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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 10 months 3 days ago #31

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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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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 10 months 3 days ago #32

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You should sell it to the cheese eating surrender monkeys, maybe the museum at Lorient would want something this good.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 10 months 2 days ago #33

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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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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 10 months 2 days ago #34

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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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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 3 weeks ago #35

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Primed .
I let dry for a day or so ....then some seam filling and light sanding.

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 3 weeks ago #36

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Taking me back to my Silent Hunter days mate. Coming along great
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Man that looks cool, and BIG
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Tiger wrote: Man that looks cool, and BIG

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

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 3 weeks ago #39

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You almost need a building consent for that! :silly:
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 week ago #40

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Steel Sheet Piling made from 0.5mm aluminium sheet

This is just a TEST piece.

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Perfect mate!
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 week ago #42

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You are a clever bugger Maarten!
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 week ago #43

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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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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 1 week ago #44

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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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Very specky!! This one's a beauty Maarten
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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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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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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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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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Thats amazing work as usual 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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This is looking amazing. :woohoo:
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 6 days ago #53

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Looking good Maarten :woohoo:
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 9 months 3 hours ago #54

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First layer of paint (streaks with the airbrush) dark grey,
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Very cool. Currently has an evil villain volcano lair feel to it ;)
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 8 months 4 weeks ago #56

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Damn boy!!!! Coming to life.
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Brilliant work Maarten, liking this big build a lot...

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Second coat of a lighter shade of grey ''48 to go ''
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 8 months 4 weeks ago #59

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This is looking so good Maarten. I'm really liking your updates.
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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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