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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:46 am 
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I will try to do real quickbuild on this ship - no fear, no care, no special effort. Just add some details and finish Graf Spee ASAP - this is the task!

0,25mm evergreen strip will help with deck fit
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150mm guns need to be slightly repositioned (about 0,5mm)
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280mm gun turrets with Master (Poland) brass barrels
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initial assembly of Turmmast with WEM searchlight platform
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Nice progress David. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: You'll do her justice! :cool_2:




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:42 am 
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Some progress.... :wave_1:

decks airbrushed by basic "wood" color...

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... and preparation for chains

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and painted 280mm turrets

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:01 am 
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Progress on the deck painting + more work on superstructures.

Four Vallejo shades applied by brush first:
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And then wash by raw umber oil paint:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:51 am 
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Looks great, what size is the chain ? (links per inch) will you be using the PE mast ?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:37 am 
David,

You're one of my favorite modelers.... I always enjoy your work. This is a really nice tutorial so far. When you go to paint the superstructure, I'd really like to see some pictures of how you do that given that you've already painted the decks.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:03 pm 
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... and now painting - I am using several different approaches, but for Graf Spee I used method "railings first and then painting". So I glued railings (Flyhawk this time) everywhere and then I masked all decks by small squares and oblongs from Tamiya masking tape. It is boring work, but you cannot do mistake. And then I airbrushed light gray for superstructures and dark gray for hull.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:09 pm 
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I forgot to answer to aleccap:
Chain - I do not know, how many links per inch, I am not familiar with feet and inches :cool_2: . But I know size of one link - 0,9x1,2mm and thickness is 0,2mm.
Masts - all masts will be from brass rods. Plus I add some PE parts, of course.


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More progress... it looks I will be able to really finish her :cool_1:

150mm assembled and placed:

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Turmmast with "Coronel" PE part from WEM:

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And funnel with mainmast. The small "T" in front is my first successful welding...

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Great work. Regarding the chain again. Where did you buy it ? Remember the manufacturer?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:57 am 
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To Silent One - the chain is produced by Flagship and was bought in Hobby Link Japan - http://www.hlj.com/product/FLG40174 :wave_1:


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Hi David

Long time no talk :)
Looks excellent, as usual - keep up the good work
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Gorgeous work. At first I thought the photo of the forward superstructure was a CAD drawing.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:35 am 
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Busy weekend for me :big_grin:

Progress on front superstructures:

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Armament ready...

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And some smaller things:

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Cheers :wave_1:


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Sweeeeeet! :big_grin:
Perfect photography, as usual!

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Nice photography.A sector often overlooked by many regular posters on this and other modeling forums.
Excellent painting and subtle washes.

P.S I noticed you are using a cigarette in many of your shots ,the same way i am using a BIC lighter to give an idea of the model size.Are we passing out the wrong message to our audience :heh:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:46 pm 
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Very nice work. Spee is one of the few German ships I have an interest in building someday.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:18 am 
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Thank you guys! Unfortunately Graf Spee and other projects consumes a lot of time, so I did not tell you, how I like Angeleyes weathering on Nelson hull, how I like waves on Rui's submarine or how I like Moelders work on 1/72 torpedoboot... Excuse me!

Today evening I will add more :wave_1:


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Promised progress on Graf Spee. I started to equip hull step by step. The funnel will be attchached after small boats in order to keep open space for easy placement of boats.

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