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RussellE
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 04:51 PM UTC
You've come a long way so far D! Looking forward to seeing more
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 03:26 PM UTC
Thanks for checking in guys. If you look back through the thread I have replaced images up to about half way through page 4. I am hoping to finish the rest tonight so I am ready once I dig the kit out of the dark depths of my garage.

Cheers, D

Edit: It's done! All images have been updated. Now I just need to read through a couple more times to remember where I was at, and what I had planned.
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 03:23 PM UTC

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G'day folks.

Reading through Russell's Prince Eugen thread a couple of days back, and seeing such great progress, I was motivated to revive this thread with a view to getting the Gearing back on the bench.

Several hours later I am still dealing with the Photobucket fiasco trying to cross-reference images, download them to my Kitmaker Gallery and replace them in the thread.

What a PAIN IN THE #$%&#@$ !!!

Cheers, D



Hi Damian

very flattered indeed! It's great to see this thread revived!

Yep, photo bucket has put a lot of people out, but the Kitmaker gallery works great, and like Michael said, there's no chance of it going astray
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 11:42 AM UTC
I wondered where this had got to. It will be great to see it revived. Hope you sort out the pictures and I think using the Kitmaker gallery is a good idea. No worries about the future of third party photo sharing sites... touchwood.

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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 06:33 AM UTC

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I fear the days of the "free" Internet may be numbered.



I'm sure you are correct Tim. I think for the moment I will just focus on using my Kitmaker Gallery. It works fine and I have plenty of space there.

Looking forward to getting back into this project.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 05:52 AM UTC

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...Photobucket fiasco...What a PAIN IN THE #$%&#@$ !!!



Damian, I quite agree! Try Imgur. They are still a user friendly host for posting images - at least for the moment. I fear the days of the "free" Internet may be numbered.
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 05:05 AM UTC
G'day folks.

Reading through Russell's Prince Eugen thread a couple of days back, and seeing such great progress, I was motivated to revive this thread with a view to getting the Gearing back on the bench.

Several hours later I am still dealing with the Photobucket fiasco trying to cross-reference images, download them to my Kitmaker Gallery and replace them in the thread.

What a PAIN IN THE #$%&#@$ !!!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:21 PM UTC
D, she looks great with a bit of colour on and the red looks like a very close match through my monitor. Keep up the fine work.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 08:01 PM UTC
Thanks again for the feedback guys, very much appreciated. I am really pleased with the colour and the finish, and looking forward to getting the next couple of colours on.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 09:34 AM UTC
The color looks really good! Fine job on the lower hull, and your mixed red looks spot on to me!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 04:32 PM UTC
Looking very nice, D
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 03:27 PM UTC
The hull looks great and looking forward to see how the rest turns out with your chosen scheme.

cheers
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 02:50 PM UTC
Damian,
Been following along quietly. Glad to see you making steady progress. Yout PE works is very nice!

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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 02:10 PM UTC
Great stuff Damian,

The colour looks very good to me mate, really coming together,

Cheers

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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 11:06 AM UTC
My interpretation of Hull Red, 3 parts X-7 Red mixed with 1 part XF-9 Hull Red, Tamiya acrylics.




I will let this cure for a day or two then on to the boot topping.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 07:34 PM UTC
Very nice and clean!! Looking forward to see some paint!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:29 PM UTC
Small progress is still progress Mate.

Nice work

Cheers

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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
You might be right Russ, I might be in trouble!

Working on a couple of other builds tonight but I still found time to add 4 more PE parts to the Gearing.



No excuses now, the hull is ready for the paint shop.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 02:54 AM UTC
nice research, D

looks like you're well and truly 'hooked' on the salty side
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:44 PM UTC
Damian,

your research looks pretty successful! Looks like the binoculars have gotten some significant improvement, those you found resemble the model ones pretty close, as it appears.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 03:06 PM UTC
Thanks for posting those photos Jan, great images.

I went on my typical Google journey today in a quiet moment and found the website for the USS Slater restoration which has some excellent photos of what I am assuming will be the same weapons and fittings as the Gearing.
Twin 40mm mount

Twin 20mm mount

Binocular mount


Unfortunately the kit parts are too small for nano-super detailing but I am glad to have learned what these parts represent on the 1:1 vessel.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:20 AM UTC

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Si, I suspected as much, does anybody have a photo of the real thing easily accessible?




Damian,

those are pictures of a contemporary one, referred to as 'big eyes' then (Pictures are from 2000/2001). From my personal experience with the USN, they are using things that proofed useful and successful designs for astonishingly long times - you can find equipment on display in WWII museum ships and in active service units at the same time - which in many cases is not a bad thing, don't get me wrong there. I am aware of quite a few things in German Navy that have been replaced by some fancy new stuff, for whatever reason, that never reached the quality of the old stuff.

Well, that being said, I have no pictures of USN WWII equipment, but I would feel those binoculars were pretty similar if not the same....







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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 04:16 AM UTC
Ok, the problem with opening up a new world is that you get drawn in and distracted from the task at hand

Trawling through the website that Luciano so kindly linked inevitably led to some discussion boards and further links and . . . . You know how it goes!
Looking forwards to the Frank Knox build I found the following couple of images which will give the eventual 3 ship display a good point of difference. The B&W photo is DD-742 Frank Knox in measure MS21, and the colour image is DD-366 USS Drayton in the same measure.



I also found this image which labels a few of the radar assembly items and will save a few questions from me down the track.


Now I need to check out the options for the Chevalier and come up with a third variation.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 05:07 PM UTC
Excellent information Luciano, what a great website for reference materials.

The photo below is from Navsource, and show the Gearing just after commissioning but prior to being fully outfitted, MS22 measure. I believe that this would be what is represented on the box art and the instructions, so this is how I will proceed. Thanks once again for the assistance, this really is opening up a new world for me!



Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 09:18 AM UTC
One more thing, see if you can find some photos of the ship in the measure you want to do as the official paint scheme was not always followed to the letter.

Find this out for a US ship which is laid up while I build some aircraft, the crew got lazy and missed a band of camouflage from the upper bridge on one side!