Italian Heavy Cruiser Fiume

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  1. al49

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    One more deviation from my modelling habit.

    Warship Pictorial 2.JPG

    I just started very recently to assembly a model of the above cruiser starting from the Tauro Model kit in 1:400 scale.

    Here the first pictures showing the wooden deck and some other components just primed.

    DSCN1277.JPG DSCN1278.JPG

    Some more to follow.
    Alberto
     
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    That is really cool my friend. Love what you did with the decks!
     
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    Cool, does the white deck section get some Red striping?
     
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    Yes, that's next step in painting.
    Red stripping was added in 1940 after the battle of Punta Stilo when Italian bombers drop some 250 Kg bombs on the Italian fleet mistaken for British. pianta.jpg
    Cheers
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    Nice start Alberto.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation! and why they did it, Alberto.
     
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    Look much that cover with the range of tones. :D
    It will be very interesting to follow your process. Interesting observation with red stripes.

    Rimango consapevoli del vostro progresso Alberto :thumbup:

    Saludos

    Luis Carlos
     
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    Looks good so far!
     
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    Very cool.

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    Hello,
    a few shots on the w.i.p.

    DSCN1331.JPG DSCN1332.JPG DSCN1333.JPG DSCN1334.JPG DSCN1335.JPG
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    As you can see, there are still several items missing, among them the main gun towers.
    The reason is that I wanted to improve them a little bit, so I purchased brass barrel made by Aber.
    They are built for the Trumpeter Pola cruiser, so they are in 1/350 scale while mine in in 1/400 scale, but I did a few calculation and the difference in diameter isn't perceivable by human eye, so no problem.
    But there is a problem with the length, as yo can see from the picture below.
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    If I just replace plastic barrels with brass ones,they will result aprox 5 mm longer, too much. So I drilled the support in order to insert brass barrels and glue them when they will be just a couple of mm longer. If necessary, I will cut the extra portion of brass.

    As you may also have noticed, I didn't forgot that I like model aeroplanes and I tried to improve the one on the deck by adding a little canopy.

    More pictures to follow soon.
    Alberto
     
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    any problem with the split in the gun cradles?
     
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    Hi Parsifal,
    I don't know if I correctly understood your question. If you are talking about barrels with different inclination in the same turret, you are right, it will be impossible to do that with that arrangement.
    But it's a price to pay for better looking barrels.

    Here they are three on four are done:

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    The fourth needs a little adjustment and will be OK.
    Tomorrow I will prime and paint them.
    Alberto
     
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    Great work so far!
     
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