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Completed 1:48 Trumpeter U-Boat done as U-96

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  • From: SW Florida
Completed 1:48 Trumpeter U-Boat done as U-96
Posted by fuzznoggin on Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:02 PM
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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:28 PM

Man you have GOT to be kidding me!!! The details you've put into this beauty are most certainly first class FN. These Trumpeter 1/48 U boats really are all that especially in the hands of a skilled modeler and buddy......you've proven yourself to be just that. Good LORD man.....I'll be looking at this one for a good whileO1GQFn

                   

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Posted by JoeSMG on Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:36 PM

Awesome model Fuzznoggin, It's like 7+ dioramas rolled into one. I got claustrophobic just doing deep dives into your photo's. It really gives you an idea of what those guys went through, having those tight spaces be your whole world for weeks on end. The duel lighting is pure frosting.
Any idea of how many hours you’ve got into this build?

 

- Joe the SMG

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    January 2021
  • From: SW Florida
Posted by fuzznoggin on Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:43 PM

Thanks Joe.   Last count was 363 hours @ 4-6 hours a day, 6 days a week since 1/18/24 until 6/4/24

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:44 PM

Thanks Mustang!!

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:48 PM

Wow what an epic build!  So much detail to look at.  Fantastic job.

Thanks,

John

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    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:55 PM

fuzznoggin

Thanks Joe.   Last count was 363 hours @ 4-6 hours a day, 6 days a week since 1/18/24 until 6/4/24

 

 

The effort really shows - Now how many hours have you spent just looking at it!? Big Smile

- Joe the SMG

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    July 2008
  • From: Summerville, SC
Posted by jeffpez on Friday, June 7, 2024 6:31 AM

I'm looking at the pictures of your utterly stunning build on my computer while my version of the kit sits on a shelf over my shoulder. They might as well be two completely different models. Yours is done to a level I not only couldn't acheive but don't even dream about. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Friday, June 7, 2024 9:52 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.  I surprised myself with this one.

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, June 7, 2024 10:40 AM

Wooooooooooow!!!!!! That is an utterly outstanding piece of work! Toast Toast Toast

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, June 7, 2024 12:52 PM

Beautiful example of working from "what's in the box."

Trumpy probably should have done a better job on the design of the final model, along with not just leaving major bits out.

Simple things like showing all the manned control stations might have been a good start, for my 2¢.  Or including all the guys who ought to be sleeping in the bunks (or maybe one or two, so you could duplicate them, maybe). 

I'm kind of surprised the after market has not come out with castings of tall the crates of foodstuffs that ought be in every nook and corner until the end of a patrol.  Ok, maybe, the steep sticker price on the kit means few get bought, so it's a small market, but the PE accessories exist, so, somebody is buying those.

Dunno.

Did a creditable job on this, and the lighting is just right.

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Posted by dhenning on Friday, June 7, 2024 7:02 PM

Awesome job!

 

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Friday, June 7, 2024 7:27 PM

Thanks Capt'n Mac.  I agree that Trumpeter could have done a better job.  It's  intriguing to say the least, and pricey. The fit is impressive and leaves no room for error as it will bite you in the backside later into the build. 

I started to use the Eduard PE but was very disapponted in the lack of some very obvious parts  and the accuracy of the sizes.   To those wanting Eduard, spend the extra $$ for the RCSubs PE kit.  Not only impressive but it covered pretty much everything that begged for improvement on the kit.

I did modify 4 figures to place in their bunks.  This is in the aft crew quarters by the mess.  I think there is a photo of it and you can just make out some figures in the bunks.

Basically, this is an enlarged re-pop of the 1/72 Revell.  The starboard half of the hull is clear plastic that really needed to have the viewing areas cut out, lest you suffer with the glare inhibiting all the detail you put into a module.

The conning tower - well I think the Chinese were hitting the Tsing Tao a little too much.  The clear half of the tower is on the port side, requiring one to open a viewport on the starboard to see the attack periscope center.  And that section in itself is devoid of widgets and gizmos.

The worst part of this build is the aft section which is a clear cone type unit.  It is an absolute royal pita to fit together.  I swear the part warped over time before it was installed.   Assembling this to the hull took at least 90 minutes to accomplish...trimming, sanding, trimming and finally a half decent fit. 

The kit carries a steep price.  You either want it or you settle for a 1:72 scale.  But the sheer size and ability to do the interior adds to the adventure and desire to tackle such a project.   I'm just glad it turned out the way it did or I would have sworn off modeling forever more. 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, June 9, 2024 12:46 PM

fuzznoggin
The kit carries a steep price. You either want it or you settle for 1:72 scale. but the sheer size and ability to do the interior adds to the adventure and desire to tackle such a project. I'm just glad it turned out the way it did or I would have sworn off modeling forever more.

This seems to be a pretty constant refran from all those who have published their builds of this kit.

Getting a decent build is an accomplishment, and ought be applauded.

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  • From: On my kitchen counter top somewhere in North Carolina.
Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, June 9, 2024 1:33 PM

        http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/hand-clap-smiley-emoticon.gif

     That's an exquiste piece of eye candy you got there fuzzy. http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/perverted-smiley.gif

            Please do keep up the good work.

            This looks as good as some of the very best in a museum.

                       "Inspiration and Improvisation"

                           That's what it's all about.

     I'd give this a try, but I just don't have the room to display it....

          or keep it dusted off.

                               And I just couldn't let it out of my sight.

                                                               

               it's just too good to be true, can't take my eyes off of you

                                              (by way of Frankie Valli)

                                              http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/smiley-face-laughing.gif I Jus' luv musik!

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" I was so much older then I'm younger than that now "

 

 
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Posted by Chilly Billy on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 9:38 AM

A simply amazing level of detail. Model of the Year. 

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  • From: SW Florida
Posted by fuzznoggin on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 7:46 AM

Thank you all for your kind words!  Much appreciated after all the work put into this.  "Model of the Year"...hmm.  Maybe FSM would put this in their publication? 

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 8:36 AM

fuzznoggin

Thank you all for your kind words!  Much appreciated after all the work put into this.  "Model of the Year"...hmm.  Maybe FSM would put this in their publication? 

 

Yes!  Do submit to FSM.  There is information onm their website.

 

Stunning model; YesYes

 

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