HMS "Prince of Wales"/GPM Nr 198

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Scorpio, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Bargee61

    Bargee61 Member

    What can I say that hasn't already been said. Superlative work.

  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends
    As well as I have already written, now I must build to 47 rubber dinghies.
    I have the first 12 already ready. Now on reason of the amount I it puts only two photos of my work and then I try fast as possible the remaining boats ready build. Then I announce myself again with the construction of board airplanes. Thus now comes to a longer break in my construction report (3-4 days)
  3. silverw

    silverw Member

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Chris...

    Everyone just keeps getting better and better.

    I am making very good use of your previous posts, to help me with my models!!
    You don't know how much help you have been!! :D :D :D
  4. Gil

    Gil Active Member

    You have enough material to write a book..., not a bad idea...,

    Best Regards, Gil
  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Amazing work, Christoph! :D

    I'm sorry if you already mentioned it, but what type of paint are you using on the boats and rafts? They are all coming out so cleanly and brilliantly. Are you still using the plastic tubes for the rafts like you did on a prior build? They look great...and only 55 more to go. :D

    Thanks for the superb and inspiring photos!!


  6. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello dear friends,
    Thanks for the praise.
    I have made the rubber dinghies this time a little bit different.
    As well as I have pointed in the pure result on the photo below:
    1. Wire with isolation coat 1.5 mms
    2. Isolation rings also 1.5 mms
    3. Together with the rings
    4. Ground from paper
    5. Ready en and prepares for painting

    I have used for painting of these all parts „ HUMBROL 64 / matt “.

    With the best greetings
  7. Swinger

    Swinger Member

    Wow, that's a brilliant idea!
    The stern looks really marvellous!

    Though, as for these great boats and their liferings and paddles (158, 159.jpg) - isn't there something wrong with their size? I think either the ring is too small, or the paddles are too big or too thick... The paddles can't be as thick as the lifering... ?
  8. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello colleague "SWINGER",
    Then Thinking you wrong!
    These big boats were for 30-40 persons and for paddles 2 persons were planned.
    So much if goes around explanation of your problem.
    Now I might not on this subject with you farther to argue because this construction report is not about paddles and life preservers
    Please, around understanding.
  9. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Thanks for the superb assembly photo, Christoph! :D

    The assembly process makes it look so easy, but I know it's anything but that given the small size you are working in...more so for the small rails on the power boats you showed us earlier. :shock:

    I just noticed the tiny little life rings on the stern of some of the boats...just amazing attention to details, my friend, and so very well carried out! :D

    Outstanding work, mate!!

    Looking forward to the next update, as always. :wink:


  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,

    Just I have two flight boats on the ship were used.
    They are so easy under construction that I do not need the construction occurrences describe. Nevertheless, I must say that I already better planned airplanes of this kind builtly, e.g., with Rodney HMS.
    Here a few photos of my work
  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    And still lines up the last three pictures of this
    With the best greetings
  12. Gil

    Gil Active Member


    Speechless as usual..., you've put us all in a familiar quandry, "how in the hell did he do that and will I live long enough to even approach this kind of build quality?"

    Warmest regards, Gil
  13. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    The tower "A" is ready. In the construction Card no rubber dinghies on the tower were planned. Nevertheless, I have an original picture him points that on a tower four boats were stored. Therefore, I have made also additional. I have done to the fixture for solar leeches also this.

    Here a few photos from "A" tower
  14. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    And here the original picture of the tower
  15. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Here the tower "C", however, only one photo because yet is not ready.
    There still comes of "Pom-Poms" and still to a few other parts.

    With the best greetings
  16. Jimi

    Jimi Member

    stunning. really beautiful. for it's size, the ship and the supermarine walrus is so detailed and clean. :)
  17. barry

    barry Active Member

    great build as ever, I amlooking forward to your building the "Chicago piano" on the turret top very difficult to make that look realistic but I am sure you will.

  18. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Excellent job on the gun turrets, Christoph! :shock:

    Your barrels are so exact, the muzzles look very convincing and cleanly done...the craftsmanship is a beauty to behold!


  19. silverw

    silverw Member

    Great stuff Christoph...

    I have a 'dumb' question for you....
    About the multiple guns on a turret,..... could they, independantly, each have their own elevation, or were they all hooked together???
    Most of the photos I have seen show them always at the same hieght!
  20. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Bill,
    Of every pistol her own elevation has.
    See photos
    With the best greetings my friend

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