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Ships of the German Flag GB 2020

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Ships of the German Flag GB 2020
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:40 PM
OK Kapitäns, it’s time for the Ships of the German Flag GB!

 

By now you who have participated in the past ships GB’s you know the rules. For those of you who have not participated…well here they are…very simple.

 

1 The GB starts August 1st, 2020 and runs indefinitely (that means as long as it takes)

 

2 The participant has two years to enter a build, or any number of builds into the GB. The entrants will be closed on August 1st, 2022 (if we’re all still alive by then) and start when you feel like it.

 

3 ANY ship, surface, subsurface, merchant, anything that served under the German flag, any German flag, any era is welcome. For example; the USCG Eagle is welcome since it was seized as a war prize.

 

See, simple, just build a German ship, however long as it takes. Enter and start when you want.

 


Großadmiral Modelcrazy

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:40 PM

Roster

Großadmiral Modelcrazy   1/350 Revell Bismarck
                                           1/350 Academy Graff Spee
                                           1/350 Trumpeter Z-38

Kapitän zur See Bish    1/72 Revell of Germany Type VII Unterseeboot

Kapitän zur See BBorBust    1/350 ICM Konig

Kapitän zur See Goldhammer    1/350 Trumpeter Graff Zeppelin

Kapitän zur See GMorrison     1/350 Combrig SMS Scharnhorst

Kapitän zur See Hogfanfs    1/350 Dragon Scharnhorst 1943
                                              1/350 Trumpeter Prinz Eugen

Kapitän zur See Scottrc       1/150 Heller Preussen

Kapitän zur See GreySnake   1/350 AFV Club Type VII C Unterseeboot

Kapitän zur See Ikar01    1/350 Trumpeter Graf Spee

Kapitän zur See Docidle  1/350 Trumpeter Graf Spee
                                          1/72 Revell Schnellboot
                                           1/350 Revell Tirpitz

Kapitän zur See TheMongoose  1/700 Flyhawk KM Scharnhorst
                                                    1/350 Tamiya Tirpitz

Kapitän zur See crown r n7  1/144 Revell Type VII C Unterseeboot

Kapitän zur See plasticjunkie  1/144 RevellType II B Unterseeboot

Kapitän zur See Wiz 1/350 Hobby Boss Type IV B Unterseeboot
                           Wiz 1/350 Hobby Boss Type IV C 
Unterseeboot

Kapitän zur See Surface_Line  1/700 Skywave "Narvik destroyer" as the ex-Z-31 French contre-torpelleur Marceau

Kapitän zur See Mopar Madness TBD

Kapitän zur See Marcus McBean  1/360 ICM Kronprinz

Kapitän zur See Dodgy   1/350 Revell SMS Emden
                                     1/225 Revell type VII 
Unterseeboot U-47

 

For those of you who like metal, here is a YouTube video by Sabaton, World of Warships with lyrics and additional footage by Ivor Ivorsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7WdjnCFM4Y

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These flags are for GB completion award purposes only. The Kriegsmarine flag and its swastika is historical and the use of it does not indorse any political or ideological belief or movement.

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Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:55 PM

Forgive me mein herr, but my Germen is rusty.  I haven't had any need of it since high school.  Everytime I was tansferred pverseas, I went to Asia, notably South East Asia or Okinawa.  

What does "zur See" mean?

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:03 AM

Literal: at sea.

Practical: of the Navy.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:46 AM

GMorrison

Literal: at sea.

Practical: of the Navy.

 

Yes, thank you GM Smile

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, July 31, 2020 9:31 AM

Hey Steve I'm in with Revell U-boat VII C in 1/144.

  

Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 9:41 AM

You got it Nick, I'll put you down.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:50 PM

Sign me up Steve with a 1/144 Revell Type IIB U Boat.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:26 PM

You got it PJ, love to have you aboard Kapitän.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:05 AM

modelcrazy

You got it PJ, love to have you aboard Kapitän.

 

CaptainYes 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:19 AM
Still need to order my kit for the build. It will probably be next week when the order is placed since I need to make an order with SprueBrothers anyway.

 
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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:43 PM

No problem GS, once you sign up you have forever to complete it.

I've noticed several items are out of stock. Had I foreseen the manufacturing, shipping and other factors associated with the Covid I would have stocked up.

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:24 PM
I figured shortage of items would happen and stocked up supplies before the effects of Covid impacted everything. I ordered some things from Russia this morning and I’m interested to see how long that will take.

 
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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:16 PM

I haven't built a ship or sub in 45 years and I have nothing in the stash, but I could come up with something. At least by 2022! Big Smile

 

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:13 PM

No problem Tomcat, just let me know what you decide.

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:58 PM

Let’s get this party started. I’m posting my obligatory sprue shots first. I haven’t photographed all the extra 3D gear I’ve purchased over the years but I’ll get that done tomorrow along with a shot of the reference materials I’ll be using. I’m tempted to over gun this puppy although I’ve not found any references so far about the Kriegsmarine doing this with their boats, but what the heck! I’ll also be mixing and matching decals just for grins and because I want to.

I’m building the Revell 1/72 Schnellboot S-100 with Flak 38. I have both the Griffon PE set although not the top of the line one as well as the Eduard PE set. I’ll probably not use the ArtWok decking as it doesn‘t give any depth to the model deck. I have a boatload of 3D parts that cost a pretty penny to say the least and way over the cost of the model.

So without further ado, let’s do this thing,

Steve

 

       

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 3, 2020 9:24 AM

Awsome!

Look at all the AM, you're so bad Steve. Same as me, I can't seem to do anything OOB anymore

Maybe because I have so many kits that I can spend my money on AM nowadays. Becides, the wife doesn't get as frazzeled what some PE comes in Vs a kit. PE means I'm working on a kit, a new kit is just an addition to the stash.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:50 AM

So here goes.

This kit cost about $ 300 ten years ago. Kind of a rare Cabernet on the shelf thing.

As for GB's I get aboard on, I usually join only when there's a kit that fits, as opposed to buying a new one.

Box art. Combrig is a good resin kit company Their catalogue is very extensive and their kits are pretty flawless.

Someone has been living in here since this kit has been out in the barn for the last 8 years. But the castings are intact.

Instructions are intact.

A little PE and bags of resin parts.

Oh my...

 

 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:30 AM

Oh that look like serious fun GM, no joking.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:56 AM

Nice GM, I am really interested in your build.  Is that hull banana shaped as bad as it seems to look in the photo?

Freetime annouced they got the Combrig Scharnhorst in stock in 1/700 scale.  I am tempted to get it.  I had a lot of fun building the Combrig Kansas. 

Scott

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:40 AM
Docidle, looking forward to seeing how the Schnellboot turns out with all that AM.
 
GM, looks like you have a little work ahead of you.

 
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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:42 PM

As sorta promised, here are the extra goodies and reference material I'll be using.

The 3D stuff is from Shapeways seller IRON-Models. He has a great selection of Schnellboot stuff for the Revell 1/72 kit and the Italeria 1/35 kit. If you want to know what something is just ask, I'm not going to list themnow but I will when I install them.

Steve

Reference material:

 

And now the goodies:

       

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:51 PM

Some great looking refrence there Steve. Love the torpedo.

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:54 PM

modelcrazy

Some great looking refrence there Steve. Love the torpedo.

 

Thanks Steve. One of the torpedos, just the aft end, actually fits into one of the loading tubes. So I figured it would be better to get two more torpedos for the after slings and with one supposedly already loaded.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:57 PM

GreySnake
Docidle, looking forward to seeing how the Schnellboot turns out with all that AM.
 
GM, looks like you have a little work ahead of you.
 

Thanks GraySnake. It will be interesting to say the least! Check out the 3D stuff I just uploaded.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:08 PM

Steve

The detail of the 3D parts is just mind blowing. A while back I picked up a 3" deck gun and Oerlicons from Shapeways and I was amazed how well made the items were. I believe they say to use acrylics so not to get a reaction from the plastic. 

I have a boat like your and the old Airfix high bridge one in the stash. The props look good. Were they expensive? 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:23 AM

PJ, if they are the same props i used, i think they were about £20. I spent about 30 all up with the props and the gun shieled. And i have to agree, those were my first 3D parts and they were amazing. I took your advice and gave them a coat of future before priming and painting and 2 months later there has been no reaction.

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On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:52 AM
The 3D printed really look nice. The detail on 3D parts has certainly come a long way from what it was just a few years ago.

 
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:15 PM

Wow, I even wonder if I have a ship that is German.

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Posted by docidle on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:40 PM

plasticjunkie

Steve

The detail of the 3D parts is just mind blowing. A while back I picked up a 3" deck gun and Oerlicons from Shapeways and I was amazed how well made the items were. I believe they say to use acrylics so not to get a reaction from the plastic. 

I have a boat like your and the old Airfix high bridge one in the stash. The props look good. Were they expensive? 

 

PJ,

I remember the picture you sent me. I used a 1/144 4" and three 20mms for my Gato build. It opened my eyes to the possibilitlies of not using as much PE... rrrriiiggghhhttt. Confused

The total cost for the props came out to $33.00 for the smooth version. I might have gone with the the smoothest but I wanted to save $.50. Don't ask.

Steve

       

 

 

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