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Andreas.R

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  1. Giddey to all! Here another design, a muffler for the Italeri 1/24 MAN F90 kit. This detail is missing in the model, they have only the rather unusual sidepipes! It was not easy to design with tinkercad, but easy to print by shapeways. Regards Andreas Edited 5 minutes ago by Andreas.R
  2. I bought the Italeri Fiat Abarth too, Issues: the hole powertrain is very bad, the motor looks like from a russian traktor the differential is oversized. leave the front hood closed! the clear part for the windows is very thick and has a wavy pattern. I would recommend it only as a slot car! the body and the decals are ok Regards Andreas
  3. Looks very nice! I am building the SMS Friedrich der Große, a kitbash from the Koenig ICM Kits. Researching details, I found that all German capital ships of this era where equipped with coal winches round about 20 per vessel. This tiny detail is omitted by all producers, except 1/250 Paper models.
  4. Giddey to all, I tried to scratch build the coal winches, but as they are very tiny peaces (3 mm height) and 20 x, I did not succeed. So I decided to 3D print them. I worked many hours with TINKERCAD and learned to use it. Then I uploaded the 3D file at SHAPEWAYS and ordered the model. Starting the next lesson: the printability! Loose shells, thin walls and the scale. The design of the coal winch is relatively simple there are only 8 shells, so I got it after 6 tries. Here are the pic´s of this design: and the real thing: here is the next step for the build, 3D printed boat davits and the 2 boat cranes: take look at the red arrow ! This is the previous scratch build part and should be exchanged with 3D Part boat crane The boat davits - challenge was/is they should be movable! Design relatively simple: and the real challenge - the 2 boat cranes! I have to make 2 different designs to get it placed at my model. As designed with tinkercad: As designed with tinkercad: A very komplex design, 4 movable parts, 2 different designs and more than 60 shells! When shapeways noted issues, I had to disconnect up to 20 shells, -change the design, realign and connect the shells again. When uploaded I often discovered missing shells, and start all over again. Here what I ordered at shapeways: I am waiting now for the printed parts, I am very curious! regards Andreas
  5. Giddey to all, I tried to scratch build the coal winches, but as they are very tiny peaces (3 mm height) and 20 x, I did not succeed. So I decided to 3D print them. I worked many hours with TINKERCAD and learned to use it. Then I uploaded the 3D file at SHAPEWAYS and ordered the model. Starting the next lesson: the printability! Loose shells, thin walls and the scale. The design of the coal winch is relatively simple there are only 8 shells, so I got it after 6 tries. Here are the pic´s of this design: and the real thing: here is the next step for the build, 3D printed boat davits and the 2 boat cranes: take look at the red arrow ! the boat davits - challenge was/is they should be movable! design relatively simple: and the real challenge - the 2 boat cranes! I have to make 2 different designs to get it placed at my model. As designed with tinkercad As designed with tinkercad A very komplex design, 4 movable parts, 2 different designs and more than 60 shells! When shapeways noted issues, I had to disconnect up to 20 shells, -change the design, realign and connect the shells again. When uploaded I often discovered missing shells, and start all over again. Here what i ordered at shapeways: I am waiting now for the printed parts
  6. Giddey to all! The Lancia 037 is the best RWD rally ever built! Lancia was one of the most innovative car companies. I am a Lancia fan, and it is really a sad story what happened to them. Chrysler and Fiat smashed the label. Want to see them all together in action? Klick here: https://youtu.be/mXgWWNJVdYA thanks for looking! Regards Andreas
  7. hello again we got the same roots - but at the maximum distance! I think my first Airfix ship was Scharnhorst - still now my favorite. I have build the Heller Scharnhorst 2 times, first end of the 70 ies - last 15 years ago with PE! i still have this. The Dragon Scharnhorst is in the stash - no time to begin with. Admiral Hipper and Admiral Scheer I think are also interesting ships, and I am working on them too. Need to find a solution for the 3,7 Flak guns - 3D Design is difficult due the printable size in 1/400. Regards Andreas
  8. I display my waterline ships at calm sea, the model is focused at the details easy way to do Here in Germany you can find a sort of glass called Kathedral, it is used for doors to reduce visibility, and it has a wavy pattern. You cut it to the needed size, spray the bottom with a blueish green, glue the model on with white glue (when dried it should turn transparent) Regards Andreas
  9. Giddey This Heller kit is the best tanker/oiler model ever produced. I bought it at ebay 15 years ago for 100€! It is sold now as package with a aircraft carrier and an escort vessel. i bought this one too - to build the civil version. regards Andreas
  10. Yes, its 1/350 scale, the bent railing railing parts are relatively short. The longer the railing parts are, if curved or not, the more difficult for me..
  11. Here in Germany you can find a sort of glass called Kathedral, it is used for doors to reduce visibility, and it has a wavy pattern. You cut it to the needed size, spray the bottom with a blueish green, glue the model on with white glue (when dried it should turn transparent) Thats all. Regards Andreas
  12. Hello, here is the German destroyer Z14, I used several kits for: resin superstructure from Iron Shipwrights 1934a destroyer, Zvezdas Z17 hull, armament from trumpeter kits, White Ensign PE sets. It took 5 years to build it! Thank You for looking Cheers Andreas
  13. Hello, here a view at the workbench: I am waiting for the 2 Cranes and the boat davits printed by shapeways The tiny coal winches are allready fitted. Thanks for looking! cheers Andreas
  14. Gidday Jeff, I build the 1/600 Airfix ships 50 years ago, but i still remember them. My favorites: HMS Nelson, Scharnhorst, Mauretania nice kits. Regards, Andreas
  15. hello here is my next build the Lancia Stratos Pirelli : scratch build parts: cheers!
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