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Das Boot on Patrol
Posted by fuzznoggin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:20 PM

Declaring this one completed. Das BOOT on patrol; U-96 from the movie. Old Revell kit I had on the shelf since the 90's. 21" in length. Had fun doing this diorama and being my first on the subject matter, it didn't turn out that bad after all. So please be kind. Artistic license prevails on this one.

 

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:38 PM

That's really swell!

That water looks menacing, it looks like you used cotton?

Maybe a couple of guys on the bridge.

 

Nicely done,

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    January 2021
Posted by fuzznoggin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 6:00 PM

Thanks Bill!  Yes cotton balls were used.  Really should have had the cotton sheets to pull apart.  I think that would have worked much easier.  This was a science experiment so to speak.  Cotton could have been thinned out a bit more.  I do need a few guys on the Bridge.  Being 1:125 scale makes that a bit difficult.  Wonder if I can get away with 1:144 or 1:100 scale guys?

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:05 PM

That looks great. The waves add a great realistic look. I think you did a fantastic job. Adding people on the sail would be a nice accent to the realism. But a great job overall tho. I like it.

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    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:58 PM

Great job, especially if it's your first.

One suggestion though .  .  . do not photograph your subjects in the sunroom, the framework in the background is quite distracting and takes away from the awesome work.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:15 AM

Hmmm:

     I am Sorry to inform you - Your artistic License has been renewed for another twenty Years! Very nice depiction all around. Luv It !

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    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:24 AM

I think I may be seasick....

Nice job on the  waves. Those old Revell kits leave a LOT to be desired. I have built a few, so I know  what you went through to get it to look good.

Should you want to build another, may I suggest Revells 1/144 scale subs. They a a far superior kit when compared to the 1/125 scale kit.

OR:  if you have the space , get one of the 1/72 type VII kits. I have built two, and their size just Beggs for some super detailing.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Monday, June 13, 2022 2:17 AM

Looks good.

Nice to see a sub once and a while.

On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:20 PM

Ouch, I thought I'd already commented here....

Amazing job there, nice work on the boat but the waves are friggin' incredible!!! Awesome work!!! Heart

 

BTW: Maybe there were guys on the conning tower but they got swept overboard? Wink

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:16 AM

Thos waves really look harsh, good job!

But I'm sure the crew will be OK, they have a nice green island right on the horizon! Stick out tongue

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:58 PM

The waves look great! Nice work on this.

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    January 2021
Posted by fuzznoggin on Friday, June 17, 2022 6:14 AM

I have an interested party, in my local area, who may want to buy this off me.  Curious as to what would be a good price for something like this - as much as I'd like to keep it?   I usually don't build for sale so this sort of caught me off guard.

By the way folks, I really appreciate your kind comments and criticisms.  Never did a Dio like this before.  I called it a science experiment and it surprised the heck out me the way it turned out.   I thank you all again !

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Posted by lurch on Friday, June 17, 2022 10:32 PM

Tell them to offer a price you cant refuse then go from there. That usually works for me. 

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, June 17, 2022 10:56 PM

Whether he's in the North Sea or North Atlantic Ocean, that water looks really rough, but you did an excellent job.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:26 AM

lurch

Tell them to offer a price you cant refuse then go from there. That usually works for me. 

 

Good answer. 

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, June 18, 2022 4:44 PM

That looks incredible!  Very believable setting for the North Atlantic.  I have the same Revell kit(U-99) and have similar plans for it.  I know that you mentioned using cotton balls for the waves' crests but what technique did you use to form the waves?  Did you drill out the limber holes?  Excellent job and  I know that it's very flattering that someone wants to buy your work but personally, something that nice I'd keep for my display shelf.

tjs

TJS

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    January 2021
Posted by fuzznoggin on Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:03 PM

MR TOM SCHRY
...what technique did you use to form the waves?  Did you drill out the limber holes? tjs

 
Thanks Tom!   The waves were fromed by gluing crumbled up sections of aluminum foil to pink insulation board.  After that dried, a whole sheet of aluminum foil was glued down over the crumbled sections and contoured by finger.  Primer applied.  Then airbrushed with with Tamiya Sea Green, Clear Blue, and Clear coat.  I used clear gloss Gesso acrylic medium for additional whisps along the swells, with some cotton, as well as using the medium on the cotton splashinging along the sides of the hull. Also, some of the clear gloss Gesso was used along the hull (especially streaking from the limber holes, along the deck, and sail of the boat to give it the "wet" look.    The Limber holes were not drilled out.  Instead they were painted using AK dark cammo and light rust washes.  The salt staining is done with white artist pencil.
 
Jack
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