here’s my second extract from my 1/350 DKM Gneisenau build log. Now it’s about the 10,5 cm AA guns, those will be the Veteran kits. I will be building one of the Dragon original ones later on and show it here just for comparison, but for my Gneisenau I will be using the Veteran.
So here’s a litte step-by-step, probably not all that much text needed.
The set, there are four in a box, one I built already a week ago
The parts needed for one gun (well, the PE fret is for all four…)
Building the guns
They go on a connecting piece in the center, first one installed
The geared wheels for the elevation mechanism.
Additional support structure inside the gun-housing
And the guns installed in the gun-housing.
Some impressions of the inner structure
Now the most painful part, a small metal structure at the forward edges. Should look like this:
the alternative is a comparatively simply molded box shape, that’s why I chose the PE option. On a second thought, the box shape could be some protection that was only removed immediately before action? I’ll have to check that…those parts are REALLY tiny…
I’ll leave out several mishaps, so that’s how they look on the guns:
And some impressions of both guns I built so far - I considered not using the first one, because I had trouble fitting the elevating mechanism and additional structure inside. I managed to squeeze it in, but rather bent. But looking at it now, even with those macro pictures, it’s hardly to see that it is bent, so I’d say I use both.
For Gneisenau, they will be monochrom in light grey. So that makes it easy, even if a little bit boring without any parts highlighted…
All in all, I would say this Veteran Models kit is top, you can’t get it much better! And, apart from those micro parts, really fun and straightforward to build!
I’ll post the Dragon guns here later, I’m buys with real life things over the week and weekend, so may be some days break here.
Thanks for looking and cheers