Great Lakes Ore bulk carrier "Edmund Fitzgerald" / JSC / 1:400

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by korvette, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. korvette

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    Good evening gentlemen,

    I have just finished a build of the "Big Fitz" on my home forum www.kartonbau.de.

    Maybe you are also interested in this building report, because the ship may be well known to the US audience.

    So if you are interested in an english report, give me a short notice. If not necessary, just be honest and say no.

    regards,

    Korvette
  2. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Jorg! Didn't recognize you at first, as Korvette....

    I have admired your JSC build for a while, although I had not been able to check in as much as I would have liked.

    I think it would be a great idea if you showed us your build thread here, if you don't mind taking the time away from modeling to translate the build thread. I for one would love to see your work here more often.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  3. Amazyah

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    Here, here! I second the motion!

    It would be wonderful to see anything you build, your work is a delight to watch!

    If you have the time to post, we have the time to read and awe over the pictures!:grin:

    Russell
  4. korvette

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    OK, if you want to...:roll:

    But again, its not a report in progress, because the model is already finished.

    The reason why I post also on cardmodel.net is quite simple. I want to gain more experience in English. So If you want to help me a little bit, please correct my posts.:)

    And here we go...

    Middle section

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  5. korvette

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    The hull is constructed in an interesting way - triangular shaped connections for the different hull parts.

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    The whole construction is surprisingly stable...

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    Front section

    Parts: 5 / 10

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  8. korvette

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    Typical JSC with the connection parts...

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  9. korvette

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    Therefore, the connection is realy simple and good to handle.

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    Back section

    Parts: 6 / 16

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    Production process as known so far...

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    And this easy way we got a hull construction.

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    To make it more stable, you have to add a 1mm carboard stripe in the middle hull section.

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    How to do it. The dimensions in the english instructions are wrong. They are in mm but have to be in cm...:wink:

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    The hull and my finished oiler Karpaty (also JSC) to compare the dimensions.

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    Hull plates

    Parts: 6 / 22

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  17. korvette

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    The bow. Due to the hull construction, its quite easy to assemble these parts.

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    The next step is the rear section.

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    The middle section parts are longer than necessary and you have to fix them as it´s needed. The rest is cut away.

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  20. korvette

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    After clean work, you have a perfect hull.

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