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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 3 weeks ago #1

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No plaster used,
it's all 2 part liquid resin and isulatinboard ,a new way of building bunkers for me.
Real light and you can drop the hole thing and nothing wil break....... which is nice.

Still to do is the roof , flak 38 20mm Vierling tower , lower part of the pen, MG bunker on the left side of the building and some finer detailing.


All components are still detachable for easy working, when all is done............ all will be glued together and seams filled up with putty.
Thats it for now

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 3 weeks ago #2

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Wowza Maarten, that is cool. You certainly have skills with bunker building.
Pretty blimmin big as well.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 2 weeks ago #3

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Very cool! In awe of you guys that do this type of scratch work.
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Awesome :woohoo: and massive :ohmy: that gun looks tiny next to it.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 2 weeks ago #5

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Cant find the like button ! . ....... Nice work.
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Looking good and very large mate. Watching closely.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 2 weeks ago #7

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Back in 1980 I sailed right up beside the pens at Keil. Truly amazing structures which the model replicates very well.

On our return to Keil a week later we were running into the port in the very early hours of the morning discussing how many U-Boats had the same night run in during WW2. We nearly shat ourselves then a submarine chugged past us with the conning tower clearly visible passing in from of the U-Boat memorial which was lit up. We were all happy an hour later to arrive in the navy port to see a modern Gerrnan diesel sub in the final stages of tying up.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 2 weeks ago #9

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dcrfan wrote: Back in 1980 I sailed right up beside the pens at Keil. Truly amazing structures which the model replicates very well.

On our return to Keil a week later we were running into the port in the very early hours of the morning discussing how many U-Boats had the same night run in during WW2. We nearly shat ourselves then a submarine chugged past us with the conning tower clearly visible passing in from of the U-Boat memorial which was lit up. We were all happy an hour later to arrive in the navy port to see a modern Gerrnan diesel sub in the final stages of tying up.

How cool!

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 1 week ago #10

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I didn't had much model building time as i wanted,
But i managed to cut the shape of the embankment / quay and the MG bunker..... al will be covered with concrete texture.
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This is really impressive. Looking forward to seeing it with paint.
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1/35th ....... you do have council building consent for this massive structure
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dcrfan wrote: 1/35th ....... you do have council building consent for this massive structure


Got the council in the pocket;)

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 month 2 days ago #14

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The MG bunker is almost done ,only need a roof and 8 concrete steps in front of the gun slots.

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This is so cool! Amazing work!
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Fritz wrote: This is so cool! Amazing work!

Yup!! I can picture my Silent Hunter days.
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A mock up roof made from plaster,I wil make a resin copy from it .
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This is fantastic! Can't wait to see it all painted up and weathered.
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You make models exactly how I always want my models to look. Bravo again.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 4 weeks 1 day ago #20

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Steps made from 0.5 mm Styropor ........ will make a mold from it,and cast a copy in resin.
The wall next to the FLAK tower is done, next thing is to make it fit .(In the weekend )

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 4 weeks 1 day ago #21

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Any idea what the purpose of the steps is? They don't seem to be large enough to provide an obstacle to infantry/engineer assault. Is it to increase depth form aerial bomb attack?
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 4 weeks 1 day ago #22

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dcrfan wrote: Any idea what the purpose of the steps is? They don't seem to be large enough to provide an obstacle to infantry/engineer assault. Is it to increase depth form aerial bomb attack?


Same here ,i stepped up the very same steps and thought about the same thing you ask.
Its along the complete MG bunker and around its rear corner (not added by me otherwise the build got to big)
But it looks nice ?
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 4 weeks 1 day ago #23

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I'd say it was blast protection, possibly to protect against a blast penetrating the roof, it would stop the walls from just falling down (just my theory from an engineering perspective :) )

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 6 days ago #24

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very convincing as usual. The wood plank texturing has worked really well.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 3 days ago #25

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Another great build. Looking forward to the painting and weathering and a U boat of course.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 3 days ago #27

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Shame you can't fit a 60 cm gauge railway in. U Models make a 1/35th scale DEUTZ OMZ122 WEHRMACHT DIESEL (but it is expensive!)

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The complete Bunker would be aprox 4,8m x 4m BIG, :whistle:

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Maarten wrote: The complete Bunker would be aprox 4,8m x 4m BIG, :whistle:

Wow, how cool would it be to build it that big.
It looks awesome by the way,
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 2 days ago #30

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Maarten wrote: The complete Bunker would be aprox 4,8m x 4m BIG, :whistle:

Wow, how cool would it be to build it that big.
It looks awesome by the way,


It sure would be way cool,but too expensive .......already spent 367,85 euro's on it (630,- NZD) and it is not even finished :pinch:

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