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Italeri 1/35 scale S-100 Schnellboot
Gotrek58
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
Hi Robert,
nice ammo lockers!
..but be careful - the lockers are not similar! The locker on the starboard side has its handle on right side - as vis. on your pic; the portside locker opened to the stern - the hinges were on the right and its handle on the left side. Look at the following pic: there's a gap between locker and its door, so you can see in which direction the door is to be opened:




Michael
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 11:19 AM GMT+7
Looking GOOD to me sir!

Garth
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 12:30 PM GMT+7
Oh shiut! No Garth, I'm afraid Michael is damn rightl!!!

And you know what? I double checked before gluing the door as I intend to leave it a bit open...
just like on this picture I used as a reference. I even reproduced it in my drawing!

Told you, hair, teeth an now sight... I'm getting too old for that stuff!
Thanks a million for having spotted my mistake, Michael.

Robert
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 01:23 PM GMT+7
HA!

Don't sweat it. Remember it's supposed to be just a hobby. For fun and relaxation ...

But, hey - if you want it to be 100% correct? GOOD for you ...... and go for it. It's your model.

But, remember, don't stress over it.
Robert75013
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 02:12 PM GMT+7
I'm just jocking Garth, just jocking!
Otherwise, this boat would have long ago finished testing how to fly like a plane.

Cheers,
Robert
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, OK.

So, you're from France?

Cool. My brother has an ex-exchange student who lives in D'Oville, he even ran in the Gumball Rally last year and he has a real estate office in Paris. Nice guy too. Gave me a ride in the Corvette he bought here to drive in the Rally. THAT was cool.

Garth
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 03:02 PM GMT+7
LOL!

Have a great weekend! And if you ever come to Paris... come visiting me too!

Robert
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 03:58 PM GMT+7
Well,

I'll need to get my salary back before I start to travel again Robert.
Robert75013
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 05:33 AM GMT+7
Sorry to hear about your financial situation Garth. And all my wishes for a brighter future to you...

My blunder of mine with the ammo storage lockers for the MG C/38 has now been repaired. Thanks again Michael.
(As if it wasn't enough for me to repair those made by Italeri!)

And in the event, here's their elder sister for the Flak M42 with shelf, ready to receive its load of clips.
With Michael we noticed this latter is placed in the center of the bridge and not on the left-hand side as indicated by Italeri for Ha-Jü. As for Lang, its exact location isn't still very clear...



Robert
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 01:19 PM GMT+7
Hi gents,
something "off topic" but a VERY interesting link for the next boat as a new project - but now with boats acting on a deeper level:
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=149950

A lot of pics concerning U-boats and their special coat of arms - collected by a very busy frenchman!
Enjoy them and refresh for our beasts!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
No worries, I'm 'a-workin'' on it .............

But still ........................

You're doing a fine job.
Robert75013
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 04:29 PM GMT+7
Wahoo, Michael!

I think this scale is a bit too big for my bathtub! Anything in 1:35?
mcdurd
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2009 - 09:31 PM GMT+7
Hello Robert -

You are making great progress - looks very good. I can't wait to see what Michael makes you redo next !

Michael, those are great u-boat pictures - thanks for the link!

Chris
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2009 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
The 3.7 cm Flak M42 shield

Well, this time somebody else will have to correct his kit, Chris!
I enlarged the piccie showing the front view of the shield and drew four rectangles of equal width. And the result talk for itself.
Also, Eduard's PE shield is wrong in that regard...



Robert
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2009 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
You guys marvel me with your preciseness.

Garth
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2009 - 12:42 PM GMT+7
Fantastic!
Great details, nice painting
mcdurd
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2009 - 05:50 PM GMT+7
Hi Robert -

You are exactly right - the outboard portions of my gun shield are a bit too narrow based on that picture. So to you I raise a and say "not a chance - I am done!!"

I am still having fun watching these builds and I look forward to seeing the finished product!

Chris
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
...another nice pic I've found today to share with you:
a RAG (rocket-launcher) on a german "Vorpostenboot" (something between a patrol-boat and a sub-hunter) similar to the RAGs installed on S-204 and S-205


Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 09:16 AM GMT+7
Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooa. Wait a second. Schnellboote carried rockets? THAT's something I did not know.

Can anyone get me both info and photos of those installations?

Garth
Gotrek58
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
Hi Garth,
look back to the pages 20, 21 and 23 - there you can find pics and drawings of that apparatus "Raketenabschussgerät". I think you have slumbered that info away...
On S-204 Lang it was installed on the starboard side and on S-205 HaJü on the portside of the 3,7cm Flak-M42 gun shield.
Take a magnifier and you can find this rocket launcher in the Squadron book!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 09:19 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike,

What photo in my SCHNELLBOOT IN ACTION book are you referring to? Maybe I can locate in my collection.

What page was it on?

Garth
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 09:29 AM GMT+7
Robert & Michael,

OH MY GOD, ... LANG did have a rocket launcher by the 3.7cm gun, ................ I NEVER noticed that before. I saw it on page 23 of this thread. THANK YOU for showing that to me. I've learned something else ...

Thank you.

Garth
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 01:19 PM GMT+7
I have not posted much on this thread, but I have been reading along. This has been such a great project from start to finish. Thank you all for the education along the way as well!

Robert75013
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 06:28 AM GMT+7
Hi Jim,

"from start to... finish?" I think we only have been HALFWAY so far!

And Garth, look closely to the pictures on page 28 of the Squadron book. Both ships had the RaG mentionned by Michael.

Robert
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 08:34 AM GMT+7
Yes ... I sure will.

I NEVER noticed that before ... AND I am so grateful to you and Michael for pointing that out to me ... I've really learned something that I NEVER knew ...

Garth