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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:27 am 
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Hello Pascalemod,

well I nearly missed the armour belt but Dan Banks fortunately directed my attention towards it.
The armour of Graf Spee is more or less well represented on the Trrumpeter kit:
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But on the Scheer it was higher reaching the top of the lower row of scuttles - strangely enogh those openings are actually piercing the upper part of the belt:
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So my plan is to sand off the original belt, replace it with plastic sheet and re-drill the scuttles, well it will be a long job to do...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:48 am 
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totally_random_man wrote:
Hello Pascalemod,

well I nearly missed the armour belt but Dan Banks fortunately directed my attention towards it.
The armour of Graf Spee is more or less well represented on the Trrumpeter kit:
Attachment:
Graf_Spee_panzer.jpg

Attachment:
IMG_8004.JPG


But on the Scheer it was higher reaching the top of the lower row of scuttles - strangely enogh those openings are actually piercing the upper part of the belt:
Attachment:
IMG_8003.JPG

Attachment:
IMG_8002.JPG


So my plan is to sand off the original belt, replace it with plastic sheet and re-drill the scuttles, well it will be a long job to do...


Now I follow. It looks less pronounced though? But also, how would you manage to get the bevel edge so well?! I find that is the biggest challenge. Im a bit off put now building Scheer by this inaccuracy, but this is modeling, just a good challenge! :)

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