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DANTON. French Predreadnought.
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
if only mine took a matter of months, not years
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 05:44 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ, it is so far,

But, then it is quite a simple ship, and a very will engineered kit, that didn't any aftermarket.

Mind I still have the rigging to do yet, and that looks a right spider's web, so commissioning might be a week or three off yet.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
This is turning out to be a very speedy build Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Thanks Tim,

have to say the kit etch is very well done indeed.

Thanks for looking in.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
Si,

This "ugly duckling" is indeed looking more menacing (mostly to itself, though!)

Your neat work is making the best of it, though, and those delicate rails add a bit of finesse.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
Small update on Sunday's efforts.

First section of the maindeck railing on.



Aft end of the maindeck done, and the ladders down to the quarterdeck level fitted too.



Quarterdeck railings in place.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:46 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

I do like the black on the turrets too, nice contrast with the deck, hadn't thought of it till you mentioned it, but it does make look a bit more menacing.

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Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:42 AM GMT+7
Hi Sean,

Thanks you for your kind comment, much appreciated Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:04 PM GMT+7
Hi Si,

that looks great!! I really like the look of the black tops of main and secondary armament, that really adds to the, well, menacing look!!

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Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Simon

Superb work.

Looking mighty fine indeed.

Cheers


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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7
The main and secondary turrets painted.



Anchors and cables painted and in place.



searchlights in place on the upper deck.



Armament in place.





cheers

Si

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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Can't argue with that, obsolete before she was commissioned, can't imagine what it was like when she fired a broadside, both main and secondary armament together!

Still have a soft spot for these ugly ducklings

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Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 04:14 PM GMT+7
Overloaded gun platform - that about captures it, I would say. Stilllooks pretty dangerous and very cool in a certain way. However, I am not quite sure if I would have preferred to serve on one of those - actually I am, I would not...

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Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks Sean,

It is a really nice kit, do love these odd looking transitional ships.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Simon

She is shaping up very nicely indeed.

I love the look.

Cheers


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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:21 PM GMT+7
She sure does Mate,

Got to love these floating overloaded gun platforms.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:42 PM GMT+7
Danton's looking decidedly dangerous with all those guns in place!
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
The armaments line has been busy.

The remainder of Danton's turrets under way.



ready for spraying.



Test fitted.





More soon,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:39 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

That is why I am really enjoying this build, more on her shortly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
Very nice work here as well - and a very nice topic, quite off the beaten path!

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Jan
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:34 AM GMT+7
Hi Michael,

She is not the prettiest ship compared to a sleek dreadnought, but she has her charm, and I do have a soft spot for pre dreadnoughts

Did I read somewhere Hobbyboss had a Seydlitz on their list in 1/350 this year?

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Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

You are right there, can't see where the designers were thinking, would have thought 12 12" would have been better than the mixed armament.

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Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:21 PM GMT+7

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amazing to think those secondary armaments aren't much smaller than the main armament... no wonder spotting the fall of the shot was difficult with all those mixed shells



I wouldn't think they would see anything if they were down wind with those five funnels belching smoke
It's looking very good Si if somewhat stumpy ship. You can see why people must have been so impressed by the later dreadnoughts and battlecruisers.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 09:21 AM GMT+7
amazing to think those secondary armaments aren't much smaller than the main armament... no wonder spotting the fall of the shot was difficult with all those mixed shells
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 07:59 AM GMT+7
On the pulling boats.

The remainder of the pulling boats interiors sprayed.



vents and derricks on the quarterdeck.



The remainder of the boats painted.



Large pulling boats fitted, three of them have smaller boats stacked, and no chocks are provided for this, so scratchbuilt them from plasticard.



building the stacks.



All fitted.



Started on the armament.

one main and one secondary turret.



test fitted in place.



Cheers

Si