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And we're gonna go a little further 

Thank you all for the thumbs up and fine words. 


The boat cranes are ready as far as I can see 


The rivets are a kind of decals I once bought for model trains HO scale 1/87.
this came pretty close to the 1/100 scale I'm building in.
Some pieces come out nicely but also many pieces is the rivet for rivet to place, I fix the rivets with a liquid (solvaset) this makes the decals slightly soft and therefore more beautiful to form.


The "old" ones weren't nice in shape and were distorted,  
so I made new ones out of styrene (pvc card).


The funnels the round one I rebuild from styrene card, the oval ones (3) 

I brought back to the basic shape, filled all smal holes (air bubbles) with a combination of superglue and backing soda, the rest of the deformations i filled out with car epoxy, and then reshaped them again, with a combination of styrene and epoxy.


Did this for most of the (yellow) resin parts that came with the model so far, 
resulting in a box full of parts and components, just as an example.


So under some pictures of the boat cranes.


All the best , and stay safe !!



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Everyone thanks for the thumbs up 
In the meantime I made the ammunition cranes and hatches for the 8.8 cm artillery. 
Since I don't really have clear pictures and information about the situation, I came to the following. I think this is pretty close to reality.
Below some photos.






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Thank you all for the praise and the tumbs up 

I also started making the large oarboats.

They are not 100% ready yet, but I will make further details when the rest of the rowing boats are placed. 

under some pictures of the progress of the construction 





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1 hour ago, KeithAug said:

The rowing boats are fantastic Boris. They deserve a build log in their own right.

Keith, what a ripping idea. Boris, your boats do appear to be a cut above what I've seen in a long time. Please do indulge us with a short tutorial of your methods. I know I wouldn't be alone in thanking you to take the time if you would be so generous.

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First Thank you all for your kind  words and thumbs up.

And we will continue a bit further with the sloops, below some pictures that I think more or less clearly show my steps ,


Three more sloops I have to make. Out of a total of 11 Of which 2 I ordered extra in Germany because they were not included in the kit I bought at the time ,( by the way the sloops are made out of resin, it takes some time and patience to get them as I would like to)


The 2 that I extra ordered are currently on their way.

So as said a number of pictures below, that will explain my steps. 











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Everyone thanks for the thumbs up. 

the chapter sloops.


I finished the last one of this section and added some more details , still need to make 2 more,

but I have to wait a little bit more on them, unfortunately they send me the wrong hulls, they where 13.5cm instead of the ordered 10 cm. 

so I will continue on the rest of the structure that still need to be constructed, like the compass platform and the fire control and mast. 

below some pictures of the sloops 







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Thanks everybody for the comments and thumbs up. 


and we continue a little bit further


made the last air intake, and added the rest of the details to the fire control that where still missing, 

still missing the splinter shields for the 8.8 guns. 

I forgot in my enthusiasm to make some pictures, during the process,  sorry !


below also a picture of the compass stand, standing on my cutting board. 








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Everyone thanks for the thumbs up 


and we continue a bit further 

made the 4 8,8cm guns (combination of 3D and scratch, the 3D level of details is really amazing almost impossible to produce by hand, so I decided to make it a Combi of scratch and 3D) 


made the rest of the gun I’m placements


made the last to sloops and made the davits 

plus the gearboxes for the davits installation. 
still need to make some more details to the davits but it gives all ready a impression. 














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