I am a modeler and wargamer from Germany and collect 1/600 scale ship models. I have nearly completed a project of a German WWII light cruiser of the Koeln Class in 1/600 scale. It is made out of resin and white metal as well as some parts like the fighting mast being in wood. Until now I have had no time to make a mold for the mast.

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As there are no models of the Koeln Class this is a unusual model. I scratch-built all of the parts myself. The master model was made out of paper and wood and then molds formed from silicone were made. The model is not yet painted and the cranes and the Arado floatplane are missing I have to do these in the future. I have included pictures of the nearly completed model and of the parts to it.

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Thomas Riepe

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