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Hobby Boss Dunkirque 1/350
Cosimodo
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:55 PM UTC
Looking very familiar! You're doing a great job Si.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 03:21 PM UTC
Thanks Michael,

It such a great kit, I know I am repeating myself, but I do like what Hobby Boss are doing at the moment.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
Very nice work, Si!
Fast progress and crisp and clean as usual she's looking really good. And you can already see the finish line approaching!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 02:49 AM UTC

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Very nice work, Si!
Fast progress and crisp and clean as usual she's looking really good. And you can already see the finish line approaching!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Mate, appreciate your kind words and support as always.

Still quite a distance to go, the finish line is only visible from the main director

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:24 PM UTC
coming along nicely, Si. And the wedding cake looks great!
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC

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coming along nicely, Si. And the wedding cake looks great!



Thanks Russ,

Couldn't think of a better description for three tier directors, they do give a certain something to the look of the vessel.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
Before I forget a wee bit progress yesterday,

back to sub assemblies

Cranes.





And Boats.



Painting the props, I use citadel metallics, the darker prop is a base coat of "warplock bronze" the finished prop is in the wonderfully named "scullcrusher brass,"



More soon

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:41 PM UTC
A bit more progress today.

The paint job on the props done and they have been fitted in place.





The boats that go aft on the cradles aft of the bridge, well three out of the five.



The correct five boats in place.



The boats are pretty much all painted, so for a bit relief, one of the quad secondary turrets built.



The gun mount test fitted on the after barbette, a few more deck details down in that area too.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:08 AM UTC
Really enjoying watching this come together, Si! Keep up the good work!!
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC
Wow, the French knew how to build 'em quirky hey Si?

Looking good...
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC

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Really enjoying watching this come together, Si! Keep up the good work!!



Thanks Charlie,

will do my best mate, it is a very friendly kit to build,

Appreciate your comment.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 02:21 AM UTC

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Wow, the French knew how to build 'em quirky hey Si?

Looking good...



Thanks Russ,

They certainly did, but then I like em quirky. More fun to build!



Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:48 PM UTC
Some very nice progress here as well, Si! Looking forward to your next updates!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:14 AM UTC

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Some very nice progress here as well, Si! Looking forward to your next updates!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Appreciate you looking in. You won't have long to wait, tinkered with her this afternoon, probably won't get that posted today.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 02:03 AM UTC
Sunday's progress

More work on the boats, etched trolleys fitted to two of the motor boats.



Fitted along with two open boats.



Still quite a few of these to do.

Plastic parts of the quad 13.2mm assembled.



And with the etch.



Quite effective but tricky to fold as the seats and sights are very fragile, and there is nothing to fix them to.

Started work on the main turrets for a break from the small stuff.

The Gun barrels fitted to the base, took a little feckling to get the barrels lined up with the ports in the gunhouse.



And the gunhouse fitted.



More after next weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 02:04 PM UTC
Good to see the big guns up Si!

A busy weekend it seems with the 3 slipways your building in
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 02:05 PM UTC
Those quad machine guns were very fiddly. Almost as difficult to mount as well. The ship's boats are looking good.

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Michael
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 12:08 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

They do look rather good though, I did the feeling that the locating pins on the bottom are a bit big.

one down ten to go.

This weekend, on with sub assemblies.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
A bit more progress yesterday.

Long week at work, so wimped out on the smaller sub assemblies and got on with some big bits

"A" Turret done.



Both main turrets done and test fitted.



The searchlights painted and fitted, along with a few other bits & pieces.



the remaining secondary turrets build.



The quadruple mounts test fitted.



An overview of the vessel so far.



I hope it will be warm enough to get the windy stick out next weekend.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC
Gorgeous work so far, Si. Loving the work on one of my favorite ships.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC

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Gorgeous work so far, Si. Loving the work on one of my favorite ships.



Hi Charlie,

It is a great kit, looking forward to getting some paint on those gun mounts.

Thank you for looking in, and your kind comment.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 05:25 AM UTC
Great to see the armament go on Si, even if it is before paint
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:07 AM UTC

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Great to see the armament go on Si, even if it is before paint



Thanks Russ,

just had to do it, love those quad turrets, especially the detail on the rear of the secondary's. hoping to get some paint on them over the weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 02:34 AM UTC
A little progress this weekend,

Anchor cables.

The chain as provided.



painted XF69 Nato black.



One small fault on the kit, no spurling pipe, so a bit of drilling. Shown drilled on the central cable, the outer pair yet to be done.



All cables in place.



No paint on the turrets I am afraid, Sunday was a mix of snow & sleet showers, with the temperature in my outdoor spray booth barely above zero.

More at the weekend, I hope.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:44 PM UTC
nice touch with the spurling pipe Si