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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:12 AM UTC
Here it is, official kick off tomorrow, but as it already tomorrow in some parts of the world here is the official thread.

My start pics of the Scharnhorst.





A closer look at the add ons, WEM etch, Artworx deck and master barrels.



Keel (all being well) will be laid tomorrow.

Lets be having your builds, whenever you are ready.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 09:42 AM UTC
Looking very good Simon, and lots of goodies to go with it.

After much deliberation of ship I am in with some patriotic fervor and flag waving.If I can find all the information I need it will be a late war build, 1918 or so.

Not much in the way of aftermarket for this but I have an Artwox deck and the barrels from Dreadnought. There is a small sheet of etch with the kit. I might have to source some railings later.

Should be a quick build, there is only a single sided sheet of instructions

I will post more pictures of the basics when I get started.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:56 PM UTC
Excellent choice Michael,

Looking forward to seeing her progress, and being tempted into needing to add one to my stash.

cheers.

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 08:38 PM UTC
Two very interesting projects already posted - this should become a great campaign.

Now here's my contribution, my first campaign ever

HMS Belfast, 1:350 Trumpeter kit with WEM, wood deck from Artwox, Master barrels and various other add ons, partly cannibalized parts from older projects.

I will keep my updates short in here, my more detailed build log is already started here:

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=234206

But no worries, there's more than enough left to do, and I am happy if I finish in time

Here's my starting post for the campaign:







Looking forward to our cruiser campaign!!

Jan
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 09:27 PM UTC
I've been looking forward to this campaign for quite a while. I LOVE cruisers.

This is the Revell 1/350 SMS Emden. I have liked the Emden since many, many years ago, I think in elementary school, after reading Edwin Hoyt's "Swan of the East" which I understand is an abridged version of his "Last Cruise of the Emden." Fast forward about 40 years and a while back I wanted to build the Emden. Problem is at that time it was out of production and Ebay prices were stupid expensive. A friend of mine gave me his kit of the Dresden, along with the GMM PE set. Thanks Bob!. I really messed it up by doing a lousy job of the underwater stern area, which is modeled separately so that one set of molds can do either Emden or Dresden. I compromised by cutting down the hull to do waterline. Problem is I really don't like waterline and the project faded to the back burner. I finally managed to pick up the Emden kit at the High Altitude IPMS Nationals in Loveland, CO, a few years ago.





If you notice the first thing I've done is cut away the box lid so I can have an opening box. I HATE Revell's end opening boxes.

The only camera I have at the moment is my phone so I can't show a shot of today's date. I just hope everybody trusts me.
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:44 PM UTC
This is gonna be a great campaign, Im glad its long term because it turns out I am a really slow shipbuilder. I have to finish the Reuben James and then I will be a one model man, I look forward to building the meanest looking cruiser around IMHO: USS Indianapolis.

Bryan
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 12:08 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Great to have the Belfast joining in.

Hi Roger,

Nice to see another WW1 build,.

Looking forward to seeing progress on both of them.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 02:12 AM UTC
The Scharnhorst's keel is laid.



The fit of the upper hull is quite good except for right at the bow, which is slightly but noticeably out of alignment.



Fitted, not quite perfect, but will be ok after a bit of a clean up.





The main deck components cleaned up ready to fit.



Fitted, the midships 4.1" gun deck test fitted to check the maindeck fit.



Prop shafts and rudders in place.



Looking forward to seeing the rest of the campaigners' projects on the thread.

cheers.

Si

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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 02:21 AM UTC
A robust launch!
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 04:46 AM UTC
Great to see some things hitting the bench!! Some great choices so far guys!! Looking forward to seeing all the progress along the way!!
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 02:04 PM UTC
It is that Bill,

Am quite relieved now this is under way.

What Todd said.

Looking forward to seeing some more builds.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 08:35 PM UTC
Firstly sorry about the photo quality they were taken with my iPod instead of one of my cameras.

This is my entry, it's the premium version so comes with wood deck and pe as standard. The only additions will be replacement 20mm guns on the deck as the kit ones are poor.



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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 09:54 PM UTC
Great to see this campaign kickstarting, great contributions all!!

Si, you are really fast!! There's a full year to go - but then, this is quite an ambitious project!! I have Scharnhorst in my stash, too, but she will probably take my more than a year to build... Looking forward to your progress very much!!

Now here's the output of a not so successful day...some touch ups on the camouflage and some prototyping of the motorized twin Oerlikon, based upon Todd's ideas back from his HMS Roberts build log - thanks Todd!!





5-piece series will start soon...

Cheers,
Jan

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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 10:04 PM UTC
Hey all,

Great to see such a wide variety of subjects so far in the campaign. Well here is my submission, Hasegawa's IJN Light Cruiser Noshiro with the Hasegawa PE set for the Noshiro and a couple common PE sets for Agano Class Light Cruisers. I will be picking up some North Star Brass Strip soon.



Unfortunately due to congestion in the Ship Yard construction will not commence for about 30 days.

Looking forward to this Campaign...let the fun begin!!!

Dave

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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 10:58 PM UTC
Hi Luciano,

Good to see your Graf Spee in the campaign.

Hi Jan,

Nice work on the 20mm. The Scharnhorst is an ambitious project, hence being quick off the blocks.

Hi Dave,

Interesting choice, and looks of goodies, should be quite a build.

Thanks guys, looking forward to seeing your builds progress.

cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 02:44 AM UTC
Today's progress,

Fo'c's'le and quarterdeck details that the wood deck will fit over, and deck edge fairleads fitted. This will reduce the risk of glue marks, and aid the fitting of the wood deck.





The iron ladded beefed up with some steps from left over etched vertical ladders.



The hull sprayed Halfords red primer.



and a top coat of Lifecolour German anti fouling red.



boot topping and camo next.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 02:56 AM UTC
some very nice builds going on here

Okay, I'll bite too!

I'll enter with Trumpy's Prinz Eugen which I started some time ago but has been on the back burner during the battleship campaign, but can now kick off again.

Hopefully seeing all you guys progressing will give me the push I need to finish him on time

I'll post some pics up to the gallery later on.

I'll keep my updates here brief, and detailed updates will be in my build log here

Russ
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 12:49 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

Good to have the Prinz on board.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 03:40 PM UTC
can i get a link to the gallery please?
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 05:06 PM UTC

Quoted Text

can i get a link to the gallery please?



Do you mean the 'Cruiser' gallery? If so, one has no been made yet.
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:08 PM UTC
Great to see all the interest shown so far.

The weekends are my busy time at work, I'm a cab driver, so I haven't gotten too much done. Silly me I thought I'd at least get the hull done by now. The first thing I've done is glue some Evergreen strip over the lower level of port holes in the hull so you can't see through them. I've also glued in place the bulkhead/floor section for the two forward broadside guns.



I've also taped one of the stern insert to the main hull to get an idea how to glue it. This is my biggest worry as this is an area I managed to really look a mess when I tried building the Dresden kit. I am going to take my time here to make the area look as good as I can make it.



I hope to be able to get more done tonight.

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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 08:39 PM UTC
Nice Start Rodger,

Good to see another one under way.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 05:42 AM UTC
Ahoy Michael

A very nice (& patriotic) choice of subject.

Well done.

Now with two modeling projects on the go I imagine there will be little time for house painting?


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 07:57 AM UTC

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Ahoy Michael

A very nice (& patriotic) choice of subject.

Well done.

Now with two modeling projects on the go I imagine there will be little time for house painting?


Cheers


Sean



Thanks Sean,
As you will well know the weather has not been conducive to painting. But I have dabbling over at Aeroscale trying to complete a plane. After that I will examine the space in the drydock to see if there is room for two and see if the shipworkers can think about more than one hull at a time.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 11:41 PM UTC
A small piece of progress on the painting.

the lower hull masked,



and the upper hull sprayed black, this will be masked off for the boot topping.



cheers.

Si