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30th U-boat Flotilla
maartenboersma
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC
The plan is to build a quay side (with some war damage) next to the U boat.

1/35 scale U boat is scratch build from polystyrene sheets.

Deck is custom made by a German firm in Berlin (modelbau wikkinger) from 1mm polystyrene ,

rivets are Resin
(https://www.decals4all.eu/presta/nl/custom-decals/255-printed-rivets-3d-a6-format.html)

The U boat is build and painted for 98%.... still need to make the cables that run from the bow over the bridge to the aft ,and still need to weather the boat.

My Boat is U20 ...before the final bridge configuration.











The Mascotte on the front of the bridge is Lucky Hans
''Hans im Glück'' (custom made decal)
He is From a fairy tail by the Brothers Grimm.

Ps
Dear Moderator,
if this is the wrong section please move it to the correct one.
Thanks
maartenboersma
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:24 AM UTC
My fist attempt of building a quay,
it looks alright.but does not look Romanian /Black sea enough for me .
Wil use it instead for my non exciting harbour weathering techniques.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:27 AM UTC
Idea for the Diorama is,
The boot is being supplied with food for there next War patrol against Russian shipping.
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The deck and bridge Hatches are 3D printed .
(Made by Super Nashwan Miniatures at shapeways)

A bit of historie about the type II U boat's in the Black sea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30th_U-boat_Flotilla
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 01:01 AM UTC
Outstanding craftsmanship Piet !!!
I wouldn't worry about it belonging in dios . There are plenty of plane , helicopter and civilian dios .
You're building a scene with a story line not a stand alone sub .
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 01:17 AM UTC
I personally think you are in the exact right forum!
This is a tremendous piece of work here! Very impressive. You are giving Mr Tim a run for his scratchbuilding money!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 02:18 AM UTC
Another thumbs-up for being in the right forum. This is really some stunning work so far! Look forward to seeing your progress.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 03:39 AM UTC
Now, that's impressive!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
I love the deck activity... or the lack there of, in the case of that slacker sitting on the railing! Lol! Very original work! Looking forward to more!

Cheers🍺
—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC
very impressive work. glad you posted here.

Happy Modeling,
zon
maartenboersma
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:07 AM UTC
Excellent Job!!!
Congratulations, Omar
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:17 AM UTC
Very impressive scratch-building skills. Looking forward to seeing more. Al
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 01:53 PM UTC
Awesome scratch building skills, looking frwd to your progress!

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:01 PM UTC
Holy smokes !!! Just when you think you have seen everything in modeling something like this comes along. Truly outstanding Maarten ! In 1/35th this must be a huge diorama. Any dimensions ?

Please keep us posted with progress images and thanks for sharing !
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 01:14 AM UTC
Thanks for the nice reactions,really appreciate it


At the moment i am struggling to figure out how to make
(realistic looking) the cables with the .....? dont know the English word for it so here's a picture ,

for the moment i give it up and will come back to it .... looks real simple


The Boat is 122 cm long about 48+ inches
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 02:05 AM UTC

Quoted Text

dont know the English word for it so here's a picture



I guess these are isolators.



H.P.
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
Hi Maarten,

Those are insulator blocks...they were made of glass and were a brown green in color.

You can use model ship single rigging blocks, just choose the ones that
are similar in shape and paint accordingly. You may have to do a little filing to get
them exact.

https://www.syrenshipmodelcompany.com/boxwood-rigging-blocks.php#!/5-32-4-mm-Single-Sheave-BOXWOOD-Rigging-Blocks-25-per-pack/p/24609877/category=5764703

Cheers,
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
Alternatively, you can also find some 3D-printed ones on Shapeways :

https://distefano3dprint.com/collections/1-35-scale/products/1-35-dkm-rigging-isolator-set

H.P.
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC
At the moment i am struggling to figure out how to make
(realistic looking) the cables with the .....? dont know the English word for it so here's a picture. {Quoted}

I did the Bronco Type XXVII in 1/35th scale. For the cable I used a product intended for making jewelry at home, it's called 'beading cord'. You can find it in any Arts & Craft type store, or on-line. It comes in different diameters and is nylon. It responds to super-glue, and can be painted and dry-brushed. For the insulators, I used white metal rigging blocks from a company called Bluejacket Shipfitters. I'm sure there are others who have a similar product. Al
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC
The cables are called jumping wires but i don't know what these blocks are called in English.

And these on Shapeways don't look remotely like how they should look like .

Any way a big thanks for your suggestions

The front wire was the transmitting antenna and the two aft wires for the receiving antenna

''Isolatoren und Drahtantenne''

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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC
Hi Al

I have the beading cord ,it has a thin metal wire attached to it for easy threading.
And yes thats the word i was looking for.... rigging blocks
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 02:38 AM UTC
Fantastic work Maarten, and absolutely in the correct forum. Looking at that last image of the hatch and around its opening – so THAT’S what “scratch”-building means. Really looking forward to your non-exciting harbo*r weathering skills too, sounds like a great title for a book like Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 04:02 AM UTC
Maarten, jou may try Krikke Modelbouw in Groningen.
They have quite an amount of loose parts for shipmodels in various scales.

https://www.modelbouwkrikke.nl/contents/nl/d1735_Blokken-Katrollen-Schijven.html
maartenboersma
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Fantastic work Maarten, and absolutely in the correct forum. Looking at that last image of the hatch and around its opening – so THAT’S what “scratch”-building means. Really looking forward to your non-exciting harbo*r weathering skills too, sounds like a great title for a book like Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance



I actually read that book
Thanks Tim,
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 08:47 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Maarten, jou may try Krikke Modelbouw in Groningen.
They have quite an amount of loose parts for shipmodels in various scales.

https://www.modelbouwkrikke.nl/contents/nl/d1735_Blokken-Katrollen-Schijven.html



Bedankt Paul,

Orded the Following

Klompblok Plastic 1R 8 mm from # aeronaut
These will work.