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The italian job - heavy cruiser ZARA 1:350
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC
continuing to impress us with the standard of your work Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:25 PM UTC
Thomas,

Your work on the bridge is outstanding, very nice PE work.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 10:09 AM UTC
Thomas,
The bridge looks awesome! You've really become quite good with PE.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 04:41 AM UTC

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Interesting looking structure, that bridge, Thomas.

Nice job with the etch.

Cheers

Si



Thank you very much Si - and nice to see you here again
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
Interesting looking structure, that bridge, Thomas.

Nice job with the etch.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 04:17 AM UTC
Started the bridge compartment during last week. As the floors needed to be painted in this blue color and all sidewalls in barley grey you need to build this one in single sections. I started the bridge therefore that it can be dismantled in three parts for a better painting of the floors. I drilled out the portholes again and attached the PE parts which dont disturb during the floor painting later; all the railings will come at the very end. These are the picture of the finished work before painting:





Now on for the painting
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
Hi Thomas,

Great progress Thomas, she is really coming on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Lovely work on the Main Mast my Friend. She is starting to come alive.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC

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Top rate work!!




Too much honor Gary Thank you very much
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 03:55 PM UTC
Top rate work!!
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 04:28 AM UTC

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Thomas the mast looks superb. Any concerns you had about the railings has disappeared under the paint.

Wise move attaching it to the ship. There's always that "danger" after construction, up until mounting it onto the ship where handling for painting and storage could result in disaster of epic proportions!

She's looking mighty fine!



Thank you Russell
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 03:56 AM UTC

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Thomas this build looks excellent, really like the detailed PE and use of washes.



Ned thank you very much for your compliments
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
Thomas the mast looks superb. Any concerns you had about the railings has disappeared under the paint.

Wise move attaching it to the ship. There's always that "danger" after construction, up until mounting it onto the ship where handling for painting and storage could result in disaster of epic proportions!

She's looking mighty fine!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC
Thomas this build looks excellent, really like the detailed PE and use of washes.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:55 AM UTC
Thomas,

Very nice job with that mast. Nice paint work, it reminds of desert color the British would have used in North Africa. I seen barley grey paint on-line but was sure how it would look after spraying, now I know.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 06:43 AM UTC
I did painted the mast yesterday and installed him today. Had an hour of horror as I forgot where I did placed the four finished and painted twin AA-machineguns. I already thought they were lost but finally found them safely laying on top of a paintbottle near my desk

The mast was painted in the usual barley grey again and the floors in navy blue.




After all of it finished I fixed it at the ship. This was a very sensible affair in order not to break any parts of the mast and/or funnels.


Zoom of the stairway to the mast


Complete view of the ship´s actual look


Starting the bridge compartment now
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 06:36 AM UTC

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Thomas,

That mast looks great. If you didn't mention the railing I would have never notice it.

Mark



That calms me down
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC
Thomas,

That mast looks great. If you didn't mention the railing I would have never notice it.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 05:05 AM UTC
Thank you Gary, Mark and Russell for your positive feedback

Finished the aft main mast today. It was a small and fiddly work with some small parts and calm and steady hands were necessary here but the work was worth it:




I am just not satisfied with the top railings. I struggled with the shape of the platform which was very difficult to bend for me. I had to shorten the railing a bit for a better fit and during bending and installation / glueing I did damaged it a bit but this was the best I can do with my abilities.
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Beautiful work Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 01:28 PM UTC
Ditto. She is starting to come alive Thomas.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 03:11 PM UTC
Thomas,
She is really looking excellent! Your attention to detail is making for a very neat, clean presentation.
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:26 AM UTC
Thank you for the pictures Thomas! Definitely doesn't look to be much of an issue so I will be going ahead with getting a deck.
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 05:38 AM UTC

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Like I said earlier, I have this very sexy ship in my stash and I am thinking of getting a wooden deck.

How concerned are you over the transition between the wooden deck and the painted deck? Looks like a definite step there.



Rory I had two wooden kit sets - one is from Wood Hunter which was in my kit inside already when I bought it from Ebay. But unfortunately it doesn´t fit properly for ZARA as it is proposed for POLA. So I did used the wooden deck from MODEL SHIP YARD. This was nice, too though the laminated protection foil was somehow dried and the deck needed to be glued with superglue.

There is a slight step indeed but, in my humble opinion, not much visible in this scale. the outside step will also be obstructed later by the ship´s railings. So not much of These steps will be visible later. I´ve made you two maximum zoom pictures of the wooden deck transitions so judge for your own:





Cheers
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 05:31 AM UTC

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She's looking great - very crisp and clean.



Martin thank you for stopping by and your comment - appreciated