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Hobby Boss Dunkirque 1/350
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC

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Congrats Si!! Excellent build. Another nice addition to your collection!

Cheers!



Thanks Mike,

Another great kit, and I have liked oddball designs, thanks for your kind comments

cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC

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Two commissionings in one day! Most excellent!

Yes, I suspect also that you're clearing space for a flat top



Thank you Russ,

The shipyard is looking a bit empty.

You ate correct, this space is now ready to take the keel of a Flattop.

More on that later.

Thanks for all you comments and support along the way with this build.

Cheers

Si



Ark Royal perhaps?



Hi Russ,

Good guess mate, but no, I have that kit in the stash, but ahead of it in the queue is a U.S. Carrier (Present from Mrs Duster a little while back,)

It will be Intrepid CV11 1944.

Cheers

Si



Well, I'll be along for the ride either way



Thanks Mate.
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
Congrats Si!! Excellent build. Another nice addition to your collection!

Cheers!
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 02:07 AM UTC

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Two commissionings in one day! Most excellent!

Yes, I suspect also that you're clearing space for a flat top



Thank you Russ,

The shipyard is looking a bit empty.

You ate correct, this space is now ready to take the keel of a Flattop.

More on that later.

Thanks for all you comments and support along the way with this build.

Cheers

Si



Ark Royal perhaps?



Hi Russ,

Good guess mate, but no, I have that kit in the stash, but ahead of it in the queue is a U.S. Carrier (Present from Mrs Duster a little while back,)

It will be Intrepid CV11 1944.

Cheers

Si



Well, I'll be along for the ride either way
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:15 AM UTC
Congratulations for your finished battleship Simon. It looks great. Now there are just the 1.300 crewmen in 1:350 scale missing
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:24 AM UTC

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Two commissionings in one day! Most excellent!

Yes, I suspect also that you're clearing space for a flat top



Thank you Russ,

The shipyard is looking a bit empty.

You ate correct, this space is now ready to take the keel of a Flattop.

More on that later.

Thanks for all you comments and support along the way with this build.

Cheers

Si



Ark Royal perhaps?



Hi Russ,

Good guess mate, but no, I have that kit in the stash, but ahead of it in the queue is a U.S. Carrier (Present from Mrs Duster a little while back,)

It will be Intrepid CV11 1944.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 04:40 PM UTC

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Two commissionings in one day! Most excellent!

Yes, I suspect also that you're clearing space for a flat top



Thank you Russ,

The shipyard is looking a bit empty.

You ate correct, this space is now ready to take the keel of a Flattop.

More on that later.

Thanks for all you comments and support along the way with this build.

Cheers

Si



Ark Royal perhaps?
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC

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Hi Si!

Congratulations on this super fast build, straight forward but nevertheless your usual high standard! Fantastic job and have a few , that's definitely earned - for a double commissioning!!

Though I will not participate with the flattops - Hood simply will keep me busy next to real life - I'm looking forward and of course will be following the campaign and your build!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Always appreciate you being along. I do understand about time, things are going to get busy fro me throughout April, so may be a bit quieter than usual.

I am a little surprised on how quickly this one has gone together, my first battleship in less than eight months. (Don't think that will happen again) but it is a superb kitm with regard to fit and detail.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:59 PM UTC
Hi Si!

Congratulations on this super fast build, straight forward but nevertheless your usual high standard! Fantastic job and have a few , that's definitely earned - for a double commissioning!!

Though I will not participate with the flattops - Hood simply will keep me busy next to real life - I'm looking forward and of course will be following the campaign and your build!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 03:29 PM UTC

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Two commissionings in one day! Most excellent!

Yes, I suspect also that you're clearing space for a flat top



Thank you Russ,

The shipyard is looking a bit empty.

You ate correct, this space is now ready to take the keel of a Flattop.

More on that later.

Thanks for all you comments and support along the way with this build.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:08 PM UTC
Two commissionings in one day! Most excellent!

Yes, I suspect also that you're clearing space for a flat top
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:28 AM UTC
Very nice!
With all these commissionings it looks like you're clearing the decks for a flattop
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:00 AM UTC
Outstanding as usual, Si! That last picture was fun; I like how you can see bridge equipment through the windows. Cool!
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 01:54 AM UTC
The final push.

Anchors and jackstaff fitted, along with the platforms.



Gaps for the not fitted accommodation ladders.



Ensign staff and after booms fitted,.



seaboats fitted and ensign hoisted.



also hoisted, Dunkirque has commissioned.













That was a very nice kit a quirky beast, and I have enjoyed this somewhat rapid build, even by my standards.

Thank you for all the support along the way.

Cheers Si
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 02:16 PM UTC

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Si I don’t know how you build these ships so fast.



Hi Norman,

Thank you for looking in.

I have to say this has been quick even for me for a battleship, but apart from then deck, this has been straight from the box, and a very good box it is too. A lot of the larger superstructure pieces were beautifully slide moulded in one piece, that helped too.

I started Warspite around the same time, and she is barely half done, but I am chucking a lot of after market that, so that I am hoping to have finished for Telford in November.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
Si I don’t know how you build these ships so fast.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC

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"Multiple aerial runs" shudder!

You've done a great job on them though, Si



Thanks Russ,

Practice mate, and the old copper wire technique, I would be sweating massively trying that with easy line or similar.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 01:35 AM UTC
"Multiple aerial runs" shudder!

You've done a great job on them though, Si
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC
Thanks Tim,

The flying boat is a fairly weird beast too, and not meaning this in a derogatory way, very French. (I do have a soft spot for French naval aviation, in all it's quirkiness)

Cheers Si

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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC


She looks great, Si. Love that crazy caprail aft!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:32 AM UTC
Right, the rigging, I will admit I cannot vouch 100% for the accuracy, this is just the best interpretation of the photos & drawings I found on the web.

Firstly the last section of railing, around the searchlight platform.



One thing that might be missing is the gaff on the mast on the after tower, prominent in some photos and not rigged in others, I have added it, the tricolour will look right flying from it.



insulators, and connections for aerials around the bridge tower.



Some photos seem to show multiple aerial runs, I am not sure exactly what they were, I have taken a simple interpretation.

One ready to go on.



Both in place.



All the aerials in place and the connections in place, also the insulators, the insulators on the main aerials are darker, not sure if this right for a French battleship, but what I remember from the older ships I sailed on in my seagoing days.



The seaplane for the cat, a Loire 130, one of my pet hates, for which I won't apologies, I do not like this habit of moulding these little beasts in clear plastic.



Built, had it not being a too cold to spray, I would have misted the sprue light grey first.



and painted.



and mounted on the catapult.



Finally an overview.



A few final additions, and it will be time to hoist the colours.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC

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Wow, Si! Those Frenchies continue to amaze me. That top rail on the aft rigging makes me think, that perhaps the French were less quirky than I thought, and more somehow stuck in the past and/or saw their ships more as 'retreat' for the "toffs" from the realities they faced on the continent... Cruise ship anyone?

Very nice work in assembling it too, I might ad!

Those anchors look mighty nice! Some of the best I've seen in a kit!

And onto the rigging already! Yes, I have come to the conclusion that trying to get every line in there as per the real thing is: a) almost impossible due to the lack of references; b) makes little to no difference to the overall effect and; c) no-one can tell anyway (seriously, who's gonna sit there and count the lines? )

So, looking very good, Sir and nearly time for commissioning!




Thanks Russ,

She was laid down in 1932, so coming out of the depression, maybe make her look more than she was, and their first new battleships after the Washington treaty building holiday.

I haven't done much research into the French Navy between the wars, but I wouldn't be surprised if it suffered some of what the RN suffered, in that career officers took back the reigns and a lot of what was learned in combat was forgotten and spit and polish became more important than combat efficiency.

Got the rigging done yesterday, will post an update of that shortly, agree it is impossible to replicate everything, and even if the rigging plans are available it ends up looking way to crowded and messy.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 01:46 AM UTC
Wow, Si! Those Frenchies continue to amaze me. That top rail on the aft rigging makes me think, that perhaps the French were less quirky than I thought, and more somehow stuck in the past and/or saw their ships more as 'retreat' for the "toffs" from the realities they faced on the continent... Cruise ship anyone?

Very nice work in assembling it too, I might ad!

Those anchors look mighty nice! Some of the best I've seen in a kit!

And onto the rigging already! Yes, I have come to the conclusion that trying to get every line in there as per the real thing is: a) almost impossible due to the lack of references; b) makes little to no difference to the overall effect and; c) no-one can tell anyway (seriously, who's gonna sit there and count the lines? )

So, looking very good, Sir and nearly time for commissioning!
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:49 PM UTC

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Si,

again a very nice job done! That is a vey nice touch to the aft railings, I'd assume this upper part is resembling a wooden top of the railing? Looks really nice!
And rigging - it's copper time again! Again, very good job here!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Yes the upper part of the railing did make think of the heavy wooden upper rail found on cruise ships and the like. As Dunkirque was built between the wars, likely she was less utilitarian.

Copper time, and done, will post that update later or tomorrow.

Cheers

si
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:38 PM UTC
Si,

again a very nice job done! That is a vey nice touch to the aft railings, I'd assume this upper part is resembling a wooden top of the railing? Looks really nice!
And rigging - it's copper time again! Again, very good job here!

Cheers,
Jan