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  1. I didn't realise that front bit was so exposed. Prime real estate for some wiring
  2. thanks very much for the kind posts guys Sorry Tim, I didn't think of that but next time I have the camera out, I'll take one and post it. I agree, it's a very unique ship and in my opinion, one of the nicest looking BB's of that era - well, as good looking as a ship can be I guess
  3. nice work on that interior. The metal finish is perfect You don't see too may of these being build these days. I'll be watching for sure
  4. Gosh I miss my old 300ZX - such a beautiful car. Woefully under-powered but still looks great even by today's standards. I don't really see this car on the roads these days. Sadly, the ones I've seen left going are not in the best shape or have been boy-racered Great build and thanks for the memories
  5. thanks guys. The rigging was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. I bought some Ezi-line and I really like how easy it is to use. I really love the design of this ship. Maybe not so much having all of the firepower up front - that's not always a good thing. But those rear secondaries are very effective (in game anyway). Say what you will about computer games, it got me interested in WW2 battleships and cruisers. I have a Konigsberg, Nelson and a Yamato to do as well. I've already started the Konigsberg and that too will be in type 3 camo (splinter scheme basically). I don't care that they are not real life schemes. They look way more interesting than just grey.
  6. Hi guys I am a massive World Of Warships fan, and I recently built a 1/570 Scharnhorst for my friend who is also an avid player. I had a blast making it, so decided that I'd build a ship for myself. I bought the Flyhawk Konigsberg as well as this, the Trumpeter 1/700 Richelieu. In the game (XB-1 / PS-4) this is the top tier French Battleship (alongside the John Bart) and I love it. It's fast and maneuverable for a battleship and it just has that French beauty to it with its raked funnel and those awesome secondary batteries on the rear end. I used the Flyhawk PE set and the Artwox Wooden deck set. I think PE is wasted on me really. I'm not that good with it, which some of you may find surprising given the small nature of my other stuff, but PE is a very different animal to styrene. At any rate, it looks like the ship from the game, so that's all that really matters to me there The stand was just an exercise on rusting effects. I cut notes out of the top bits to try and make them look like hard rubber. Suppose I'd better go back to the SD but I am going to finish off the Konigsberg first. Besides, I don't have enough bench space with me working from home now. My work stuff takes up the rest of the space Anyways, thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
  7. Wow! I love this collection. Fantastic work on all of them
  8. Very nice collection. I particularly like the B-314 and have done so since I was a kid. I have the Anigrand 1/72 version to build one day. I'm also kinda partial to the ridiculously huge Spruce Goose. It's quite elegant given how big it was. Thanks for sharing these Si
  9. I had the camera out today for other things and decided today is a good a day as any to take a couple of update shots. I'm not as far along as I would have liked but I had the spare time. I'm almost finished the top. I just have to finish the edging and then the top will be considered done. I test fitted the bridge to the body to make sure I could. There are definitely going to be fitting issues but nothing some super glue won't take care of. Looks like I'll also have to add some more details once the body has been glued together to help tie in the areas better. This adds to the ever compounding issue of painting first or not (first world problems....) Anyways, that's all the pics I took but thanks for looking in. Si
  10. that's a very cool picture David - I really like that. I can also see why the reference Thanks to you as well John for your kind post. I'll be posting an update in a few weeks once I have the top done. The onto the bottom half. Yay
  11. So, I have managed to get most of the starboard sidewalls and roof parts detailing done with only 3 left to go. Then it'll be time to blend in the walls to the surface and add some other stuff around - then the last part of the top side surface detailing will be over. I'm still deciding if I will paint first then add the fiber or vice versa. I'm leaning toward paint first because I just think it'd be too hard to be able to trim off fibers without damaging the paint work but shuddering at time it'll take to do it like that. No pain no gain right? Anyway, here's some pics of where I am at currently That's it for now, but as always, thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
  12. Thanks JC - I hope it doesn't take me 4 years. I'm only 1.5 years into this one already and it feels like a life time. Definitely shaping up to be my longest build for sure
  13. Thanks for the kind posts guys. I'm happy with how it looks - so much better than how it first did. Didn't think to take a before picture.
  14. Thanks very much guys - glad you've stuck around to see more. I realise this is a long build but the results should be worth it (I hope!!)
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