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    75mm Lifeboat Master Korabel 1:72 Scale

    Very nice work indeed.
  2. All, I’ve got a Swordfish Floatplane, a Walrus and will have a Seafox when I can find one. I’ve got some Vallejo Model Colour paints that I think are correct in theory for the topsides (70.867 Dark Blue Grey and 70.892 Yellow Olive). However when I put them together they are very low contrast and very dark. Even though this might be correct, I’d rather have slightly brighter versions on 1:72 models - scale lightening if you like. Has anyone got any advice for Model Colour or Model Air for a bit of scale fading or scale lightening for this FAA scheme please? I don’t want to mix paints. I notice that in the Vallejo Air FAA set, for the Swordfish the lower wings are lighter versions of the uppers (like a few RAF biplanes I think). Any advice on the true relative lightness would be appreciated; I tried just adding white for my RAF Tiger Moth, but didn’t add enough - it looks the same.
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Makes sense, yes. The reason I fixed them like that was partly because of the image on the plan, but mainly because the chain cut-outs don’t line up exactly with the chains!
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    I was wondering where these curved laser-cut panels went. There’s no mention of them in the instructions: I eventually found them on some old plans - looks like they could be fold-down gratings to stop people falling down the anchor chain hole: So that’s the guns fitted. Took a bit of adjustment, and the hull doors still need fitting, but at least they’re in place now:
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    All 18 guns finished now. Glad that’s done tbh: Now to fit them...
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Pretty much finished the main deck guns: This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 720x563. Each complete gun comprises 30 parts. And there are still four more to build for the hull guns, then the secondary armament. This bit of the build isn’t that much fun. Deck mounted 5.2 cm guns completed this evening: This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 654x720.
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    Just Jane at East Kirkby

    Very nice - I’m tempered to start my Airfix refuelling set after seeing the fuel truck! Is it based at East Kirby?
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Did some work on the main guns (or a gun). Some of the parts: Assembled to an educated guess, and some reference images (instructions are vague to say the least). First, without the shield: And with the shield: Just another 5 of these, and another 4 without shields. Then on to the secondary armament...
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Made a start on the main 10.5 cm guns, by making the barrels. Each one comprises three overlapping rolls of paper:
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Bridge finished, with the addition of extension pieces, navigation lights and the ‘boxes on stalks” on the wheel house roof:
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    I needed some easy wins on this, so I cut out the emblems and name plates and stuck them on. I think the crest on the stern should maybe go a bit lower, but it conveniently covered a gap higher up, so it was too good an opportunity to miss. Also added the anchors and foredeck railings (which didn’t fit too well). Dampening helped a bit, but the fronts still needed trimming:
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Bollards and foredeck details this weekend:
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Spent this evening making the remaining three binnacles. Each one comprises 12 parts: Fitted to the rear deck and tower: And the bridge roof, along with a “thing with holes in it” to use the correct nautical term: Also made a start on doubling up the upper mast parts:
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Few more fittings added, and secured it to its proper base:
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    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Yes, those are the footprints for parts 53f and 53g. Same on the other side.
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