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Resin part of the Keroman uboot bunker
maartenboersma
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:15 PM GMT+7
Primed with dark grey, and Basic rust colors applied.
Got hair dryer out to speed up the drying time
This how it looks after a few washes and brush speckling



It will be weathered more and it will get a nice crust of barnacles
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 03:37 AM GMT+7

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I think you captured the look very well. Nicely rusted.
There was a show from the BBC that covered the German UBoat bunkers. Very well done. It explained how the roofs were designed with doubled ceilings and baffles to dissipate the force of explosions. They worked well except of course,for the Grand Slam bombs. But even they only made a pretty small puncture.
This is a very cool project.
J



Thanks Jerry .....really appreciate your comments.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 03:02 AM GMT+7
I think you captured the look very well. Nicely rusted.
There was a show from the BBC that covered the German UBoat bunkers. Very well done. It explained how the roofs were designed with doubled ceilings and baffles to dissipate the force of explosions. They worked well except of course,for the Grand Slam bombs. But even they only made a pretty small puncture.
This is a very cool project.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 02:56 AM GMT+7
The tray's where to thin,so bought some 0.5mm aluminium sheet

Steel Sheet Piling
This is just a TEST piece.




maartenboersma
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 04:57 AM GMT+7

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Very nice, most impressive!
Apparently someone believes in the phrase " Go large or return to you dwelling"...



Idea for sheet piling:
https://www.amazon.com/Handi-Foil-Half-Size-Sheet-Cake/dp/B01JH4HTS0
Very common & inexpensive here, not sure of availability in the Netherlands.
I have used it for damaged fenders and tin roofs, worked well...



Thanks Tom ,

How great minds think alike..... i just got back from the supermarket and bought the very same type of trays and some nice Boudin
(French saugage )
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 03:34 AM GMT+7
Very nice, most impressive!
Apparently someone believes in the phrase " Go large or return to you dwelling"...



Idea for sheet piling:
https://www.amazon.com/Handi-Foil-Half-Size-Sheet-Cake/dp/B01JH4HTS0
Very common & inexpensive here, not sure of availability in the Netherlands.
I have used it for damaged fenders and tin roofs, worked well...
maartenboersma
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 01:06 AM GMT+7
Model is Completly primed ...

Next i would like to make the sheet piling from 0.2mm aluminium sheet.
But my Email contact with my Dutch model shop is a bit rough to say the least.

Added during the war by the germans.
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:47 AM GMT+7
Cheyenne und Stefan
Thanks for the nice coments
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 11:35 PM GMT+7
This is a massive bunker project, wow. Was fun reading through this one. Thumbs up.
/Stefan
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
Maarten , this is beautiful !!!

Very , very cool !!!
maartenboersma
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 01:06 AM GMT+7

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Do you have a website you sell from?


No i haven't ... it's still a hobby for me
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 11:51 PM GMT+7
Do you have a website you sell from?
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:43 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys!
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:41 AM GMT+7

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This is HUGE!

Maarten, what are your plans for displaying: attached to a base, just like it is?

Also do you plan on transporting this impressive piece to shows, etc., and if so, how?

I'm very interested in watching this one!

vr

Tim


I will ad a base and a strip of atlantic ocean in front and inside the bunker.
I don't do shows(yet) but it's a very light weight,flip down the rear car seats down and it will fit if necessary.
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:37 AM GMT+7

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I really like how you put the indentations made by the formers when the thing was being poured.
J


I make them like the real thing only i use smaller Shutters made from plastic.
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
This is HUGE!

Maarten, what are your plans for displaying: attached to a base, just like it is?

Also do you plan on transporting this impressive piece to shows, etc., and if so, how?

I'm very interested in watching this one!

vr

Tim
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:21 AM GMT+7
I really like how you put the indentations made by the formers when the thing was being poured.
J
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 05:59 AM GMT+7
Hi Nick,

Thanks for the nice coment,
i sure wil keep on posting on the painting progres.

Here are some pictures from a 1/35 Atlantikwall bunker i scratched build from plaster and painted a wile back,

I want to paint and weather the keroman III bunker in the same style
(just plain German concrete bunker look)

And paint / airbrush the camouflage colors over it


Stay tuned
Maarten.
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 04:16 AM GMT+7
Hi Maarten - that is some seriously good work going on! Wow - very crisp - the poured in place concrete looks the part! The big size is nice too - it is a good canvas for the previous discussion on colors and textures. If you don't mind, maybe keep posting progress pictures of your color process - that will be really interesting to watch!

Keep building!
Cheers
Nick
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:12 AM GMT+7

Primed .
I let dry for a day or so ....then some seam filling and light sanding.

Thanks for watching,
maarten
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:52 PM GMT+7

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Not U boat pens but bunkers and gun emplacements, however you might want to look at this:

http://www.bunkerart.nl/camouflagepaint_outside.htm



Thanks for your intrest in my question,
I posted the very same link in the German concrete gun emplacement questions topic yesterday.
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:13 PM GMT+7
Not U boat pens but bunkers and gun emplacements, however you might want to look at this:

http://www.bunkerart.nl/camouflagepaint_outside.htm
maartenboersma
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 01:21 AM GMT+7
Well thank you jim.
Maarten
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:21 PM GMT+7
That, my friends, is damn impressive. Excellent work.


Jim
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maartenboersma
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 08:00 AM GMT+7
Tim and Ayhan
Thanks.