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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz German Navy 1/700
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 03:16 AM UTC
Si,

thank you very much! Great to have you back!!

And a small update, more micro etch on, needs to be painted/touch ups.







Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 03:35 PM UTC
Just amazing nano-engineering Jan!

She's looking great, and if I didn't know better, the level of detail and finesse would suggest a much larger scale!
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 05:29 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

thank you very much, Mate!

Well - somehow MSW played tricks on me yesterday, just when I pushed "ready to reply" on my update, there seemed to be problems with the server. Or something. However, the update didn't make it...

Ok, now very quick. First some 1:1 - but what has that picture to do with my F225?



That's a container vessel we passed on our way along the Elbe river towards the German Bight on Thursday. And the embarked pilot was so kind to send me some pictures of my 'mighty frigate' as we look from their bridge...







Well...still we are looking good, I think!!

And 1:700, small update, more small stuff around the bridge and forecastle. More railings, radars and the nameplates. All needs to be painted/touch ups, and I'll try to sand down the nameplates so that the name shows in brass. Hope that works...











That's it for now, I hope to get some more done over the next weekend.

Thank you all for looking and your kind comments!! That's most appreciated!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 06:05 PM UTC
Nice to see an update, Jan!

Looks great!
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 05:52 AM UTC
Jan, She looks stunning!!

Model is pretty nifty as well
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC
Nice pics Jan, both 1:1 and 1:700th.

The build is really coming to life with all the small bits and pieces going in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 07:20 AM UTC
She is looking good, Jan!

Love those 1:1 shots!
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:00 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Ok, now very quick. First some 1:1 - but what has that picture to do with my F225?

That's a container vessel we passed on our way along the Elbe river towards the German Bight on Thursday. And the embarked pilot was so kind to send me some pictures of my 'mighty frigate' as we look from their bridge...




Well, now that made me smile! What a nice thing for the container vessel's pilot to do!

Great pictures of both 1:1 and 1:700 mate!

Both looking very fine!
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 07:52 AM UTC
Dear all,

that's very kind, I'm glad you like both, the 1:1 and 1:700. It's just great to be underway on the 1:1, they are fine ships, going very steady and are easy to handle. Really good responding to helm and engine, in fact better than anything I know.

But this is still mainly about the 1:700, so here a small update, more (really) small stuff added:













Before



and after some touch ups.



Well, ship's name is not 100% showing, but that's with magnifying lens. Makes eye can barely read the letters...






Still not perfect, but from a normal viewing distance it looks pretty cool!
And touch ups, or full painting, has to be done on all those PE, I'll do that once most is installed later on.

Thank you all for stopping by and looking in!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 10:43 AM UTC
Looking good Jan,

The curse of modern digital photography is that it shows up flaws that the Mk1 eyeball cannot detect.

I reckon you are doing a 1st rate job on a ship that means a lot to you, and I am enjoying following your build.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC

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..Still not perfect, but from a normal viewing distance it looks pretty cool!

Jan



Jan,

Perfect would be boring, right? It looks good to me, and the miniscule Rhineland-Pfalz nameplate is even readable, even though I need my spectacles to appreciate it!

RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 09:20 AM UTC

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...Still not perfect, but from a normal viewing distance it looks pretty cool!




Normal viewing distance = MkI eyeball... and that looks pretty darn fine to me

Nearly there now mate, looking forward to seeing how you are going to display her
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 11:02 AM UTC
Jan,

She is a fine looking build.

Mark
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC
Mark, Russ, Tim and Si,

thank you so much for following and your kind comments!!

Well, already once again much more time passing by than I anticipated...

But finally, here's an update! Essentially, more small (REALLY SMALL) stuff added, radars, IFF, vertical ladders, navigational lights, antennas, some railings.

All of that needs to be painted. I gave it an initial coat of grey on the fret, but apart from touch ups, some stuff has to be painted white. I will do that once everything is installed.

So here are the pictures:
























As always, thanks for looking in!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 09:34 AM UTC
amazing work, Jan

The finesse and level of detail is just incredible!
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 05:32 PM UTC
Impressive work so far Jan. I love it.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

I love how you are building up the detail, bit by bit. Beautiful!
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 05:08 AM UTC
That fine detail work is amazing Jan,

Adds a great level of depth, I do enjoy seeing this level of craftsmanship in such a small scale.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 03:43 PM UTC
Hiya Jan!

Wow! All those little details really make your ship "pop"! Keep up the good work!

Tim
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
Dear all!

First of all, thank you so much for your kind comments and for sticking with me! - more then a month gone...

Well, I'd say I have a good excuse, working on and with the 1:1! We were at sea quite a bit, undergoing trials and made some progress. Now I'm back home, brought my ship back to Hamburg last week for a required period of docking and have some days of leave ahead of me. While I'm still busy with laundry and stuff, and just getting some rest, there should be some good bench time ahead.

For now, a sign of life, to reassure you this thread isn't dead, and some pictures of the 1:1 from the last weeks. 1:700 should see an update in a few days, as well as I should catch up with your gentlemen's beautiful builds here on MSW.

Our international callsign - DRAG - on the forward superstructure



The famous "Kreidefelsen" of Rügen








Our RHIB in action





Sunset at sea





One of our mascots on the bridge, properly wearing a safety mask



leaving Kiel





passing the belt bridge between Denmark and Sweden on our way from the Baltic to the North Sea






anchoring near Heligoland, I gave the crew a chance to visit the island with our boats...













entering the Elbe river, Cuxhaven, "Kugelbake"



Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 11:17 AM UTC
Beautiful ship, yours definitely does it justice!
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
Hi Jan

Lovely pictures mate! Great to see her coming along nicely!
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 09:32 PM UTC
Great pics Jan,

Not only is this an interesting build to follow, but you have given us a great view of the real ship, some excellent scenic views, and reference photos of a handsome ship.

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
Thanks for the real life pics, Jan!


I especially enjoyed the sunset at sea shot.

JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 09:49 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

thank you so much for your kind words!

And here comes an update to the 1/700.

Railings and helicopter traverse installed to the flight deck, fire monitors, and some touch ups including painting the navigational radars and sat com white.















And finally staring to ship some of the pre finished equipment, here the BUSTER boats, to in the niches, two niches closed. The colors should blend in with the gloss coat in the end (I hope - but then, my 1:1 already looks a little bit like 50 shades of grey...) And the firs flag lines rigged (Si's copper wire method)



















I should have another update on the 1/700 in a few days. So that you all for following and looking in!

Cheers
Jan