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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 06:49 PM UTC
Have not been on the Boards for a while so time to get back into it. The old Tamiya Kit is a good starting point but the detail is a bit soft or non existant. This is what I will be Building....Cheers Mark















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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 09:11 PM UTC
Mark,

That is a lot of after market hardware you have there. It may take you as long to build her as it took the Germans...LOL.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
welcome back Mark.

Will be along for the ride.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 02:53 AM UTC
Thanks Gents and it is good to be back Si.
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 06:19 PM UTC
OK first step was to sand off the Hull Seam. Not a lot of fun but had to be done.....Cheers mark











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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 07:24 PM UTC
Looks like it's going to be an interesting build Mark.
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 08:07 PM UTC
It certainly shall be.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:26 PM UTC
Nice start Mark,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:14 AM UTC
Mark,

that's some arrangement of nice extras you're going to use!! This will definitely be a very interesting build, I'm in and following!! Good start with the hull!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
Thanks Jan and Si.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC
Next bit of work to the Hull. Sanded off the Moulded on Ladder Rungs on the Stern to be replaced with P/E Rungs.....Cheers mark







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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Looks amazing do far!!

Keep it up!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 08:44 AM UTC
thought I'd better join in here too Mark, as it appears you've got two threads of the same thing running
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 02:16 PM UTC
Mark,

Looks like a nice job removing those ladders from the hull. It can be very tough getting those off without gouging the hull. Those PE ladders will make a difference.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Nice work Mark,

Ladders will look great when they are done.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:14 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents. Pilot Holes for the Rungs have already been done awaiting those P/E Rungs later in the Build. The Prop Shaft Housings are now fitted but are an atrocious fit. Puttied with some sanding to come.....Cheers mark



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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:38 PM UTC
Surprising to see a Tamiya kit that needs so much filler Mark, but it does happen
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:36 AM UTC
I know Russ. The Kit appeared in the late 70's. It has rereleased quite a few times over the Years. If the Moulds were not cleaned up it could be wear and tear from so many shots into the Moulds. I think this may be the case as there are a lot of flow lines on the Hull...Cheers mark
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 06:52 AM UTC
Nice work on the old Lady Mark,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 11:20 AM UTC
Thanks Gents. The Prop Shafts and Skegs were also a woeful fit. Might go through Putty on this one.....Cheers mark





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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC
Was not happy with the Skeg Layout so have altered them. Work has also started on her Resin Upgrades. Here are her forward 4.1 Inch A/A Mounts. They are a vast improvement over the standard Kit Parts. More to come soon.....Cheers Mark







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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
Nothing beats brass barrels over the kit supplied ones. Nice progress, those guns will look sweet when installed on the decks.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 08:09 PM UTC
Hi Mark,

Those veteran 4.1s look very good indeed, much better than the kit parts.


Nice job tidying up the prop shafts and their mount too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 08:48 PM UTC
Nice work going on here Mark!

The veteran AM looks much nicer than the kit!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 09:07 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents.....Cheers Mark