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PostSubject: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeMon 25 Jun 2018, 9:20 pm

While things are going slowly with the Mercer, I decided to begin yet another project.  The WWI German Cruiser, SMS Emden.  Got this some time back and since have picked up PE, Kriegsmarine figues, scale chain and a wood deck, so it's time to build.

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I should have enough to keep me busy, now.

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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeTue 26 Jun 2018, 2:10 pm

Sides of the central areas installed and filled in, small depressions in plastic filled in, anchor chains filed off and all primed.
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4 piece hull put together and filled at seams and depressions.
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Test painting of lifeboats. Still a little touchup needed.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeThu 28 Jun 2018, 9:14 pm

Nice start, looks like a good kit
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSat 30 Jun 2018, 4:11 pm

Great start! The amount of detail parts is stunning, looking forward to seeing this develop.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSun 01 Jul 2018, 9:12 pm

Got more work done on the deck area.  The only areas that are wood covered are the central area and the small areas around 4 gun turrets. It's a shame, too, because the Chinese wood deck gives pieces for the entire surface of the ship. The bow and stern decks are a linoleum color.

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So far a very nice fit of parts here.

Thanks for the comments,
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeFri 06 Jul 2018, 2:23 am

More work done up on deck.  PE going in, now.  Also got the hull painted.  

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Decals are supplied for the upper and lower windows on the bridge.  However the upper ones are more square and don't fit the molded windows correctly, so they got painted in.
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Painted the red and white areas, but used decal material for the black stripe.  Had to put a couple of stiffeners in the hull to keep cracks from appearing at the seam line.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeFri 06 Jul 2018, 7:13 am

Nice work Mike, it's all coming together nicely. Love the funnel weathering.

I wonder why the fore and aft decks weren't wood?

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Cool !!
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSat 07 Jul 2018, 9:17 pm

Another little installment - the deck is attached to the hull.  It was a bit tedious, but it ended up OK.  Fit was quite good.

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Looking more like a ship, now.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSat 07 Jul 2018, 10:29 pm

Beautiful work! The amount of detail is wonderful.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSat 07 Jul 2018, 10:41 pm

nice to see some floaty boaty tings being built

and its really nice to see something thats pre ww2
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSun 08 Jul 2018, 8:25 am

Nice one Mike, it's really coming together now. Looks like it'll not be long before it's finished.

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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeThu 12 Jul 2018, 8:26 pm

More tiny parts going on.  Also painted the platelines above the waterline.  Currently working on railings.

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Man that is looking beautiful Mike. Well done.  SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 1705482731

Are the railings P/e? They look a lot like the P/e set I have for my Warspite. If they are P/e do you have any tips on how to attach them cos they look way scary to me. SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 1578238153

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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeFri 13 Jul 2018, 4:18 am

Remarkable in such a small scale. What a great addition to a collection or diorama!
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Looking good Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSat 14 Jul 2018, 4:59 am

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Man that is looking beautiful Mike. Well done.  SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 1705482731

Are the railings P/e? They look a lot like the P/e set I have for my Warspite. If they are P/e do you have any tips on how to attach them cos they look way scary to me. SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 1578238153

Thank you, Al. The railings are PE. I prime and paint them first. They are bent to shape to match the bends of the deck, either in one long piece or several smaller sections, whichever is easier. CA is lightly applied to the bottom edge. A longer complex bend will probably stand by itself 'til dry. You just have to be careful not to brush against them with a stray hand movement.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSat 14 Jul 2018, 6:02 am

Only the odd color combo puts me off. Everything else is museum grade. I remember seeing someplace (public tv model series or Y.T.) doing p.e. railings. It IS a touchy problem, and glue can get where one doesn't want it. Congrats on super work thus far!
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSat 14 Jul 2018, 9:25 am

looks brilliant Mike.
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I've tried to come close to the boxart colors.  Looking at other models online, they range from sand to ochre on the top and white to greyish white below.

Lifeboats are on.
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I really hate closeups at this scale.
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PostSubject: Re: SMS Emden - Revell 1/350   SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 Icon_minitimeSun 15 Jul 2018, 12:07 am

That is a staggering amount of detail! As I mentioned in Al's Warspite thread, the saturation of detail for a ship model is a big draw for me and this certainly fits that bill.
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An impressive model !!

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That is looking brilliant Mike. One to be proud of methinks.

Thanks for the advice on the P/e railings, feel a bit easier about them now.

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Great result Mike.
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SMS Emden - Revell 1/350 1578238153 wow those parts must be sooo small.
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