HMS "Prince of Wales"/GPM Nr 198

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

  1. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member


    Did I read online tha there was a problem with one of the Barbettes?...was there a downloadable part from GPM.Pl or did you make one yourself?

    Thanks John John
  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    My dear friends,
    As well as I have already written, now the front construction builds
    of the ship.
    First I have stuck together before prepared parts of the frame scaffolding. All on these following photos with red drawn it puts must be adapted precisely stick namely already with.
    All parts are unterstuck with 0.5 mm cardboard.
    After dry up, I have with sandpaper all edges still with light ones print smoothed.
  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Then it has cut out all outside walls and has punched out all portholes and windows with drilling tool (2 mms) or has cut out with scalpel.
  4. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    All parts must be strengthened with 0.5 mm cardboard
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Yesterday I also have the last small parts on the main deck come ready builtly and stuck on.
    It concerns around the Boat and in the rear the anti-aircraft it puts.
    It puts where the rubber dinghies come are still free, I will make this later.
  6. Simon88

    Simon88 New Member

    Hi Christoph,
    When you 'plated' the lower hull, were the plates butt-jointed or overlapped? In my GPM Bismarck each plate has a 3mm overlap marked on the forward edge but I'm wondering whether to cut this off and butt-joint them instead.
  7. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Simon88

    All parts should be stuck side by side and not on each other.
    On the photo below must be cut off and be stuck on frames.

  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Christoph! :D

    Another great post showing your precise and superb build of this great ship! Once again, there are quite a few great tips to be found in your narrative (thank you very much :D), but I am particularly impressed by the very deliberate and well reasoned building sequence you are using to create another masterpiece. I often find myself stumbling along in a build, which many times leads to the need to start from scratch (yeah, I know better, but sometimes I just can't help it :lol: ), but one lesson I am learning from your posts is to be more deliberate and think out each construction step, test fit (I've started that! :D ) and only when you're happy it all goes together right, to then put glue to paper. Oh, I'm sure many already know and do all of this :wink: , but your last two installments just make this point so very well.

    As always, superb photos and narrative, and an inspiring build! (Why don't we have one of those clapping emoticons?...if we did, there would be three of them right here!)

    Looking forward to your further updates when you can. :D


  9. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

  10. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    there is nothing wrong with uploading pictures that I can see.

    maybe a small hiccup in the software

  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello rickstef

    I have this announcement only on this forum. The pictures have been published on other forum than the file name must be in order

    C:\\Dokumente und Einstellungen\\Christoph\\Eigene Dateien\\Prinz of Wales\\Baubericht\\9a.jpg is an invalid filename

  12. Simon88

    Simon88 New Member

    Hi Christoph,
    I understand what you mean, even without a photo. I am now removing my overlapping plates and will re-do it properly. Fortunately I bought 2 copies of the model to be prepared for mistakes.
  13. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member


    Thats some class work there. I have a copy of the kit but it was in shipping to me from NYC so I didnt get it to look at and follow along wit the Build until yesterday but I was sure that I could follow it.

    Now that I have the kit in hand...Nahh Its outta my league for a while..

    Great work keep it up

    John John
  14. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello dear friends,
    Here the promised pictures. This part of constructions is already ready. Later when all constructions come still to become that ready masts and rig, but to the time is even very farther.
    And here the first photo:
  15. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    The rangefinder and antennas
  16. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    The ship coat of arms
  17. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    And already the last photo
    With the best greetings
    Now the hangars and the first chimney are in it
  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    As I have already written now I am occupied with the middle constructions. First I have cut out all parts (the gates) then before prepared frame scaffolding compound and the internal parts of the hangars stuck together with the wall strengthening. Then I have stuck the deck.
    All red drawn must put one inspect on passport exactness
  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Mine baby grows and grows. Today I have inserted the gates of hangar. Both lateral parts are to be built separately.
  20. andrewthewise

    andrewthewise Member

    Look stunning Christoph, I really like the hanger door... forgive me for asking, but are those really seperate pieces of paper?

    I look forward to your next update...



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