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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:28 PM

Bish,

Thank you.

Marcus Beer

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:39 AM

Marcus, lovely looking ship. Some very impressive work there, well done.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, February 1, 2021 4:31 PM

Actually I had completely forgotten about that site. Ta mate, I shall check it out.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 1, 2021 8:05 AM

Dodgy
I have also discovered that U-Boats are a confusing subject to research.

They can be. Have you looked at U-boat.net

Steve

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:36 PM

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:35 PM

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:33 PM

I have been trying to put a bit more detail in and thin down some of the 'clunkier' bits. Iv'e got a lot more work to do though and I'm not looking forward to bring the hull, deck parts and afte torpedo tube together. I suspect I'm going to need a lot of filler and patience. I have also discovered that U-Boats are a confusing subject to research.

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:26 PM

Ok its been a long break and the Emden is on hold, but here are some shots of the U-Boat.

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:20 PM

Very impressive Marcus. A beaut looking model.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:52 PM

modelcrazy

This one, or did you want me to make you up a diffrent one (not a problem)?

 

 

 

Steve,

This is the one. 

Thanks,

Marcus Beer

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:07 PM

This one, or did you want me to make you up a diffrent one (not a problem)?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, January 31, 2021 9:38 AM

Steve, Mongoose, Plasticjunkie,

Thank you for the kind remarks and for looking in.

Steve,

I would like the Imperial Naval Flag, the same that is flown on SMS ships.

Marcus Beer

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 30, 2021 5:37 PM

Excellent build Marcus! Which picture did you want on the wall?

As soon as I post it I'll put your metal up it you want one.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, January 30, 2021 3:04 PM

Wonderful Marcus. I plan to use your technique on my next deck. Really turned out to be a beautiful ship

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:54 PM

Wow Marcus. Toast

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:47 PM

Well everyone I am calling my SMS Kronprinz build completed.  She has her errors but I am satisfied with her looks.  This was a fun build, not to many weird issues to correct.  Didn't do any weathering as she will be on a display stand I would like her to look new, as built.

The torpedo nets are really parachute cord.  The child's round shoe laces I order were still to wide and tall.  The cord has a seperate center that unravel when cut so I had to use a lighter to melt the cords so they stay together.  I wish I had a better method to fuse them together so there wouldn't be those lumps at the ends.  They did look a lot worst but I trimmed them back as much as possible.  I can live with it.

Kronprinz has two rudders but I misplaced one of them and couldn't find it anywhere so I had to go with the one. Of course as soon as I get the single rudder installed I found the lost rudder in the bottom of a box for another build I started on.  By that time I had to much of the upper works installed to be turning her upside down to change it back.  So one rudder will have to do.

I bend the main mast during filming, didn't notice it until posting the photos.  Moved it back before putting her on the shelf.

Thats all folks.  Like I said this was one of my more enjoyable builds, but I am ready to move on to another.

MarcusBeer

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:20 AM

Thanks Steve. I thought that surely there must be access to the gun from inside. I would not fancy tring to walk across that deck to the gun in rough weather. Those Griffon racks were not easy to make thats for sure.

Did you get the 3D props?

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:51 AM

Steve,

Very nice PE work. 

Marcus Beer

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Monday, January 25, 2021 3:49 PM

Bish

Nice work there Steve. What PE set are you using again. I notice that little door in the side of the forward gun well, mine didn't have that and i wasn't sure if there was access to the gun pit from below or not.

 

Thanks Bish! I'm actually combining Eduard's 53033 PE set and Griffon Model's N72001/N72002 PE set. The Griffon one isn't as complete as the one you used. For instance, there is no replacement for the midship wooden decking, etc. But it offers other replacements that the Eduard set doesn't.

The Eduard's set has the forward gun emplacement hatch. On the S100 boats, it was the prefered way to enter as there wasn't a great deal of room in there. It reminds me of the ball turrets on American bombers, they usually stuck the smallest person in there.

The Eduard set also provides the torpedo racks that a a great deal easier to construct than the Griffon one. I'm also not going to use the ArtWok decking or either set's PE decking as it really isn't three dimentional enough for my taste.

There's no way that I'll use up either set in the end, but it's nice to have options. Then there's all the 3D stuff I have for this model too.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 25, 2021 3:14 PM

docidle

 

 
plasticjunkie

Thanks Steve, the badge looks amazing!! I tried 3 times posting quoting your post and got the 303 error message, worked without the quote.

 

 

 

I tried quoting Marcus and got the 303 Error too. Another update?

Steve

 



This 303 code comes and goes, gone for now,

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 25, 2021 2:59 PM

Nice work there Steve. What PE set are you useing again. I notrice that little door in the side of the forward gun well, mine didn't have that and i wasn't sure if there was access to the gun pit from below or not.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by docidle on Monday, January 25, 2021 2:41 PM

Seems to be working now. Anyway here's some more PE work, this time on the skull cap.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Monday, January 25, 2021 2:39 PM

plasticjunkie

Thanks Steve, the badge looks amazing!! I tried 3 times posting quoting your post and got the 303 error message, worked without the quote.

 

I tried quoting Marcus and got the 303 Error too. Another update?

Steve

       

 

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:50 PM

Thanks Steve, the badge looks amazing!! I tried 3 times posting quoting your post and got the 303 error message, worked without the quote.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:33 PM

Thanks guys! I agree Marcus, it does look better when all the PE gets put on. You should check out Bish's Schnellboot build log in the Ships forum.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:31 PM

More PE to show. This is starting to catch up with all the PE I've been doing on the 1/200 USS Arizona and a heck of lot smaller!

It's going to be a shame to paint over all this beautiful Brass.

Steve

 
 

       

 

 

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:01 AM

Bish

Steve, good to see you back at this, nice work.

Marcus, the kit is molded that way, it was the same on the one i did last year. Don't know why Revell did that, its meant to have a ring on ammunition magazines around the gun position.

That deck should does look better with the PE mod then that molded lump.

Marcus Beer

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:15 PM

PJ, sorry it took some time to get your metal up but here it is if you wanted one.

Gut gemacht! great looking U-boat. Yes

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:22 AM

Steve, good to see you back at this, nice work.

Marcus, the kit is molded that way, it was the same on the one i did last year. Don't know why Revell did that, its meant to have a ring on ammunition magazines around the gun position.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    September 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:52 AM

Steve,

Was the deck molded that way or was that a molding defect?

Marcus Beer

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