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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz German Navy 1/700
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 02:09 AM UTC
Coming along great! Paint is definitely making those teeny details pop.
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:37 PM UTC
Really nice work Jan!

You're definitely taking it to the next level and those rubber dinghies look particularly nice
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 10:13 AM UTC
Jan,

Looks like you made a lot of nice progress. Those rubber boats look awesome.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Happy New Year Mate, good to see some progress.

Looking excellent

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 07:20 AM UTC
Dear all!

First of all, let me wish you all a happy new year and all the best for 2020!

And thank you all for your continuing support throughout the last year, even when my pace was - and still is/will be - rather slow. Your support is highly appreciated and very helpful whenever real life is keeping me away from the workbench for too long and/or motivation is low...

Thank you once again for your very kind comments on this build!

Before I start catching up with all your fine builds over the next days, a small update. Work re-commenced at least for a brief period over the last weekend.

First thing to do was to check the instructions and compare what still has to be done. I highlighted the Resin parts vs the PE parts for my reference - and well, there's quite some small stuff to be done still...



I decided to paint the PE and small parts, including the assembled ones, all in Fehgrau (= RAL 7000) since there is not much of camouflage pattern to the ship, actually, there is none...

So prepared the parts



and painted:











And the assembled parts, the color enhances some of the details I think.









Some touch ups to the ship's sides with the airy stick to smoothen the appearance, and overpainting the boot stripe, which I think was too thick. I will paint a smaller one.





And with this, work for 2020 at least has started, even though it's only a small start. I should finde (hope to find) more time next weekend!

Thanks for looking in,

cheers

Jan
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 05:18 PM UTC
Clean work Jan - a joy to look at!
StephenLarsen
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 07:39 AM UTC
Really nice work, Jan!

Cheers!
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 08:46 AM UTC

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Dear all,

thank you so much for your kind comments once again and sticking with me!! That's just great and helps keeping up the motivation in times where there simply is almost no bench time...

Brief update, started touch ups and painting some details, will need more touch ups and a little more work with the windy stick though. But I'm quite happy with how the paint turned out.


Cheers
Jan



She's coming along great Jan, looking forward to seeing the deck fittings going down and how you're going to set her into a sea base
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:15 AM UTC
Jan,

Nice.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
Looks very neat Jan,

Your builds are always worth sticking with mate.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 05:43 AM UTC
Dear all,

thank you so much for your kind comments once again and sticking with me!! That's just great and helps keeping up the motivation in times where there simply is almost no bench time...

Brief update, started touch ups and painting some details, will need more touch ups and a little more work with the windy stick though. But I'm quite happy with how the paint turned out.



Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 03:56 PM UTC
nice crisp masking and Paint work Jan......Cheers Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 07:48 AM UTC
Great progress Jan,

Always makes me nervous masking over the etch, that came out very well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:28 PM UTC
Beautiful work Jan!

Amazing to see just how tiny the kit is when seen with the hold n fold in the back ground
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:08 AM UTC

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Looks good, Jan!



Ditto!
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Looks good, Jan!
JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Dear all,

thank you very much for following and your comments!

Just a very quick update, actually from last weekend, didn't find time to post it though...

'Only' masking and work on the paint, but I'm quite satisfied. Detail work and touch ups with the hairy stick to follow...



















Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 01:01 AM UTC
Hallo Jan

Excellent work so far...
Thank you also for sharing the sisters group photo!
Carry on the excellent work on both ships (1/1 and 1/700).
BZ

Rui
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC
Dear all,

thank you very much!!

Still busy with 1:1, hope to get at least a little bit bench time the next weekend.

Well, copyright by the shipyard is ok - it's still their ship for some time....

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:50 AM UTC
Awesome pics, mate!

Great to see all three in formation like that! Not long till F225 joins in, I hope!

PS. Interesting that the pics are copyright to Thyssenkrupp, as opposed to the German Navy. I guess that's the corporate nature of our world now. (Does remind me of the difficulties we've had with a certain other "ship builder" of late )
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
Nice pics Jan, great to see frigates in numbers. Hope they inspire you with your scale build.
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 06:59 AM UTC
Great photos of the 1:1 stuff Jan,

Cheers

Si
McRunty
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Gentlemen,

thank you for watching and commenting! I'm still underway and doing 1:1 business, due to multiple crew / crew change concept I'm in charge of the F224, while the F225 is still in Hamburg.

I got some pictures from the shipyard I'd like to share with you, pulling into Kiel on 01 November and 'meeting' of three of the class, F222, F223 and 'my' F224 in the Baltic, steaming in formation and PHOTEX. Yes, colors are tru, no photoshop etc., we really had that light/weather. All the pictures are thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, but free for private use and share; ThyssenKrupp kindly requests to be mentioned as copyright if pictures are shared.

So that's instead of an update to the 1/700 one, I hope to get some bench time again first weekend of December. And I'll try to catch up with all your fine builds here on MSW during the next days/week or so...

Thanks for looking and enjoy the 1:1 pics!

Cheers

Jan



Simply gorgeous Jan. They are wonderful looking ships and those pictures are amazing!
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 01:35 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

thank you for watching and commenting! I'm still underway and doing 1:1 business, due to multiple crew / crew change concept I'm in charge of the F224, while the F225 is still in Hamburg.

I got some pictures from the shipyard I'd like to share with you, pulling into Kiel on 01 November and 'meeting' of three of the class, F222, F223 and 'my' F224 in the Baltic, steaming in formation and PHOTEX. Yes, colors are tru, no photoshop etc., we really had that light/weather. All the pictures are thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, but free for private use and share; ThyssenKrupp kindly requests to be mentioned as copyright if pictures are shared.





































































































So that's instead of an update to the 1/700 one, I hope to get some bench time again first weekend of December. And I'll try to catch up with all your fine builds here on MSW during the next days/week or so...

Thanks for looking and enjoy the 1:1 pics!

Cheers

Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 09:41 PM UTC
Jan, I second what Mark said: such a surprising error by the makers of the PE!

Nonetheless a great recovery!

I have to confess, after seeing the pic revealing how small the model actually is was a surprise! The quality of the molding deceives the eye into thinking it's much bigger than it actually is!

All the best, mate, for your time with the 1:1 copy and hope to see more on the 1/700 soon!