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Posted by docidle on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:45 PM

GreySnake
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.
 



It really has. I've purchased a number of parts from Micro Master on Shapeways but he has his own website now and I've purchased a load of parts for 1/350 ships. Check it out but beware, it's addictive...

" Ye have been warned, there be monsters"

Steve

https://micromaster.co.nz/

 

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:52 PM

GMorrison

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

 

 

Dang Bill that looks cool! One of these days I'll have to try a resin model. I've seen a 1/350 USS Ward on evilBay but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'll be following yourbuild closely.

How are you going to get that warp out of the hull though?! Boil it?

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:33 PM

Now i can se your pics Steve. I had the same referance material, i hardly use the kagero bok, i found that pretty useless.

Nice collection of 3D stuff. Wish i had seen those smike generators and torpedo tube rear pieces, they look nice. What are the last 2.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by docidle on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:44 PM

Bish

Now i can se your pics Steve. I had the same referance material, i hardly use the kagero bok, i found that pretty useless.

Nice collection of 3D stuff. Wish i had seen those smike generators and torpedo tube rear pieces, they look nice. What are the last 2.

 

Not sure what was going on with the pics but I'm glad you can see them now Bish.

Anyway, the second to last picture is the fuel hoses that attach behind the Bridge. They replace parts 81 in step 33.

The last picture is of the Targeting Computer parts 51 and 52 in step 21. I'm going to wire it up like you did since that was such a great idea and with the extra detailing on the 3D part, it just screams to me to add on detail.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:59 PM

GM and docidle, those both look like some incredibly fun builds!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:02 PM

There seems to be two threads for this German group build? Are we going to continue with two, or is there a prefered thread to use?

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:05 PM

This is the one Bruce. Bish informed my posting on the wrong thread so I moved it over. I do answer there if someone posts but try to direct them here.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:20 AM

docidle

 

 
Bish

Now i can se your pics Steve. I had the same referance material, i hardly use the kagero bok, i found that pretty useless.

Nice collection of 3D stuff. Wish i had seen those smike generators and torpedo tube rear pieces, they look nice. What are the last 2.

 

 

 

Not sure what was going on with the pics but I'm glad you can see them now Bish.

Anyway, the second to last picture is the fuel hoses that attach behind the Bridge. They replace parts 81 in step 33.

The last picture is of the Targeting Computer parts 51 and 52 in step 21. I'm going to wire it up like you did since that was such a great idea and with the extra detailing on the 3D part, it just screams to me to add on detail.

Steve

 

Whne i post at work it blocks certain images depending on the hosting site.

The Torpedo site, damn, wish i had spotted that. Would deffinetly have replaced what was in the kit. Look forward to seeing how that comes out.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 8, 2020 5:17 PM

Just wrapped up my 2 aircraft builds tonight and just about to start on the Type VIIc. I will be building U-552 in its early fit.

And for extras, i ahve a couple of sets from eduard. A PE set and resin 88mm deck gun.

A White Ensign set includes some PE parts and a template to correct some of the flood drain holes. And from Schatton-Modellbau a radio antenn and metal barrel for the 2cm Flak.

G-Factor propellers and another Schatton set, metal periscopes.

And finally, a wooden deck from Nautilus Models which includes resin hatches.

I also have some waterline decals and a fabric flag from AMP.

 

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:58 PM

Wow mate, that's going to look awesome.

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:17 PM

I look forward to seeing this Bish! I wish I had picked up the White Ensign set and added the access hatches. Maybe I’ll go back and redo this someday...

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:20 PM

A bit of actual modeling update. The kit has bulges and such for induction and ejection ports. Some under the waterline and others above. There are two ports on both sides of the hull forward that are completely missing that I plan on creating.

I’ve finished drilling out the kit holes but need to do add the others. To give depth to the ports/holes I added tubing behind them and then painted the interiors Black.

I used Evergreen Tube #225 - 5/32“ (4.0 mm) for the smaller holes and #227 - 7/32“ (5.5mm) for the larger. The tiny holes were drilled but no tubing behind them. In the Kagero book on page 7 and on the drawings, there are two smaller holes just under the waterline forward on both sides. They look like they would use the #225 tubing.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:44 AM

Looks good there Steve. Drilling those holes is the one thing i wish i had done on mine.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:45 AM

I am looking forward to this. I was checking Shapeways last night to see if they had anything and found a UZO sight. The kit does not include it in any form so i have ordered one of those to add to everything else.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:11 AM

Seriously! Revell didn't make a sight for it? I'm glad there are AM creators that think of such things. The Pontos set for the Bismarck is around £175, pricy but contains probably everything missing from the kit.

Steve, I like that tube idea, like installing a pressure hull behind the limber holes on a sub.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:24 AM

Now, i couldn't believe that. I was expecting to buy the AM part to replace the plsatic one, but there is only the mount.

I have the Lion Roat set for my Bismark, and ye, that does leave much out, even has a 350 ships bell.

 

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

Wiz
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Posted by Wiz on Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:05 PM

I have these two hiding in the stash and would like to participate.  

 

 

I have a set of Aber turned barrels and periscopes for each as well.

"you better hang on if you're taggin' along"

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 10, 2020 10:21 AM

 

Bish

I am looking forward to this. I was checking Shapeways last night to see if they had anything and found a UZO sight. The kit does not include it in any form so i have ordered one of those to add to everything else.

 

[quote user="Bish"]

Was the UZO stored when not not on combat patrol? If so It can be displayed as stored. Just a thought.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 10, 2020 10:43 AM

[quote user="plasticjunkie"]

 

 
Bish

I am looking forward to this. I was checking Shapeways last night to see if they had anything and found a UZO sight. The kit does not include it in any form so i have ordered one of those to add to everything else.

 

 

Bish

 

Was the UZO stored when not not on combat patrol? If so It can be displayed as stored. Just a thought.

 

Ye, i think it was. I acn't imagine leaving that in place when diving. Would have been nice if revell included it as an option as the mount is there. I think it would have been taken inside the boat when not in use. I think i would rather have it in place.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 10, 2020 11:27 AM

Here's an interesting read. I cannot vouch for it's accuracy, but it is pretty detailed.

http://www.tvre.org/en/development-of-torpedo-fire-control-systems-for-the-kriegsmarine

My understanding is that the binoculars themselves would be dismounted from the column for submerging. There's mention in the earlier systems of waterproof setups, but among other things bomb or depth charge attacks would certainly destroy them.

 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 10, 2020 12:50 PM
BIsh, looking forward to seeing the U-Boat come along. My father built the first boxing that came out in 2003? Really impressive model once completed and all the AM yours will look great.
 
Looking good Steve.  

 
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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 10, 2020 1:35 PM

Thanks for that link Bill, i'll have to have a read through that.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 10, 2020 1:37 PM

Thanks Steve. I have just ordered some more today. Got bored over lunch and started looking through Shapeways. bad idea Big Smile

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 10, 2020 1:51 PM

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

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:39 AM

Steve,

Just seen the post in the other thread of the GB being moved here.  Repeat, I would like to enter the ICM Kronprinz  1/350 scale ship in the group build.  Along with the kit I have two PE sets, one from White Ensign and the other from Gold Metal Model, along with metal barrels from RB models.  There most likely will be the odd and end PE added to enhance detail I believe will need enhancing. 

I should be able to start the build sometime in September once I clear the dry dock of another build. 

Marcus Beer

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:06 PM

Hi;

 Kin it be paper? I got some German stuff , But it's all paper!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:54 PM

In the pattern: TIRPITZ, the Tamiya 1/350th version.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:34 PM

That is a really swell design. I guess depending on the time of year you could add some snow.

 

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:53 PM

Thanks GM , definitely excited about this all of a sudden. I went through my paints and came up with this pallet. 


that fs34079 was what i used to approximate RLM71 On my FW-190

I'm wondering if that's truly a flat white on the bow and stern? Thinking even if it isn't I can use a wash and maybe even a filter to alter it. All thoughts welcome.

 you guys more in the know on German colors, what do you think?

In the pattern: TIRPITZ, the Tamiya 1/350th version.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:08 PM

You got it Marcus, I'll put you down. That will be a great entry.

TB, it can be any material.

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