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1/350 Kleiner Kreuzer Emden - Tsingtau 1913
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:55 PM UTC
Some really nice work there Thomas!
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
That's brilliant work, Thomas! All of those added details will make for a much better ship.

Herr Müller will be pleased.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:58 AM UTC
Hello all,

sorry for the small hiatus in my build blog but during the last few weeks I was very busy in work and when I came home I ran out of steam somehow.

Nevertheless I was not completely unproductive: I was able to mate the prepainted and pinwashed superstructures with the ships hull and made the bridge windows with cristal clear. Now they look like real glass




Revellīs kit have a lot of simplifications and ommissions; for example at the top Bridge deck there should be a rangefinder located but there isnīt one. Luckily I was able to salvage a resin one out of a VETERANīs IJN set which fit perfectly for the task.


at the stern platform Revell (and Eduard too) recommend you another compass repeater which is bogus as there should be the aft rangefinder located. I used another one of my resin VETERAN parts.


I found my first mistake inside an EDUARD etched set! As I wanted to install the etched beams for the lifeboats I discovered that I will need 4 x part 83 of EDUARDīs Emden Part 2 set. Eduard shows you two parts for each side (which would also be correct according to my references) but provided just two parts altogether. This way I was forced to build two more out of thin Evergreen sheet. Not an insolvable task...


As the shapes did changed because of the etched superstructures there were some slight misfittings with the real wooden deck. Some areas had to be complemented with some spare wooden parts or got just repainted with deck tan color. If you donīt know it you will not realise the difference anymore I believe.



Another ommission are some airvents which should be there. I accomplished that task with some small Evergreen rods, bended in cocking water and then drilled out with a 0,3 mm drill. There are two hooded vents at the ships stern. I made the domed covers out of punched out whine bottle foil bended with a pen.


Then there were all the lifeboat Davits waiting for me. The EDUARD etched set for them is tiresome but will improve the look a lot later after proper painting.



Thats it for today - tomorrow I will mix my special beige color again and spray all these tiny parts

Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:03 AM UTC

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Very nice work Thomas, I had missed this build. I will be watching now for sure! You posted some comparison photos of the aftermarket guns next to the kit ones earlier in the build. Would it be too much trouble to post some photos like that, but with the 3D printed ones painted? It is so hard to see the detail on those printed parts.



John - sorry for my very late reply but I was a bit lazy on that project somehow. The original kit guns are already in the garbage incineration plant.

The gun parts are not yet painted exept these under deck. As Tim said before the Colors does not adhere well to these parts. The black pinwash was still ok for the Mk. I Eyeball but not anymore for the 10 x camerazoom. I tried some more photos for you with a better light.





that huge blob on top of the gun is a small part of my trigger finger






Hope this helps. If needed I can make more pictures later. As I said these are maximal zoomed in pics. for the normal viewer these tiny guns look great.

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 09:14 PM UTC
Wow Thomas!

Some massive updates! Very impressive!
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
Very nice paint job Thomas.

The colour match looks good to me. Looking forward to seeking the ship come together.

Cheers


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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 01:01 PM UTC
Very nice work Thomas, I had missed this build. I will be watching now for sure! You posted some comparison photos of the aftermarket guns next to the kit ones earlier in the build. Would it be too much trouble to post some photos like that, but with the 3D printed ones painted? It is so hard to see the detail on those printed parts.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC

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Thomas,

absolutely amazing work, fantastic job on all your PE and all the other enhancements you are doing!! And the funnels are simply outstanding - I hope you safe that railing from the carpet monster!!

I know I have been a very rare commenter, but that is not due to your work but due to my crazy real-life schedule over the last months... Great job, and I have been watching in silence most of your updates!

Jan




Willkommen an Bord Jan! Another welcomed known passenger. Thank you for your flowers. I know well about crazy real-life schedules too, with two small daughters and a dog which want to be entertained too. But I was glad to have had one week holiday and that was the reason to be able to achieve so much in this short time. During the week I usually dont have the stamina nor the nerves to build after coming home from work.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
Thomas,

absolutely amazing work, fantastic job on all your PE and all the other enhancements you are doing!! And the funnels are simply outstanding - I hope you safe that railing from the carpet monster!!

I know I have been a very rare commenter, but that is not due to your work but due to my crazy real-life schedule over the last months... Great job, and I have been watching in silence most of your updates!

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:45 AM UTC

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Hi Thomas, The color is really starting to tie everything together! It looks as though you may have blown off the footrail on the top of the middle funnel, though. Quick, do your search before the PE carpet monster claims it forever!




ARGH! You are right, didnīt realised this before. Will start a search and rescue mission immediately. Thank you for your hint!
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hi Thomas, The color is really starting to tie everything together! It looks as though you may have blown off the footrail on the top of the middle funnel, though. Quick, do your search before the PE carpet monster claims it forever!
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 02:21 AM UTC
Painting process finished - I had to mix two times the Color for the airbrush and did somehow manage to get a very similar shade so there is no difference visible at the different parts


One insiderīs tip for the audience: If you donīt want to mix the suggested yellow beige Color out of four different Colors you can easily just use Gunze Hobby Color H71 "Middle Stone" which is an identical color shade - at least I can not see an evident difference to my elaborate mix.


Now I need to paint the funnels top in black, some of the gangways of the superstructures in Linoleum brown by hand and then itīs time to "mate" the deck onto the shipīs hull and install some of these superstructures
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 09:54 PM UTC
Great work Thomas,

The funnels look excellent in place, great to see all the small details in process.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 07:57 AM UTC
Thomas,
Some excellent updates!! Love your solution for the bridge, and breakwater.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 07:31 AM UTC
Great progress Thomas. Looking forward to seeing all that PE in place. As Mark said that is going to make a big difference.

cheers
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 06:18 AM UTC
I improved the shipīs breakwater as I thinned the part a bit for more realistic thickness and added reinforcement sheets out of Evergreen styrene. Looks better now


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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 06:16 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Nice recovery with the bridge. That is a lot of PE you have there in that last photo. She is looking to awesome when you have them in placed and painted.

Mark



Thank you Mark, it was indeed quite some work until now
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 04:39 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice recovery with the bridge. That is a lot of PE you have there in that last photo. She is looking to awesome when you have them in placed and painted.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 02:06 AM UTC
I want to share some more of my todays work at the bridge and some other small parts.

first I painted the insides of the lower armored bridge and the upper bridge in offwite and masked the windows of the upper bridge not to spray the outsideīs brown-yellow color inside. The masking paper can easily be removed after all painting occured later


Then I painted the deckīs surfaces and installed the steering wheel


There was a gap between the upper and the lower bridge part as you can never achive an 100% accurate fit at this scale (at least not me). I made a small Evergreen strip around the floor and after glueing the parts together I improved the look with putty. Looks better now.


I did finished the aft auxiliary steering post. It was a very delicate affair


Everytime when there was a need to stop because glue, color or putty needs time to get thoroughly dry I was able to accomplish some more small parts for the cruiser which all need to get painted later, too.


Will approaching the second painting stage soon...

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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 05:29 PM UTC

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3 for 3 fantastic funnels!




Hey that sounds fair
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 04:34 PM UTC
3 for 3 fantastic funnels!
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC

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Fantastic funnels, my friend!



Thank you Gaz - appreciated
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 11:55 PM UTC

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Thomas,

Those funnels look wonderful. Enjoy the beer, you earned it.

Mark



*gulp gulp* thank you Mark!
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Fantastic funnels, my friend!
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 09:44 AM UTC
Thomas,

Those funnels look wonderful. Enjoy the beer, you earned it.

Mark