Artilleriefährprahm Type D 3, scale 1/200

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by strk, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. strk

    strk Member

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    Propellers and shafts:
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  2. Zathros

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    Wow,, I sang Gloria in Excelsis Deo" in choir. I sang Bass in the our All State Choir when I was in High School, this was one of our favorite songs. We also sang Handel's "Messiah" at Christmas, and a lot of other songs. That brought back some great memories. :)
  3. vbsargent

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    That is a wonderful rendition of the track "The Kiss" from "The Last of the Mohicans." I liked that particular solo so much that I asked a music major acquaintance if he could figure out the sheet music for the "simple" tune. He did, and I was able to play it with a bit of practice. It ranks up there with a couple of "The Fiddler on the Roof" tracks, but in an obviously different genre.
  4. treadhead1952

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    Hi Strk,

    That is some mighty fine minature building on your 3.7 cm Mount. :thumb:

    If you build much faster than you do already you could pretty much just sneeze and they would be done!:drag1:
  5. Zathros

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    I need to find a supplier of those giant matches!! :)
  6. spawntan

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    I applaud your creativity is amazing
    is so small and difficult to assemble incredible
    and with that you could recreate dioramas
  7. strk

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    Thx for good words, folks!

    The build is almost finished.

    Simple stand:
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    And the last detail: hand railings.

    Template made of 1mm cardboard, fixed to the wooden board. Allows to build two ~26cm long sets of hand railings. Posts are made of 3x0.3mm pieces of copper wire, glued to the template with CA glue, using tools shown on the pics:
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    Next step -rails, made of 0.2mm diameter copper wire:
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    All elements are glued with CA-glue

    Wooden board removed:
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    Hand railings painted...
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    ... cut out from the template:
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    ...and glued to the deck:
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  8. strk

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    The model is finished:

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    See U in next project!
  9. Zathros

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    Incredibly well done You have really made a excellent representation of this craft. The link here ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marinefährprahm ) has some really interesting facts, I was surprised to read that 700 total variants of this ship were made. I would have probably wished to be on one of the welded steel ones than one of the riveted ones. I wonder if any of these survived? They look like that would have had great commercial use. :)
  10. strk

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    Apparently some of them, yes:
    http://www.betasom.it/forum/index.php?showtopic=30651
    (see the table in link above)

    Thank U, doin my best:thumb:
  11. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That link you gave me was incredible! These were apparently the Italian built ones, identical to the German ones, Italy has a long history of shipbuilding eh! The first picture of the ship laying mines from WWII shows how versatile these ships were, the second one is from 1966, which shows the door opening detail and gives some scale with the guys standing on it. Great stuff! Tanks! :)


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  12. treadhead1952

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    Hi Strk,

    Photobucket is having issues for some reason and I can't get the photos to load up, I'll try later. But it is a bang up job that you have done with this one.

    I cheat on my railings, either photo etch or laser cut depending on who I can get my hands on, same thing for ladders.sign1