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SMS Markgraf
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
AeroScale: 50 posts
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 12:01 AM UTC
Ahoy mates!

MSW Crew-member Jan KlarbŠk [MRMOX] spruces up the ICM Markgraf kit in this "On Display" feature!

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California, United States
Joined: August 08, 2008
KitMaker: 1,274 posts
AeroScale: 6 posts
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 06:18 AM UTC
Nice work, Jan. It's such a nice kit, I like to stock up on spares for the guns, fittings, and boats for other projects.

Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
KitMaker: 5,221 posts
AeroScale: 36 posts
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 06:26 AM UTC
Very nicely done. It wasn't until I was most of the way through the photos that I noticed there was no rigging. I don't think it detracts from the ship in any way. At "scale distance" you probably couldn't see any rigging anyway.

Nevada, United States
Joined: September 07, 2002
KitMaker: 807 posts
AeroScale: 9 posts
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 10:18 AM UTC
Nice work on a beautiful ship!

I'm working on the ICM SMS K÷nig, your build is giving me some great inspiration.
New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
KitMaker: 1,698 posts
AeroScale: 96 posts
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 11:53 AM UTC
very well done, thanks for sharing!
Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
KitMaker: 3,377 posts
AeroScale: 115 posts
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 07:59 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I went for the postwar look, a bit used/abused and ill kept.

I went totally cold on the rigging - dOh, tried but i should propably have done it before too much assembly and PE railing ..

Its a fairly nice kit, but care is needed and it have its tricky points - the deck over the kassemats ? - fits badly and need some help along the way. The superstructure is in a mad number of parts that needs care to aling properly etc...

Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,182 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hello Jan

Sorry for the late input
I think you have done a very good presentation of the Markgraf, but at this scale you should try and rig it
You still can do it, from bow to stern, using fine streched sprue or fly fishing line... c'mon!! Give it a try, please
Just take your time... you'll see it will pay off the effort

Congratulations on a great built with a nice (slightly over, but still very acceptable) weathering

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 17, 2008
KitMaker: 90 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 03:17 AM UTC

Congrats to a very inspiring representation of the ship.
I second the rigging issue but that is all up to you.

It must have been a kit with a lot of issues but you managed it all the way.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Bayern, Germany
Joined: June 05, 2009
KitMaker: 3 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 04:32 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

yes ,, try rigging, it improves the model a lot.

@ Dariush,

The ICM kit has much less issues as most of the the people say. Never forget, the kit is not one of the superdetailed new ones, its quite old, more as 10 years. the main thing , you have to do a little research, as all these ICM kits are more or less a mixture between all ships of the class.and as Jan said , you have to be very carefull with the superstructure, it looks so small and easy, but..... I┤m stil building my K÷nig, with a mixture of WEM, GMM and Toms...I counted parts of the superstructure around the first funnel, ...250 I count.
Another thing you should never forget if you complain about the kit, its very cheap to compare with other battleships, you get it between 40 and 50 Ç here in Germany.

Best regards
Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
KitMaker: 3,377 posts
AeroScale: 115 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 11:10 AM UTC
Thanks guys - it might get a rigging yet ... lets see if it works out!

Its not a bad kit as it is - but it takes some skills and patience here and there to get done.....