Completed - Revell 1/72 VIIC/41 'Atlantic Version' German U.Boat.

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Brush painted mostly with cheap 'In the tube' children's acrylics. Detail painted with Vallejo Model Air acrylics using a fine point brush.
The rigging, although not much, was difficult. Trying to get the adjusters parallel was a real pain, not to mention the safety wires either side of the main deck by the conning tower!

Not liking rust on an operational U. Boat model, I went easy on the weathering. More stains really and a bit scummy. No flag either.

I intend to place the boat in 'water' but I'm somehow not in the mood just yet.......

You can only take so many pictures of a submarine so here they are.

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The four main deck escape hatches.
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The safety wires around the main deck/conning tower can just be seen.
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Cheers all and thanks for looking.

Ron
 

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That's a great boot Ron. I was wondering if the camo carried over to the upper hull. Now I know.
Great work with the rigging as well. I for one will look forward to her making a splash in one of your fantastic water dioramas.
 

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Fantastic model.Conning tower looks great with that finish.You could chuck a hundred quids worth of AM stuff at this model and still not get any where near your result Ron.
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Hi Ron
A credit to your skills and it shows what a great result can be had without relying on the latest, costly add ons.
Enjoyed the build.
Jim
 

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Its a wow from me Herr Kapitan.
Fantastic build , and now for the icing, bring on the water.

I've just showed your friend the sub.

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Doesn't seem impressed, still smarting at losing his berth.
Nothing on a woman scorned !

Stoker 453 Race.
 

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Beautiful.

I know I suggested some sort of dio when you first started this Ron, but I gotta say now that I reckon that anything else added to this would just be a distraction. This is too good to be anything other than the centre of attention.
 

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Wow!
Thanks for all your most excellent comments about my model. I'm a very happy chappy!

John - Tell the bird I'll soon have a surprise for her - Well a present actually. She can hang it in her cage.........

Thanks again chaps and I'm glad we all made it back to port safely.

48hr. leave for all crew members!
 

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Thanks Joe and Alun - Great posts.

Alun - I hope things have calmed down for you and the lads now the holiday season has passed but keep those wellies close to hand!

Cheers.
Ron
 

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Thanks for the great comments Steve. Much appreciated.

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That's a superb model Ron, I also look forward to it taking a splash
 
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