KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

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Haratio Fales
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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:48 pm

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the Hull completely masked.
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the bow
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Either Styrene or sheet metal, or both, probably brass, and copper. I intend to use this hull as a model, but first I am going to use it to make molds, so I can produce Remote Control versions and parts from it. I am also considering copying the parts in resin cast to make The worlds largest 1/72 scale ship kit to sell. I have already started working on plans for a Graf Spee, an HMS Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles in the same scale. but I want to stay focused on this project for the time being. The good thing about some of these ships is that allot of the parts will be the same, IE gun turrets, range finders, catapults, Float planes. so some of the things will be easy to get, or reproduce.

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:57 pm

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The turret in the pic is to big for the ship, but looks good for scale reference
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slightly blurry 1/72 scale 11 inch gun turret for Graf Spee with foil tape on it,
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Foil tape on the bow.
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If You look at the Bismark project on here in 1/100 scale I will be doing the super structure in a similar fashion, except I have to make the pieces fit together like a model would be built. The engineering and planing are just a bit different.

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:03 pm

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I am putting on a layer of Foil tape to simulate steel armor plates. If i set up the line pattern right it should look interesting.

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:06 pm

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My 7 year old Daughter who is half the length of the ship hull.
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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:12 pm

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little pits I should have fixed earlier.
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the bottom half taped.
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I should have took more time on the body filler time, as now I'm spot puttying the little area's that I should have finished then.

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Capitão Norbert » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:27 pm

i like the method of hull covering.
do you apply epoxy resin over the foil tape or is not necessary?
i like all images and methodology applied
great from you my friend :dance:
Norbs

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:11 pm

Ty for the comments. No resin, I will scuff sand the tape with 400 or 600 grit sandpaper and paint it almost like doing auto body on a car. but first I am going to make a latex rubber mold and a mold set with concrete. the silicone will be for resin casting , and or fiberglass. the concrete will be to shape sheet metal for the Remote control hull. I will post pics of this also.

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:14 pm

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foil tape above the waterline.
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below the waterline is scuff sanded.
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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:21 pm

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deck boards.
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adding height to the top deck.
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I somehow measured the hull wrong and the top deck is 5 foot 3 inches in scale feet so I am adding more deck board to heighten it to about 7 feet which is about where it should be.

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:25 pm

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with the height added,
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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:31 pm

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note the damage to the tape where I had to reshape the hull at the top deck area.
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allot of spot putty to repair and fill in the crack where I repaired the height issue.
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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Capitão Norbert » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:46 pm

nice hull.
see ya later :D
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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Haratio Fales » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:36 pm

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Taping a second layer.
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new plate pattern
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re taped with a second layer.
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Ty again. After sanding down the first layer of foil tape I didn't quite like the pattern so I started adding a second layer with a new line pattern. It fixed where I had to repair the height issue, and came out looking smoother. I think on the next on though I am going to make the hull baby butt smooth first and then tape in the pattern. It would have saved allot of time. I hav been learning allot about what to do and what not to do on this project though, so that is valuable.

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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby RF » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:28 am

Nice pictures !!!!
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Re: KMS Munich 1940 1/72 scale

Postby Djoser » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:43 am

Wow this is amazing stuff, thanks for posting! Can't wait to see it finished...


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