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SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse-(short KWdG)-1897-1914-by Nils Langemann-scale 1:144-POF-first German four stacker of the Norddeutscher Lloyd line

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many thanks to - Oystein - Steve - Greg - Gary - Patrick - Albert -  Jase -  Bob,

for your much appreciated words and comments.....

 

Oystein,

thanks so much for dropping in regulary, and also a merry Christmas to you and Norway...

 

Steve,

It was my aim to try and build a bit of that nostalgic ocean liner charme, which I also love, into the build, am glad you like it..

 

Greg,

a great compliment, thanks a lot and also best regards to your freind

 

Gary,

thanks very much for your kind words

 

Patrick,

am very happy that you are liking the growth of the KWdG liner

 

Albert,

thank you so much for your kind words.....

 

Jase,

Thank you very much for your kind compliments and for joining in and watching the build..

 

Bob,

Thank you so much for your your kind compliment, I`m happy that you and many others are liking the build....

 

 

My thanks also to all the "likes" who clicked in and are watching regulary...

 

Nils

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Hi Nils -- I have to share in the chorus of delight over each step of your progress.  I also want to add my thanks for your diligence in keeping us posted on your work.  Your images and your narrative are always a delight.

 

And of course I have to label myself one of the most desultory posters around!

 

Cheers,

 

Martin

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Hello Nils,

 

I just caught up with your marvelous progress since my last post of Nov. 1.  Many things have and are happening around our home that keeps me away.  Not only from all my friends here at MSW but my own shipyard.

Wonderful additions to your ship Nils, very impressive work, thanks for sharing and your explanations.

 

Cheers,

 

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Good morning Piet,

 

thanks for your nice words and for catching up with the build......, hope you could get all things settled and are preparing for a smooth christmas time now with your family,

all the best from here in Northern Germany..

 

Nils

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Nils..........she's looking great!   the decks are really filling out nicely  ;)   I looked back to see where you said you got your railings and ladders from......must have been some time ago,  cuz I couldn't find it.    have a great Christmas..........enjoy the holiday!

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Thank you Denis,

 

in answer to your request....

 

for ladders you can find photo etched brass pattern (must be folded ) and in different scales and versions source at Hobby-Lobby web shop

http://www.hobby-lobby-modellbau.com/onlineshop/index.php/cat/c455_Foto----tzteile.html

 

 

for railings you can find photo etched copper and in different scales and versions source at Hamburger Modellbau web shop....

http://www.shop.modelltechnik-hamburg.de/epages/ModelltechnikHamburg.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/ModelltechnikHamburg/Categories/Modellschiffbauteile/Reling__Gelaender

 

wishing you a happy christmas season....

 

Nils

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A little update...

 

the aft vents are tuned to the right lengths and painted. The aft mast is is rigged, the stays and backstays set and the ratlines are mounted to the shrouds.

Some additional lifesaver rings are assembled

 

Hope you are all had a nice Christmas time and Santa has delivered the one or other little surprize.....

 

Nils

 

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about 2/3 of the boatsdeck are on (without boats)

 

 

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Aft mast rigging....

 

 

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the vents are shortened and painted

 

 

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have to continue with the forward boatsdeck, right up top the command bridge area

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G'day Nils

Firstly I wish that you and your family had a great Christmas. My wife and I would like to wish you all a fantastic 2017!

As Mark stated the full length photos shows how splendid your model is. It's also shows how bloody big it is. The original ship must have been enormous.

Like ever one else has previously stated, and I can only echo what was said before.

Fantastic build my friend

Greg

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many thanks Grant - Pete - Michael - Greg and Patrick,

for your words....

 

Pete,

thanks for looking in, I`m pleased you like the work

 

Michael,

the thoughts are for the continuation of the forward boats deck....

 

Greg,

the actual KWdG was at time of launch in 1897 the largest and fastest ship aloat, I`ve been told

 

Patrick,

thanks for your greetings, and you nice complimemt

 

Also thanks to all the "Likes" for clicking on..

I wish all a pleasant turn of the year and a good and happy new 2017

 

Nils

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The biggest and fastest -- well, I have to believe that.  She is big, and she looks sleek. 

 

Happy Holidays, Nils.  Stay warm and keep modelling!

 

Cheers,

 

Martin

 

Martin,

 

thanks for your comment, also a nice turn of the year to you and your family and much fun with modeling to Oklahoma....

 

Nils

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