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Hello,

 

this will be my 2. attempt to build this model. This time i will use a wooden deck (genuine 1:350 deck from ARTWOX, a new challenge!,

I have to print all the little tiny deck details in 3D and glue them on the wooden deck.

Does anybody have experience with not pre-cutted genuine decks?

I use the hull and the turrets of a Koenig 1:350 ICM Kit, turning the main aft deck upside down, to avoid removing all the molded on deck details.

The 2 superstructures  will be 3D printed.

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Regards

Andreas

 

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The generic wooden deck looks very good, but i think it won`t be easy to attach.

I don´t yet know how to glue the deck details on - and how to cut out the bigger parts like the barbettes.

Hopefully there are two decks! The upper deck will be the challenge!

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Before I glued in the turned and adapted deck, I transferred it to the wooden deck as a template (about 2mm narrower). it is important that you have left a little less than 1 mm 

to sand it off after it had been glued on.

On the back (the plastic foil) I used the upper deck as a template to just cut the foil/film. (I still want to use the other part) So I was able to cut out the inner part after gluing it on. This part does not have to be cut so precisely. The wooden deck can be cut and detached after it has been glued on. It can be cut well, but the film is relatively thick-

The white strips are very thin evergreen sheets where the casemates should be glued on.

 

Andreas

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  • 3 weeks later...

I made some progress with the upper deck!

Waiting for the 3D printed main and secondary guns, so i can install Casemate guns and fix the deck.

The 3D printed bollards and a few skylights where also glued on the aft deck.

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The aft superstructure is also "virtually" on the bench!

 

 

Regards

 

Andreas

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After I have glued the wooden deck on, I would like to tell you about my experiences. I used a wooden deck for the first time.

With such an genuine deck (not pre-cut) you should remove all deck details - it is almost impossible to cut these small pieces out properly!

I 3D printed all that tiny deck details.(bollards, skylights, scuttles etc.)

Since these decks are slightly transparent, the surface should be pre-painted!
After sticking it on, I treated the deck 2 times with thinned FUTURE.

This makes it easier to glue the details on, and it is also possible to remove acrylic paint again.

 

Thanks for looking!

Cheers

Andreas

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I just have made some progress with the upper deck! It was not as easy as i thought due

to the asymmetrical design of the casemates of the mid artillery.

Here are some pic`s of the test fit, The scratch build is already finished, now only the 3D printed parts 

have to be attached. 

 

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Thanks for looking!

Regards

Andreas

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Hello!

 

I have made some progress: the upper deck is now glued on. It was not easy to to adapt the upper deck because of the casemats. they are rounded at the top.

Due to the wooden deck, the construction stages were reversed than I would otherwise. There is still some fine-tuning to be done. I think it worked out quite well.

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thanks for looking!

Regards

Andreas

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Gidday to all!

The anchors, chains and capstan wheels have been attached! There are already many small coal hatches glued on, but many are still missing.

All the gun barrels are 3D printed, replacing the out of round, droopy, plastic original parts.

The turrets are held magnetically on the barbettes and can be rotated.

 

 

 

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Thanks for looking and stay safe!

 

Andreas

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Gidday Andreas, I would never have thought of using magnets for locking in the turrets. I use a keyway and slot to lock mine in and yet allow them to rotate. An idea I got from Britmodeller. Those turrets and guns look good. Regards, Jeff.

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Hello,

I have made some progress with the bow area!

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Thanks for looking!

Regards

Andreas

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Small but perfect details are making a huge difference to this build.  :popcorn:

 

Stay Safe

beefy

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