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Mathias Carl (Graf Spee)

Building the Roma

This will be almost a simple straight oob-build.
But I hope you like 😉

Some minor modifikations will be carried out to give it a good over-all-look.


7 | 18. November 2013, 21:49
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Duncan Cook
I'll be following that one.

18. November 2013, 21:55
Christian Meyerhoff
I´m in! Looks great so far.
18. November 2013, 22:00
Mathias Carl
Thank you, mates.
Building it isn´t as easy as I thought.
The overall fitting is not that good.
Actually it requieres a lot of filling and sanding... 🙁
19. November 2013, 05:28
Duncan Cook
If you like you could leave this parts to me, you know i love sanding and filling😉
Just joking, take your time this is not a speedbuild.
19. November 2013, 12:18
Holger Kranich
Hey thats a nice project!
Have you seen the build blog on Modellversium?
19. November 2013, 13:05
Holger Kranich
Was the Roma not one of the ships that had been hit by a Fritz X?
19. November 2013, 13:07
Duncan Cook
You are right Holger.
19. November 2013, 14:18
Mathias Carl
Jupp, I´ve seen it.
And also in real when Jim was at Fuldatal a few years ago.
I´ve had a real nice conversation with him.😉
19. November 2013, 19:40
Michal Z.
wow! 🙂 nice build!
19. November 2013, 21:05
20. November 2013, 16:31
Christian Lehmann
Sehr schòn!
20. November 2013, 16:51
Christian Bruer
unusual subject for you - no German Navy😉 but, nice one Mathias!!!
20. November 2013, 19:19
Mathias Carl
@Christian B.: You´re right, but the Littorio´s are definitly some of the best looking ships.
26. November 2013, 19:17
Mohammad Adl
It is difficult for me. Good luck Mathias 👍👍👍
26. November 2013, 21:41
Mathias Carl
Some new pictures.
The command-tower ist finished, just like the 2 chimneys, most of the 20mm and 37mm AA, the 90mm AA and some ohter parts like platforms a.s.o.
Next step will be the boatdeck, the aft tower and the aft 152mm.
23. February 2014, 12:33
Christian Bruer
The Italian Navy is not my favorite but this one turns out really nice not only because it?s interesting color variation, red and white forward deck, grey camouflage and green underwater hull. Good result with the AA gun blast bags. That comes our very realistic!
23. February 2014, 13:03
Mathias Carl
Thx Christian
23. February 2014, 13:29
Mathias Carl
So almost finished.
Only the railing and the riggin have to be done.
14. March 2014, 14:30
Mathias Carl
I declare this model finished. 😄
The railing and rigging is done, she´s only waiting for the base from Diosockel.com.
She will be at Wilnsdorf with me😉
20. March 2014, 19:11
Jermaine Hoskin
I admire your dedication to build something like this. Outstanding!
20. March 2014, 19:25
Christian Meyerhoff
Looks great! Some minor washing on the wooden decks would make it perfect.
20. March 2014, 19:27
Mathias Carl
Thank you guys.
I don´t use washing.
Since I´ve been sailing aboard the Gorch Fock, I´ve a good impression of what real wooden decks look like from a certain distance...
And a washing wouldn´t be helpful in my opinion.
It wouldn´t look good, I think.
20. March 2014, 19:41
Alan Rush
Hello Mathias. I have not attempted a ship model, but if I did, I would hope it would look as well built and painted as yours. Very beautiful job patiently put together.
20. March 2014, 20:52
Clifford Keesler
Beatiful ship.
21. March 2014, 02:43
Mathias Carl
Thank you very much, mates. 🙂
It was hard work, I have to admit...
The overall fitting isn´t as good, as I was used to it from Trumpeter.
But in the end it was still fun, and that´s waht´s important😉
21. March 2014, 05:19
Barry Lloyd
Very fine work, very impressive.
21. March 2014, 06:38
Christian Meyerhoff
@Mathias: This was just a recommendation, it looks very nice the way it is.
21. March 2014, 09:09
Kevin Foureman
I build Italian aircraft and getting ready to do armor as well and thought about trying to do this ship! After much thought I simply have too many projects to add this to my list, but I am super happy getting to watch you build yours. You are doing a fantastic job. How long is this model? Are you going to weather it any?
21. March 2014, 11:32
Mathias Carl
Thanks mates.
That´s just the way, I understood it 🙂
I´m not wethering my ships.
They will be presented on a socket, and not in "water", so I think, weathering wouldn´t fit.
21. March 2014, 11:43
Kevin Foureman
Gotcha. Can't wait to see it finished. 🙂
21. March 2014, 17:44
Barry Lloyd
Any weathering at this scale would have to be very subtle!
21. March 2014, 18:23
Wim van der Luijt
what a fantastic project. You obviously did a lot of research and it looks better for it...
22. March 2014, 07:44
Mathias Carl
Thank you, guys.
As soon as she is on her socket, I will post some new pictures.
22. March 2014, 07:48
Fulvio Zanda
Lavoro meraviglioso, grazie mi accingo a costruirla e queste foto sono illuminanti
19. September, 07:00
Alessandro B
Outstanding work with very beautiful details!
19. September, 14:06


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