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75th Anniversary of 1945 Group Build (World at War)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:57 PM

Well, its taken quite a bit longer than i expected, but i am finally able to get some paint on the S-Boat. But before i post some pics of the boat, i wanted to show the 3D parts i ordered from Shapeways.

This is a love;lt piece. The device on the side is a rocket launcher. I had not come across this until i saw the part and so i did a little digging and indeed found it was fitted to the boat i am doing.

But there was a sligth problem. The boat i am doing, S 205, was one of 2 which sailed into Felixstowe in May 45, the other being S 204. The launcher is right for 204, but 205 had it on the other side. So i carefully cut it off and removed the launcer from the mount so it could face the right way.

I left the launcher off to fit after painting.

And these are the props, again really nice.

and now the boat. there is not lt more here than in the last update, just the last few bits of PE.

And the bridge, with the inside painted, i finished off the rest and masked off with some tissue.

And then some primer and paint. I am useing colour coats German naval colours. I painted the lower hull red and then did the dck dark grey.

I will leave this another day or two before masking off and painting the white, along with the bridge.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 6, 2020 4:18 PM

Nice fix with the rocket launcher, Bish.

How did you find working with 3D parts?  Is there much clean-up involved (like mold seams or flash)?  Do they take paint OK?

It's a sleek-looking vessel!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 6, 2020 4:48 PM

Thanks check. The parts arrived as you see them, no clean up or seams to deal with. I have not painted them yet, i plan to give them a coat of future tomorrow just to make sure they are protected when i prime them.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:13 PM

Sounds good.  Thanks for the information!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, April 17, 2020 2:15 PM

Found some Aeromaster decals so the Typhoon is back on board.  This is a pic from where I left it after I stripped the decals off.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Friday, April 17, 2020 6:54 PM

Impressive work being displayed here-and in the entire series of these 75th Anniversery GB's-it's my goal to submit a build for each year before this year is out-going to start with a build that's been sitting on my Shelf of Doom for too many years-think it was a Battle of Berlin GB, maybe 10 years ago?  Anyway, here is the subject and the current status-

Think I'm going to either stick with the Berlin build or maybe something from the closing days in Hungary.

bob

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:37 PM

That looks really good, Ed.  How did you get the decals off?  It looks really clean and doesn't seem to have done any damage to the paint.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:39 PM

That's a sharp looking Panzer, bob.  

As for the deadline, I'll follow the "Bish rule."  If you start before the end of the GB, you can just keep on till you finish.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:16 AM

I was lucky!  Since I painted with enamels and had Future as a gloss coat I just soaked it in a bit in amonia.  The decals came off with the Future and there was no damage to anything else.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:18 AM

Finished. F4U-1D VMF-112 USS Bennington as she was on her way to the Pacific war zone. 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:31 AM

Beautiful Corsair, tj.  Sharp looking paint and markings!  Do you want one of these photos for the finish roster?

Thanks for taking part in the GB.  It's always a pleasure to see your work!

Thanks for the information, Ed.  I haven't used ammonia to remove decals, but I haven't used Future either as a gloss coat.  It was a good recovery you made.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Let's try this pic. I think it looks better then the other two

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 20, 2020 6:44 PM

Nice photo, tj.  I've added it to the finish-photo.  Really looks good.  At some point, I'd like to build a late war Navy plane in that paint scheme.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  I appreciate your participation very much.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, April 24, 2020 6:57 PM

New decals arived and crappy weather was a good combo for starting back up on this.

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, April 24, 2020 6:59 PM

Nice work on the Corsair Johnny!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:26 PM

Looks very sharp, Ed.  Nice work!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:04 PM

Its been a while but i've been plugging away and the S-Boat is geting some where. While i was in the process of paiting the hull, i got the 3 guns put together, other than the torpedo's and racks, these were the last bits to assemble. These are the forward and centre 20mm guns, mainly kit parts with some PE additions. The centre gun, the one on the right, has a PE shieled and they all have metal barrels to replace the kit parts.

And this is the rear 37mm gun. Except for the round base, the kit gun is completly replaced though i did use the pastic hand wheels as the PE ones were just not right. There is a PE shield for this but i will be adding the 3D one. This alone took 3 nights to build.

And after a week or so of painting, waiting and masking, the hull was painted, all with colourcoats. This was followed by a couple of coats of future.

On the deck i used oils to lighten it in patches.

I started off weathering with the underside of the bridge and the torpedo tubes. Pics show these boats quite clean, so i just went with some light streaking and some scuffing and chipping.

The bridge was then fitted. This was a very tight fit, i had to do some clamping, which meant the ladders had to be removed.

And then this weekend, i finally got the decals on. I had bought 2 sets of Peddinghaus decals as one set had the individual boat marking and the otehr the Panther. But the panther they used was way to small, so that was a set i didn't need. So i used the Revell one, which has no detail on it, and painted that in with white and red Tamiya. Quite pleased with how they turned out. Today, it got 2 more coats of future to seal in the decals.

And on for some weathering and to get the deck fitted out.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 4, 2020 8:16 PM

That PE work is astonishing, Bish!  Great work assembling it.  It's enough to make your eyes cross.

I like the color on the boat; very attractive!  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:21 AM

Neat idea adding the plastic wheels to your very intricate work Bish your patience clearly pays off. 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:06 AM

Nice Corsair Johnny. 

Bish, the gun mount is fantastic. You are doing a good job with all that PE.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:56 PM

Thanks guys. The PE has been making me rather crossed eyed at times. I am glad its all done and i'm on to the painting and weathering.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:36 PM

Excellent work there Bish! The PE, the paint scheme, and the markings are all coming out sweet!

I presume that the DKM kept these things in the sub pens of the besieged French port cities in 1945? And that they still made sorties out at night to attack Allied shipping?

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:01 AM

Ok, 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII? How can I pass? Only catch, I‘m not gonna guarantee I’ll get a model done within the set timeline as I’ve got other pending projects and my ”speed-track record” isn’t so hot. Could I still join, pls? It’s completely up to you, though, Check. Big Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:04 AM

Thanks Carls. I don't think they did, this unit was based in the Netherlands, i am not sure what sort of protection they had.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:13 AM

Ok. I’d seen photos of a similar marked boat operating out of LeHavre at the time of the Normandy landings. Perhaps the flotilla withdrew up that way afterwards.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:51 AM

stikpusher

Ok. I’d seen photos of a similar marked boat operating out of LeHavre at the time of the Normandy landings. Perhaps the flotilla withdrew up that way afterwards.

 

You got me curious so i just cheked on S-Boot.net, the only real online source of info i can find. And there were S-Boat bunkers in a number of places, including Rotterdam. I had not realised that, but makes sense.

http://s-boot.net/englisch/sboats-kriegsmarine-sbb.html

The boat i am building is from the 4th Flotilla. I know it spent most of the war operating in the English Channel and they surrended in Rotterdam, but doesn't say where they were based. So its possably they spent much of the war in France and then moved north.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:12 PM

John 3:16 KJV

Ok, 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII? How can I pass? Only catch, I‘m not gonna guarantee I’ll get a model done within the set timeline as I’ve got other pending projects and my ”speed-track record” isn’t so hot. Could I still join, pls? It’s completely up to you, though, Check. Big Smile

 
Of course you can join, KJV!  Glad to have you participating.  I plan on leaving everything up, so anybody can finish up even after the deadline.
 
Whattaya got in mind to build?

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:58 PM

Cool, thank you, Check! Yes  I’ll let you know when I officially decide on a kit. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:25 AM

Sounds good!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:09 PM

Hey Check, 

I need to inform you that I will not be building the Acedemy Missouri.  As I looked into the kit, it was a snap together that they added a photo etch and mask set to, and many of the details are too large, the thre piece deck needs a lot of remedial work, and there is too much of a hassle for me to try to deal with it all.  

As of now, I do not have a subject.  I want to build a 1/350 Indianapolis with full photo etch, but the detail sets are all on back order.

Regards,

Scott

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