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DKM Scharnhorst by Paul Salomone - 1:72nd Scale German WW2 Heavy Battle Cruiser

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Paul what a great workstation from the wood you have recycled. Yes the XP issue has caused me to upgrade to W7 It came loaded on a used PC,

 

looking forward to seeing more updates now. You are a master at the Styrene.

 

Michael

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Hello Paul and welcome back !!!  Your boats look wonderful - - - which is to be expected from you.   :D  :D

Great work station you have there, looks like an old (new?) desk.

 

Looking forward to more of your marvelous work.

 

Cheers,

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Good morning My, Good Friends, :P

Yes Glad to be back. Already prepared the work station for next Saturday afternoon.

The house work is not over yet - but as they say, work all day makes Jack a dull boy.

 

After finishing off the hull of the work boats, I have to finish off the radar station and the tower bridge. the reason being, is that I need to get cracking with the paint work and weathering.

 

The secret of it all, is that since this is going to be a static model, I will have to find a balance between bright clean finish, and a slight percentage of weathering, oil washes, highlights and dry brushing, in order to make the details stand out. On a 1:72 scale model, the quantity of detailing is impressive and exhaustive. So now every piece of equipment I do, especially on the external part of the ship, has to be treated as explained above, including full wiring.

AK Interactive, has just produced some good weathering washes for German WW2 vessels.

For those who are going to build the Trumpeter Bismarck, these washes are essential.

AK Interactive have a whole range of washes for all types of vessels.

 

see you all next Saturday.

 

 

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Good afternoon all,

 

Sorry for the long time absence, but had some family issues to deal with, basically with our child adoption process. Still going on, but soon be over and done with. Don't worry - I will be back soon. The Scharnhorst is now sitting in it's final resting place of honour.

By the way - I recently bought the LIndberg 1:72 scale model of the IJN submarine I-53 with the Kaitens human torpedoes. I bought it at a cost of some Euros 120.00. Basically, I will have to scratch build all the deck and coning tower, apart from the fact that the hull itself needs quite a good number of corrections. But anyway, as I said - will be back soon.

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Hi Popeye, :P

 

Don't worry - you did not miss out anything. The Scharnhorst is still in the state I left her. Some time I hear her weep out her loneliness. But not for long. This long absence, has also given me the chance to make out some research. The lower and the bottom part of the hull, was full of water seacocks water inlet and outlets. Incredible but true. I also found out that the Scharnhorst was equipped with two types of water RO systems. One for the drinking water and the other for the second class water, used for the water cooling systems, the fire fighting systems and the washing systems. The more research I carry out, the more I learn that today we are only reinventing the wheel or enjoying the fruits of our ancestors hard work and dedication.

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Good afternoon all, :piratebo5:

some good news that I would like to share with all my friends on this fine forum. we just came from a four week long court session in Siberia. the judge has approved our child adoption application  :cheers: , so now its just a matter of a few weeks. Our son will be finally home with us by mid-October. 

Yesterday, I went down to the basement, where the Scharnhorst is resting in a well air treated room, and spent some good three hours trying to remember as from where I should restart. the cardboard sheets are still intact and the polystyrene sheets are still in a super flat state. The room is kept at 22 degrees Celcius at a humidity rate of 40%. my wife of course was not that happy, as she is insisting that once our son is home with us, I have my share of duties. Well at least I have Sunday afternoons and some hours during the night, to continue the works on the Scharnhorst. :10_1_10:

By the way, just one question if I may - is there anybody out there who can furnish me with a brand name who can can supply the 20mm anti aircraft gun barrels in 1:72 scale. I tried to work them out on the lathe, but all I managed to do is a big flop.

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very impressing work Paul,

 

and so much self made wonderful Details, amazing that you still have the overviewfor the logistic of all These parts.

I have a question....

how do you fasten the eyebrows over the portholes to the hull..., (a drop of CA would probably be too messy ?)

 

Wish you further good success for this great model

 

Nils

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Thanks for your support guys,  :)

Thanks Kevin - I browsed the site and just found what I was looking for. they have also the 37mm calibre anti aircraft barrels.

Hello Nils - Pleased to meet you on this fine forum. You asked a very specific question, and the answer is not that simple. So let's start off. As you may know the eye brows of the portholes follow the extended diameter of the port hole. Now, the most important thing is that once you look at the eyebrows, you see a srtaight line. The eyebrows are the correcting solution for any portholes that might have gone astray and out of line. place a soft steel ruler at the installation points of the eyebrows, and lock it in place with some tape. Place the eyebrow in place and leave it. put some locktite liquid super glue on a sheet, dip a piece of 0.3mm copper wire, hold the eyebrow in place and just pass over the top of the eyebrow with the copper wire piece. This will be enough to hold it in place. Dip again in super glue and pass over the whole length of the eyebrows. Allow some hours to dry up and cure. After just rub gently with a grade 200 sand paper. this will eliminate the roundness of the copper wire used and will leave a neat flat edge.

should you need anything else, just ask. I will try to help out in any way I can.

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Many thanks Paul,

 

your explaination is fully understood, much appreciated, and provides an excellent handling of These small eyebrow pieces. I`ll be Standing before this Task as well and have been straining my mind already, was thinking if I could place them into the wet paint. Your hint with the optical "last correction" possibility in alining the portholes is a valuable Surplus Information, Thanks again....

 

Nils

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Hello all,  :D

 

Glad to be finally back at last.  :piratebo5:

just a few words to tell you all that we came back to Malta with our adopted son last September. Sorry guys, but with all the things and documentation we had to wrap up, the forum was the last thing on my mind. Now our son settled in well and has began school. I am planning to get back to my Scharnhorst in January 2016.

I would also like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas :cheers: and a prosperous new year :cheers: with lots of ship modelling :cheers: fun.

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