B-123 – proj.705K Lira (NATO: Alfa) – 1/400 (Maquette)
Again, one of my older models - this time a B-123 – proj. 705K Lira (NATO: Alfa) – class submarine. It shows the sub in her 1990 guise. Building process was quite long (ca. 5 months) and although the shape of Maquette kit is fairly accurate, there was plenty of scratch building required. All the limber holes in the hull has been cut-out and some of the panel lines in its upper part has been scribed. Control surfaces in the tail has been cut off and propeller body has been made of epoxy putty (some spare PE parts were used to simulate x-shaped turbulence generator). Main propeller blades came from the Maquette kit. Cockpit, windscreen and covers of antennae-hatches are made of scratch. All antennaes and periscopes are made of medical needles and PE 'leftovers'.
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