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Old 01-04-2019, 11:24 AM
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Thanks for posting the link, what a gorgeous model!

I promise some updates soon, my rigging wire still hasnít arrived. In the mean time, the lower hull of my 1/250 SMS Baden is almost finished. Iíll be sure to start a thread on that build when I get some time
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DRG, did you order the Modelkasten wire too ? I think youíll really like it
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:56 AM
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Can not wait to see her rigged, Looking forward to your Baden build. I have this kit as well.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:41 AM
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I ended up making the troublesome boat hulls from scratch. By trial and error, I added 1mm to the bottom of the hull sides, amended the length and angle of the bows and removed the stern triangles (to be fitted seperately):



Then drew around the remaining upper profile, folded along the keel and cut out from some spare grey card in the kit:



I then cut the individual sides out and assembled to the deck plates. I added the brown hull top edging from painted paper, and also made keel and bow finishers from painted paper, scored to form a "v" shape. They all look acceptable now, although there remain some annoying details such as no propellers on the motor launches:



Made some davit pulleys from 1mm circles punched from scrap laser-cut card:



and added stretched sprue for the lines:



I opted to fit all the boats stowed, and since there are no supports for this option, I ended up making a makeshift height fixture out of a steel rule and some triangles of card:



(that one's shown back to front by mistake)



the davit pulley lines were then trimmed to suit and PVA'd in place:

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Old 01-18-2019, 03:34 PM
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Rigging at last. I’m using a combination of stretched sprue (for short runs and for those mast supports that contribute to stiffness), and elastic thread for the rest.

My technique for elastic thread involves cutting it about 2mm short, fixing one end, and then using tweezers in an adjustable stand to de-tension the other until it’s glue has set:





Most of the hull rigging is done, now for the masts...

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Old 01-18-2019, 03:50 PM
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Amazing detail. This qualifies as a museum piece.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:46 PM
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Nice jigs!
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:45 PM
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Great techniques.
Your S.M.S. Emden is easily equal to your usual high standards.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:42 PM
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That is amazing work. And thank you for taking pics of how your do your rigging and tie downs.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:19 PM
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Thanks all!


Front/upper mast rigging. Bit of a nightmare because when using sprue, the slightest imbalance in tension makes some line or other sag. Using elastic helps, but adds no strength to delicate structures which will themselves be subject to tension eventually...

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Old 01-19-2019, 04:50 PM
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Looks awfully good to me.
Particularly with the complexity of that upper mast.
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