No U-boat was identical even if there from the same type or ship yard,all my added detail is seen on period pictures of the late war typ VII/c U-boats.
Going to ad MG34 or MG15's on de bridge and maybe some compressed air bottles for inflating the"Aphrodite" decoy balloon.
600+ Type 7's in different versions where build,so some artistic license can be applied............ that is why i did not picked out an particular boat just an 7c / 41.
Sparky wrote: Looks promising.
So where are you going to put the u-boat?
Is the diorama slowly being extended/expanded to unknown boundaries?
I will take some pics of it when it's done together with the bunker,and then the U Boat goes back to my brother.
The diorama would be approx 1,70 m by 2,50m
(5 feet 659⁄64 inches x(8 feet 227⁄64 inches)
I enjoy building things when it's done it's done .........on to the next project.
You are doing a very convincing job of it Marrten. Quite magical.
Though I admire how you and others can create fantastic weathering, I find a resistence within me to do so. The only time I have used weathering is on raw timber that has been outdoors. Even after a short time the timber starts to show its death colours (greys). So, for my first model (Bridge diorama) I was compelled to weather the timber fence and jetty type footpath. Otherwise, I like non-polluted, un-weathered, constructions (brand new). It's a quirkiness I cannot shake. But you are doing a great job of it.
Bishop wrote: It looks sensational Maarten. Are they bought items in the tower or scratch made?
The FLAK is a Italeri kit and the barrel is from schatton modellbau,
Everything else you see is scratch built with evergreen plastics the aluminium periscopes are made on a lathe, Flag is a decal glued on tinfoil.
dcrfan wrote: Isn't the flag photo back to front as Swastika goes the wrong way?
That was my 1st thought too, but if you were looking at the other side of the flag it would be correct, and flags are always shown with the pole to the left of the flag. If the swastika was the "correct" way around on both sides then it it wouldn't look right with the light behind the flag highlighting both swastikas.
I've been doing a little online research. As it turns we may both be right - cheap printed flags were reversed on the rear however official flags stitched from multiple layers of material hence not opaque had a right facing swastika like the front. See
dcrfan wrote: I've been doing a little online research. As it turns we may both be right - cheap printed flags were reversed on the rear however official flags stitched from multiple layers of material hence not opaque had a right facing swastika like the front. See