I will ever find a reason to build it.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 04:37 PM GMT+7
Hi Michael,

missed out on your latest update - looks great, the kit seems really pretty comprehensive (almost) OOB, really great overall impression with only a little PE added.
Very nice progress!

(sorry, can't contribute to the Typhoon business... )

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:15 AM GMT+7

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Ha! That's why I asked. I bought one when they first came out. Maybe one day we should do a joint build without a deadline



Maybe, but you'll need to buy an additional kit, because I reckon you'd be able to complete two in the time it'll take me to finish one


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I will check out the Airfix campaign.

cheers
Michael



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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:39 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael

great to hear you go the paint issue sorted. Nothing worse than inconsistent paint colour from manufacturers!

Your Dunkerque is looking great. Nice clean work and the PE looks particularly crisp with neat folds and bends.

Look forward to seeing more soon



Thanks Russ!

And off topic I see below the line you are building an Airfix Typhoon? Is that the 1:24 scale biggie? Haven't seen a build post of that or have a I just missed it.

cheers

Michael



Hi Michael!

I'm building the 1/72 Tiffy as part of the Airfix IV campaign. I'll change my tag line to reflect that.

I've got the 1/24 Tiffy in the stash and would love to build it, but gosh, there's no way I'd be able to finish it in time for the campaign deadline



Ha! That's why I asked. I bought one when they first came out. Maybe one day we should do a joint build without a deadline
I will check out the Airfix campaign.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 02:18 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael

great to hear you go the paint issue sorted. Nothing worse than inconsistent paint colour from manufacturers!

Your Dunkerque is looking great. Nice clean work and the PE looks particularly crisp with neat folds and bends.

Look forward to seeing more soon



Thanks Russ!

And off topic I see below the line you are building an Airfix Typhoon? Is that the 1:24 scale biggie? Haven't seen a build post of that or have a I just missed it.

cheers

Michael



Hi Michael!

I'm building the 1/72 Tiffy as part of the Airfix IV campaign. I'll change my tag line to reflect that.

I've got the 1/24 Tiffy in the stash and would love to build it, but gosh, there's no way I'd be able to finish it in time for the campaign deadline
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:58 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael, I am also Watching your build, but I am waiting for the Strasbourg to arrive (AU) Geat work, cheers Peter



Welcome aboard Peter. I hope you do a build post for the Strasbourg. I would like to an updated Richelieu, as it operated after the US had modified it. Probably never happen.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:56 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael

great to hear you go the paint issue sorted. Nothing worse than inconsistent paint colour from manufacturers!

Your Dunkerque is looking great. Nice clean work and the PE looks particularly crisp with neat folds and bends.

Look forward to seeing more soon



Thanks Russ!

And off topic I see below the line you are building an Airfix Typhoon? Is that the 1:24 scale biggie? Haven't seen a build post of that or have a I just missed it.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM GMT+7
Hi Michael, I am also Watching your build, but I am waiting for the Strasbourg to arrive (AU) Geat work, cheers Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
Hi Michael

great to hear you go the paint issue sorted. Nothing worse than inconsistent paint colour from manufacturers!

Your Dunkerque is looking great. Nice clean work and the PE looks particularly crisp with neat folds and bends.

Look forward to seeing more soon
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 09:38 PM GMT+7
The last couple of weeks work.
While I sorted the paint situation I did the anchors and chains fore and aft.



With the paint in hand I resprayed the the main guns and painted the tips brass.


Added the lift rafts. I am never sure what colour these should be. In previous builds I have painted them both grey and yellow/orange. I went for the latter here because the ship colour is fairly dark.

The rear superstructure is now complete with the final pieces added and the railings bent and folded into shape.
The searchlight platform

Rear mast and base



Should get some more done this week but some tricky rail shaping required.

cheers
Michael