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SMS Koenig by Tim Curtis - ICM - 1:700 - with Flyhawk deck and PE - PLASTIC

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This is a kit put together by Flyhawk, combining a plastic kit from ICM with Flyhawks own PE supplements and wooden deck. Also comes with some Uschi rigging thread, 0.03mm. Cost about AUD100 Hobbylink, Japan.

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I was not going to do a build log for this kit. But having started it a couple of days ago, I am so impressed by it that I thought I would do a basic log.

Plastic parts are made by ICM models (a Ukrainian company). Flyhawk has then added 5 PE frets, lots of additional tiny turned brass details, and some Uschi rigging thread. All for under AUD$100  ($68 US).


Below are some detailed photos of the box and what's in it. 

I took these after having started the model so there are a few parts of the rear deck and hull that I have painted and glued together. 





Edited by Tim Curtis

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I have started the hull and rear deck area.

Dry fits together well.

What I REALLY like is the laser etched wooden deck.

It is stunningly thin. It took me a while to realise it actually has some backing paper that you peel off and then just stick the thing done.

It's pretty fragile and you need to be careful about getting positioning just right, and also don't get your tweezers stuck to the back.

But in about 5 mins you have this microscopically detailed Ultra thin deck planking in place. I reckon it's about 0.1 to 0.2mm thick. 

Result is very pleasing. See below.

What you need to remember is this is 1:700 scale. The whole hull is about 25cm or 10" long. 



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