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  1. Was rhere some kind of decking on this balcony? The holes look rather large to me. And like the others I am enjoying your metal skills. Jan
  2. Hi Tony, What you indicate in red, is -as far as I understand these drawings - the deck height on the centerline of the ship, not the deckline in the side of the ship. Thus, the difference between the red and blue lines is an indication for the curvature of the deck beams. (But perhaps my interpretation is incorrect..) Jan
  3. I was wondering: is it the way the resin reflects the light, or are the edges slightly less defined than in the plastic parts? Btw that radar is incredible.... just for comparison: can we have a ruler or something next to that radar? Jan
  4. Although there are more 'proofs' that suggest that there used to be such sails. In an other thread I found this picture Found in this thread (page 4) Jan
  5. I don’t know how it is in other countries, but the main sales channel for SB and Schuyt in the Netherlands used to be toy-shops , while HMV or Wilhelmshaven were hobby shops. I guess that has some meaning jan
  6. That is not so strange: swastika's are strictly forbidden in Germany, no matter what you need them for. Looks an interesting plane. Jan
  7. As Ken said: thanks for optivisors. I'll need one following this build Jan
  8. Nope, I checked: @dafi has them in .7 mm which is way more that .009 inch. ( which is around .2 mm) I also checked some PE-manufacturers, but ringbolts that size do not exist, at least, not in the places where I checked. Jan
  9. As usual, Schreiber is a bit basic. I don't think they ever redesign an existing model, so they are a bit lagging in quality. Their newest however, are much better in terms of print quality (eg the Limburger Dom) compared to the old ones (Dom in Worms or Marialaach). A new design principle in architecture seesm to be 'fotorealistic': the building is no longer handcoloured, but foto's are used to represent the surface. That is 'optimal weathering' (although I'm not sure whether or not I always like the result) Jan
  10. Three hours work..... none of them completely as I would like to see it, but OK, no one will ever look at the macro's..... Pics still out of focus Next are some capstans, but the "instructions" just say: put parts 148-155 together and place them on the deck. ah well, we will see. Next weekend, as tomorrow is a day without buildingtime. Jan
  11. Again: just the missing sailors that make the difference tothe real thing. The pic showing her in your cupboard shows how small this large ship is, and how large your skills are. The only thing against Zeppelin is that it was never finished. All models showing her weathered and with airplanes show a rather fictional world: Graf Zeppelin never was in active service nor in any war. Ended life as a Russian target-ship around 1950. Jan
  12. Yesterday, I did the last of the 'big' guns. (note to self: mind the quality of the backgrond ) and one up-front (taken agains the light, so again not a wonder of fotography ) The politicians who had to decide on the armament decided that this configuration was almost as good as two triple towers, because from a distance this did actually look like a tripple tower.(at least, sothe story goes). I very much like the lines and design of the ship, but as a ship of war, she wasn't very impressive. You can see that thinking on warfare in the Netherlands around the second worldwar more or less dated back to the thinking shortlybefore the first world war. This ship is just a minor update from the cruiser Java, while the rest of the world had made large advances. (Same holds for the Dutch army: you don't beleive your eyses when you see what equipment our biys had in 1940 when the German army crossed the border) Jan
  13. Hi Kirill, check this one: he also uses oil paint (over an humbrol enamell base) https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t4152f137-Prince-Airfix-nach-Van-de-Velde-2.html Jan

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