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  • Birthday 09/04/1952

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    Zeebrugge (Belgium

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  1. welcome and greetings from Zeebrugge Eric
  2. No problem, since I use both Minibrass and Tom's Modelworks. Tom's Modelworks are only 0,15mm thick while the Minibrass' parts have a thickness of 0,45mm. So you can imagine the difference while bending the parts. I am already affraid starting with the railings from TMM. Eric
  3. I am using the PE-parts by Minibrass as well and I must say, these are easier to work with and have, in my opinion, a better finish. Eric
  4. I regret now not having choosen de Billing kit, 1:200 is so small . busy now with the deckchairs and benches in PE-parts, OMG, will post some pictures later on Eric
  5. The kit looks good, although the building instructions could be better. I will use PE-parts by Tom's Modelworks and Minibrass.
  6. Update 24/01/2017 filling and sanding of the hull is done before after the stern before after vieuw from the bow vieuw from the stern and the prop-shaft this is ready for primer and sanding Eric
  7. Update 12/01/2017 Planking of the hull is finally finished; especially the stern caused me a lot of problems. Work to do in order to get this right. Started with the first round of sanding the hull Before : After : Next stage will be filling, sanding, filling, sanding, filling, sanding .............and then primer. Learned a lesson : next build of such a length (1.300mm) i will use larger strips for planking the hull; i did it this time with the strips provided by the kit, only 2mm large; over such a length these strips twist and bend too much Eric
  8. some more pictures cranes : the first one is with the cranemast as it comes with the kit, second pic with PE-mast; don't know yet wich one to choose funnel n° 3, with the piping, not accuratly but i can live with that the inside of the hull will be lighted with a LED-strip, brightness can be adjusted trough a remote control deckplanking Eric
  9. it will be a single planking model. i'm hesitating about the external plating with plastic card, including the famous rivet-pattern, but i'm affraid about the amount of work. eric

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