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Old 09-05-2017, 06:42 AM
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SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse - 1:250 - HMV

Next on the table is a design by the late and great Peter Brandt for HMV - the 1897 liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, the first ship of the era of four-funneled ocean liners.

I always enjoy these HMV builds - great design and fit of parts, crisply printed on perfect building paper.

So here we go with the internal frame:
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:11 PM
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Hi Marco,

best wishes for this ambitious project! KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE was the first of four famous North German Lloyd four-funnel-fast-steamers which started from my (former) home town Bremerhaven to America, three of them winning the Blue Riband between 1897 and 1907.

Tragic fate nonetheless... It`s wreck could have been seen until the 1950ies/60ies as wikipedia says.

I am also in the possession of that great Peter Brandt construction but failed to get the details set. Meanwhile even the kit is out of print but I hope to get a second kit and the detail set sometimes.

Building reports are rare so I will definitely enjoy yours!

Are you going to use the detail set?

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Old 09-05-2017, 02:48 PM
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Hi Front Light, thanks! It is an amazing ship, and I'm just trying to imagine how revolutionary she must have been at the time. I bought the kit several years ago together with the photo-etched detail set, so I will be using this.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:54 PM
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A wonderful project! A real classic of the golden age of ocean liners.

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Old 09-05-2017, 05:45 PM
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Looking forward to your HMV Kaiser Wilhelm.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:59 AM
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looks a great project
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I have this one in my stack. I'll be watching your build with interest.

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Old 09-08-2017, 03:21 AM
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Thank you all! So here are the main decks and the first level of superstructure.
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And here is the plating of the hull. The main shape is there (and I've bent the rudder straight again) - always a concern of mine when building in a humid tropical climate.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:21 PM
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Looking good my friend. I love HMV kits. As always clean precise building.
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