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Hobby Boss 1/350 Dunkerque
Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 06:36 PM GMT+7
Hi Peter,
They look fantastic. Looking forward to seeing them in the water!
For my Dunkerque I am just trialling some different rigging ideas for the radio antennas. I am using a form of eze line which is difficult to get any sag with shape. Hopefully in the next day or so I can post some pictures of it.

On the Strasbourg main superstructure I can see the main differences. It's great that Hobby Boss have the caught them pretty well. I really hope they do a late war Richelieu.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:05 AM GMT+7
hi Michael
looking good cant wait to see the rigging done I am having a break got to do tax return but here are the 2 sisters together so you can see the differences just got the rigging and sea to do are you putting any figures onto your model I add some just to give a sense of scale when someone looks at it
but what colour was the uniforms

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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:57 AM GMT+7


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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 09:39 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys

The weather has been of some assistance in getting pieces done but I need to get some serious time to get the rigging done. It's hard to leave it hanging.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 06:09 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Michael

Looking very very good indeed.

I am sure with all the wet weather at the weekends lately that you have been able to capture plenty of short stints at the modelling bench.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:37 PM GMT+7
it looks like Murphy's law has struck with the railing shortage Michael, but nonetheless these small stints are paying off and she's looking great!
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:10 PM GMT+7
One drawback of short stints of modelling means less photos.
Some progress has been made on the assembly and painting front.
This is how Dunkerque stands at present.


I was trying to keep with a OOB build but I have started some rigging on the main yards with mixed results.

I think I will redo the ones on the right.

And in another slight deviation from the kit I extended the rear mast and added a yard that appears in photos.


Main bits to finish are the boats, the various stairs and the railings. As previously mentioned there are no railings included in the kit for the main deck. I have a set of NorthStar railings which provides for about 130 cm, unfortunately is seems it will be about 10 cm short of what is required to cover the lot.

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Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:04 AM GMT+7
hi Michael I should have Strasbourg finished minus the rigging in a few days I will send a picture of both ships so you can compare them
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 05:33 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael,

as many already commented, you did a splendid job on bending the railings, those shapes are really quite complex and you mastered the outstandingly!!

Great job!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan. Watching your efforts on the PE for Hood sort of makes my one major fold simple by comparison.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 05:29 PM GMT+7

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you will also be glad to hear the search light platform does not exist as one piece but 4 separate platforms makes the PE a lot easier



Hi Peter, are you talking about the Strasbourg kit? I know it didn't have the rear facing searchlight platform.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 04:17 PM GMT+7
Hi Michael,

as many already commented, you did a splendid job on bending the railings, those shapes are really quite complex and you mastered the outstandingly!!

Great job!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 09:16 AM GMT+7
you will also be glad to hear the search light platform does not exist as one piece but 4 separate platforms makes the PE a lot easier
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael I'm getting close to finishing the Strasbourg so then its onto the rigging for both
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:59 PM GMT+7

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looks really fiddly Michael, but handled with aplomb



Ha! It just looks like that, the video of it being folded would have been heavily bleeped!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:57 PM GMT+7

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Nice update Michael.

I am enjoying every update on this build.

Cheers


Sean



Cheers Sean, I am trying to get it done before the summer arrives otherwise it will probably stretch out with all the other jobs required.
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:55 PM GMT+7

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after a month I got sent 1 sheet showing no rigging and side views of parts here is part of the plans from profile morskie there's more detail in the instruction sheet from hobby boss than these so called plans total waste of money



Hi Peter,
I bought this for about 20quid from a UK bookseller through Abebooks

While it has some rigging diagrams for the radio aerials it has a lot of photos that you can use to form an overall view of the rigging. If you build Strasbourg it should give you some insight to that. If nothing else, it has a great story about the battle at Mers-el-Kebir.

Or you can follow my attempts to do some rigging once I have finished though I don't promise too much

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:47 PM GMT+7

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Really a nice job bending that PE railing. How hard was it to get it into shape?



Thanks

I do the straight bits first and and focus on those then the areas to be curved I use either a paint brush handle for the smaller ones and a Xacto blade holder for the larger. It is of course a fair amount of trial and error but start at one end, test fit each section and after about 20mins of you get close. I don't think it's ever perfect but I glue short areas at a time and adjust.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
looks really fiddly Michael, but handled with aplomb
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 03:07 PM GMT+7
Nice update Michael.

I am enjoying every update on this build.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
after a month I got sent 1 sheet showing no rigging and side views of parts here is part of the plans from profile morskie there's more detail in the instruction sheet from hobby boss than these so called plans total waste of money
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:03 PM GMT+7


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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
Really a nice job bending that PE railing. How hard was it to get it into shape?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:25 PM GMT+7
A brief update on some fiddly stuff that took a lot longer than I expected.




And the trickiest bit of railing in the kit.


which went more smoothly than I anticipated.


I hope this weekend to make some more progress.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:20 PM GMT+7

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Hi Michael,

missed out on your latest update - looks great, the kit seems really pretty comprehensive (almost) OOB, really great overall impression with only a little PE added.
Very nice progress!

(sorry, can't contribute to the Typhoon business... )

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan, the kit is impressive. I think with just a couple of tweaks it would be better. It has some nice PE but no railings for the main deck. I know you can buy them from NorthStar pretty cheaply so it would be no big deal to include them price wise. The other is the instructions are not the most logical (but that might be my forgetfulness in remembering to follow the steps some times.

And on the Typhoon, I don't think I will ever find a reason to build it.

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Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 04:37 PM GMT+7
Hi Michael,

missed out on your latest update - looks great, the kit seems really pretty comprehensive (almost) OOB, really great overall impression with only a little PE added.
Very nice progress!

(sorry, can't contribute to the Typhoon business... )

Cheers,
Jan