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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 6 days ago #151

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Sparky wrote: She's looking very good, Maarten.


She does,
But i want to weather into something like this.

when I'm done with her......She wont be so good looking any more ,but way more interesting to look at .
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Very good. I'm looking forward to it. I'm curious to see how you display it with the bunker, as I guess it won't be going in the bunker with the schnorchel up.

Nice collection of U-Boot reference material there.

Edit: Just having a read about the schnorchel and I see it was invented by the Dutch around 1938, and copied/developed by the Germans.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 6 days ago #154

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I hope you had all the reference material before you made the model. Nothing worse than finding out after you've finished building.
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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.

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 6 days ago #156

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Sparky wrote:


I have some really good men to man the boat,only 5 men on the bridge when on patrol ...more when sailing into port .
The box covers :
U-Models (i have more from this brand)

From Andrea


In no particular order/position .

Or i might remodel a few and do some completely different

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 5 days ago #157

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Looks promising.
So where are you going to put the u-boat?
Is the diorama slowly being extended/expanded to unknown boundaries?
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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.

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These will be great.

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 4 days ago #160

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Salt chipping and weatherig.
Saddel tanks,

Wave breaker,

Next the conning tower ,but thats for tomorrow night .

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:ohmy: Thats pretty good work there Maarten!
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That looks really good. The salt technique is something I've never tried, so thanks for the pictures, which are a good example for me.
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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.
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That’s extremely rude word awesome so far
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 day ago #165

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These are the ground colors for the weathering process
(washes, rust and more chips/scratches with the paintbrush ..... ect)

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 day ago #166

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It looks sensational Maarten. Are they bought items in the tower or scratch made?

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 day ago #167

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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.

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 day ago #168

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Isn't the flag photo back to front as Swastika goes the wrong way?
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Amazing Maarten :woohoo: yet somehow i'm not surprised you made a sub from scratch, incredible work
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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.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 day ago #171

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dcrfan wrote: Isn't the flag photo back to front as Swastika goes the wrong way?


What stinker said,

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 10 hours ago #172

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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 www.loeser.us/flags/germany_note_1.html

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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 www.loeser.us/flags/germany_note_1.html


Official / original Kriegsfahne.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 2 hours ago #174

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Cheapscate Navy :P
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 8 months 4 weeks ago #175

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Jaysus! I didn't realise you scratch built that sub as well :woohoo:
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KitModellerNZ wrote: Jaysus! I didn't realise you scratch built that sub as well :woohoo:

Very soon i start another one :woohoo:

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Your sub looks fantastic !
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Maarten wrote:

KitModellerNZ wrote: Jaysus! I didn't realise you scratch built that sub as well :woohoo:

Very soon i start another one :woohoo:

Wow what KitModeller said far out Maarten, and your going to build another. Dude you are sick :-)
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 8 months 3 weeks ago #179

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The first shade of rust (more to come).......... after all the rust is done it will get a layer of hairspray and salt,
Than it will be airbrushed a kriegsmarine grey and than the chipping can begin.

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 8 months 3 weeks ago #180

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Looking dangerously good.
Hope you don't go too far. It reminds my of boats that have not been in drydock for repairs for a long time.
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