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Old 08-28-2022, 01:43 PM
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That's brilliant skill! I think you're one of the most skilled if not the most skilled ship builder here.
I am curious to know why you went the whole way with the detailing on the fore and aft sections if you say the most difficult part was the hull shape.
Why would you not just build the hull sections, join them, then spend time on the remaining detailing?
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Old 08-29-2022, 02:08 AM
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good question, but this is how I have worked recently. I used to work deck by deck and only added the details later. But if I complete a whole section it is much more rewarding and motivating. Furthermore, this way I have a nice mix of construction and details. For bigger models this is important. Building 100 vents or 40 winches at a time can be very dull. it is like renovating your house: finish one room nicely and start enjoying it while working on the other ones.
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Old 08-29-2022, 02:16 AM
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The next phase is to build the Promenade Deck and Boat Deck, which are both included in the kit. Check with the deck plans as you must add some bays, eg in the Smoking Room. The window panes were painted white, but my copy show cannot print white on foil. So I had to do them brown. If the next builder can use white prints, do so as you please. Also add some windows of the cabins and rooms.
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Old 08-29-2022, 02:22 AM
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on Columbus the first class rooms were of double height So the windows spread across both decks. But contrary to Otten's kit the upper windows were round not arches. Only the upper windows of the Connecting Hall and Smoking Room were square.
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Old 08-30-2022, 01:42 PM
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good question, but this is how I have worked recently. I used to work deck by deck and only added the details later. But if I complete a whole section it is much more rewarding and motivating. Furthermore, this way I have a nice mix of construction and details. For bigger models this is important. Building 100 vents or 40 winches at a time can be very dull. it is like renovating your house: finish one room nicely and start enjoying it while working on the other ones.
Yes, I can completely understand that approach, not a bad idea! I would tend to have 3 models on the go in different stages of construction, maybe I'll try your method.

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Alan
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Old 08-30-2022, 10:07 PM
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Now that's what I call meticulous attention to details ! Beautiful work
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Old 09-04-2022, 06:12 AM
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Before I can close the Promenade Deck with the Boat Deck (including all the walls in place) I must build some 150 deckchairs. But only for the open promenade, the closed one must do without as they would hardly be visible.
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Old 09-06-2022, 11:27 AM
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The Bridge Deck is in place. I changed the kit at the end of the deck so that a terrassed portion is included, as the deck plans and photos show. As my fellow builder with Kartonbau.de I had the problem that the entire bridge Front is 3 mm too short. He added railing to the bridge wings, which is unacceptable for me. So I remodelled part of the front walls so that at least 3 mm wall shields the wing to the front. The other walls wrapping the wings got the original height of 4.5 mms. Then I lengthened the front wall of the pilot deck by 3 mms. The missing 1.5 mms of the wing can be added by the wind schield that curves upward and protects the officers.
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Old 09-06-2022, 11:30 AM
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Here are the results
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Old 09-15-2022, 07:23 AM
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The bridge wings gave me a hard time as they were 2 mm too short in the kit. But a close look at an old painting of that area revealed that originally in addition to the awnings there were canvas wind deflectors plus extra awnings to the front. So I put these deflectors on the bulkhead's handrail so that an extra 2 mm are gained. The canvas could be raised to above head level of the officers.
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