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The italian job - heavy cruiser ZARA 1:350
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:55 AM UTC
Thomas,

Very nice job with that mast. Nice paint work, it reminds of desert color the British would have used in North Africa. I seen barley grey paint on-line but was sure how it would look after spraying, now I know.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC
Thomas this build looks excellent, really like the detailed PE and use of washes.
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
Thomas the mast looks superb. Any concerns you had about the railings has disappeared under the paint.

Wise move attaching it to the ship. There's always that "danger" after construction, up until mounting it onto the ship where handling for painting and storage could result in disaster of epic proportions!

She's looking mighty fine!
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 03:56 AM UTC

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Thomas this build looks excellent, really like the detailed PE and use of washes.



Ned thank you very much for your compliments
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 04:28 AM UTC

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Thomas the mast looks superb. Any concerns you had about the railings has disappeared under the paint.

Wise move attaching it to the ship. There's always that "danger" after construction, up until mounting it onto the ship where handling for painting and storage could result in disaster of epic proportions!

She's looking mighty fine!



Thank you Russell
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 03:55 PM UTC
Top rate work!!
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC

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Top rate work!!




Too much honor Gary Thank you very much
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Lovely work on the Main Mast my Friend. She is starting to come alive.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
Hi Thomas,

Great progress Thomas, she is really coming on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 04:17 AM UTC
Started the bridge compartment during last week. As the floors needed to be painted in this blue color and all sidewalls in barley grey you need to build this one in single sections. I started the bridge therefore that it can be dismantled in three parts for a better painting of the floors. I drilled out the portholes again and attached the PE parts which dont disturb during the floor painting later; all the railings will come at the very end. These are the picture of the finished work before painting:





Now on for the painting
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
Interesting looking structure, that bridge, Thomas.

Nice job with the etch.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 04:41 AM UTC

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Interesting looking structure, that bridge, Thomas.

Nice job with the etch.

Cheers

Si



Thank you very much Si - and nice to see you here again
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 10:09 AM UTC
Thomas,
The bridge looks awesome! You've really become quite good with PE.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:25 PM UTC
Thomas,

Your work on the bridge is outstanding, very nice PE work.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC
continuing to impress us with the standard of your work Thomas
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC
Love the progress you have attained so far Thomas.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC
Thomas,

I apologize once again for not commenting more regularly, real life is taking its toll and I am spending much less time with my hobby and here with all your fine work on MSW.

What everybody said - you are doing a splendid job!!! Many of the tasks you accomplished here remained of my Hood - the lengthy ladders up the masts, railing on small and difficult shaped platforms...well my friend, you are doing a great job, hats off to you!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
@Gaz, Mark, Russel, Mark and Jan - thank you very much for your positive feedback

I continued painting the bridge floor and installing the railings after it - pictures following shortly.

The bridge´s uppermost rangefinder was also improved with some very fragile PE-parts and will be painted after these pictures:





Cheers
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC
Nice complex looking assembly, tidy brass work Thomas.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Some very fine and tidy work Thomas
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:40 AM UTC
Thomas,

Very clean work, nice.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:53 AM UTC
Wow!
That's just fantastic clean and tidy work!! Great job!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC
Thank you again for your applause


Today I was able to finish the bridge compartment - working on it during the whole last week. First I spraypainted the barley grey basic color, after that I painted all floors in Navy blue again. The windows were made with trusty Kristal Klear.





Then I painted, prebended and glued on all the railings. After that I installed all the smaller and the four main beams. Very careful and accurate work is necessary here for a perfect fit of the top rangefinder platform later. I had to improvise here...







The lowest platform got its railings before I installed the completed bridge compartment



With a steady hand I glued on the bridge compartment and the frontal armored bridge and its rangefinder. This was the most demanding part for me of the whole build as the beams later on have to fit properly - two beams were not movable later and I had to shorten them for a proper fit of the top platform. Luckily nothing is visible of that now anymore. This is how the completed platform with some of its stairways already installed









and a final top view



Now the ship has its face almost done. There are just some stairways and all the railings to be made. 90 percent done


Away for one beer now
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 09:33 AM UTC
Brilliant work, Thomas!
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 01:08 PM UTC
Thomas,

Very nice job getting all those components together. She is really shaping up nicely.

Mark