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30th U-boat Flotilla
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC
Jerry,Cheyenne,Colin,Rick and Steven.

PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 05:47 AM UTC
Impressive scratch work, to say the least, lookin really good from here. I like the foam work too, but that sub is looking really good. Can't wait to see the water works. Standing by.....


Cheers, Ski.
clovis899
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 05:04 AM UTC
Wow. I don't know how I have missed your thread but Maarten that is some of the finest work I have seen in a long time! Definitely on the 'subscribed' list now.

Cheers,
Rick
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:10 PM UTC
Amazing build here
cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:30 PM UTC
Beautiful work man !!! The sweet part is that it's all scratch built from your hands , right outta yer melon !!!
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:41 AM UTC
Nice progress man. Thanks for breathing life into the forum. I was about to start looking for the headstone.
J
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:58 PM UTC
Jerry
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Oil Paint wash, dark grey on top and a lighter grey on the side to accent the mortar,
Bollards in position (not glued in yet)
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 02:09 AM UTC
Very very nice!!
J
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 01:17 AM UTC
All the greys,streaks and shading done with the airbrush.
letting it dry for a few days ,then it's time for washes and blending.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 01:38 AM UTC
Last section added and primed,
Thinking off also adding a AA position with an Italian FLAK used by the Germans .

Next.... Slabs of concrete on the topside/road
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
Nice work Piet , good I see you chose the rungs . I live on the coast , wood and salt water don't mix . Treated tarred pilings ok , nowadays pt wood . The wooden ladder just didn't look right in a quayside setting . I also like the fact that the rungs are inset into the quay and not just there exposed and banged up against by ships and boats .
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Did the grips,
panzerbrown
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC
Thank you for the information! Again your work is amazing, Iím looking forward to see the final product!
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
Thanks buddy! Yes,that nook and ladder work very well.
J
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC
Aded a nook for a ladder to make it look more interesting.


something like this.

or simple steel grips
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC
Jerry

Good old Vallejo primer will do the trick
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
As I said before man,this build rocks!
I was wondering if you have to seal the blue foam before paint and if so,what do you use?
J
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC

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This looks amazing! When you can, could you please explain on how you scratch built the U-Boat? Iíve built the Bronco XXIII and always wanted to do the Accurate Armor VIIC but didnít want to spend the money. Great work!!
Thank you.



Chris ,

I got the deck made, bought several books and detailed plans.... and build it from plastic instead of wood.

The Accurate Armour is a solid piece of resin all the flood holes are closed up.....a real pain in the to open them (NICE) up

You could also get the Scale 75 type 7 c bridge
https://scale75.com/en/figures-135/697-u-boat.html
safes a lot of work especially with all detail in the conning tower.

The deck part is the hardest part of the build,
if you want a later war boot it easier because of the simplified wooden deck .

but if you want an early to mid war boat i suggest to get a CNC milled deck from www.modellbau-wikinger.de .
''I see there closed due to maintenance ''

Get you self a set of plans
https://www.zvab.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=18464311050&searchurl=an%3Dk%25F6hl%2Bfritz%2Bniestel%2Baxel%26hl%3Don%26sortby%3D20&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title2
Or simelar
and build it.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:12 AM UTC

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This really is something else, fantastic. How did you work the blue foam - cut each brick (surely not?) or indent the mortar lines? Either way itís perfect



Tim,
Yes i did cut out all the stone facings separately.

First i pressed the foam with a steel scrubber and a stif tooth brush to get some texure .


Than i cut strips from a 3mm thick Blue Foam sheet with A strip cutter in to strips and cut them to size with my chopper ,



And glued them on with wood glue .

After it was dry,
I made some plaster and coverd it completly with my hands so every seam was filled wait for a minut or so..... and wipe it off with a damp cloth.

That's it
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC
Cheyenne ,Tim & Chris thanks guys !
panzerbrown
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
This looks amazing! When you can, could you please explain on how you scratch built the U-Boat? Iíve built the Bronco XXIII and always wanted to do the Accurate Armor VIIC but didnít want to spend the money. Great work!!
Thank you.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
This really is something else, fantastic. How did you work the blue foam - cut each brick (surely not?) or indent the mortar lines? Either way itís perfect
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:02 PM UTC
Nice job Piet , keep going man !!!
maartenboersma
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC

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What happened to your u boat bunker dio?



Sold it
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
What happened to your u boat bunker dio?