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TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 07:17 AM UTC
No worries, I'm 'a-workin'' on it .............

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

You're doing a fine job.
Gotrek58
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 06:19 AM UTC
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: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 - 10:33 PM UTC
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
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 08:58 AM UTC
Well,

I'll need to get my salary back before I start to travel again Robert.
Robert75013
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 08:02 AM UTC
LOL!

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

Robert
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 07:51 AM UTC
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 - 07:12 AM UTC
I'm just jocking Garth, just jocking!
Otherwise, this boat would have long ago finished testing how to fly like a plane.

Cheers,
Robert
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 06:23 AM UTC
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 - 05:30 AM UTC
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
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 04:19 AM UTC
Looking GOOD to me sir!

Garth
Gotrek58
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 04:10 AM UTC
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: Friday, July 31, 2009 - 06:55 AM UTC
Got the ammo storage lockers for the 2 cm MG38 assembled!

These two ships had really several points that differed one from each other.
As regards the ammo lockers for example, the views on starboard show that two of them are holding one next to the other on 'Ha-Jü', whereas it seems to indicate there is only one box on 'Lang'.
On the port side, thanks to the help of a magnifying glass, when looking at the left photo on page 28 in the Squadron book, it shows a third ammo locker standing up as well as a fourth laying down, located further back next to the larger ammo locker for the 3.7 cm Flak M42 cannon on the aft deck.
Odd, I'd say. At that time, the Allieds had taken over air supremacy and I would tend to be thinking Germans had to say to themselves: "We need ammunitions, more ammunitions!" Then, why four here and two there?



The hinges are not right and the 'L' shaped raised details on the deck will have to be sanded off.



Robert
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 07:50 AM UTC
Hi gents,

Got the section finished at last. I managed to "squeeze" the two helmet racks behind the flare box and added some rivets here and there.
What would be looking our model without those little rivets, I'm asking you?



Robert
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 09:08 PM UTC
Great work Brian, Robert and Keith. How about some close-ups Keith?

Arjan
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 02:19 AM UTC
Hello Gents my build so far is progressing slowly currently building up the 20 mm twin and forward guns using the Aber set the 37mm gun already built and alot of wheathering to do
Have just recieved the set of four mines from Cammett,s very good service indeed orderd Tuesday arrived Thursday Thank you to Robin and staff.Thanks also to Brian for the detail tutorial on the build up. Keep up the great work everyone I,am getting information overload here.
Robert75013
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 10:28 PM UTC
My last upgrade has been focusing on the triangular supports for the masts and "siegeswimpel/antenne."

The whole things are mostly made out of an 1mm evergreen styrene rod, leveled where ends meet with some Mr. Surfacer 1000 followed by a smooth sanding and some pieces found in my box of odds and ends.

Here is the final work.




Robert
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 02:06 PM UTC
Lovely work Brian -

Those extra details make all the difference! Well done. Now you just have to finish the rest of the boat!

Chris
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 07:29 AM UTC
Brian that’s great work thanks for sharing. A little dry brash perhaps?
dsotm
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 06:38 AM UTC

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The mines are neat and finely detailed, Brian. And your added extra touch gives a brilliant realization that makes me green of envy.
I know what I'll have to do once I get to that point, thanks for your direction.

May I ask you the reference for the D-Shackles and where they come from?

Cheers,

Robert



Hi Robert

Thanks - you can find them here http://www.wizardmodels.co.uk/FrameSetShop.php?DM=wizabout

Regards
Brian

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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 06:33 AM UTC
The mines are neat and finely detailed, Brian. And your added extra touch gives a brilliant realization that makes me green of envy.
I know what I'll have to do once I get to that point, thanks for your direction.

May I ask you the reference for the D-Shackles and where they come from?

Cheers,

Robert
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 05:24 AM UTC
They look magnificent Brian, looks like I'll be doing one last mod to my S-boat after the summer holiday.
Cheers,
Julian
dsotm
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 11:38 PM UTC
I have done some detailing to the Cammetts mine set as per the reference photos I took of the real thing. Here are the results

The cable drum has some real cable added. The cable is made from the twisted core of an ordinary RCA HiFi screened cable. A thicker bar has been added and some bolt heads from the spares box


Next I added the D-shackles used to lock over the rear lugs - I got these from a railway model supplier. The bolts through the eyes are from Grandt Line. I found that the mines sat slighlty roo low so I added some 1mm strip to the supports. Notice the handles have beeen thickened slightly with Mr Surfacer


I replaced the entire front locking mechanism with stuff from the spares box to more approximate the actual thing. The cable eye is made from lead foil.


A D-Shackle has been added to the base plate of the mine


The mostly finished article - the front locking rod still has to be straightened after spraying






Sraying was very simple : Lifecolour Panzer grey overall, with the cable done in Alclad Steel. The safety lock was done in red



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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 12:34 PM UTC
Really nice work, If I had the room I would buy this tomorrow.
Gotrek58
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 05:10 AM UTC
Hi Robert,
nice craftsmanship and nice daggers from Peddinghaus!
But bad news from the Karcher family - today I got the letter: only copies of pics showing Karl-Erhard Karcher on the bridge of his S-38b-type S-87 and this S-87 from far away - only the panther is visible, no further detail
If someone wants to build S-188, a comet on the stern couldn't be wrong - an additional sign isn't known. Thanks for your effort, the S-188 modeller has at least the daggers!

Michael
PS: sometimes Lady Luck is a witch - and if you are very disappointed: change "w" to "b"
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 04:51 AM UTC
Well-done Robert on both counts.

Arjan