U-82 Revelle 1/72 aka the skatebord.

Ian M

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Here are some (poor) photos of the skatebord, all painted and the tape removed and looking less like a skatebord and more like a U-boat!
painted with Vallejo model color paints weather and rust done with Oils.
I know that there are a lot of drain ports that are not blacked out, I did start to drill them out, but was soon loosing the will to live. IF I ever do another U-boat I will do them all, from the inside befor gluing the hull together....Which would involve a Dremel and some bur grinders, and most likely a vacuum cleaner!

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Hope you like it.
It was a very easy build and the painting was a blast. So I guess now the cave is run in again!
 

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Hi Ian
I really like that. The heavy weathering has come out well. A very nice result.
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Fantastic work Ian. One of the best subs I've seen modelled.

Great work.

ATB.

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Excellent build and paint job. A great looking boat Ian.
Yes, my 'Atlantic/41' version was an easy build too - Once I'd removed the railings from the sprues that is....

Re- the drain ports. I lost the will to live when drilling them out as well, but just about managed to get through the pain barrier!

Great result. Me like. :thumb2:

Ron
 
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Amazing finishes.
 

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Cheers chaps ! Glad you like it.
The best way I have seen to take care of all those holes in the hul (no wonder the darn things kept sinking) is to carefully grind the backs off from the inside, this will also thin the material down to a more scale thickness. Then you have to install a ruddy big tube to simulate the rather (now) visible pressure hull within!
When I bought the kit many moons ago I had some very good photos of all the 'gubbins' below the deck, which would enable me to open the whole thing up and be able to see all the pipes, tubes and access hatches! Might have a look for them one day...or maybe not lol.
 

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Ian, that is a cracking U-boat. Superb mate, love the paint look and the subtle camo, the weathering is spot on, it is surprising how battered and rusty they got. In fact, at the end of the war so many captured subs were in a bad state they flooded or sank anyway.

Brilliant model and one that I would defo have on display.
 

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Wow Ian,

That's one of the most fantastic skateboards I've ever seen in my life!!! I can just see you standing on top making your moves, left and right as you ride down the street/ocean. Seriously though, that is one most excellent finish and really looks tops Sir!!! Something right out of "Das Boot" I would say. Happy Ho, Ho, Ho to you, yours and all in Danemark...............

Prost
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Hi Ian, in 1/72 scale she must be near a meter long if not more. I have a U-VII C in 1-87 scale and it is quite lengthy. It is, unfortunately, a resin kit and I am going to have to become desperate in order to build it. I love the paint and weathering you have done on yours and can only hope to come somewhere in the neighborhood of achieving what you have accomplished here. Tip 'O the Hat to you Sir. :thumb2: Rick H.
 

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Superb result Ian, very effective weathering and a fantastic all round result
 
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