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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 02:21 PM UTC
Started up where I left off I been working on some small details and then started on the rigging. I am about 80% completed on the rigging and I am quite shocked that it has gone as smoothly as it has. So I thought I would post a few progress photos. I hope these photos are not hard to view. It is getting late and I wanted to post tonight so I didn't use a backdrop.

















Ok, its more than a few photos but I couldn't help myself. Will post again when the rigging is finished and I will use a backdrop.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 03:20 PM UTC
Hey Mark, I'm so glad you are back on this one. She's looking gorgeous!
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 11:17 PM UTC
Wow Mark! Looking Great!
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 02:05 AM UTC
Woot, very nice!
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 03:00 AM UTC
Tim, Russell, Rory,

Thank you.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC

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Tim, Russell, Rory,

Thank you.

Mark



Looking very impressive Mark.

Always had a soft spot for this class.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 02:56 PM UTC
Si,

Thank you.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 08:13 PM UTC
Very impressive!

I might pick your brains ref the rigging in a while
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 12:47 AM UTC
Graham,

Thank you.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 05:37 AM UTC
Well I am calling this one done. I can't think of anything more to add to it.

I didn't weathered the ship only did a wash to help highlight features.









Starboard View





Random Photos












Last ship photo.



I thought this kit was expensive but I decided purchase it seeing that just about every Japanese capital ship model being offered is two to three times more money than American or British ships from these kit makers. When I opened the box and was floored by the amount of sprues that was inside I thought well I got my moneys worth. That is not the case, I didn't even use half of those sprues to build this ship. There are twelve sprues that weren't used or hardly used to build this model.



I am well stocked now spare parts for WWII Japanese warships...LOL.

Looking forward to upcoming group builds and I am still working away at the "Shell Welder". I have the primer on the hull and ready to get her knocked out.

Later,

Mark
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 07:43 AM UTC
Congratulations for commissioning your Kirishima, it is a real beauty. I like Japanese ships a lot as they look really sleek and elegant. Mission accomplished
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:27 PM UTC
Simply beautiful, Mark! Congratulations!
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 02:51 PM UTC
Fantastic job, Mark. She looks great!

Tim
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 11:37 AM UTC
Thomas, Tim, Timothy,

Thank you for the kind comments and looking in.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 09:10 PM UTC
Great job Mark,

Congratulations on commissioning.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:39 PM UTC
Si,

Thank you.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 12:44 PM UTC
Mark, Totally awesome build!

Congratulations on commissioning a fine piece of work

Time to crack open the and celebrate

Thanks for sharing your wonderful build!

PS. I don't weather my ships either, nor do I add crew... I find it looks odd if they're on a nice base with pedestals...

Of course if they're in a sea base then that's a different story

PPS looking forward to seeing what you've got planned next !
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 01:59 AM UTC
Russell,

Thank you for the feedback. This build was a challenge to finish. I had to over come the mental block on tackling the rigging. Glad I install metal railings dedicated for attaching the rigging. It made installation much easier.

Right now I just started building ICM SMS Kronprinz on a group build over at FSM. Looking forward to starting on the destroyer group build starting in October here on M.S.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:55 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Russell,

Thank you for the feedback. This build was a challenge to finish. I had to over come the mental block on tackling the rigging. Glad I install metal railings dedicated for attaching the rigging. It made installation much easier.

Right now I just started building ICM SMS Kronprinz on a group build over at FSM. Looking forward to starting on the destroyer group build starting in October here on M.S.

Mark



I'll keep an eye out for the Destroyer campaign, Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:57 AM UTC
Well done Mark. She is a beauty! Its been a pleasure to follow along and watch your progress.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 02:05 AM UTC
Great looking build of a very handsome ship!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 03:09 AM UTC
Love it,beautiful work
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 07:11 AM UTC
Anthony, Martin,

Thank you for the looking in and for the positive remarks.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:39 AM UTC
Congratulations Mark, I had forgotten about this build. Its finished up really clean and looks brilliant, especially that rigging. Well done mate!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:42 PM UTC
Ned,

Thank you. I shocked myself on how well the rigging came out and I didn't knock any parts off doing it. That was a first for me...LOL.

Mark