@ Grant: Thank you for the hint to combinedfleet.com - actually I didn´t knew this site bevor. Will be very helpful and interesting to read.
@ Mark: Thank you, actually I did finished just one of three of these big AA-guns and this one already let me lost some hairs. Some parts are just too small to hold and/or to glue. Sometimes the tweezers also kept sticked together with the part...
@ Norman: Flunged away parts I do know well, too! It is sometimes strange when your wife come into the room and you´re crawling around at the Floor with magnifier lenses and a flashlight on
@ Jan: Herzlich Willkommen wieder an Bord! Thanks for your great compliments. Nice to see that so much people here like what I am doing - good feeling
This weekend was not much modelling time for me so the update is very small:
As I am still waiting for the wooden base and some new vents and bollards from Alliance Models (yes I decided to spend even more money on this project...) I decided to start with the funnel 1. This was a very tedious and difficult work for me as the tiny parts are just impossible to glue. Flyhawk also has a mistake about the Installation here: they show the funnel flaps (correct Designation?) on top of the funnel - but actually they have to be below the top part 4. If someone want to know what I mean I can show it in a later post to you all:
After Installation I immediately spraypainted this part with Gunze IJN Maizuru color to give the small parts more stability. But still: DON´T TOUCH IT WITH BARE FINGERS!!!
After I started to spraypaint I also primed the lonely AA-gun
and all AA-barbettes
I did found out that two venthousings at midship are within Flyhawks pe set included to replace the kit´s plastic ones. I did thinked about if I replace them as I already cleaned up the plastic ones but decided to use the PE ones as they are open and look better. I just need to clean them up a bit later
Midship barbette primed and some small PE-platfom installed
I sprayed she hull bottom with GUNZE original IJN hull red Color. AOSHIMA calls it cocoa brown and indeed the red is very dark, almost brown.
I do hope the ordered parts will come early this upcoming week so I can continue with the ship itself