Congratulations to model and award 👍 Nice outcome and a interesting piece of history! I had to read the wikipedia article about this ships.
It is a stunning model. If I may, the last picture shows a clear gloss of the roundels, whereas the rest of the plane is matt. This might have something to do with the lower rating at the contest.
Congratulations Keeza, a well deserved award. A stunning model.
Clifford, thank you my friend. It was a ton of fun to put together and I felt it had some chance of being noticed by the judges. More than happy with the result 🙂
I can imagine, Kerry, that it wasn't easy for the judges neither, but hey, you won a medal in a naval competition
August 5, 2021
Nice to see you progressing on this one Kezza. The dash is looking great mate 👍
Thank you so much JC. It's been a while since I attended any attention, but with all my paint blunders, I think I have it solved.
More images about to be uploaded. 😉
It's finished. I hope you like it. ?
Kerry, a question not to be asked 😉. I scrolled the complete album for noticing what an achievement this beauty is. A beauty in every detail. I pity the other competitors.
Lode. Aren't you the charmer. ! hehehehe 😉
That is a really welcome compliment my friend. Thank you so much.👍
July 25, 2021
Buggs. I am going to be following your build of the MB 1886 Benz Motorwagen 1886 | Album by bughunter (1:24) very closely mate. 👍
I have heaps of images from all over the place, but your build has got to be perfect in every way, and, the inspiration I needed to tackle this kit, so I hope mine turns out half of what your results were. 😉 And that will have me smiling. 👍 🙂 🙂 🙂
Oh so much praise - we don't have a red face smiley here ...
Attached to the kit is a great walkaround, don't miss that pictures (but it is a replica). Wikipedia has pictures of the black one, as in ICM manual, of Deutsches Museum München,
I hope your parts have less mould displacement then my kit (see first WIP picture)!
Excellent work Kezza 👍
Kerry, simply amazing. Well, the quality of your work speaks for itself
I am really chuffed that my friends and piers say my work has gained their praise. The hardest part of this build was getting the copper and brass to look like it is as close to the real thing. Bare metal foil is amazing but it is hard to get it to follow curves.
Thank you Bugsy, Rui and Lode, I am so excited you like my work. 👍 🙂
July 15, 2021
Nice big thing. Looking good, I'm in 👍
Watching with interest.
The working out how to give it pin striping is a challenge. Lots of super fine masking tape is the trick. 🙂
I look forward to seeing how you do it. I'd like to figure out how to do it on my railway models. I was considering decals as an approach.
Ben. I am about to post some more images with some explanations on how I did it. 👍 🙂
Your skills keeps amazing me, Kerry
Lode. Thank you for dropping by and having a look at my work. 😉
My imagination is never resting, and all that I have tried here has worked out rather well. 👍
The only thing I am not comfortable with here is the 'Gold plated' parts. Totally surrealistic and hard to clean up the flash, (typical of old kits 🙁 )
But the brass/gold tru colour metal by interactive does a great job in replicating the brass fittings.
Thanks again my friend. 🙂 👍
I have been waiting for this build to start and I missed it! Love these old classic cars, they remind me of ……. Me! Glad to see the tape holder being used and great idea with the pin striping. Love the deep green. Move over Lode, I need some room at the front.
Cool!! Nice work with those stripes!
I have tried really hard to preserve as much of the character of the kit, but the tooling back then was not an exact science, like it is today. !
It's not something I would put on a competition table, but it's been fun building it like I was attempting to get an award of some kind, so the knife and sand paper and a bottle of bleach has played a big part in its appearance. Thank you all for your encouraging comments and likes. They mean a lot. 👍 🙂
The gold pin-stripes set off the green paint - looks very classy 😉 I'm waiting with eager anticipation to see the next steps being un-veiled 🙂
This build, like many others of mine are part of a long Que of unfinished challenges. 🙂
Like my 400 series Japanese sub. Now done and the Lamborghini is next.
July 4, 2021
This build Peter and I did together over the week I spent at his new house and he did his with comparative ease with all bits and pieces looking like a show room edition if you were purchasing any thing to wage a war with.
Mine is not quite finished, due to the indecision on what colour the 'tires' should be, given that 'rubber' tires were not used back then, but it was canvass covered wood spoke wheels that did the job and so far, I have seen them almost white. ! But do you paint big wheels white in a battle field situation. ?
As for the paint job on the body, I was a bit stumped as to how to mask off the matt black and dark German gray demarcations, and then the white base ready for the iron cross markings to be applied evenly and accurately.
Overall, a great kit that is full of detail with a great set of instructions that calls out the process in great detail.
I really enjoyed it and I am next to finish it before the competition.
Looking forward to see the next photos, and also Peter's work on it too 😉
Rui. I do believe that Peter has got a posting on his build. Much dedication to getting it right in all things he tackles. 👍 🙂
I don't find it on his wall or any album 🙁
As Peter on PM to see if he intends to do something with his build. 😉
Argento. I am really pleased with the end result, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. 🙂 And thank you for your looking in. 👍
Somehow I missed this. What a Beautiful build. Very Well done, Mate 👍
Rui. With so many builds being posted every day, it is not easy keeping up with who has submitted what and when. 👍
But thank you so very much for your keen eye observations and welcome comment. 👍
Much appreciated my friend. 😉
That looks fantastic! Actually not my genre, but very nice to look at ?
Thank you roland. I had this beast sitting on the shelf for a good 12 months before I even opened the blooy box. Too intimidated by all the reviews I read and saw on youtube, thinking that 'one day' I will get the nerve up to tackle the one kit that really had me scared. But once under way.................The rest was a joy. !! 😉 👍
June 28, 2021
Yes mate. With a couple of guys eying it off as was I. 🙂 So, I grabbed it and a 10% discount for me too. 🙂
Well, aren't we special! They would have charged me double ..... ;-(
Great kit review, following with interest👍
Thank you Alexander. I have had a lot of new experiences with this kit. Fun really, picking my way through. Looking at as many builds here on Scale Mates for clues and suggestions on how to get the best results as I can find. 😉 Cheers. !
May 17, 2021
If the rat comes bearing gifts he is welcome!
Well somehow I've missed this album. Great detailed PE work and camo, very well done, Kezza 👍
I've to find and buy that MEK glue, looks like the best ever, glue I've used, the unfortunatly desapeared British Beatties produced glue.
Super thin like alchool; super fast fixing and evaporating. I loved it because I could "Paint" the joints with it and not notice anything at all. Maybee Scott Dutton knows what I'm Talking about. Just Excellent.
Thanks a lot for that info.
That is pretty cool Kerry, and would look great along side my NZ LAV-III when I pull my finger out to build it 😉👍
Peter, Rui and James C, Thank you all so much for your comments and positive reactions. 🙂
Rui S,The MEK glue is no more dangerous than any of the other chemicals we all use in our hobby, but it is more predictable and manageable in so many ways. 👍
James, If you have never built this kit before, you will be in for a most pleasant surprise when assembling the intricate drive train and suspension side of the kit. 🙂 It is a well created little engineering masterpiece, and the detail is truly exciting. 🙂
Mr Peter, the gifts I will bring I hope will be pleasing to all involved. 😉
BTW. I didn't mention it in the posted images, but when attaching the tires to the rims, make sure the large seam on the tire tread goes to the inside, as it is easier to mount them is it's the last step in the assembly if the rims are all ready attached. Just a thought. 😉
Kerry , I enjoy your work with these as I do with all your builds! Keep up the good work mate!
March 9, 2021
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January 6, 2021
Excellent work so far.
Looks like one hell of an intricate kit... following👍
It certainly is JC. And, it offers two versions of frontal Armour. !
Nice surprise 👍 I'm in😎
Hi Rui. 🙂 Yeah, it's been a while, but worth it I will add. 👍
Here is the only remark I'm seeing:
The pe belt should be straight instead of the 90° bent at the bottom
Good point Bart. But as yet, it is to be anchored in place and it will be then I will correct my blunder. 😉 Cheers. 👍
How his this model coming along?😎
We look forward to see it complete😉
I have been working at a friends place to help her get her storage shed sorted out and the modelling has had a rest from me. 👍
Not long to go though and I will be back sniffing glue again. 🙂 🙂 :-0
Wow not sure why I didnt see this before, nice going kezza
Woah, an amazing kit, and great work on it so far 👍
Wow. ! Thank you all. 🙂 The kit certainly is beautifully detailed, and it surprised the hell out of me once it started to go together. 👍
Very happy with it's over all appearance for sure. 👍 🙂
December 24, 2020
G'day Kerry, just wanted to wish you a Happy Xmas and all the best for 2021. 👍
G'Day James. Thank you for your wishes and the thought for a better season and year than it has been. I do hope you stay safe and are well guarded against the Covid demon. Take care and see you next year. Merry Xmas mate. 👍 😉