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DKM Alexander von Monts
« on: March 01, 2020, 04:35:37 am »
okay, its been a while, but i thinkim gonna have a go at this group build.
im gonna attempt at making a bit of a risky project, namely a German Kriegsmarine escort carrier, the DKM Alexander von Monts.
scale will be 1/144.

im using the 1/700 Graf Zeppelin and recently aquired techincal drawings as a basis for this build.
its airwing will consist out of Ju-87C torpedo bombers and either Bf109T or Fw190T fightersbombers.

as a hull, im going to use a hull from a scrapped 1/350 Bismark i bought at a rumage sale many years ago (i never throw away scrapped ship/boat hulls), the rest of the ship will be scratchbuild. airwing will be 1 or 2 Ju-87's and 3 Fw190 or Bf109's from Revell (could do a combination, pending how many i have left in the stash).
« Last Edit: March 01, 2020, 10:41:51 am by Nils »
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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 10:47:28 am »
update:

research is in progress, most of the drawings on the blueprint are 1/50, 1/100 and 1/400, so i will have to rescale most of it to 1/144 on order to make them fit. then i will see what parts will be added to the new ship and wich ones not.





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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2020, 02:40:37 am »
Update:

rough work on the deck has begun, first off, the 1/350 ex-Bismark hull (that previously was a 1/144 frigate) was sanded down, the edges were powersanded with the multitool and work has started on raising the deck height.

i might check the storage bins for some personel figurines for the flightdeck.

here's a pic of the works now, the second pick it the planned flightdeck with 3 earlier built Bf109E's and a Ju-87. the airwing for the carrier will be newbuilt (kits can be seen in second pic).



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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 02:49:13 am »
Lot of plastic there man.  I'm gonna get shares in Evergreen.
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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 04:58:26 am »
Thatís not a whole lotta deck! Escort carrier pilots had some serious stones!
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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2020, 11:19:14 am »
Update:

with the partial lockdown in place, i found some time to get some more work done on the carrier.
the deck has been fitted on the heightened lower deck and the deck has been somewhat shaped, to prevent it to look like a regular ractangle deck. shortly after these pictures were taken, i started on the framework on the bottom.

next on the list is more bottom framing and detailing, then comes the hard part, the island structure and smokestack.





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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 07:15:19 am »
She's coming along Nils  :thumbsup:
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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2020, 09:24:20 am »
Update:

framework was done last sunday, took long enough but at least i got rid of the basic sheet look.
added some extra beams on the front and back of the deck for extra strengthening.

since im now going to be stuck at home due to my workplace shutting down due to corona, im gonna try to get some work done on it over the next few days/weeks.

here's a pic of the framework on the bottom  :mellow:
used 2mm thick square rod (bought cheaply on aliexpress long before the outbreak).
next up on the hull is some PSR work to smoothen out the gaps.

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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2020, 04:50:58 pm »
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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 09:30:56 am »
Update:

work has begun on the island superstructure, first started with building the basic layout and dry-fitting  :mellow:







then i started to add some detail, more to follow, including system fitting  ;)



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Re: DKM Alexander von Monts
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2020, 08:41:52 am »
Update:

basic airbrushwork has been done, the bottom hull is mostly a basecoat, the deck color seems okay, she is starting to look like a carrier right now. i can now start on scratching and adding the systems to the island structure. the bottom hull needs more painting, but i ran into some problems during the painting, including airbrush blockage (thats what i get when spraypainting matt enamels).

all in all, this is how it looks like now:







and here's a dryfit of the structure and deck as it is now  :mellow:

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