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Hobby Boss 1/350 Dunkerque
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:35 AM GMT+7

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... I got it half rigged then knocked the mast off. While the rigging remained attached it was impossible to sort out the tangled mess so a restart. I was also experimenting with the radio aerials. Let me know what you think...
cheers
Michael



Michael, how frustrating! That sort of setback usually knocks the wind right out of my sails, so kudos for keeping on! Otherwise the rig job is looking good so far. What are those things on the lines that look like spools - are they aerial spreaders?
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:14 AM GMT+7
Very nice work. Feel your pain about the rigging. Glad to heard that you are continuing on.
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
I bought this ship on Battle of Warships on Android. Now I must find one to build. Great looking ship and great job.
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 05:20 PM GMT+7

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... I got it half rigged then knocked the mast off. While the rigging remained attached it was impossible to sort out the tangled mess so a restart. I was also experimenting with the radio aerials. Let me know what you think...
cheers
Michael



Michael, how frustrating! That sort of setback usually knocks the wind right out of my sails, so kudos for keeping on! Otherwise the rig job is looking good so far. What are those things on the lines that look like spools - are they aerial spreaders?



Thanks Tim!
And good spot they are indeed spools. They are, to use the latest term, repurposed hose reels from NorthStar. I tried to fashion my own but after a few attempts a hunt through the photo etched left overs gave me this idea.
If you look closely they are also used (a different reel) on both types of cranes.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 05:22 PM GMT+7

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Very nice work. Feel your pain about the rigging. Glad to heard that you are continuing on.



Cheers Mark. I feel I have to finish this build to make up for the last couple of ship builds which are sitting on the shelf as dockyard queens.
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 05:27 PM GMT+7

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I bought this ship on Battle of Warships on Android. Now I must find one to build. Great looking ship and great job.



How does it stack up in the game? In real life it never recovered from Hood's onslaught and ended up in a dockyard where it was finally scuttled.
Despite that the kit is a straight forward build though so i would recommend it.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:41 PM GMT+7
Fantastic update Michael!

Your rigging looks great. Nice recovery after the dockyard incident! Rigging is never easy, but I have to admit I enjoy it more that PE!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 04:07 AM GMT+7

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I bought this ship on Battle of Warships on Android. Now I must find one to build. Great looking ship and great job.



How does it stack up in the game? In real life it never recovered from Hood's onslaught and ended up in a dockyard where it was finally scuttled.
Despite that the kit is a straight forward build though so i would recommend it.

cheers
Michael



Its real meh. Its shot grouping is garbage and secondary's aren't the best. But in a world of Yamato's and Bismarck's, its a refreshing change and a challenge.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 06:31 PM GMT+7

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Fantastic update Michael!

Your rigging looks great. Nice recovery after the dockyard incident! Rigging is never easy, but I have to admit I enjoy it more that PE!



Thanks Russ.
I am bit 50:50 on them myself. I think the rigging adds the finishing touch and the ship always looks slightly awry without it. PE I like and the etch with set was pretty good but could have done with more like the railings but I think some of the sets now are completely OTT. I know since I have bought some but I don't know how I start those kits, they just seem daunting now.

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Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 06:33 PM GMT+7

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I bought this ship on Battle of Warships on Android. Now I must find one to build. Great looking ship and great job.



How does it stack up in the game? In real life it never recovered from Hood's onslaught and ended up in a dockyard where it was finally scuttled.
Despite that the kit is a straight forward build though so i would recommend it.

cheers
Michael



Its real meh. Its shot grouping is garbage and secondary's aren't the best. But in a world of Yamato's and Bismarck's, its a refreshing change and a challenge.



Ha, that's no surprise, there fire directors were pretty ordinary and the secondarys suffered from slow rotation and poor loading speeds.
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 09:08 PM GMT+7
Finished the rigging

The rest of the radio aerials


I also added some signal halyards(?) between the yards. I learned some lessons for the next time I do this and that is use a heavier weight line for the main line as the double signal halyards will drag down the a same weight line if that makes sense.


The photos show the other lines becoming a bit wayward. Using such a fine line of 0.01 means it has no weight to hold shape. Might try a 0.03 line but it will be much thicker than the others so I am not sure that will work.

Last bit of work for the weekend was to "rail" the foredeck.

As previously mentioned I don't have enough to finish the midships. I have ordered more from NorthStar but things seem to have gone quiet there. They accepted the order for stock they had and they usually ship pretty quickly but no word for a couple of weeks.

Still to go, the boats and the various stairways.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 09:31 PM GMT+7
Looks great Michael!

Great work on the rigging! Nearly there now!
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 11:52 PM GMT+7
The rigging looks awesome! Did those insulators and pulleys come with the kit?
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
Very nice job indeed Michael,

The rigging does look splendid.

Cheers

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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 05:21 PM GMT+7

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Looks great Michael!

Great work on the rigging! Nearly there now!



Thanks Russ. Yes, finish line a couple of weeks away based on current form which will be good because I have a couple of small campaign builds to attend to soon.


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The rigging looks awesome! Did those insulators and pulleys come with the kit?



Cheers Mark, No, the insulators are refashioned hose reels and the pulleys are sliced up 1mm evergreen rod. This kit, and I think most kits, allow little provision for rigging.
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 05:23 PM GMT+7

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Very nice job indeed Michael,

The rigging does look splendid.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si,
I think the two things a ship can't do without are railings and rigging so a little expansion on my purely OOB was required.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
Hi Michael,

Could not agree more, to me in this scale, a model can look a little toy like without them.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:07 PM GMT+7
Elle est fini! Dunkerque is launched.










This photo shows the amount railing still required. Once NorthStar deliver I will add it on.



It was fun doing a straightforward kit out of the box. Ship wise I don't know what's up next but I have a couple of campaigns that are up next that I will need to kick start.

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Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 03:20 AM GMT+7
Michael,

"Straightforward" the build may have been, but your smooth, clean Dunkerque really looks the business!
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 07:43 AM GMT+7
excellent work Michael
if you want your next project how about the Alaska that's my next model after I finish the dunkerque / strasbourg and it comes with more PE and it has all the railings
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:56 AM GMT+7
Sorry Im late, but amazing job! You do it justice, I have this ship on World of Warships, and I want to do a kit of her so darn badly...
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:38 PM GMT+7

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Michael,

"Straightforward" the build may have been, but your smooth, clean Dunkerque really looks the business!



Thanks Tim!
It is a good looking ship and Hobby Boss did a pretty good job with the parts, very few issues and good fit.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:42 PM GMT+7

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excellent work Michael
if you want your next project how about the Alaska that's my next model after I finish the dunkerque / strasbourg and it comes with more PE and it has all the railings



Hi Peter,
Thanks for your support. The Alaska sounds interesting, but the new Seydlitz also looks promising, however I have promised myself to build from the stash and buy no more ships for the moment so next year I will look at the pile and see what appeals.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:44 PM GMT+7

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Sorry Im late, but amazing job! You do it justice, I have this ship on World of Warships, and I want to do a kit of her so darn badly...



Hi Cameron,
Never too late!
I have never looked at World of Warships but I am not sure I would pick Dunkerque as one of mine knowing what I know now about its flaws.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Michael

Very nice build indeed.

Well done great effort.

Cheers


Sean