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Hobby Boss 1/350 Dunkerque
Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 06:42 PM GMT+7

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Congratulations on commissioning Michael,

Great build of a very elegant ship.

Cheers

Si



Thank you Si.
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 09:40 AM GMT+7
Congratulations on commissioning Michael,

Great build of a very elegant ship.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:16 PM GMT+7

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A stunning build Michael!

Nice, clean work and a great display piece!

Very quick too, which is a testament to your skills.

Good to hear that Hobby Boss have produced a kit with minimal fuss!

Your pics look great!

Thankyou for sharing!

I'm with you on raiding the stash: I've made the same commitment to substantially reduce the stash before any more purchases-not sure how that will go, but will try

I'll be keeping an eye out to see what hits your bench next



Cheers Russ!
I think I aided my build time by not using any aftermarket sets. If I had gone for something Pontos like it would have been 12 months not 4
I have about 10 ships in the stash and quite a few have sets for them so there is a possibility that the next build may require a lot more time.

A Spitfire MK 1 is up next for the ANZAC campaign. I have been keeping an eye on that Tiffy. Good progress there!

thanks
Michael



Agreed-those After market sets are time vampire for sure.

Will be quietly watching the ANZAC campaign while hopefully I can finish the Tiffy by the deadline...
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:14 PM GMT+7

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Michael,

sorry for being late and rather quiet throughout, but I was watching your build! She looks great, you did a fine job!! Congratulations to your commissioning of Dunkerque and to a job well done!!

Cheers,
Jan



Glad to know you have been watching Jan. I know you have been busy with other things but it's good to see HMS Hood, Dunkerque's nemesis, back on the desk.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:11 PM GMT+7

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A stunning build Michael!

Nice, clean work and a great display piece!

Very quick too, which is a testament to your skills.

Good to hear that Hobby Boss have produced a kit with minimal fuss!

Your pics look great!

Thankyou for sharing!

I'm with you on raiding the stash: I've made the same commitment to substantially reduce the stash before any more purchases-not sure how that will go, but will try

I'll be keeping an eye out to see what hits your bench next



Cheers Russ!
I think I aided my build time by not using any aftermarket sets. If I had gone for something Pontos like it would have been 12 months not 4
I have about 10 ships in the stash and quite a few have sets for them so there is a possibility that the next build may require a lot more time.

A Spitfire MK 1 is up next for the ANZAC campaign. I have been keeping an eye on that Tiffy. Good progress there!

thanks
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:05 PM GMT+7

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Ahoy Michael

Very nice build indeed.

Well done great effort.

Cheers


Sean



Thanks Sean. Glad you like her.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 05:34 PM GMT+7
Michael,

sorry for being late and rather quiet throughout, but I was watching your build! She looks great, you did a fine job!! Congratulations to your commissioning of Dunkerque and to a job well done!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
A stunning build Michael!

Nice, clean work and a great display piece!

Very quick too, which is a testament to your skills.

Good to hear that Hobby Boss have produced a kit with minimal fuss!

Your pics look great!

Thankyou for sharing!

I'm with you on raiding the stash: I've made the same commitment to substantially reduce the stash before any more purchases-not sure how that will go, but will try

I'll be keeping an eye out to see what hits your bench next
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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
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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: 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 - 06:38 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 - 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 - 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 - 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: 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.

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: 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: 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 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
Very nice job indeed Michael,

The rigging does look splendid.

Cheers

Si
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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: 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 - 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: 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: 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.

cheers
Michael