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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz German Navy 1/700
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 02:43 PM UTC
Awesome build, Jan! She looks fantastic!

Tim
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
Dear all,

thank you very much for your kind words and for all your support along the ride!

More will follow here, as promised, but it appears that we get even more delays on the 1:1...well, that remains to be seen. I'll update you with new about the 1:1 here, as well.


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Keeping a weather eye out for part 2, and also looking forward to seeing what next hits your bench (I think I may know already )

I'll see you over in the new forum with my next build when you start yours

Let's crack open the to celebrate



For now I'm busy with real life work, 1:1 business and 'refurbishing' my model shipyard to get it ready for my next project. Well, this cleaning, reorganizing and so on feels a little bit more like real life work than hobby, but hey...
And yes, Russ, certainly you know what will next hit the bench, mate!

So thank you all once again and stay tuned for occasional, infrequent updates here, as well!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 03:53 AM UTC
Very nice! Great job finishing that tiny ship!
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 02:03 PM UTC
Congratulations on commissioning, part 1, Jan!

A fine example of nano engineering in 1/700 and tied in to the development of your 1:1 made it all the more enjoyable, mate

Keeping a weather eye out for part 2, and also looking forward to seeing what next hits your bench (I think I may know already )

I'll see you over in the new forum with my next build when you start yours

Let's crack open the to celebrate
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 05:47 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Congratulations on commissioning.

Impressive build, the level of detail in 1/700th is superb.

Will keep my eyes open for part II.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 03:56 PM UTC
Great work, Jan. I've enjoyed watching this little gem come along, and I'm looking forward to the sea setting as well.
The excellence of the small build is a good omen for the commissioning of the 1:1. May it be just as flawless!
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 02:26 PM UTC
Fantastic Jan! On that scale excellent result. Nice to see another modern ship completed. Looks very neat, nice ship design too.
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 01:49 PM UTC
She is stunning Jan. That mast and flag alone are little works of art!
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
Mark and Si,

thank you very much for your kind comments!

And here is the next update, and - suddenly things go fast - the, let's call it 'first objective' achieved! My 1/700 as such is finished, I could even say commissioned, and that before the 1:1. But that will not be the end of this build log - more about that at the end of this post.

Main mast with flag - actually, not correct if I'd be building my ship, since we are still flying the square flag, not the dove tailed one of commissioned units.







And the there are a few more 'artistic license' things - there's no NH 90 type helo that could land on our flight deck, but most likely there will be one some time. And we don't have our Harpoon surface to surface missiles yet. But it simply seemed, well, not fitting to leave those off. The brown TEU on the deck behind the forward superstructure are as we had them during our first passage of the Kiel canal this February.



























So what is left? Well, I was asked not only once about a sea base / diorama, and yes, I'm planning to do one. I still have two BUSTER boats and one helo to add:



So that's one thing why I'm saying it's not the end yet. But honestly, before I come to the sea base, I have to build something different, so that will come at a later point of time, this thread will be a little bit dormant.

Next thing is, I connected this build log very closely to the 1:1. So I will update you with infrequent pictures, should there be something presentable going on there, and of course I'd like to present you the commissioning of the real frigate here, should I still have the honor to be the one conducting the ceremony. As of now, I should.

But for now I take a short (productive) break, since before I start a new build and build log, I have to clean this up and thoroughly reorganize it, to transform it into a proper working place again...



The next one, I can say this much, will be 1/350 again, full hull and WWII area. So in many ways back to the roots, but with many, at least for me, new aspects of modeling. And depending on how this 'new forum' version develops, I might very well start the new build log in the new forum - will be a few weeks anyway.

For now, thank you all for your great support along the way, for looking in and all your kind and encouraging comments, that helped a lot to keep the motivation high, and again, this is only dormant, maybe even only slumbering - so stay tuned!

Thanks again and cheers

Jan
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 09:27 AM UTC
Looking great Jan,

Nice job on the flag halyard. Getting close to commissioning .m Looking forward to the next update.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC
Jan,

Looking sweet. Now if you could create a diorama with the setting sun from your other post that would cap it.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 09:49 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

thank you so much for your kind words!

And here comes an update to the 1/700.

Railings and helicopter traverse installed to the flight deck, fire monitors, and some touch ups including painting the navigational radars and sat com white.















And finally staring to ship some of the pre finished equipment, here the BUSTER boats, to in the niches, two niches closed. The colors should blend in with the gloss coat in the end (I hope - but then, my 1:1 already looks a little bit like 50 shades of grey...) And the firs flag lines rigged (Si's copper wire method)



















I should have another update on the 1/700 in a few days. So that you all for following and looking in!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
Thanks for the real life pics, Jan!


I especially enjoyed the sunset at sea shot.

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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 09:32 PM UTC
Great pics Jan,

Not only is this an interesting build to follow, but you have given us a great view of the real ship, some excellent scenic views, and reference photos of a handsome ship.

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
Hi Jan

Lovely pictures mate! Great to see her coming along nicely!
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 11:17 AM UTC
Beautiful ship, yours definitely does it justice!
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
Dear all!

First of all, thank you so much for your kind comments and for sticking with me! - more then a month gone...

Well, I'd say I have a good excuse, working on and with the 1:1! We were at sea quite a bit, undergoing trials and made some progress. Now I'm back home, brought my ship back to Hamburg last week for a required period of docking and have some days of leave ahead of me. While I'm still busy with laundry and stuff, and just getting some rest, there should be some good bench time ahead.

For now, a sign of life, to reassure you this thread isn't dead, and some pictures of the 1:1 from the last weeks. 1:700 should see an update in a few days, as well as I should catch up with your gentlemen's beautiful builds here on MSW.

Our international callsign - DRAG - on the forward superstructure



The famous "Kreidefelsen" of Rügen








Our RHIB in action





Sunset at sea





One of our mascots on the bridge, properly wearing a safety mask



leaving Kiel





passing the belt bridge between Denmark and Sweden on our way from the Baltic to the North Sea






anchoring near Heligoland, I gave the crew a chance to visit the island with our boats...













entering the Elbe river, Cuxhaven, "Kugelbake"



Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 03:43 PM UTC
Hiya Jan!

Wow! All those little details really make your ship "pop"! Keep up the good work!

Tim
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 05:08 AM UTC
That fine detail work is amazing Jan,

Adds a great level of depth, I do enjoy seeing this level of craftsmanship in such a small scale.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

I love how you are building up the detail, bit by bit. Beautiful!
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 05:32 PM UTC
Impressive work so far Jan. I love it.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 09:34 AM UTC
amazing work, Jan

The finesse and level of detail is just incredible!
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC
Mark, Russ, Tim and Si,

thank you so much for following and your kind comments!!

Well, already once again much more time passing by than I anticipated...

But finally, here's an update! Essentially, more small (REALLY SMALL) stuff added, radars, IFF, vertical ladders, navigational lights, antennas, some railings.

All of that needs to be painted. I gave it an initial coat of grey on the fret, but apart from touch ups, some stuff has to be painted white. I will do that once everything is installed.

So here are the pictures:
























As always, thanks for looking in!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 11:02 AM UTC
Jan,

She is a fine looking build.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 09:20 AM UTC

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...Still not perfect, but from a normal viewing distance it looks pretty cool!




Normal viewing distance = MkI eyeball... and that looks pretty darn fine to me

Nearly there now mate, looking forward to seeing how you are going to display her