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About captain_hook

  • Birthday 12/29/1975

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    Kriftel, Germany
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    Sailing Ships and Great War Biplanes

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  1. Nice! At 1:87 scale it is still looking very detailed but not to bad to handle and store. At 1:48 you would need an extra room to store the village. Are you going to put it into a clear case after finishing it?
  2. Very nicely done. The Robotime dioramas are all crowded and stuffed with things. But I guess that is what gives them the spirit.
  3. Very nice. How many troops will be included? Are you going to paint every soldier included in that diorama in representative way? That will sure be very time-consuming.
  4. Absolutely stunning! What will be the overall dimensions of the village if I may ask?
  5. Congratulations for finishing your first model. And a very clean build too! Nice displaycase as well.
  6. @merchen: Hallo, das sind echt wunderschöne Modelle, vor allem die Schnitzereien sind eine echte Augenweide. Da dies ein englischsprachiges Forum ist, haben wahrscheinlich einige der Teilnehmer Probleme mit der Übersetzung der Texte und lesen dann nicht mehr weiter. Die Bilder und Berichte sind hier zudem (vielleicht irrtümlich?) in der Kategorie Allgemein / Behandlung von Holz eingeordnet, da gibt es generell nicht so viele Beiträge und Besuche. Besser wären sie im Bereich „Eigenbau“ (scratchbuild-models) oder der Gallerie aufgehoben, da ist die Resonanz deutlich größer. Falls es Probleme mit der Übersetzung der Texte geben sollte, helfe ich gerne. Viele Grüße und nochmals ein großes Kompliment.
  7. Occre has some nice trams, that will be build into beautiful models. This diorama looks like a way to make them look even more beautiful. Thanks for the nice review and photos. Do you use a white card background to make the pictures?
  8. Very beautiful! You use an injection needle to drill the treenails? What is the inner diameter of that needle?
  9. I added some balsa filler blocks where needed. They secure a smooth plank run and give more gluing surface. Sanded them to shape with a dremel and selfmade sanding sticks. They are all made of scrap plywood and double adhesive tape. Bevelled all bulkheads. The hull is now ready for the first planking. And I will have to clean up my workshop!
  10. Nice idea. That will be a perfect rest for the boat. Does Byrnes ship their tools internationally?
  11. Thank you Ryland, Mugje and JP. I hope it won‘t take another 3 years to build it.
  12. All bulkheads installed. The rabbit will make the first and second planking much easier. I will add some balsa fillers to bow and stern bulkheads to get a smooth run of the planking.

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