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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2020, 04:44:20 PM »
Just one or two bits and bobs to add and both ships are at the same stage.
Then the fun starts, railings, masts and rigging.
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2020, 05:33:10 PM »
Keeping you busy then.
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2020, 06:36:48 PM »
Just one or two bits and bobs to add and both ships are at the same stage.
Then the fun starts, railings, masts and rigging.
Haddock.

Plenty to do in self-isolation,
Funny how things that happen, give us the opportunity to go forward.
Cheers,
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2020, 06:42:47 PM »
What is next for the Haddock navy ????

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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2020, 10:49:41 AM »
       I may start HMS York. I'm partly governed by what I have on stock in the way of wood for bases.
                          I seem to be spending more time thinking than doing Zak.

                               Just a few words about paint and stuff.
                     Germany used the same colour scheme from about 1900 up to and including WW2.
Unless sporting a camouflage scheme, all capital ships were to be painted as follows (this comes from various written sources and ship modelling websites). The colours are generic, its up to the modeller to select a suitable colour.
                    The underwater hull is painted red-brown.
           The boot topping is painted Anthracite grey.
                     The hull, up to the level of the main weather-deck is painted Squirrel grey.
            Above the main weather-deck, all vertical surfaces are painted silver grey.
                    The masts are painted silver grey to a point level with the funnel tops, then black to a point
level with the upper yards, then silver grey to the mast-heads.
             Main decks were varnished wood, those above the main deck were covered in Linoleum, which was a reddish brown, or painted dark grey then wood gratings added where suitable.
             The linoleum was laid in strips which were six feet wide, the edges held down with two inch wide
brass strips.(Not supplied in the kit and positions not marked on the plastic).
             This may test my imagination.
The Germans weren't too fussy about colour, more on the properties of the paint so some artistic licence is OK.

              The brass, as supplied looks very nice but in a lot of instances, doesn't fit, if anything, it's too long so just hangs over the edge when folded to shape. I've done better by resorting to generic stuff.
      The railings around the weather deck are just generic strips, not custom lengths which is a bit mean. 

Haddock.
More waffle later.
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2020, 12:21:43 PM »
Love your waffle

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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2020, 12:28:48 PM »
Love your waffle
Keep up the waffle, not too much thinking mind you!
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2020, 10:05:20 AM »
I'm enjoying the waffle.  I now need to learn what boot toppings, weather decks and such like are.  I suspect that was the point of the exercise, to gently lure us in!

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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2020, 10:18:49 AM »
Getting you onto the dark side is just like "fly fishing"  -- now I will have to get out my latest ship of Haddock will be giving me a hard time.

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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2020, 06:54:55 AM »
Getting you onto the dark side is just like "fly fishing"  -- now I will have to get out my latest ship of Haddock will be giving me a hard time.

You Boater's are very naughty.

Ooops, said 'Boater's, not a nautical term, but likely to get a response....
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2020, 09:42:35 AM »
Was that boaters or floaters ?????  we will win in the end -- just think when a ship runs out of fuel it still floats, when an airplane runs out of fuel ?????

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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2020, 09:48:44 AM »
Looking good Tony
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2020, 04:33:30 PM »
Thanks Chris.
                                    Now I'm feeling disgruntled.
                        The first shot is the drawing of the upper deck on the 1908 version showing the railings.
I've just had a good measure, it's now obvious that they're not going to fit. They should be custom
made with relief etching on the bends and everything the correct length, they're not, in some instances, not anywhere near. There's etching where it shouldn't be and some of the straight runs are the wrong
length.
                        Very frustrating, annoying and expensive as I'll have to resort to my stock of generic stuff and get the best out of the Trumpeter stuff.
                           I hope the 1936 version is better.
                   Besides that, the rest is coming along reasonably well.Even got a bit of rigging on. I'm impressed with the way the plank detail is represented, pity the brass lets it down.
               The pictures should speak for themselves.
Haddock.

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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2020, 05:40:37 PM »
The joys of modelling.
Looking good.
The chain look right.
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Re: SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN BATTLESHIP. 1908 and 1936 in1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2020, 07:38:12 PM »
Hi Haddock,
Only a master of the art of shipbuilding would know the failings of the kit.
For us mere mortals, we wouldn't know or realise.
Hats off to you, Sir!
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