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Bronco's Seehund XXVIIB/B5
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 07:03 AM UTC
MSW crew-mate Jan Klarbæk presents us with a detailed review of Bronco Models latest venture into the wet element – the 1:35 German midget submarine, the Seehund, or Type XXVIIB/B5.

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Joined: October 30, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 08:38 AM UTC
A good review and a very nice build Jan. Looks like I will have to add this one to my stash.
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: January 07, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 09:57 PM UTC
If there are two things I don't like about this hobby its aircraft carrier's and submarines, although I have brought and built submarines there has never been anything to capture my attention of wanting to buy another one. Until now that is, a great review and even better looking model and a ''very well done'' for that, I can see a diorama of this sub with figures here and there, the model itself has some very good details, and if I find one cheap enough, no doubt I'll buy it.
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 09:58 PM UTC
Great looking kit, interseting subject, and a nice size. looks like another owne for the Loft insulation

too many interesting new releases, not enough time

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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
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Posted: Monday, July 05, 2010 - 02:29 AM UTC
great review and build, thanks for sharing!
I echo Simon's point of not enough time for all the great new releases!
Well, at least WC almost over, that will give me back some hours

Go Furia Roja!
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
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Posted: Monday, July 05, 2010 - 02:53 AM UTC
Thanks guys, well its a nice build, pretty straight forward and you can invest your time in painting and weathering - build aside, loads of diorama possibilities

Cheers/ Jan
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Antwerpen, Belgium
Joined: August 10, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 10:27 AM UTC
Hi Jan, great review & great model !
I think I might have gotten a Seehund from the same batch at plasticmodelbouw.nl They were gone in a couple of hours if I remember correctly.

I love your finish on the sub ... I'm in the process of finishing mine
(pictures to be seen on a small blog I just started, http://tf-stryker1.blogspot.com/search/label/Seehund) ... as you see I've taken an artistic deviation on the torpedo's ... I had some alcad around that I wanted to test ...
Not sure though how I will further finish/weather it.

Take care & best regards from Antwerp!
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 06:18 PM UTC
Thanks Patrick - yes, I think they were gone within 2 hrs. of uploading on the site, it surpriced the owner somewhat ...

I like your build nice pre-shading and paintjob. Regarding the torpedoes, I´m not by any means an expert, but there seems to have been a great deal of variaty - allso depending on type and usage.

As late war as the Seehund is, a bare metal finish is propably not unrealistic.

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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: December 24, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 02:28 AM UTC

Thanks for your review your Sub looks great.

But I have a problem with the torpedo's I was thinking that the where the same G7 type that the germans did use on the S-boote.
But they have a diferend diameter and the ruder lay out is also of a diferend type.
Is any of you aware of this and can explain the diferance.


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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 04:12 AM UTC
Nice build and review Jan.