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Lode Schildermans added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 19, 2019
Project: HMS Hood
1:200 HMS Hood (Trumpeter 03710)1:200 HMS Hood 1941 Detail Up (Pontos Model 23009F1)
17. October at 21:33:56 Share
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Kerry COX Lode. Well said and appreciated.
I know that all the brass added will certainly help define her majestic lines and give her what a simple kit needs to have in order to achieve that.
I was simply wondering, what would she look like without these added details, as a kit. ;)
I am sure that at the Schildermans ship yard, no detail will be left unattended in the quest to have the HMS HOOD presented in all her finery and magnificence.
"Rivet's Up' !!! :) :) :)
20. November at 21:50:24
Martin Oostrom In case you need more info:
But I have a feeling you already have way more info...
20. November at 22:27:14
Tim Heimer Wow! That's a wealth of info!
20. November at 23:15:32
Lode Schildermans Martin, your feeling is correct :). I've also John Roberts' book about battlecruiser HMS Hood. The research part is quite important in ship building
Tim, I do research on every build. It's the fun part and necessary to have all details good in place. Sometimes, manufacturers have some flaws in their design that can be corrected and I use this info for a bit scratch building
21. November at 06:10:13
Tim Heimer I research as well, but the detail on that site impressed me!
21. November at 14:51:12
21. November at 16:17:51
James C Awesome to see it already taking shape.
21. November at 17:18:59
Lode Schildermans Tim, the success would be on this site with my build. I may dream, not?
Bart much camo on this ship :) That's for the next build
James, I agree. I've a new CA glue. tricky to use, but when well applied, no traces of glue. It works extremely well on the main turrets. Photos will follow. This will be a slower build than HMS Rodney. Aiming for more perfection and crisp building
21. November at 22:11:52
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November 13, 2019

Lode Schildermans added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 32 images
In progress
11. October at 21:56:00 Share
Lode Schildermans I had a problem with the album, so I had to reload all the progress. Almost ready for primering
5. November at 22:14:00
James C Looks like a fabulous kit. Any further updates?
7. November at 17:34:39
Lode Schildermans Yep, i did the Cologne camo late 1944
11. November at 20:58:11
Lode Schildermans I starts to look as a tank
12. November at 22:14:15
James C Nice job on the camouflage. What do you intend to use for the tracks... stick with what's in the box or replace them with metal links?
13. November at 17:36:10
Lode Schildermans Thank you James. A bit particular, that camo, but, it's me, hé ;). At the beginning, I thought to build this one straight from the box, but I couldn't resist the PE update, so, I had no other option than provide this little tank with Friul tracks
13. November at 18:03:16
James C Awesome, I was hoping you would as they will really look the part on this one.
13. November at 18:04:52
Lode Schildermans When I see the difference, it should. Mig burnishing fluid to make it more real
13. November at 19:42:21
Neuling Looking forward .....
13. November at 19:48:42
James C I tried burnishing fluid once (on my Tiger 1 build) but didn't particularly like it as it scratches easily, exposing the bare metal beneath the burnished surface, and it also transfers a lot of dirt/filth to your hands when handling. (A protective clear matt coat may help prevent this)
It can also be tricky getting it into all the recesses of the individual links. I've since reverted to just airbrushing them instead as I find that I can get more control over the finished appearance.

A.MiG 7437 Dry Earth Tracks is invaluable for weathering...
13. November at 20:00:21
Lode Schildermans Welocome aboard, Neuling
13. November at 20:12:56
Martin Oostrom My cooment on the album doesn't show up in the timeline?
13. November at 20:18:49
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November 1, 2019

Lode Schildermans added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 21, 2019
Project: Tiger I
21. October at 18:00:18 Share
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Spanjaard top, as always, Lode
31. October at 00:56:21
Martin Oostrom I totally agree with Spanjaard and JJ.
I can only wonder what you're up to next....
31. October at 08:02:56
Holger Kranich Grabbin´ a seat, leaning back, enjoying the show... Hell yeah, Lode! :)
31. October at 08:13:07
Lode Schildermans JJ, it is an all time classic and it stays a bautiful tank. Thanks for the compliment
Spanjaard & Martin, thanks, mates.
Holger, welcome here. Glad to have you on board
31. October at 19:22:00
Greg Baker Welcome to Scalemates! It's a great community and I'm sure you'll have a great time. However, I don't mean to be rude, but I suggest you should change your username. We already have a well-renowned Scalemates member who goes by the the name "Lode Schildermans" who only builds museum-quality scale ship models. We should probably avoid any confusion, but good luck with your tank! It's coming along nicely!
31. October at 23:06:15
Lode Schildermans Greg, it was a pleasure to read your hilarious comment. Well, Lode Schildermans is not building a tank, but a landbattleship, so it could be we're the same person, me and the other Lode Schildermans
31. October at 23:23:31
1. November at 07:33:45
Peter Hardy Beer please Holly.
1. November at 07:35:18
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October 29, 2019

Lode Schildermans added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 22, 2018
21. August 2017 at 17:20:32 Share
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Lode Schildermans Now she starts to look as a battleship
16. August 2018 at 16:24:20
Spanjaard a beautiful one!
16. August 2018 at 19:00:43
Lode Schildermans I was a bit too fast. Added some new photos of the sisey look much alike, I missed my comment. This is the finished one. Sorry, Spanjaard
16. August 2018 at 20:47:42
Spanjaard no worries Lode, great to see the POW again :)
16. August 2018 at 21:42:24
Peter Hardy I love this build!
16. August 2018 at 22:23:50
guillaume hi very nice build, can you tell me the reference of the paint who you use for the camouflage please?
28. October at 14:57:59
Lode Schildermans Hi, I used Vallejo paints on this one, but I've learned in the mean time that the colors aren't nit entierly the right ones (the scheme is correct) On, you'll find more accurate information about RN colors. My last 2 builds have been done with MRPaint and it took a while to find matching colors for the RN colors
28. October at 22:24:01
guillaume Thanks for the link i use too the vallejo paint and tamiya or mr.color i will look what is better for have the good color and try to make a nice kit same as you :)
29. October at 01:56:04
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October 23, 2019

Lode Schildermans added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 13, 2019
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Martin Oostrom I strolled by a couple of times Christian, but my timing was off. You were talking to some admirer every time!
22. October at 20:29:03
Christian Bruer Hi Martin, I'm really sorry about that. Hope to see you next year at the Euro Modell Expo in Lingen!?
Cheers Christian
23. October at 06:03:27
Peter Hardy Christian, he will be there and he will buy you a beer, even if I have to pay for it!
23. October at 08:22:13
Christian Bruer @Peter, that sounds like a good idea :D
23. October at 17:04:52
Lode Schildermans Christian, the pleasure was all mine. I was really happy to show the Rodney to you and some more friends. Peter, if martin doesn't, I'll be glad to offer a beer to Christian @Lingen
23. October at 20:38:31
Martin Oostrom Oh the peer pressure!
23. October at 20:52:00
Tim Heimer Shouldn't that been "Oh the beer pressure" ?
23. October at 21:17:11
23. October at 22:05:24
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October 15, 2019

Lode Schildermans changed his profile picture.
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October 14, 2019

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October 11, 2019

Lode Schildermans started this item
1:35 Tiger I (Trumpeter 09539)
Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Sd.Kfz. 181
Tiger I (Medium Production) w/ Zimmerit
Trumpeter 1:35
2018 | New tool
11. October at 22:09:10 Share
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1:35 WWII German Tiger I Late Production (Voyager Model PE35928)
WWII German Tiger I Late Production Trumpeter
Voyager Model 1:35
2018 | New tool
11. October at 22:01:13 Share
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1:35 Tiger I (Trumpeter 09540)
Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181
Tiger I (Late Production) w/Zimmerit
Trumpeter 1:35
2018 | Changed parts
11. October at 21:58:09 Share

October 4, 2019

Lode Schildermans will attend Plastic & Steel 2019
Plastic & Steel 2019 in Affligem
Plastic & Steel 2019
BE 12. and 13. October 2019, in Affligem
4. October at 09:47:03 Share

October 2, 2019

Lode Schildermans added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 11 images
In progress
1:200 HMS Hood (Trumpeter 03710)1:200 HMS Hood 1941 Detail Up (Pontos Model 23009F1)
10. February 2018 at 21:32:47 Share
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Lode Schildermans @Treehugger : I hope it will be fun to build as it is to watch. And she'll come in her grey camo
@Holger : Permission granted, Holger
27. September at 07:02:05
James C It is soo much more than plastic in a box mate. Both warships are more than worthy of your "special" treatment. If you build Hood, then you must build the Bismarck as well. Bugger the politicks of the time, and respect the crews.

Very sad, but honorable tales about both warships.

27. September at 07:07:10
Martin Oostrom Definitely watching the next masterpiece from Lode
27. September at 07:15:44
Lode Schildermans James, sorry if I gave the impression that it is just some pieces of plastic. I meant with my reply that I got already 5 comments in this thread for a build that actually still is in it's box. Of course I'll my best to honor the crew who lost his life on that fateful day in May. And I confirm that Bismarck will be built as the last of the 3 ships 1/200 scale with a common history, Rodney being the first, as intended a while ago.

Martin, nice to have you on board
27. September at 08:05:07
Martin Oostrom I'll start scrubbin' the deck Cap'n
1. October at 19:36:29
Slavo Hazucha If there were no other reasons to stay on scalemates for the nex 9-ish months, this alone would suffice... ;)
1. October at 19:44:55
Lode Schildermans Martin, report to the bridge
2. October at 05:15:42
Lode Schildermans Slavo, plenty of reasons here on scalemates, but I'm very pleased with your compliment and I'm glad to have you on this thread for the next year
2. October at 05:17:40
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September 26, 2019

Lode Schildermans added a new project.
Albums: 0
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June 26, 2019

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April 2, 2019

2. April at 21:07:49 Share
Lode Schildermans added a new project.
Albums: 0
1:200 USS Missouri/Iowa 1944 Advanced Add-on Set (Pontos Model 21002F1)
2. April at 21:07:02 Share
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1:200 USS Missouri BB-63 (Trumpeter 03705)
USS Missouri BB-63 1945
Trumpeter 1:200
2013 | New tool
2. April at 21:05:48 Share
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March 9, 2019

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1:144 HMCS SNOWBERRY (Flower Class) Detail Up Set (Pontos Model 14401F1)
HMCS SNOWBERRY (Flower Class) Detail Up Set
Pontos Model 1:144
2019* | New tool
9. March at 23:41:46 Share
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1:144 HMCS Snowberry (Revell 05132)
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS Snowberry
Revell 1:144
05132 (80-5132)
2016 | New tool
9. March at 23:40:23 Share

January 7, 2019

Stuart Perry@Lode Schildermans
I could do with some PE advice, as I’ve read people place in vinegar or similar to roughen the surface before painting. And- do you paint the PE before fixing in place?
7. January at 18:16:38 Share
Martin Oostrom I have no clue about the vinegar.
Painting depends on where you are putting your pe. If it's a door on a 1/700 ship that will be the same colour as the superstructure; afterwards. If it's something stand alone or easier to paint separately; before.
It totally depends on your build and your preferences.
7. January at 19:13:44
Lode Schildermans Hi Stuart. I use tamiya colorless primer for my PE parts. It lays a thin layer. Since I work with MRP paints, I use the primer for the same reason. As Martin mentioned, if the PE is in the same color flat on plastic, I put the PE in place before painting. Fragile parts are painted separately before putting in place. And yes, it depends on what you build. In case of ships, as I do, I suggest you look through my albums to get an idea what I put unpainted and what PE is painted before putting in place. But that is how I work
7. January at 23:00:42
Stuart Perry Thanks very much Lode, Martin. I'll take a look. Thanks again fur your time and advice.
7. January at 23:16:41
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Lode Schildermans added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 21, 2019
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Lode Schildermans Plastic? Oh yes, it is that product that I need to put on the metal parts, right :)
7. January at 06:09:18
Martin Oostrom Is there a website out there with variations for compliments? I'm running out of options here and I don't want to be too repetitive.
You should do one of those metal earth kits Lode. No plastic involved ;)
7. January at 07:10:37
Peter Hardy Hey I've been looking at them lately! We must be mentally connected Marty!
7. January at 08:11:43
Martin Oostrom I bought two last week :D
7. January at 09:39:56
Lode Schildermans Martin, Peter. I should look for a website where I can find a lot of variations for 'thank you, chaps »
A good idea for me, those metal earth kits, but I possibly miss the smell of glue
7. January at 18:02:33
Martin Oostrom You don't HAVE to glue them, but you CAN ;)
7. January at 19:01:43
Greg Baker I've tried one of those kits. Apparently just bending the little tabs is enough to hold it together... for everyone other than me. My CN Tower from Toronto looks like a post-apocalypse version, all bent and rumpled. I haven't dared touch the Parthenon or the Coliseum yet...
7. January at 22:41:48
Martin Oostrom Those last two should be realistic when wrecked ;)
7. January at 22:46:46
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January 6, 2019

Lode Schildermans and Stuart Perry are now mates.
6. January at 23:13:49 Share

January 1, 2019

Lode Schildermans added a new photoalbum.
222 images
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Updated: December 11, 2018
Project: HMS Howe - 1944
1:350 King George V (Tamiya 7310)1:350 Detail Up Set - HMS Duke of York 1943 (Pontos Model 35014F1)1:350 HMS Howe Aft Funnel with Emergency Control Station, 1945 (Model Monkey 350-Howe-Aft Funnel)2+
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stanley george wow!!!!!!! Beautiful work
30. December 2018 at 06:59:13
Richmond Fantastic
30. December 2018 at 11:09:45
Lode Schildermans Stanley, Richmond. Thanks for your nice comments ????
30. December 2018 at 18:42:30
Lode Schildermans And thanks to all mates here, 1000 comments on this build ????????????
30. December 2018 at 22:39:55
Spanjaard it is worth more!!
31. December 2018 at 16:06:51
Peter Hardy Actually only 900 comments on the build, 100 comments on humour between friends! Happy New Year to you Lode!
31. December 2018 at 22:04:59
Lode Schildermans Tipically a Peter's comment. Well, only 99 to go hahahahaha. Pete, I wish you and your family a wonderful year. Can't wait to 2020 to meet in real, you and Kerry
1. January at 00:41:29
Peter Hardy Keep an eye out tomorrow Lode, I will load an album in the morning. Happy New Year to you and yours as well!
1. January at 11:36:21
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December 30, 2018

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1:200 Bismarck ( 200-001-S)
Historic German Battleship
Bismarck Wooden Deck with Swastika Markings (for Trumpeter kit) 1:200
201x | New tool
30. December 2018 at 22:38:06 Share
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1:200 Bismarck 1941 Advanced Add-On Set (Pontos Model 21001F1)
Bismarck 1941 Advanced Add-On Set Trumpeter
Pontos Model 1:200
30. December 2018 at 22:37:54 Share
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30. December 2018 at 22:37:49 Share
Lode Schildermans added a new project.
Albums: 0
1:200 Bismarck (Trumpeter 03702)1:200 Bismarck 1941 Detail Up Set Basic Ver. 2 (no wooden deck) (Pontos Model 22001F2)1:200 Bismarck 1941 Advanced Add-On Set (Pontos Model 21001F1)1+
30. December 2018 at 22:37:01 Share


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