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Revell 1/72 Type IXC U-boat Completed

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:28 PM

Thanks Mark

I finally received the anchor, so now she totally complete and ready for a contest.

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, November 28, 2016 1:10 AM

That is one beautifully finished and weather U-Boote. Congrats on a superb Build.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, November 21, 2016 8:03 AM

Simply outstanding Steve Beer Beer

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, November 21, 2016 12:02 AM

That's really fine work.

So many details you've done well! Just to pick out one - the way you've created the drooping flag! It really looks good - as do many other details.

Mike

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Posted by Buckeye on Sunday, November 20, 2016 8:36 PM

That is just awesome!

Mike

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:26 PM

Beautifully rendered,outstanding work. 

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Posted by Hokey on Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:56 PM

Fantastic and motivational! Thanks for posting your WIP photos!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:30 PM
I’m done with the U-boat although I’m still waiting for the anchor from ROG. Don’t know if or when I’ll be getting a replacement for it.
Anyway, here it is.
   
Steve
Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:11 PM
The guns are done, and The U-boat is almost done. I just need to complete the flag and take some pics. I’m still waiting for the anchor from ROG but I’m starting to get impatient after a month so I’ll take some pics without it in a couple of days. Anyway, here are the MpM 20’s.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:25 PM

Here are the completed 20’s. I would recommend this AM set as a replacement of the guns on the kit. All I need to complete is the painting and wait for the anchor to arrive from Revell, although they have not responded to my request yet.

Does anybody know, are those counterweights hanging off the front of the frame under the barrels?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 30, 2016 8:19 PM
I started the 20’s and the kit seems very nice. It’s going together very well.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 28, 2016 9:52 PM
I received the AA guns from Hanants today. They look very nice with brass barrels and PE. These should be fun.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 17, 2016 1:37 PM

I think I saw the same one, with $39 shipping. Mark Twain, which I ordered the type IX from has one for around $95 with free shipping. I'll have to try to sell some stuff to get it.

Steve

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Posted by Hokey on Monday, October 17, 2016 1:11 PM

Saw 1 on eBay $89 or make an offer!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 17, 2016 12:59 PM

I got all the aerials on and I'm pleased with them. Everything is completed including the new base, I'm just waiting for the new parts to arrive to attach them and I'll have completed pics.

I guess Revell isn't producing the type VII any longer. The only ones I can find are on eBay and Amazon for around $130. Didn’t want to spend that much. That would be hard to convince the wife that I need another U-boat for almost twice what I spent on this one. I guess the guys I'm getting will go on the type IX.

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Posted by surfsup on Sunday, October 16, 2016 1:28 AM

The Weathering looks great. U-Boote Decks were always painted a Dark Colour but wear and tear really scufs them up. I think yu have nailed it. She is a hard working Boat.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 16, 2016 12:35 AM
I reworked the LF aerials, isolators and made some turnbuckles. I started the turnbuckles by twisting wire strands around a pin. I looked for some brass tubing that would work for the body but couldn’t find anything small enough. Falling back on my electronics experience I decided to use 1mm OD heat shrink tube. This seems to have worked well. I then used these same wire strands to run through and twist the insulators.
 
 
Here is the result for the port stern aerial.

 

Now on to the remaining aerials. I also ordered the guns from Hanants along with a 1/72 U-boat crew. I don’t know if I will be using them on this build, but I would like to get a type VII at some point and maybe use them there.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 14, 2016 9:14 AM

I think your weathering looks fantastic. I'd be proud of that.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:31 PM

Double post Propeller

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:28 PM
I added some running rust and I’m pleased with it. I think I need just a tad more on the port side of the conning tower. You can see the missing 20’s.
I can’t believe it. I lost the anchor!! Dog gone it!!! My wife and I looked EVERYWHERE. Oh well I still need to order the resin 20’s from Hanants, make a better base, and make the LF aerials so I will have the time to get and anchor from Revell.
In the picture with the bell, all I can think of is Das Boot. The one scene when the plane attacks and one of the crew rings the bell and yells "ALAAAAAAARM"
Well here it is so far.

Steve

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:55 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks Mike,

So I've been told, the wood deck was painted with a black primer followed by a dark gray camo color. This would wear off during a patrol from wear and weathering.

If nothing else it looks worn.

 

 

That is looking sweet Steve. The weathering looks fantastic. And as for the insulators, you can also use soft balsa wood. 

The anti fowling paint was black and was painted over the teak deck. Haven't heard of any grey being applied over it as the deck paint would fade and eventually expose the wood color from foot traffic.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:30 PM

Thanks Mike,

So I've been told, the wood deck was painted with a black primer followed by a dark gray camo color. This would wear off during a patrol from wear and weathering.

If nothing else it looks worn.

Steve

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Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:18 PM

I don't know enough about subs to make a case for or against your wood deck painting/detailing but it sure looks realistic to me.

You're dong fine work on this boat. This is going to be one fine model.

Mike

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:26 PM
I added some more black wash and am ready to apply some pastels. This will be followed by burnt umber oils for running rust and highlighting some chipped paint areas.
Also note the decals
 
I took the sub into my IPMS meeting on Saturday and noticed that I was missing one of the twin 20mm AA guns. Backtracking to the car I found pieces of it in the parking lot. Oh well, I wasn’t pleased with the way the 20’s were turning out anyway so I will be ordering the CMK type IX weapons set gun set from Hannants in a week or two.
This won’t hinder me form completing the build up to the point of attaching them.
Also, while the oil paint was drying I started the LF antenna aerial. I “barrowed” some wood blocks from one of my overly priced European wooden ship kits like this one….
 

 

To make the wood blocks and used some lower E guitar string for the wire. I just started this process so I am making it up as I go along.

Steve

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Posted by Hokey on Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:19 PM

warshipguy

I tried the tube method but, as a retired submariner, I did not care for it.  So, I have tried the Verlinden Type VII upper pressure hull and enjoyed the look.  I am now working on the Type IX and am using the Blue Ridge pressure hull and like it as well.

Bill

 

Bill - Maybe you can clear this up for me - The Blue Ridge hull I find is for VII yet you refer to using Blue Ridge on the IX?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:23 AM
Thanks Surf,
I went back over the deck last night and painted wood, applied some Worn Effects, resprayed the grey and “wore” it back off. I think it looks better but I will be adjusting it some with some dry brushing and powders. I also went over the areas below the waterline to remove the rust chips on the dive planes and rudders.
While that is drying I will paint the guns, lights, floatation ring and install the props tonight. I installed my own decals on the conning tower although they don’t show in this picture.
 
The 10th Flotilla emblem to the front of the tower and U-515s supposed hammer emblem on the upper sides between the upper and lower splash guards. I assume it was painted and not a shield.
  
 
I cut the emblems from the grey background.

Steve

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Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:30 AM

Getting better and better each time I see her. Keep up the great work.....Cheers mark

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:27 PM

Thanks GH,

I will be painting over the rust on the rudders and far below the waterline though. I'm not so sure they would have rusted while in the water. Just below the waterline would probably have due to the occasional exposure to the air. not a running rust though.

To me the deck looks fantastic, although I'm having a hard time figuring out what is wood and what is steel. I will be going back over the deck as well with the same method but with a little more wood color.

Steve

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:11 PM

On your way to another show stopper for sure......she is a real beauty.

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