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Hobby Boss Dunkirque 1/350
Deranius
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:18 AM GMT+7
Hi Si,
as a little late follower I can say it is going superbly and your builds provide a great learning resource.
I have few kits in the 1/350 scale but dare not to start them yet since I consider myself still a beginner in all this...
Watching this build closely.
Rade
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 08:42 PM GMT+7
Such clean and crisp moldings: if only all ships kits were this good
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:07 AM GMT+7

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Hi Si,
as a little late follower I can say it is going superbly and your builds provide a great learning resource.
I have few kits in the 1/350 scale but dare not to start them yet since I consider myself still a beginner in all this...
Watching this build closely.
Rade



Hi Rade,

welcome aboard, glad to have you along. Thanks for your kind comment. I have learned a lot posting my builds on this site, gave me the confidence to tackle the more complex vessels.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:10 AM GMT+7

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Such clean and crisp moldings: if only all ships kits were this good



Agree with you there mate, have to say I am impressed with what their recent releases, and some interesting subjects too.

Cheers

Si
Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:57 PM GMT+7
All looking very familiar
Great job so far, and you're right about the etched yards. I think I reattached them once or twice, especially while trying to rig them!

cheers
Michael
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:07 AM GMT+7

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All looking very familiar
Great job so far, and you're right about the etched yards. I think I reattached them once or twice, especially while trying to rig them!

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,

No doubt I will be doing the same.

It is, so far, a stunning kit to build.

Cheers

Si
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:26 PM GMT+7

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All looking very familiar
Great job so far, and you're right about the etched yards. I think I reattached them once or twice, especially while trying to rig them!

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,

No doubt I will be doing the same.

It is, so far, a stunning kit to build.

Cheers

Si



Agree with that. It was the most straightforward build I have ever done.
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 08:12 PM GMT+7
Hi Michael,

I must say I am very impressed with what Hobby Boss are doing at the moment, a good level of detail, a good amount of etch, not a vast a mount of microscopic parts, and some of the more recent kits, (Alaska & Seydlitz) even include maindeck railings.

Don't tell Mrs Duster, but I also picked up the Seydlitz at Telford,

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:03 AM GMT+7
In and watching you here as well, Si!

You are doing a nice and fast job, very special looking ships those sisters, the French had a very uncommon design.
Looking forward to see her grow!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 02:57 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

They are unusual, that does seem to be a quirk of French design.

Good to see you back on the board again mate, looking forward to some progress on the Hood.

Cheers

Si

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 08:43 AM GMT+7
A bit more progress over the weekend.

More detail on the after superstructure.



Time to tackle some more sub assemblies.

The three sections of the after director tower.



Test fitted together.



The centre to top is a tight fit, and the railings will need a tidy up.

The catapult, basic assembly, the actual etched section does need to be handled with care, but it does want to fold in the right places.



with it's detail parts added.





More after Christmas.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 06:18 AM GMT+7
Awesome work, man!!
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 06:34 AM GMT+7
Si,

that's great etch work! Things are coming together here as well!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7

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Awesome work, man!!



Thanks Charlie,

The quality of the etch does help, Have a good Christmas mate.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 08:10 AM GMT+7

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Si,

that's great etch work! Things are coming together here as well!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Hobby Boss etch has come on since their earliest kits, I have to say, that in my opinion, when it comes to ship kits they are the Boss right now, if you'll pardon the pun.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 10:45 PM GMT+7
Managed to sneak a quick session at the bench yesterday.

The Foretop.

The lower section.



Mid section.



Upper section.



And finally all three put together.



That is both "wedding cakes" built, hoping the weather improves a bit so I can get the windy stick out and get some colour on the these sub assemblies.

more soon,

Happy New Year to all.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 11:55 PM GMT+7
Simon, you really have a steady Hand and the eye of a sniper my friend . Looks very nice; I am looking forward how it looks painted

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 02:28 AM GMT+7

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Simon, you really have a steady Hand and the eye of a sniper my friend . Looks very nice; I am looking forward how it looks painted

Cheers

Thomas



Thanks Thomas,

I am hoping to get some paint on the sub assemblies either tomorrow or next weekend, time and weather permitting.

Cheers

Si




RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 09:32 AM GMT+7
Managed to grab a few hours at the bench today.

Some of the foredeck details going on.



More etched railings.

Starboard side of the shelter deck forward.



and the port side.



Starboard side aft.



and the port side.



hope to get some paint on these at the weekend.

Cheers

Si

ChurchSTSV
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
Looking great, Si!!
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 09:21 AM GMT+7

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Looking great, Si!!



Hi Charlie,

I have to say it is a very nice kit to build!

Thanks for looking in, and your kind comment.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 07:39 AM GMT+7
This weekend's progress,

Got some spraying done.







The main superstructure units with their decks painted and fixed down.



And the lower section of the forebridge in place, couple of gaps that need filling, but nothing major,



The funnel is only test fitted, needs the white bnad decal adding before fixing.

More soon

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 09:21 PM GMT+7
Happy New Year Si!

Good to see work at the Heathwood docks hasn't stopped

Looking good!
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 08:24 AM GMT+7

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Happy New Year Si!

Good to see work at the Heathwood docks hasn't stopped

Looking good!



Happy New year to you too Russ,

Yup almost back to full speed.

Thanks mate, it is really good kit, and an interesting looking lady too.

Hope to make some more progress this weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
Today's progress.

The after "wedding cake" fitted.



and the catapult.



The funnel and searchlight deck in place.



Detail parts on the top half of the bridge tower.



Forward superstructure fitted.



Overview of the build so far.



Cheers

Si