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DKM Z-31, 1943 - Dio build 1/350
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 05:09 PM GMT+7
Got some work done on the rafts.
Trying something new this time with the PE glue-up

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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:33 PM GMT+7
nice project here Harry

following along with interest
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
Thank you, Russell

Since, I have not had time to start setting up my new hobby room and I am no longer allowed to paint anywhere, but my new hobby room(SWMBO), I thought I would tackle some of the PE work with has been primed with Mr. Surfacer black.
Getting ready to add the ventilators to the main stack.
I will use my favorite PE glue Aleene’s Fast grab (available at Hobby Lobby)



The 2 pieces that hold the louvers have no real attachment points, so I placed the stack onto the deck and used this for my reference on gluing worked out great.



There is no gap on the piece it is just an undercut.



I will now start attaching the PE more photos tomorrow.

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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 02:10 PM GMT+7
Clean work my friend....you're Z is looking great! Good tip on the glue! Been using standard white PVA for a while on most of my PE. Can't beat the cleanup!
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 03:51 PM GMT+7
Thank You, Todd.

I have been using Elmers New Clear for small PE and clear parts works great! But, I still use clear nail polish for PE going into RTV molds.



I am just a slow worker anymore , but I did manage to get the Pz.1b done.



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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:37 PM GMT+7
That's one great looking Pz Harry!
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 05:45 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Russell.

Still need to do the dessert base, then we will see what the judges think in October.
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
Quick Question Everyone.

I have look through all my reference books, but can not tell what color the undersides of the protruding decks on the Z series were colored????
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
For the undersides, Harry, personally I'd go with whatever colour you're using for the vertical surfaces.
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 03:42 PM GMT+7
Thanks Russell.

I am using DKM 50 & 51, I think I will use the lighter gray 50, thanks again.
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 03:49 PM GMT+7
Harry,

very nice work and a nice tank as well!

For the undersides, I would agree with Russ, even though I can't prove it. The darker deck color, where it is not planked, would normally be nonskid of some kind or another, or cortizene as the RN used it. No reason at all for undersides, just for practical reasons - and many things on warships are done for practical reasons - undersides would most likely be painted as the vertical surfaces around them.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 04:38 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan.

Yes, I think you and Russell are correct. I will use the lightest gray used in the camouflage, as it wont look too dark on the undersides.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 08:20 AM GMT+7
Just a small update. Been working on setting up my new hobby room mostly.

I decided to leave a few doors open on the lower main bridge superstructure. I just used a few pieces of card and put in some walls when you look into the doors, most likely never to be seen.

Added the louvers and painted the secondary stack structure (yes, I fixed the wonky louver (amazing what you see when you take a photo that the eye misses completely).


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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:20 PM GMT+7
Nice thought adding a little see-thru action! Looking good Harry!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:21 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Todd.

Another small update all the louvers are on. I have been painting small parts. I must say the small details in this kit are just amazing, some of the best I have seen.
And I have stepped on the bridge for the last time (don’t Know how it keeps finding my feet). So, I opened another kit and have rebuilt the bridge.


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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:17 AM GMT+7
Hi Guys,

Another monster update.

Took about 20 minutes to get the PE netting in the right position.

Only 31 more to go................


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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:55 AM GMT+7
31 x 20minutes = ?

Great progress here though Harry. Please don't step on the bridge again
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 04:52 AM GMT+7
Hi Russell,

Yea, I know 10 1/2 hours.

I did get about 9 more done last night, a little better on the time not much.

Oh, the bridge LOL.

BTW, I have a Z-31 kit for sale only missing bridge parts. LOL
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:16 AM GMT+7
Sorry about you bridge. Had a similar experience, so now I use a Jewelers apron to help catch those parts trying to escape my grasp.
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 03:11 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text





BTW, I have a Z-31 kit for sale only missing bridge parts. LOL