S.M.S. Schleswig Holstein, GPM, 1:200, Full hull

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by fluthecrank, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Teamski

    Teamski Member

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    Wow, now that is clean! Well done! I hope my HMS Hood matches up that good.

    So.....when are you going to cut the parts out from the deck?? ;)

    -Ski
  2. Gregory Shoda

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    Very well done so far. Looks like the end result will be excellent.

    This ship has a very complicated casemate system, which I imagine would be pretty difficult to build. How is the kit in this regard?
  3. fluthecrank

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    Hi friends.........

    @Teamski:

    the parts "in the deck" aren´t necessary because I use the etched parts...:wink: :wink: :roll: :grin:

    @Gregory Shoda:
    the fit of the kit is very good so far !! No problems at all !

    best FLU
  4. Teamski

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    Oh.... Gotcha....:roll:

    -Ski
  5. rmks2000

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    Great job so far. It's fummy how modern ships have resorted back to a similar bow structure.
  6. Hueydriver

    Hueydriver New Member

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    Great job, FLU!!! I built the Willemshaven version many years ago and now have the GPM w/photo-etched parts (tks, Hobby Factory!). I'm taking notes on how you build....I can use the help:grin:
  7. fluthecrank

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    the hulls skin....

    Dear friends,

    thank you all for your kind comments.

    The hull is nearly finished.........only some parts at the rear and it´s finished,

    Look for the smooth weathering I made around the bulleyes..........

    best regards FLU

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  8. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Nice work, FLU!
    The hull looks great and the weathering looks very natural, good job!

    Russell
  9. airbob

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    FLU,
    Great job on your approach to the first full hull (ship/liner/ship of the line/battleship/armored ship of the line/....:grin: ) ....I have never build a full hull ship...and am threatening to do so,(maybe in the near future?) and I hope that my attempt will maybe come close to your great job....it's clean, and from here on you should really enjoy your progress!!! I really enjoy your build threads!!!:grin:
  10. fluthecrank

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    the hull is closed and finished............

    Dear Friends,

    the work at the hull is finished.

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    I put the first details ..........

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    It´s funny to build this model, it fits very good

    best regards FLu
  11. airbob

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    Flu,
    I can mirror your excitement on this build...it's really coming along smoooooth...clean and perpendicular!!!:grin:
  12. fluthecrank

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    macro pics are terrible.......

    Hi airbob,

    because of the size of the model the real overall impression is much better than the pics.......often I see some gaps just at the pics..............but, it looks nice for me............with relings and rigging it will be impressive !

    thank´s so far

    FLU

    just found a nice pic of my ship.............

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  13. fluthecrank

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    rudder, propellers, bilge keels finished.....

    Hi firends,

    the next steps are "upstairs", the hullis finished with all details.......

    the shipyard delivered the propellers and the rudder

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    and the bilge keels (is that the right term ??)

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    Just look for my rack. I used a (for me) new material it´s named "kappa Platte", a sandwich of cardstock and a sort of foam, light, stiff and easy to cut. The cutted edges I will cover with cardboard later............

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    and the overall look

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    It seems that my shelf will be to small for the ship......

    best regards FLU
  14. Teamski

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    Really nice! I am really impressed with how well your weathering turned out.

    -Ski
  15. fluthecrank

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    the casemate guns (cal. 15cm)

    Hi friends,

    at first, thank´s for the kind comments, today I built the casemate guns. Sadly they are not movable, the impression is o.k..

    Here you see the prepared parts:

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    and a preshaped casemate

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    so it looks finished

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    best regards FLU
  16. Art Decko

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    What a striking build, I think your weathering really added a lot to the overall impression. Very well done, thanks for posting the photos!
  17. fluthecrank

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    turret "ANTON"

    Dear friends,

    I proudly present

    turret "ANTON".The turrets of german battle ships all have names beginning with A for the front turret, the next was named bis a B "BERTA" and so on

    See the turret before weathering but still detailed with lasercut ladders......

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    best FLU
  18. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

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    Great lookin' guns there FLU! It's neat how it can turn from side to side. Interesting factoid about the naming convention. Is that universal (not just German)?

    Rick
  19. Clashster

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    Yes, great looking guns! You are making me seriously consider one of my ship models as the next one! Great job!

    Chris
  20. fluthecrank

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    turret "BRUNO"

    Dear friends,

    may I introduce to you trurret "BRUNO" ( I decided to name it Bruno not Berta.....:wink: )
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    and both turrets
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    and some details around ANTON
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    I built the hatchways (is that the right term ??) in open position
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    @ rlwhitt: I don´t know if it´s a greman specialty, perhaps there are some navy guys with us and they could answer your question.......

    best regards FLU