S.M.S. Emden, HMV, rescaled 1:200, self designed hull

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    Hi friends,

    today I start a new project although the Schleswig Holstein is not finished. That´s because I have to design the hull of the model by myself.

    In one of my books about the Kaiserliche Marine I found a drawing of the Emden´s bulkheads. First I rescaled the kit up to 1:200, next step was to scan the drawing and calibrate it to the width if the models formers (I hope you understand what I mean, if not ask me or give me hints to improve my english....).
    I think with these help it will work.

    The book and the first prints of the bulkheads.........

    some images from the design process....................

    wooow, there are some problems with imageshak, so I add the pics later......wall1

    best FLU
  2. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    I hope you are able to add pics at some point, because I just know we are all in for a unique treat!

    Keep trying, Flu!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  3. fluthecrank

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    the promised pics..........

    Hi folks,

    here are the promised pics..................

    the book and the page with the drawings
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    the transparent paper and a sheet of the rescaled kit
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    and the printed drawing over the kit´s bulkheads,...........it works !!!!!
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    best regards FLU
  4. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Ooohh, this really looks like a fun and interesting project, FLU!
    Do you have a good picture of the boat in that book?

    I'm looking forward to watching your work, FLU.

    Russell
  5. fluthecrank

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    the formers............it works !!!!!!!!!

    Hi folks, Hi amazyah,

    so far everything works like expected...........not bad isn`t it ??

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    best regards FLU
  6. fluthecrank

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    the underwater hulls former structure.......

    Hi friends,

    it fits better than expected !! Just have a look

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    the shape looks harmonic, that´s a good sign........

    best regards FLU
  7. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Yes, that is one nicely shaped hull "skeleton".
    I'll bet it will look fantastic with a skin on it.
    Nice curves!

    Russell
  8. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    skeleton, of course.........

    sometimes I wonder how similar the words are although I have them not in mind.........mmmmmmhhhmm

    Thank`s amazyah !!

    FLU
  9. cbg

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    So, Flu, this is a waterline model that you are converting to a full-hull model? Very interesting, indeed.

    I always liked the Emden and its story.

    cbg
  10. fluthecrank

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    the skeleton...........

    Hi friends,

    that´s the whole skeleton, for me it looks good. Everything fits well so far.......

    I hope the rescaled parts will fit in the same way !!

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    best regards FLU

    ....don`t miss me, just a business trip :wave:
  11. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    the first parts of the underwater hull

    Hi folks,

    after finishing the SX yesterday, I stated with the first parts to cover the underwater hull.
    After that I will paint it with alkyd color. I think it will be necessary to grind after that.
    Anyway, now have a look for the method I used..........

    the first part, notice the gluestrips:
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    and the second so far...........fits nice
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    with complexer curves I used transparent paper to get the shape
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    than transfer the shape to cardboard
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    that´s the status today
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    ....not bad isn´t it I expected more trouble..........:thumb:

    best regards FLU
    :mrgreen:sadly:mrgreen:, my vacation start next weekend, I try to finish the underwater hull in this week............
  12. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Certainly looks good interesting build method
  13. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    closed..........

    Hi folks,

    the hull is closed............The first layer of color is painted........next step is grinding..........

    Thank´s GB very kind !! I´m impressed about your Hoche too.-.......:thumb:

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    best FLU
  14. ntguardian

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    Nice work on the hull:thumb:. I would not have been able to shape it with the views you have.
  15. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    woooooohhw, it works.........

    Hi friends,

    just have a look at my underwater hull, it works.......:thumb::thumb::thumb::mrgreen:,

    the first part of the skin is also in position...............

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    best regards FLU
  16. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    AMAZING how you are coming up with this ship!!

    Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!
  17. fluthecrank

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    the last pics for the next three weeks.......

    Dear Friends,

    although there was not so much time for modeling ( today I had to prepare my caravan) I started with the rest of the hull..........and the first gun.
    The gun is made of nearly 30 !! parts. I used no EP´s (because of rescaling....)

    So guys, enjoy the pics and don´t forget me :thumb:

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    best regards my friends, now I´m in vacation.............
  18. rmks2000

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    That gun looks like it was a lot of hard work! Very nice job!
  19. cgutzmer

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    Great! Then you have to stick it in that little hole ;) Whats an EP?
    Chris
  20. Gregory Shoda

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    Say, how many guns do you need, anyway?

    Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you. Very good job on the hull and the gun mounting.