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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 5 days ago #61

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Loving this,
The start of on hell of a diorama,skill level is of the chart
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 5 days ago #62

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dcrfan wrote: 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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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 5 days ago #63

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You guys wil be in for a bigger surprise,

This section will be camouflaged (painted)

I recent found out the bunker was painted wile it was being build.
The the wall fronts and roof with the flak tower had camouflage pattern painted on (a German Yellow and green )

And there is no evidence so far that the left part was ever painted ,
No paint left on it these days (been there twice) and non is visible on the few period pictures that exist


Al the other bunkers were completely painted. even the smallest got a lick of paint .

Why they even bother to paint these i dont know .....you see them from miles away!
But we german armour/plane builders all know that Jerry was a real stickler when it comes to painting there hardware.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 5 days ago #64

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I am new to this forum so I came late to see the action in this thread.
I am very impressed, and inspired, with your work. Thanks for sharing.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 3 weeks 2 days ago #65

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It is looking really good Maarten. Keep up the good work. I am looking forward to seeing this completed.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 2 weeks 5 days ago #67

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Awesome Maarten :woohoo:
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 2 weeks 5 days ago #68

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A bit more camo done,
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 2 weeks 5 days ago #69

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godly. The Camo makes it look even better

/and I'm struggling with how to cast the ring/tobruk outer for a poxy little bunker lol
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 2 weeks 5 days ago #70

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NICE NICE and NICE!!!!
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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 2 weeks 6 hours ago #71

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Wow, that is superb. Watching this one to the end.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 2 weeks 2 hours ago #72

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It's looking very good Maarten.
I like the texture of the bunker.
What is that bit of Camo in far right of photo _ a test strip?
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 6 days ago #73

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Sparky wrote: It's looking very good Maarten.
I like the texture of the bunker.
What is that bit of Camo in far right of photo _ a test strip?


Hi Sparky,
You are correct ,a test piece...............a picture with out the paint (small part)
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 6 days ago #74

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Still watching
Still impressed
Still searching for the LIKE button.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 6 days ago #75

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Keep searching ;)
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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
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Gary wrote: Keep searching ;)


LIKE :P

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 4 days ago #77

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Admoto wrote: Still watching
Still impressed

Ditto :woohoo:

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 4 days ago #78

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A week ago a got a mail from a fellow bunker enthusiast,
he was compelled to tell me because it was such a nice build..... he told me there was no green used on the parts i already painted it has to be brown....
and he showed me why and because ....It made a lot of sense (to me )

So last night I removed of al the green paint and gave it a new coat of german yellow.


There will be green but that is for later .
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 3 days ago #79

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Still looks fantastic Maarten, it's good to have someone that can guide you in the right direction.
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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
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How we keep learning. Hey, it's concrete. Lots of paint on it by the end.

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The plan back than, was to repaint the complete bunker green .
(they never finished the job).
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The Lorient area held out from August 44 until May 45 when Europe was liberated by the Allies.


Most of the base colours are done..........next job wil be the roof and its fangrost support beams and steps at the rear of the FLAK tower

FANGROST:
Concrete beams to create a space just above the roof of the bunker,Any bombs that would hit the roof will detonate against these beams and hopefully will not penetrate the alredy 6 Meter plus roof.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 1 day ago #82

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You certainly have been busy with the paint brush Maarten.
Thanks for the adding history to these sub bunkers, makes watching this thread very interesting.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 1 day ago #83

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Very inspiring stuff Maarten. It looks so good.
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Thanks Guys for the comments ......really appreciate it !
But be ware after i start weathering it won't be so nice and clean anymore .;)

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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 15 hours ago #85

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So impressive. Weathering this will be lots of fun. Everything from bird poo to grime and sea salt.
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 1 week 5 hours ago #86

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Goddamn this is looking amazing!
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1/35 part of a Uboot bunker (lorient France) 5 days 22 hours ago #87

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KitModellerNZ wrote: Goddamn this is looking amazing!


I agree, fantastic.
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Fangrost support beams,all primed and ready to be glued in place.

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It is looking good and promising.

I just read about these Frangrost and the beams that lay across them. They were also called Frangrost bomb traps. The beams, as you showed in the previous drawing are upside down U-shaped to formed a wedge. Bombs would wedge in between them, though the bomb casings would crack their detonators were not be triggered.

I am enjoying learning from this project. I love submarines for some reason, so I have a particular interest in seeing this project unfold.

Side note: Maarten, I have seen all of the Hogan's Heroes series, but cannot figure out which scene Klink is in, in your avatar. Do you know?
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Sparky wrote: It is looking good and promising.

I just read about these Frangrost and the beams that lay across them. They were also called Frangrost bomb traps. The beams, as you showed in the previous drawing are upside down U-shaped to formed a wedge. Bombs would wedge in between them, though the bomb casings would crack their detonators were not be triggered.

I am enjoying learning from this project. I love submarines for some reason, so I have a particular interest in seeing this project unfold.



Side note: Maarten, I have seen all of the Hogan's Heroes series, but cannot figure out which scene Klink is in, in your avatar. Do you know?


Not Klink but another German from the best war movie made to this day '' DAS BOOT ''
coub.com/view/8cc7y

Fangrost,
www.google.nl/search?q=fangrost&hl=nl&so...ygC&biw=1920&bih=910

On the Keroman III they were not finished just the support beams where build,wished they did finished them it would look even better and BIGGER.
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