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Mosel by Dan Vadas - Papershipwright - German Monitor, 1872 - CARD - FINISHED


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Hi all, here's a simple free download from Papershipwright of a German Monitor named Mosel. I'm building this while waiting for my next "real" model. It should only take me less than a week to build this one.

 

Work starts with the bottom of the hull. This is a Waterline model, which simplifies everything a lot :). There are five tabs on either side in the almost straight midsection :

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The internal bulkheads were fitted next :

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Then the three decks were laminated to 0.3mm card and fitted to the hull :

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Next the model was attached to a piece of heavy card as a "building board" using double-sided tape, and the sides were fitted. The support struts were rather flimsy until I glued a second piece inside them :

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I've made the Turret "turnable" :

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So far it's taken me 3 days to get to this stage.

 

Danny

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Believe it or not - I've finished this boat already :). That only took 4 1/2 days.

 

There are extra hatch covers which can be glued to the deck to make them look more realistic than simple printing :

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The bridge had some rather flimsy legs, but it all turned out OK with a bit of care :

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I've used some PE railings left over from one of my previous builds. This comes out a lot better than trying to make them from thread as the kit suggets :

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The ship's wheel took a lot of careful cutting. It's only 5mm in diameter between the tips of the spokes :

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I used my hole punch kit to make the various diameters of round pieces of the Capstan :

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The middle deck Ventilators. There are two smaller ones on the fore deck :

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The funnel has 3 steam pipes attached, which I cut from paper :

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The Galley and two Heads were pretty straight-forward, although I cut all the tabs off and edge-glued the various joins :

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The Bollards are the smallest ones I've made so far that use a rolled paper tube :

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If I thought the bridge legs were flimsy, they paled in comparison to the Awning Supports. I wicked some CA glue on the edges for strength :

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The Anchors and Chain. I used 40 link-per-inch :

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The ship's boat was quite easy to make. It consisted of a mere 4 parts :

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The tiny Navigation Lights were a bit of a pain to make :

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And some overview pics of the completed model. It is only 200mm long :

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The Companionway in this pic is also left-over PE. There is another behind it on the middle deck :

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And the last piece fitted (as usual) - the German Imperial Flag :

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I still need to make a base for the model. It will be a simple piece of Card, painted blue.

 

My next model arrived yesterday - just in time :D. It's a WW2 German tank, a Stug 40. A link to the build log for it will appear in my signature when I get started on it.

 

Danny

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