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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months 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 year 11 months ago #3

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Very cool! In awe of you guys that do this type of scratch work.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months ago #4

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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 year 11 months ago #5

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Cant find the like button ! . ....... Nice work.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months ago #6

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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 year 11 months ago #7

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months ago #8

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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 front 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 year 11 months 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 year 11 months 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 year 11 months 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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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months ago #17

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A mock up roof made from plaster,I wil make a resin copy from it .
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months ago #18

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This is fantastic! Can't wait to see it all painted up and weathered.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months ago #19

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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) 1 year 11 months 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 )

That's it for now.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 year 11 months 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) 1 year 10 months 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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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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very convincing as usual. The wood plank texturing has worked really well.
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Another great build. Looking forward to the painting and weathering and a U boat of course.
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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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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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Wow. At least it could double as a dog house (for you or the dog) due to it's size.
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