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  1. Thanks a lot for all your nice comments and likes. Much appreciated πŸ™‚ The primer is quite easy to apply but I have the impression that it does not always adhere very well. Top coats are Tamiya. Maybe at the end of the year. We are moving in 3 weeks and it will take some more month to get my new workshop build. Until then only small wood or plastic projects are possible. cheers, Dirk
  2. No words .... noone will see the difference (I mean maybe you .. haha) πŸ™‚ Dirk
  3. Super, super, super! That will be a big fun project to build πŸ™‚ cheers, Dirk
  4. 1:64 Catalina Mini Mamoli Kit Dusek Ship Kits MM61 Catalina NEW In 2016 Daniel Dusek bought all rights for producing of all Mamoli and MiniMamoli kits. Since then the kits are released in batches. History The first Lemster barges were built in 1876 in the "Gebr. De Boer" shipyard in Lemmer, Friesland. The original length of the wooden barges was initially 36 feet but gradually increased to 38, 40 and 42 feet. In 1902, the shipyard started building the Lemster barge with an iron hull and the length increased to 45, 47 and 50 feet. The Lemster barge was originally a fishing vessel for use on the Northern part of the then still open Zuiderzee, where, during wind against tide, often very foul seas developed. Therefore the ship was designed to be very seaworthy and she had very good sailing capabilities. These properties and her flowing lines make the Lemster barge one of the best and beautiful Dutch round sailing yachts. Originating in Friesland in the Northern part of the Nederland, the Lemster barge still carved herself a place in the fishing fleet of Zeeland in the South-western part of the Netherlands, were she was used for mussel fishing. The Lemster barge also won the heart of many yachtsmen, and in 1907, the "Gebr. De Boer" shipyard built the first iron-hulled sailing yacht, called Antje. The best known Lemster barge is undoubtedly "De Groene Draeck" (The Green Dragon), designed by A. de Boer and built by G. de Vries Lentsch Jr in Amsterdam, and on June 15, 1957 presented to the Dutch crown princess H.R.H. Princess Beatrix. Technical data Scale 1:64 Length 310 mm Height 265 mm The kit 5 sheets of plans and instruction (english, french, dutch, german) Prefabricated wooden hull 6 sheets of lasercut wood (2 sheets in pear!) round timber for masts and yards Photoetched brass parts Fine-meshed sail cloth All parts of the kit are stored safely and tidily in the box so as to minimise any movement of items within. Let's look deeper at this kit. The Prefabricated wooden hull makes it easy even for beginners to create the typical Dutch fuselage shape in a great small model. All small parts are well stowed away. Also the castings make a very good impression. Let's start with the cleanly lasered wooden boards. First of all, there is the deck of the Catalina with all planks pre-lasered in a beautiful pear. And this in a beginner kit. Wonderful! More parts lasered in pear. Other boards are laser-cut in beech. But there is nothing wrong with this either. Very very less laser char. All is clean and crisp. Some parts in plywood. Photoetched parts for portholes and rudder fittings round everything off. And last but not least, for all those who would like to make sails, a very nice fine-meshed fabric is included. The multilingual manual should make it easy for beginners to build a wonderful little model with a lot of fun. Conclusion With high quality components (where to find pear wood in a "beginner's kit"...) a revised manual and a really attractive price Daniel Dusek leads the Mamoli Mini Kit series into a successful future. This little kit is really great. For the beginner, but certainly also for the advanced, who are simply looking for a small, loving intermediate project, this small model promises a lot of fun. Dusek Ship Kits currently lists this model for €95, and I think that represents really good value for money for this beginner kit. My sincere thanks go to Daniel Dusek for sending this kit for review here on Model Ship World. To buy, go to your favorite Dusek dealer or directly to http://www.dusekshipkits.com
  5. Very nice (small) build. I'm building here in 1:72 πŸ™‚ Lovely boat. Living close to Finkenwerder though πŸ™‚
  6. And the actual state here πŸ™‚ Some more impressions. Will take better pictures soon. At the moment it's just my iPhone and with low light it's not the best. First testshots with my Canon. I'm pretty satisfied with the lights, colors and the positions. cheers, Dirk
  7. The hull got their base coat. cheers, Dirk
  8. Sorry Carl I forgot to answer this before. It's Vallejo Primer. Pure scratch πŸ™‚ 1.6km for a Star Destroyer. Enough Space for some Nimitz Class Carriers πŸ˜› That depends but up to 3m I think. cheers, Dirk
  9. The fiber gets shorten more before airbrushing .. but sometimes still a bit shadowing what is ok for a build like this I think. Engine Section, Hangarbays and Trenches are airbrushed. I then cutted the FO's in the trenches using a sharp micro chisel. Now it's about preparing the lighting. Bridge and upper super structure got their first coat of paint. My main goal for the bridge was to get a nice depth and shadows. I am happy with the result. Lights. cheers, Dirk
  10. Fiber is done (no idea how many meters, guess round about 200) and all parts get their primer. cheers, Dirk
  11. Engine Section and lower hull got black primer. cheers, Dirk

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