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General Ship Modeling: Creating Ship Dioramas
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1:72 - U 201 on 8 august 42 - "coming home"
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 03:55 AM UTC
That's glorious work, Jan. The crew figures as well have a sense of individuality. It's too bad the lower hull had to be sacrificed for a waterline depiction, but your realism made it worthwhile.

--Karl
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Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 01:29 AM UTC
Jan,
Absolutely beautiful work ! You did a great job capturing the worn, tired appearance of both the boat and crew. Plus in 1/72 scale that is a huge undertaking ! Definitely impressive. Bruce
MrMox
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Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 09:21 AM UTC
A belated thanks. I have added additional 4 figures to make it a bit more crowded and have done a load of pictures, which I will submit as a feature - I am calling it done.



Cheers/Jan
tigermeet
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Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 04:31 AM UTC
WOW !!!
FANTASTIC !!!
PHOENOMINAL !!!
Elevates our "hobby" to the next level as an art form of expression !!!
And I build subs as well so yes I am jealous, but inspired to crack open another box and give it a go !!!
Keep up the great work !!!
youngtiger1
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 09:32 PM UTC
Ok, dig up the old thread here to comment...

Jan, this is pretty cool Dio. A friend gave me this kit as a gift and I have yet to build a ship. I'm thinking about doing a waterline version of it as well. So, it mean I too will have to cut it. I saw a picture of one being pulled in by two tug boats into harbor with American flag flying above the German. I think I am going to try and replicate it into the model.

You did great and I'm glad I saw it. Thanks.

Mike
DanielMoscatelli
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 03:04 AM UTC
Wooow Jan !!!! That you have good work here!! I ask for excuses you to I never seen this post!! You know that I like very much the U- boot ... this way that enjoys looking at your U-201.

SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regards Daniel
MrMox
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 03:55 AM UTC
Talk about a blast from the past - thanks guys !
novorus
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 09:00 PM UTC
Jan really fab work, I love the inner upper deck and scratch work.(Love to know how you did that)

Really well done
youngtiger1
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:18 AM UTC
Incredible build. I have a same kit that I'm hoping to get to soon.
Longshanks8
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013 - 01:33 AM UTC
Jan, that is inspirational work

Cheers Kev