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14. August, 07:29
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7 | 30. July, 12:10
Tom B.
Oh that´s interesting :) Are you going to do a diorama of the Chernobyl firefighters? Anyway I´m definetly keeping an eye on this
30. July, 16:58
Nathan Dempsey
I was just looking at this kit earlier today. This is going to be a good one :)
30. July, 18:58
Neuling
Very impressive and dynamic diorama! Top work! From what I see it´s a good kit. Your dio brings it on my wish list.
13. August, 09:33
Nathan Dempsey
Wow, that came out great. Such an awesome build! A fine tribute to these doomed heroes.
13. August, 12:55
Alec K
Top notch work
13. August, 13:35
Michael Franz
Many thanks @ all!
14. August, 07:19

August 11, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
11. August, 13:58
Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
1 | 11. August, 13:57

July 31, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
1 | 5. August 2019, 14:09
Holger Kranich
Damn great (big) project! I am definately in! :)
5. August 2019, 14:30
Michael Franz
Many thanks - first of all, biggest horror: Watching Titanic the movie to see lot of clothes :) :( Happy wive .... :) :)
5. August 2019, 14:46
Holger Kranich
I think i watched that movie 50 times. Yes with wifey and a lot of tears. ;) I think they worked pretty correct regabrding the ships details.
5. August 2019, 15:02
Holger Kranich
Where did you get all this figures? What a work to paint ´em all! 8)
5. August 2019, 15:08
Spanjaard
lots of fun ahead... painting all those figures would not be my favorite thing to do ;)
6. August 2019, 07:57
Michael Franz
Oh believe me - it not my favorite job .... absolutely not :) The figuresa re from ZLPLA specially made for the coming Titanic :)
8. August 2019, 13:00
Slavo Hazucha
There is even a stripe with different dogs among the figures! Would be a cool theme to set them up on deck, all barking at the Iceberg... :D

Couple of years, big-ship models advancing to 1:100 and we will get aftermarket ship-rats too...

Btw. ship build looks very promising too... ;)
31. July, 12:10
Tim
Wow what a great model to take on. You will have have to do the 1/200 Titanic searcher after too ????. I will enjoy seei ng your progress and techniques, thanks for sharing.
31. July, 15:51
Michael Franz owns this item
31. July, 08:11

July 30, 2020

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30. July, 12:10
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30. July, 11:57
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
4 | 28. August 2011, 20:17
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Michael Franz
I have made the decals myself and printed at decalprint .... not 100% (a bit silvering not avoid) but better then the ones from Peddinghaus ....
1. February 2017, 08:49
Deano Johns
Hi there.

Quick question. What type of Aluminium mesh did you use for the walk ways?

Thanks
6. July, 23:39
Rui S
An out of scale 1:1, hand granade ??? in photo 229???
J.kidding :D
looks great, and it is great
7. July, 12:15
Neuling
Michael I admire your endurance! And your impressive build of course!
7. July, 17:43
Michael Franz
I used aluminium mesh from modulor.
7. July, 21:34
Olivier
Kolossal ! No other word...

And you started in 2011 ? Can that be true ?
7. July, 22:00
Deano Johns
Thanks for the idea to look at Modulor. can you remember what dimensions you used for the mesh walkways?
17. July, 15:11
Michael Franz
Unfortunately not .... I looked in my stash but I do not have anything left to measure it ... I am very sorry ...
30. July, 11:49

June 30, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
30. June, 13:15
Michael Franz and Chaz Gordon are now mates.
30. June, 13:14

June 24, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
3 | 20. November 2019, 09:28
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Edward Turner
Outstanding Work!! looks like the one that was close to my home about 45 years ago! I build N and HO Trains; and this would be a Center piece for sure!

Did you base this work on a photo?

Eddie
23. June, 12:29
Soeren .
Wow... Fantastic work with so many little details!
23. June, 12:36
Olivier
Words fail me !
23. June, 17:42
Urban Gardini
Oh, I'm struggling to find words for this masterpiece!
23. June, 17:46
Jeroen -
Utterly brilliant and then some... So very convincing!
23. June, 18:14
Spanjaard
The more i see it , more i like it
24. June, 10:23
Chaz Gordon
Wow, Just WOW.

OK, I get how you would plan the build of the structure and the Diorama, but all the equipment, stock, tools, logs and all the hundreds (Thousands?) of little detail pieces?

It looks like you assembled all of the detail parts first, how do you even begin to work out how much you need, or do you just over-do it and put any excess in the stash? Seems I would find the need for the detail parts as I went, which makes for a long build.
28. June, 03:36
Michael Franz
Many thanks at all! I have built structure by structure, then added the interior to each structure before adding its roof. All the small parts are made of resin or white metal and primed with a spray can in brown (wood) or rust (metal), then all small stuff painted at once in many different colors .... then weathered with chalks and alcohol .... then placed all around the scenery :)
30. June, 13:07

April 30, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
30. April, 06:40

March 24, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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1:87
Project: Cartwright's Machine Shop
Scratchbuilt
21. February, 12:32
Spanjaard
excellent
22. February, 16:02
Mike Kryza
Very nice Dio! . Scratch build?
22. February, 16:46
Michael Franz
The building is a wooden kit of Fine Scale Miniatures
24. February, 09:31
Neuling
Very pleasing diorama!
24. February, 20:03
Michael Franz
Thanks a lot!
28. February, 10:50
gorbygould
WOW! Fantastic dio!
4. March, 16:23
Rui S
Beautiful work. As usual.
23. March, 23:43
Munkyslut
Bloody gorgeous piece of art! Excellent ;)
24. March, 01:04
Alex K
epic...
24. March, 01:25
Michael Franz
Many, many thanks! :)
24. March, 08:43

March 19, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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1:35
Project: M48 AVLB
1:35 M48 AVLB (Dragon 3606)
2. January 2019, 10:57
Bart Goesaert
impressive vehicle, clean build too... how will yu display it, with the bridge extended?
8. January 2019, 10:07
Neuling
Looks good so far. I also had this kit on my wishlist, but in the end refrained from buying it because of a review which said the bridge is of minor quality. Is this true?
8. January 2019, 10:15
Michael Franz
Yes that's true. The parts of the bridge and the loading mechanism are not that high than the M48 itself. Also the plastic seems to be different (much harder), poor details and fitting is far away of the high standard of the M48 itself. If I had knew that before - I wouldn't have bought it.
8. January 2019, 10:43
Michael Franz
Not yet sure how to dispaly it. Will decide it when the bridge is finished and I'll know the space needed for the whole thing :)
8. January 2019, 10:44
Neuling
Thank you Michael. Carry on! I am coping with a similar problem while building the "Diamond Wrecker" (Mirror Models). It shure is a good kit, but the plastic material does not glue firmly, so I have to add aditional structures and use instant glue to stabilize the build.
8. January 2019, 14:46
Michael Valentan
Nice kit...built the same bridgelayer on a Centurion in full scratch...including the bridge. Looking forward how this one is detailed. So i will stay tuned in...
8. January 2019, 15:35
9. January 2019, 00:25
Brian Eberle
Cancelled? Sad news. Your build is farther along than mine and looks very good so far. The launcher needed slot of work. Seam lines need significant work. What are you doing with your cancelled project?
19. March, 11:12
Michael Valentan
Why cancelled? Sad to hear, the build went good so far as i can see on the pictures...ok, details on the launcher are poor, but do the originals have more??
19. March, 12:23
Bart Goesaert
a real bummer...
19. March, 16:06

February 28, 2020

Michael Franz owns this item
28. February, 10:50

February 27, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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14. January 2019, 14:41
Stephan H.
Gefällt mir sehr gut - Lack, Transkiteinbau, Felgen.
30. January 2019, 09:51
Thomas Kirschbaum
Sehr gut geworden, schönes Auto!
30. January 2019, 22:06
4. February 2019, 16:09
Neuling
Thomas hat recht.
4. February 2019, 18:19
Karl Briffa
Very nice, well done
27. February, 12:30

February 22, 2020

Michael Franz added a new project.
22. February 2016, 09:47
22. February, 18:44

February 21, 2020

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 35 images
1:87
Completed
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21. February, 12:26

February 13, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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2. January 2019, 10:55
4. January 2019, 12:14
Denilson Martins
Amazing build! Congratulations
13. February, 12:57

December 10, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
2. December 2019, 09:08
scalemates
tuned in!
2. December 2019, 09:13
Michael Papay
Wie gewohnt eine schöne Lackierarbeit von dir. Hatte ich gar nicht auf dem Schirm das diese Tarnung drei Farbig ist, dachte die wäre Schwarz und nur ein Grünton
2. December 2019, 09:24
Michael Franz
Yes, two nearly same looking green colors :) And the dark grey ... :)
2. December 2019, 09:37
Stephan Ryll
Very nice „Flap Flap"
10. December 2019, 18:57
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
Project: Sikorsky H-34
1:48 H-34G.lll/UH-34J (Italeri 2712)
2. December 2019, 09:09
10. December 2019, 11:30
Erik Leijdens
Fantastic!
10. December 2019, 11:30
Augie
Love it :)
10. December 2019, 12:41
Neuling
Sehr schön!
10. December 2019, 15:38
Stephan Ryll
Very nice and colourful build
10. December 2019, 18:54
Michael Franz owns this item
10. December 2019, 08:24
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
Project: Alouette III
Scratchbuilt
2. December 2019, 09:11

December 9, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
27. May 2019, 08:31
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Michael Franz
Thanks @all!
8. August 2019, 13:00
Slavo Hazucha
Nice oh nice... Good job on this big-scale monster!
12. August 2019, 20:09
Soeren .
Really nice!
What do you think about the kit? Any tips regarding the building etc?
16. September 2019, 10:36
Soeren .
Really nice!

Any tips or suggestions regarding the build process?
16. September 2019, 10:36
Olivier
Very impressive !
16. September 2019, 10:54
Tim Heimer
Nicely done!
16. September 2019, 13:12
Michael Franz
Many thanks! The kit is good ... a smaller gap between the two halfes of the fuselage on top behind the cockpit but this gap is hidden under other parts - no problem here. One small mistake in the instructions (it shows the two ammo boxes behind the pilot seats - no space left for the machine gunners then. I did not know that and made it wrong here)
But the kit itself is fantastic!
16. September 2019, 15:00
Dariusz Szopiński
Hi Michael, I just came across the gallery of your MH-60L model, great work! I have a question because I see that you haven't used two M230 rifles on your model. Do you plan to use them in another set? If not and you still have them, I will gladly buy them from you. These rifles are the F and G frame parts twice F13, F26, F27, F45 and G30. Greetings,
Darek
9. December 2019, 11:36

December 5, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
1 | 27. September 2019, 08:03
Neuling
Schönes Löschboot.
20. November 2019, 18:20
Łukasz Gliński
Very cool! Love it! Where did you find this kit? ;)
20. November 2019, 20:05
Tom ...
Like Lukasz said....?
20. November 2019, 21:29
Michael Franz
ebay .... with luck .... very old kit (in the same package as on the picture here).... from Austria ... for a fair price :)
22. November 2019, 07:12
Maik Berlin
Never seen something similar - wonderful subject and wonderful work!
22. November 2019, 12:53
Les Medve
vey cool
5. December 2019, 20:41

December 2, 2019

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 7 images
1:48
Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
2. December 2019, 09:09
Michael Franz owns this item
2. December 2019, 09:08
Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 11 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 H-34G.lll/UH-34J (Italeri 2712)
 
2. December 2019, 09:08
Michael Franz owns this item
2. December 2019, 09:07
Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 10 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 Bell UH-1D SAR/Heeresflieger (Revell 04452)1:48 UH-1D Bubble Windows (DF HeloStuff DF81148)
 
2. December 2019, 09:07

November 20, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
42 images
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7. September 2018, 08:05
Neuling
Looking forward ......
16. September 2019, 08:27
Michał Karczewski
I got similar set only krazz. Great job.
23. September 2019, 08:44
Neuling
Very good result! Realistic diorama.
20. November 2019, 18:23
Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 159 images
1:87
Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
20. November 2019, 09:27
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
30. September 2019, 09:00
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
46 images
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1:32
Project: Mig-17
1:32 Mikoyan MiG-17PF Fresco (Trumpeter 02206)
19. August 2019, 12:11
Alec K
Great project
3. September 2019, 12:31
Ding Sun
Nice!
3. September 2019, 13:21
Cortex
watching!
8. September 2019, 09:52
Alec K
Beautifully done sir
17. September 2019, 12:29
Stephan Ryll
Nice metal finish
17. September 2019, 18:08
Slavo Hazucha
Cool build and some excellent pics The last two in BW & some grain would easily pass for vintage eastern block newspaper pictures, top!
30. September 2019, 08:58
Michael Franz and LefrigO are now mates.
20. November 2019, 09:16

September 30, 2019

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
30. September 2019, 14:55
Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 14 images
1:87
Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
30. September 2019, 09:00

September 27, 2019

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 13 images
1:87
Completed
1:87 The Firefighter (Revell 0389)
 
27. September 2019, 08:02
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting
27. September 2019, 16:51
Michael Franz owns this item
27. September 2019, 08:03
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
16. September 2019, 08:17
Chris Greathouse
Excellent tractor mate!
18. September 2019, 07:40
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
26. August 2019, 09:54
Slavo Hazucha
Cool build - the details in the resin cast & the PE´s look really crisp - particularly the open doors & front hatch, but also the gun barrel & cable and all the rest looks really good.

I must say I also very much like the tilted pose without the stand - looks like it´s cutting through the water entering a high-speed emergency turn - somehow much more interesting as a standard upright pose - the "fast" profile of the ship comes to live much better in this angle... just my humble opinion :)
3. September 2019, 10:20
Michael Franz
She will get her final place in a small water diorama which I will try to make with clear resin ... a first try :)
3. September 2019, 12:06
Tim
Nice
8. September 2019, 17:31
Neuling
Very impressive ensemble!
16. September 2019, 08:26
Treehugger
Q: How long is the finished model? Maybe palm size? Uh, 1,5 x palm perhaps.
16. September 2019, 08:55
Michael Franz
The whole base is about 30cm long ... the ship about 20 ....
16. September 2019, 09:11
Slavo Hazucha
Nice take on the water! Actually looks exactly like arctic waters with fragmented ice - AFAIK the Russians fancy this kind of operational theaters, so well struck .

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Q: Isn´t she standing a bit tall in the water? Do they rise at speed like foils? Or is there any other intention behind it?
16. September 2019, 09:48
Michael Franz
She lies a bit crookedly in the water ... on the left side much deeper then on the right side - as if she turns in high speed :) Hopefully :) (That's my intention behind it ... we will see if it will work in the end :)
16. September 2019, 11:36

September 18, 2019

Michael Franz owns this item
18. September 2019, 07:29

September 16, 2019

Michael Franz wants this item
16. September 2019, 11:43
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
1 | 6. September 2019, 07:38
Sven Schönyan
Interesting to see a build of this one! I´ll stay tuned.
6. September 2019, 08:29
Tim
Different
11. September 2019, 18:47
Łukasz Gliński
Nice build of this unique topic.
16. September 2019, 11:27
Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 27 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 Rába-Steiger 250 twin wheels version (Balaton Modell BM3583)
 
16. September 2019, 08:17

September 6, 2019

Michael Franz owns this item
6. September 2019, 07:37
Michael Franz owns this item
6. September 2019, 07:37
Michael Franz owns this item
6. September 2019, 07:37

September 3, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
29. April 2019, 09:19
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Bart Goesaert
Tank fully loaded... pretty impressive like this...
5. June 2019, 14:43
Neuling
Looking forward .........
2. August 2019, 20:52
Bart Goesaert
Nice base..
3. August 2019, 04:40
3. August 2019, 20:53
Neuling
Interesting vehicle very well built and painted!
27. August 2019, 15:43
Chris Greathouse
Very cool! Nice job!
27. August 2019, 17:07
Bart Goesaert
looking very good...
28. August 2019, 12:46
Tim Heimer
Too cool! Nice!
3. September 2019, 14:08
Michael Franz owns this item
3. September 2019, 09:57

September 2, 2019

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
2. September 2019, 13:49
Florian H.
Gefällt mir ganz gut, nur sieht der Rotor etwas falsch aus, bzw ragt er zu weit nach oben raus.
2. September 2019, 15:43
Michael Franz wants this item
2. September 2019, 13:44
Michael Franz wants this item
2. September 2019, 13:44

August 26, 2019

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 32 images
1:350
Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
26. August 2019, 09:51
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
28. May 2019, 08:20
Holger Kranich
Na hier bin ich doch auch mit dabei!
7. June 2019, 06:32
Bryn Crandell
Interesting subject. Did you create the new sponsoons or are they an aftermarket product?
11. June 2019, 12:33
Michael Franz
I have made the 3D constructions of the sponsoons and printed it via shapeways ....
11. June 2019, 14:58
Nathan Dempsey
Very nice Michael.
25. July 2019, 13:52
Michael Franz
First set casted fuel tanks. Next step = cleaning the parts and primer ...
30. July 2019, 14:59

August 20, 2019

Michael Franz owns this item
20. August 2019, 06:00
Michael Franz owns this item
20. August 2019, 05:58

August 19, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
1 | 20. March 2019, 12:31
Tim
Cool. Looking forward to seeing this built. I bet not many people gave thus kit, and not many people makes civil ships. Good luck. Keep the photos coming.
23. March 2019, 19:32
Michael Franz
Many thanks. Will do :) It is a great ship - I love it. And the kit is fantastic as well!
26. March 2019, 10:00
Thomas Bischoff
I'm in! The Normandie was one of the most attractive liners!
8. April 2019, 15:53
Michael Franz
Oh yes she was .... and the shape of this kit does that too!
9. April 2019, 07:04
Łukasz Gliński
Wow! I don't think we're going to see many build of that set. Will follow
9. April 2019, 18:38
Michael Franz
Next step .... drilling a "few" holes .... portholes all around the hull.... only the cornered windows remain closed and will be black painted later .... all round windoes will be drilled open now ....
10. April 2019, 06:42
Holger Kranich
Thrill to drill. LOL :D I am in here! Ships are gorgeous!
10. April 2019, 09:52
Michael Franz
Too many holes to drill ..... still drilling .... :)
12. April 2019, 07:15
Bart Goesaert
Some sanding too on the hull... Ah, you know what they say, as long as you are doing this...
29. April 2019, 12:27
Treehugger
Looks like a beautiful ship. :) Never heard of it before though.
13. May 2019, 09:25
D Zirkzee
Seems like quite a job. She is on my list, to accompany my Lusitania, Titanic, Aida, QM2, QM1 and Mauretania. But a full resin kit... I'll be following your work here first ????
25. May 2019, 07:56
Andreas Koziol
really impressive!
19. August 2019, 12:48
Michael Franz owns this item
19. August 2019, 12:11
Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 46 images
1:32
Completed
1:32 Mikoyan MiG-17PF Fresco (Trumpeter 02206)
 
19. August 2019, 12:10

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