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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2362 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  02:52:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, Greg, Bruce, Frank, Carl, Kevin and Michael.
Amazing how much interest this little kit has generated. I've certainly enjoyed it.
Sounds like a diorama is the general consensus, so I'll work on that this week.

Frank, thanks for that video. So many wonderful model ocean videos on the net. I've studied a lot of them. Submarine ones especially look great, only problem is 60% of you model gets buried under the water.
So maybe have to build another one for that type of scene.

This blokes work is especially nice. 1:72 scale Type VII U-boat. I have a 1:144 scale one to build.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, It's still popular

Edited by - robert goslin on 05/20/2020 02:54:47 AM
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2362 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  03:39:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've got the short wave antennae on. Used very thin wire, and added blobs of white glue for the insulators.





So that completes the model.









Regards Rob

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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13182 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  08:05:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Splendid model, now you need a harbor scene on your layout so you have a place for it!
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6335 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  08:06:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent, Rob! Itís hard to believe how small it is.

Itís not too surprising the interest you generated. I think most members of the Forum recognize and enjoy seeing quality work.

Mike
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5857 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  09:03:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Come on man say it ain't so. The party is over? Well done Mate, looking forward to the Type VII.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 05/20/2020 09:04:32 AM
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
15912 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  09:25:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding build, and fantastic weathering as well Rob!


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 5000 posts added to below count.
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3791 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  1:11:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12486 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2020 :  2:17:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2362 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2020 :  02:02:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again all.
Mike, not sure a WW2 U-boat sitting in a New England harbour in 1953 would be welcome. Maybe I should build a US Navy Gato class one for that.

Michael, Frank, Louis, Carl & Jerry, thanks once again for following along. I really do appreciate it for this and all my other builds.

Frank, it's not quite over. Now the pressures on to get the diorama built.
So the party is still going.
[:-party]
BTW, how's that 1:35 one you Suncoast blokes are building, going. Well overdue for an update on that.
And you could built a 1:35 Version of mine to go with it.

Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, It's still popular

Edited by - robert goslin on 05/21/2020 02:07:21 AM
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
3041 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2020 :  08:36:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"...not sure a WW2 U-boat sitting in a New England harbour in 1953 would be welcome. Rob

Rob, you're probably right, yet, check this out as a possible alternate scenario :)
https://www.theday.com/article/20161119/NWS01/161129958
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5857 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2020 :  09:14:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, here's a look at our Virtual Open House which includes a section on the U-Boat. You'll have to FF through the other stuff if all you want is the sub.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE4_lBU0YGM


Oh Bill how soon do you forget "Red October".


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 05/21/2020 09:17:06 AM
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
3041 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2020 :  5:21:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank...what about "The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming" ? :)
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2362 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2020 :  12:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill. Interesting article.

Frank, thanks for the video. All the work there is great.
Found the U-boat talk at the 40 min mark.
Besides painting 70 figures, sounds like it's nearing the end.
Some really good tips there.

My diorama base will be very basic.

Regards Rob

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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5857 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2020 :  1:13:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, that was a funny movie.

Rob, ah good so I can lean back and watch the build continue. I was checking out scale sizes of Gato Class subs, just to be curious:
1:72 = a joke, no way
1:144 = 26" x 2.28"
1:350 = 10.69" x 0.93"
1:700 = 5.25" x 0.5"

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 05/22/2020 1:15:04 PM
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
3041 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2020 :  7:50:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Japanese HA 19 that was supposed to be part of the attack on Pearl Harbor is 78 ft 5in that's a bit over 10.75 in. in HO. It's in Fredericksburg, Texas
The C.S.S. H.L. Hunley was about 39.5 ft long and is availkable in a 1:72 kit here: http://cottageindustrymodels.com/?page_id=162
Cottage Industry model also has a model of the C.S.S. David in 1:72 that's 14 in long overall because of the long extention off the bow for the torpedo.
The company also has a model of the Union Navy's Civil War submarine Alligator in 1:72 that's approx. 8.5 in. long. It comes with a diver.
And they also make (in 1:32) Robert Fulton's 1805 Nautilus and David Bushnell's Revolutionary War Turtle in 1:32
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