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1 year 11 months ago #31 by Craig Sargent
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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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1 year 11 months ago #32 by Gary
You should sell it to the cheese eating surrender monkeys, maybe the museum at Lorient would want something this good.



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1 year 11 months ago #33 by Maarten
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Gary wrote: You should sell it to the cheese eating surrender monkeys, maybe the museum at Lorient would want something this good.


That's one of the worst museums i ever been !
Only German thing inside was a incomplete U boot deck gun.

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1 year 11 months ago #34 by Maarten
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Craig Sargent wrote: Wow. At least it could double as a dog house (for you or the dog) due to it's size.


Would fit a Schnauzer.

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1 year 11 months ago #35 by Maarten
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Primed .
I let dry for a day or so ....then some seam filling and light sanding.


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1 year 11 months ago #36 by grover
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1 year 11 months ago #37 by Tiger
Man that looks cool, and BIG
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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #38 by Maarten
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Tiger wrote: Man that looks cool, and BIG

Not only it looks big........ it is :)

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1 year 11 months ago #39 by KitModellerNZ
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You almost need a building consent for that! :silly:
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1 year 11 months ago #40 by Maarten
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Steel Sheet Piling made from 0.5mm aluminium sheet

This is just a TEST piece.

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1 year 11 months ago #41 by shaunfletcher
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Perfect mate!
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1 year 11 months ago #42 by Nosferatu
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You are a clever bugger Maarten!

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1 year 11 months ago #43 by dcrfan
As you have built the flak gun I assume your building the pens in WW2 era. So while the steel reinforcement is very well modelled but I query if it is contemporary or a modern addition to reinforce a more recent failing sea wall?
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1 year 10 months ago #44 by Gary
I'd say it was definitely WWII era, you've only got to look at the insides of the pens and see it's in there as well. It's got a bit more give than concrete so probably aided the motion of the craft moored there. I've also seen it attached to some of the sunken Mulberry harbour sections off the UK coast.



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1 year 10 months ago #45 by Bishop
Very specky!! This one's a beauty Maarten

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1 year 10 months ago #46 by dcrfan

Gary wrote: I'd say it was definitely WWII era, you've only got to look at the insides of the pens and see it's in there as well. It's got a bit more give than concrete so probably aided the motion of the craft moored there. I've also seen it attached to some of the sunken Mulberry harbour sections off the UK coast.


It was the lack of seeing them in pictures of the inside of the pens that had me wondering. Obviously I looked at the wrong pictures.
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1 year 10 months ago #47 by Maarten
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dcrfan wrote:

Gary wrote: I'd say it was definitely WWII era, you've only got to look at the insides of the pens and see it's in there as well. It's got a bit more give than concrete so probably aided the motion of the craft moored there. I've also seen it attached to some of the sunken Mulberry harbour sections off the UK coast.


It was the lack of seeing them in pictures of the inside of the pens that had me wondering. Obviously I looked at the wrong pictures.


I also thought they were a modern addition.
here you can see U168 arriving at the Lorient base 4,jan 1944

And here straight after the capitulation 8,mai 1945

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #48 by Maarten
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Primed with dark grey, and Basic rust colors applied.
Got hair dryer out to speed up the drying time
This how it looks after a few washes and brush speckling

It will be weathered more and it will get a nice crust of barnacles

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1 year 10 months ago #49 by shaunfletcher
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Your work gets crazier and more amazing.. Im casting a 665 tobruk bunker and it is nothing, but trying to make the inside shuttering is days of hard and tricky work. Cant even imagine how hard something so big and complex is!
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1 year 10 months ago #50 by grover
Thats amazing work as usual Maarten

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #51 by Maarten
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shaunfletcher wrote: Im casting a 665 tobruk bunker and it is nothing, but trying to make the inside shuttering is days of hard and tricky work.!


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1 year 10 months ago #52 by Grant
This is looking amazing. :woohoo:
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1 year 10 months ago #53 by Tiger
Looking good Maarten :woohoo:
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1 year 10 months ago #54 by Maarten
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First layer of paint (streaks with the airbrush) dark grey,

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1 year 10 months ago #55 by shaunfletcher
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Very cool. Currently has an evil villain volcano lair feel to it ;)
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1 year 10 months ago #56 by grover
Damn boy!!!! Coming to life.

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1 year 10 months ago #57 by Kiwimav
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Brilliant work Maarten, liking this big build a lot...

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #58 by Maarten
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Second coat of a lighter shade of grey ''48 to go ''

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1 year 10 months ago #59 by Viperbuilder
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This is looking so good Maarten. I'm really liking your updates.

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #60 by dcrfan
After seemly hours of fruitless hand filing I just resorted to the big guns to shape the curved edges of the water tank on Garratt loco build then I realised its just the thing you need to smooth out the rough finish on your uber bunker :P :P I'm sure the German Army spec called for polished concrete finish not climbing wall :evil:
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