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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:58 pm

I finally learned how to put pictures in the computers, thanks to my dauhgter. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I am hoping to complete this model within the next 2 months. I am building this as a static model. Here is the completed Tower. Everthing is scratch build except for the fiberglass tower. The figures I used are from Anrea's 54mm. I used sheet styrene. The 2cm guns are scratchbuild.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:09 pm

More pictures of the tower
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:18 pm

Here are several close up pictures of my scratchbuilld 2cm guns. I made the rail with styrene rod. I made a template with sheetstyrene and taped the styrene rod on the template placed it on boiling water for about a minute. Once cooled it stayed in shape. I don't know why there seem to be some white powder on the pictures but on the model it doesnt come out.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:24 pm

more pictures of the figures made by Andrea 54mm.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:28 pm

Here are my scratchbuild ammunition boxes. I made the top from a button and cast the rest.

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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:34 pm

Few more pictures of the tower. The ladders are made of sheetstyrene. I scratchbuild the 3/7 cm gun but will be replacing it with another twin 2cm gun as I am currently scratchbuilding a 3.7 gun which will be mounted at the aft of the ship.

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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:39 pm

The radar antenna is made out of photoetched, I got this one from The Shipyard where I also got the fiberglass hull.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:43 pm

The following pictures are from the side of the Conning Tower, I decided to cut out one side the model and detail all of the interior. I will do this also the hull about 8ft of it.

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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:05 pm

I just finished scratchbuilding the 10.5 gun. I found a good reference book a week ago and it has very good 4 way pictures and drawings at 1/50 scale. The book is Gun Power #19/German Naval Artillery vol.III. I inlarged the drawings to 156% should be at 1/32 scale.

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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:11 pm

Few more pictures of my scratchbuild 10.5 gun. I used a fiberglass fishing rod for the barrel and also turned alluminum with my lathe. The rest is made with sheet styrene.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:17 pm

Final pictures of my completed 10.5 gun
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:28 pm

I started to cut sections of the hull to detail the interior.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:33 pm

I started and completed the control room. Everything is made out of sheet and rod styrene and turned aluminum.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:41 pm

more pictures of the Control Room, the figures are made from different manufactures and used Legends Productions and Verlinden's heads on them.
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Postby squadron » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:46 pm

More pictures of the finished control room.
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