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

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    finished front mast......

    Hi friends,

    the frontmast is finished. Sadly the pic with the overall view is no sharp.....next will be better.......

    The place in the mast top was surely rather uncomfortable during a battle situation.
    It was a major target of the enemies. The control station of the artillery.

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    best regards FLU
  2. Clashster

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    Wouldn't want to be stationed there, but it looks great, FLU!

    Chris
  3. fluthecrank

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    front chimney

    Hi folks,

    just have a look at the (not finished) front chimney..........to fix the etched parts isnot funny...........but it looks very good!

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    best regards FLU
  4. nibel

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    Wow a wonderful model! Keep the good work Flu!
  5. fluthecrank

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    and the rear funnel

    Hi friends,

    here a short tutorial. The etched funnel rings were difficult to built, so I made a model to preshape it...........

    the model made of cardboard:
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    "in use"
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    and the parts, before and after shaping
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    the pre shaping helped enormous..........

    the rear funnel (a bit weathered)
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    and the funnels on the ship
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    best regards FLU
  6. Clashster

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    Thanks FLU! What a great way to shape those tricky parts! Looks amazing!

    Chris
  7. Gregory Shoda

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    Excellent tip. Great looking funnels.
  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Wow, an outstanding job, Flu!

    Always a treat to see your builds...not sure how I missed some of this thread until now. I've been rather busy, but this is one of a number of excellent ship build threads going on that are a delight to see!

    You have made superb use of the photo etched set to add some awesome detail to an already awesome looking build. Great tip! Thanks!!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  9. fluthecrank

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    the rear mast

    Hi folks,

    I´m very happy that you enjoy my report, thank´s so far (I hope nothing goes wrong during the next stepps until the end :roll: )

    So, today I want to give you an idea how I build the rear mast.

    1. cut out and prepare all parts:
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    2. shape the EP very carefully ( the parts of GPM are extreme fragile, so it´s hard to do, the shaping is ok, but assembling with my stubby fingers is......:oops: :cry: )
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    3. assembling the rest is rather easy
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    4. final work
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    5. on the model
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    bye FLU
  10. Andrew Austin

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    That looks very clean Flu. I am beginning to envy your style!

    Regards,

    Andrew
  11. Clashster

    Clashster Member

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    Wow, FLU! Really enjoying this build! Makes me want to start a ship (although I doubt I will come close to your level of skill). Just need to motivate myself to finish the tank I'm working on! And today is looking very nice and the fish are calling to me.... What a dilemma!

    Chris
  12. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    I started with the rig

    Hi folks,

    I started with the rig and the antennas........it´s made of the trash of plastic kits, warmed with a candle and than pulled out............

    The effect is great...............and much better than yarn.........just look

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    best regards FLU
  13. rmks2000

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    That is an art in itself! I've yet to master making thin lines from plastic sprue.
  14. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    the six spotlights........

    Hi friends,

    fortunately we had a legal holiday today so there was enough time for modeling.........

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    best regards FLU
  15. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    the first barge.......

    Hi friends,

    thank´s for the kind words but don´t forget, the model is so nice bacause I never photograph my mistakes :grin: :grin: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

    O.K., but let´s have a look at my first barge, I was a testbuild, for the next few boats I have to improve my technique a bit 8)

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    it´s nearly finished but the rudder and the propellers.........I´ll finish it with the second barge......

    So long friends

    FLU
  16. fluthecrank

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    some steps ahead............

    Hi folks,

    just look at my next steps..................

    the second barge
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    the rudders and the propeller
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    the front emblem and the anchor ladders
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    the anchor chains and winches
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    solong friends

    FLU
  17. B-Manic

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    Very nice build. The weathering looks great.
    I'm not sure I would like to be on one of the mast platform with those loose lines whipping about in gale force winds.
  18. fluthecrank

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    the cranes................

    Hi folks,

    today I only built the cranes..................

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    @ B-Manic: the loose lines were antennas............but you are right, in the artillery centers at the top of the masts must have been very dangerous.........

    best regards FLU
  19. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    It has not gone un-noticed how well spaced and even those railings across the back of the crane are, Flu...superb work!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  20. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    Flu, thanks for this thread. I already past my bed time (wife and kids are in their 5th dream already), but it's worth it, I'm enjoying every bit of it.

    You make building this ship like a walk in the park. Amazing.

    Thanks!