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    Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
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    📝 Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, here are the first pictures from my construction report of the Rau IX by Graupner on a scale of 1:45. I will post the first pictures in a relaxed manner, since I have already started and I am a little further along, more on that later. The hull was almost done so far. The engine was already installed, as was the rudder. The deck was already built up so far and only needs to be glued in place.


    I hope that my English can be understood, I mainly work with a translator.

    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    28 days ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Good Morning

    Small upgrade

    This is where the winch finds its place.
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    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    29 days ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, I'm done with the whale winch too.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    That's an impressive amount of detail in that winch. Hat's off to you on your build so far 👍👍
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    1 month ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello I started today with the whale winch. Here are the pictures. Sequel follows.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    1 month ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Today I painted and varnished a large part of the small parts from the winch.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    1 month ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, a small upgrade. After the sand dried in the paint, I sanded the surface again with fine sandpaper and vacuumed the surface. Then I applied another coat of paint. Now the paint is still a bit shiny but when the paint is dry the surface will be matt. So I like it.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    The first test is over and I'm satisfied so far.....I vacuumed off the loose sand and discovered that the sand wasn't stuck everywhere, ok I'll do better.
    Then I'll finish the surface a bit and paint it and then we'll see.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, I finished the test with the grit today and I'm very satisfied, pictures will come when the deck is finished.

    In the meantime I continued with the winch and deburred the parts and painted the first parts
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm still testing the top coat a little bit, so I'll start with the whale winch in between. These are the individual parts from the fitting set. Sequel follows.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, I will modify the deck or the deck surface a bit by spreading fine bird sand on the still wet paint and then painting it again. That gives it a rough metal look.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello today I painted the rest of the Hapune and I also finished the first coat of the deck. But I'll probably have to go over there again.
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    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    The first preparations for painting the deck are underway.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    I also attached the rope guide on the bow.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, I'm back again.
    The Hapune is also finished, I still have to improve the white color.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    I also continued with the bulwark and the bulwark supports.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, I'm back again. Next up was the Hapune.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, I have done something with the harpoon rope guide and fitted 2 roles. A little more paint then it can be glued to the bow tip as shown in the last picture
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello here I started with the rope guide of the Hapune. I just had to sand away the excess material. It will continue soon. Have a nice weekend everyone.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    True modelling, using whatever materials you have and getting a great result.
    Well done shipmate, cheers Colin.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello
    Since I want to operate my Rau partly with light, I looked for lights like the one in the first picture and didn't find anything. Only in our basement. So I'm going to build my own lights. In the second picture you can see a valve cap from a bicycle, light in, works. However, the lights should not be round, but oval.
    Picture 5 2 Valve caps.
    Picture 6 The valve caps shortened. Picture 7 The shortened valve caps glued together.
    Picture 8 Sawn through lengthwise. For the first time....fits.
    Picture 9 👍
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello
    So those were the pictures from the past. Now let's continue with the current status. It can also take a little longer for me to post progress, because summer is coming and I have a garden that needs to be tended. Next up is the hapun platform. Reinforced with wooden strips from below and the side walls milled from the ABS part.
    There will be 2 side panels.
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    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello
    Now it's wedding, the deck has been glued into the hull and everything has been fixed with weights and rubber bands.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello I replaced the old red plastic screw with a brass screw, I just like it better. I also installed brass screws on my OCEANIC and the Zwarte Zee, they are not exactly cheap but they have something. The Rau also passed the first water test with a load of 3 kg of lead.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    How much we enjoy your reports and your photographic record. Your English translation is just fine, good. No worries.
    Keep up the good work !😉
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Wolfgang.
    👍
    Thank you,your work is impressive and it’s good to be able to relate to it.
    Regards Bill
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Bill No problem, I will continue to report in English
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi WolfgangB.
    I am really enjoying your build blog as I am sure are many others!
    Problem is my schoolboy German from 50 years ago is somewhat rusty.
    Your English translations are good.
    Would you be able to post in English please so we can all continue to relate to your pictures and enjoy your work?
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards
    Bill.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    No, I'm a bit further. The pictures are older. I still have a few, then I'll continue with the current status. 👍😌
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant)
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    Mit dieser Geschwindigkeit is diesel Schiff innerhalb 3 Tagen fertig
    At this speed the model will be ready in 3 days!😂
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very nice looking model, Excellent paint job.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    .Hello
    The superstructures are ready, the painting will start later.
    Now the fuselage is painted
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    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Norddeutschland, Stade bei Hamburg.

    1966.....da war ich gerade 2 Jahre alt.

    Ich war mit der Bundeswehr, vor gut 30 Jahren in Shilo bei Winnipeg. 3 Wochen, war ne schöne Zeit. 👍
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Wolfgang, die Übersetzung ist 100%ig.

    Aus welchem Teil Deutschlands kommst du? Ich habe dort 1966-68 gelebt. kleines Dorf Mörfelden.
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hallo Roland

    Den Übersetzer benutze ich auch, keine Ahnung ob das immer korrekt übersetzt wird. Dein Text ist 100 % übersetzt 👍
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Wolfgang, ich verwende Google Translate, um diese Nachricht zu erstellen. Ich habe es in der Vergangenheit verwendet und es könnte Ihnen auch helfen. Es ist nicht erforderlich, dass jemand für Sie übersetzt.

    Ronald
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Moin

    There are a lot of superstructures, so it goes with it.
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Moin Moin
    We continued with the superstructure. Then it was time for the spatula, I love spatula.
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Next up is the superstructure. Gluing the side walls. This had to be fitted appropriately on the deck. So that it doesn't stick to the deck, I put cling film between the deck and the superstructure.
    The gaps between the walls will no longer be visible afterwards.
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    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Wonderful photos of your project. Those cutting matts are wonderful, i have one 88cm wide, from AMAZON. Your efforts to provide description in English are much appreciated. Thank you
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Yes Colin, it is the coaming👍
    😎
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sülrand? Is that the coaming?
    Cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking forward to seeing the end result,enjoy the build
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    WolfgangB
    What you have done so far with this model is outstanding.
    Everything looks clean and meticulously executed.
    Congratulations.
    Jul
    💬 Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 WolfgangB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you for your feedback.
    It continues with the Sülrand and the superstructure.
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good evening shipmate, your build is going well and your translation is fine, keep us informed on your progress.
    I see that the model has a good motor and gearbox.
    Cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant)
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    Your English translator works perfect. No worries and keep the forum informed how the building goes on. Don’t think about the translation, as they say nobody is perfect 😂😂
    All the people on here are gentlemen and appreciate each other’s comments


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