Wilhelmshaven's San Francisco

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  1. ehouli

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    Hi Leif Oh,

    Thanks for you comments, here I bring pictures of how it looks right now over hangar, only the mast is missing, that will be the work for the next few days.

    Cheers,

    Erick
  2. ehouli

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    More pictures ;)...
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    love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


    barry
  4. Jim Krauzlis

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    Erick, that is an outstanding job on the crane! :D

    She's looking great and getting better with each update...keep it up, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  5. ehouli

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    Thanks Jim!

    I should update in a few days, as soon as the rear mast is ready and the forecastle is next.

    Cheers!

    Erick
  6. ehouli

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    Hello!

    This is my New Year's update ;)

    Hangar is done, now beggining the forecastle. Hope you like it :)

    Greetings,

    Erick
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    2nd group of pictures... :)
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    3rd. Group of pictures...
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    Last picture for today...
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    Hi Erick

    Good start to the new year looking impressive as always I wish mine looked as clean as that. Which company produced the giant in the background ?

    How about a couple of shots in it's own right.

    barry
  11. ehouli

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    Hi Barry,

    Thanks for your comments. The Yamato is that from CFM's, I bought back in 1999 but I began assembling it in 2.001. It's not finished and I don't intend to, the ship has so many flows... Although the printing quality makes it look sort of realistic.

    About my build being clean... I whish I could rig or make railings as you do on your ships or complete them with such great details.

    For the giant's pictures I will put them in my gallery through the day for you viewing pleasure ;)

    Greetings,

    Erick
  12. ehouli

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    Hi!

    I've been bit slow with the build but now I'm working on the forecastle. The first set shows the aiming gear:
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    The second set are the paravanes...
  14. ehouli

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    This last set of pictures shows some details of the forecastle, hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed the building :)

    Cheers,

    Erick
  15. Jim Krauzlis

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    Oh, indeed, Erick, I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at this great detail work! :D

    Amazingly minute work carried out so very well!

    Looking forward to more when you can.

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Hi Erick

    I've been waiting to see this set looks great.

    I am always a bit mystified by Wihelmshaven they do a great job on the paravanes and then put a printed strip for the steps.

    More pics when you can.

    barry
  17. ehouli

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    Hi Barry and Jim,

    Thanks again for comments.

    Barry, as for Wilhelmshaven, well, this model was designed by Dariusz Lipinski for them. As far as I know he did very good things in this model as the paravanes you see, but he also had to stick to the standards that wilhelmshaven imposed him, he also designed the Indianapolis (that is far more detailed than San Francisco) and Alaska.

    Thanks again and hope to get new pictures soon.

    Erick
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Looking for more, Erick.

    Barry, I wonder if the printed steps is supposed to depict a ladder rather than a stairway or gangway. Just a thought from looking at the photo showing the paravane secured to the bulkhead and the steps nearby.... :D

    Jim
  19. ehouli

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    Hi!

    This is a small update, the bridge is coming along quite well, only a few cursings because I used crazy glue for the first time to fix the small bits and they almost sticked to my fingers... that's what us amateurs get the first time I guess...

    Jim, thanks very much for the tip doing the wheel, I used here don't look as good as yours, but I think is better than the one in paper.

    In this update I've done the command bridge and the upper one with the wheel is the Fighting Bridge-lookout (I hope they had umbrellas for the rain!!).

    Hope you enjoy it,

    Erick.
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    The next two pictures for today...

    Greetings,

    Erick