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SMS Seydlitz by Canute, Cog and RGL - Hobbyboss - 1/350

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As the upgrade set for this is out next month, we're going to start the log with an open invitation to join. You do not need to purchase PE, and I'll post some photos of the Hobby Boss contents, they are very well molded, not the Airfix blobs of our childhood. 

 

This build covers several time zone of the US, Oz and some place in Europe where Cog is from. Mind you he speaks more languages than me.

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The box contents. the molds are are good as anything Tamiya is making, and there is a fair bit of PE as well, the hull is unfortunately smooth (nothing that can't be fixed easily) and it is missing the side on torpedo tubes as well as a stern one. Meh, that can be remedied.

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Now every photo I post from here on in is open source and on multiple websites so I just can't give them provenance. Its over 100 years ago. Most show battle damage from 1916, but they do show her construction methods.

 

Warship 14 is available to view on Google Books for free, I just can't publish it. It has her history and other photos.

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Hey Greg, I really like and admire your builds. Don't know if I should ask this here or not, but you seem to be able to come up with a great deal of different models. Have you ever seen a kit of HMAS Torrens (my avatar, and home for some years), on the market? I must say, I haven't really searched high and low, but maybe you have come across a kit in your travels?

 

Cheers

 

Chris

 

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I think there may be some of that class in Resin? But resin is just so expensive (it’s effectively hand made really). Any HMAS post ww2 would have to be modified from a US ship really I suppose as the market is just not there. There is a FB group of HMAS in scale which may help. 

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There is a site with line drawings and pictures of WW I ships and Seydlitz in particular here: http://www.sms-navy.com/bc/sms_bc_seydlitz.htm

A nice hard cover book with one chapter for Seydlitz is: https://www.amazon.com/German-Battlecruisers-World-War-One/dp/1591141915/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537528604&sr=8-1&keywords=german+battlecruisers+of+world+war+one

 

Greg has found some pretty clear photos, which will really help in placing the anti torpedo nets.

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this is just so perfect........starting the log at this point in time.   these are some amazing pictures Greg....if you can put that much detail into the finished model,  it will be one fantastic looking model!  if all that PE comes to fruition,  the detail will certainly be realized ;) 

 

I can't wait to see how you modify the hull......... WOW!  :o

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10 hours ago, vossy said:

Hey Greg, I really like and admire your builds. Don't know if I should ask this here or not, but you seem to be able to come up with a great deal of different models. Have you ever seen a kit of HMAS Torrens (my avatar, and home for some years), on the market? I must say, I haven't really searched high and low, but maybe you have come across a kit in your travels?

 

Cheers

 

Chris

 

Atlantic Models do a great 1/350 scale resin Leander class.

 

OC.

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So today I’ve started. Upgrades not out till the end of the month but alignments to be made. port holes drilled. Deck need to be less than flush to allow deck to sit below it. Ladder holes to be drilled, torpedo hatches to be added. 

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In the process of researching the shop, I have discovered the hull has no ladders regardless of that the plans or kit says. The kit has them near the prop guards and stern but there’s are not on the original photos. 

 

There are sheaves all over the hull not on the kit or upgrade kit but required for the torpedo boom rigging. 

 

I hate to say it, but there’s far more unpublished photos on FB than on the www. I found this one yesterday I’ve never seen before that actually depicts the red aft funnel, and notice no ladder near the prop guards. 

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When you know where to look, the stairs on the stern can also be seen on the pic of the hull upside down in drydock.

(the one you posted on sept 21st)

I guess that I don't tell you anything new by pointing out the pics in the German BundesArchiv?

http://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/cross-search/search/_1539258885/

 

Jan


 

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Greg,

 

Another one of your marvels that I cannot let pass. And what an elegant and thorough way of presenting your Build Log, with all these photographic archives and details of the upcoming PEs.  Fantastic job on the forum, to announce an even more incredible Build Log in the future.

 

Kudos.

Yves

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10 hours ago, amateur said:

When you know where to look, the stairs on the stern can also be seen on the pic of the hull upside down in drydock.

(the one you posted on sept 21st)

I guess that I don't tell you anything new by pointing out the pics in the German BundesArchiv?

http://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/cross-search/search/_1539258885/

 

Jan


 

I wasnt aware of it! Thanks. 

 

Dont forget the comedy duo who are also joining me on this build! Anyone can join! 

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Torpedo tubes cut in. I placed some card behind them and will add hatches after the primer coats are done. I nearly chickened out but there is no excuse for that. 

 

There is a port and a starboard side tube. When I did my Emden even Revell had the decency to cut them in. 

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Hull pieces together. You have to place the support struts internally first or it just will not line up  properly. Gaps to be filled then drill in the support holds and wooden blocks. 

 

Its quite a large large ship compared to KGV

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