1/35 ,Type IIB U-boat (waterline)

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  • Maarten said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    Scratch build ,
    These type of boats where use against the Russians in the Black sea and as school boats on the baltic coast.
    Mine will be U20 ….A Black sea boat.
    Deck is cnc machined from 1mm thick styrene sheet.
    The body is made from Blue insulation foam board and sanded in to shape and covered with 0,5mm polystyrene sheet .

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30th_U-boat_Flotilla
    Resin rivets
    http://www.decals4all.eu

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  • Chaz Sutherland said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    Wow, this is really cool.

  • Jeff Bailey said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    That’s pretty amazing, Maarten!

  • Maarten said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    Chaz & Jeff

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  • Maarten said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    Saddle tanks / ballast tanks are done.
    Wasn’t really sure how this would work and look , it was difficult to make ( bending plastic sheet, putty and and a bit of sanding.)
    But turned out real good ..which was nice.

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  • Maarten said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Test fitting the rear hatch and opened the diesel exhaust compartment (Muffler ?)

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  • Chaz Sutherland said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    This is looking great.

  • Gary Wiley said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Wow, very nice!

  • Maarten said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Chaz & Gary
    Thanks !

  • Maarten said 3 months ago:

    Had some bench time ,i finished the bridge (shape) ,it is ready for the finer details to be added.

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  • Chaz Sutherland said 3 months ago:

    I love it all but the hatch work and precision of the grating is extraordinary. How did you go about making them?

  • Maarten said 3 months ago:

    Chaz,
    Thanks !
    I bought the grating on aliexpress,
    They are laser cut ……cant get any better than that and it saves a lot of work.
    The actual hatch is 3D printed by shapeways.
    Regards,
    Maarten

  • Maarten said 3 months ago:

    Railing in place (dry fit ) ,
    Drilled some holes,
    Glued the Port and starboard position lights in place.

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  • Gary Wiley said 3 months ago:

    Almost unbelievable! Except, that I see it. 🙂 Excellence in modeling! Great work Maarten.

  • Maarten said 3 months ago:

    Thanks Gary.

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