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  1. Hello fellow modelmakers! I've recently started a new project: the 214 Class submarine, from Revell in 1/144. This is the boxart: The build is straighforward, and in few steps you have an idea of the size... The model, isn't precisely small. I love it. I did a first test of the periscopes, snorkel, etc. displayed at the top of the sail: Revell offers the choice of displaying all of them, (...seven in total), or show all closed. If you chose the first option, the observation hatch also remains open. Below, both pieces. But I think submarines never display all this instruments alltogether at same time. So, I decided to show only: the snorkel, one antenna (instead of two possibles), the radar, and two periscopes (instead of three). And also, the observation hatch closed. Then, I did a mix between both pieces, in order to get my goal. Below the result. Alon all the model, there are several gaps to fill in. For this, I use Tamiya Putty, after masking with tape: After sanding the putty, I put the rest of small pieces (bollards, pennants, etc...), and the model was ready for a first coat of primer: This, is after the airbrushing the primer: And this, is after a first layer of paint. The colour has not yet been decided, It might be darker. I hope you like it. See you soon, and thanks for watching!
  2. Thank you Bertie, The stand was painted with oils, simulating wood.
  3. Hello fellows, This is my last project: the Spanish mini-submarine Tiburón ("shark") class SA-51. (From wikipedia) With a crew of five men, Tiburon-class submarines were intended to carry out week-long missions, would be ideal for operating in shallow waters and carrying special forces behind the enemy lines. They were equipped with a greater accommodation than the preceding Foca-class, with a bathroom and two bunk beds, which allowed the crew to rest in "hot bed" shifts. The design was based upon the German minisubmarine Hai-class. The submarines had two diesel engines (115 HP) and two electric engines (110 HP). The armament was two torpedoes. The sail was larger than the previous class which helps in the surveillance tasks. The submarines were armed with two 533 mm tubes capable of carrying G7a or G7e torpedoes. The Tiburón-class had only two units, SA-51 and SA-52, but despite an improved version of the previous class, never got to join the navy. The submarines were in the Naval Week of Barcelona in 1966, one of them, SA-52, arrive from Cartagena on her own. The SA-52 come back to the Isaac Peral Naval Base in Cartagena. On May 9, 1986, the SA-51 submarine was donated to the La Caixa Foundation for its science museum, now called "CosmoCaixa", in Barcelona. The submarine is on display in front of the museum entrance, as you can see in the next picture: (The vertical clear parts, are intended to see the inside...). The kit is made from Mikro-Mir, in 1/144. A too small scale, since the real submarine is barely 19 metres. Hence, it was a quick build... All the parts needed to be sanded, and you have to be very caerful, because the plastic is very weak. I could'nt use the PE parts (too small...), But, anyway, I'm glad for the result, and having this little sub at home. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching, ...and your comments will be welcomed! Josep
  4. Hi Bill, Good work, especially the Sherman. Keep on modelling!!
  5. Thanks Maddoxx. I hope the next zimmerit will be better! Thank you Stuart.
  6. Hello fellows, Let me show some pics of my last model, the Tamiya King Tiger (Porsche Turret). I've tried to reproduce the camo scheme that is shown in the Tankmuseum... Here, the real thing: All the build was easy, as is usual in Tamiya, and the only problem I had were with the zimmerit. Applying it was a mess...; but, honestly, it was my fault... Apart from this, I'm pretty glad with the whole result, I hope you like it! I left out the right front fender. As you can see, I put and extra chain in the left side of the turret. ...and one slight layer of mud in wheels ans fenders. Your comments will be welcomed. And thanks for watching!! Josep
  7. Hello fellows, Let me show some pics of my last model, the Tamiya King Tiger (Porsche Turret). I've tried to reproduce the camo scheme that is shown in the Tankmuseum... Here, the real thing: All the build was easy, as is usual in Tamiya, and the only problem I had were with the zimmerit. Applying it was a mess...but, honestly, it was my fault... Apart from this, I'm pretty glad with the whole result, I hope you like it! I left out the right front fender. As you can see, I put and extra chain in the left side of the turret. ...and one slight layer of mud in wheels ans fenders. Your comments will be welcomed. And thanks for watching!! Josep
  8. Hello fellows, Let me show some pics of my last model, the Tamiya King Tiger (Porsche Turret). I've tried to reproduce the camo scheme that is shown in the Tankmuseum... Here the real thing: All the build was easy, as is usual in Tamiya, and the only problem I had were with the zimmerit. But that was my fault... Apart from this, I'm pretty glad with the whole result, I hope you like it! I left out the right front fender. As you can see, I put and extra chain in the left side of the turret. And one slight layer of mud in wheels ans fenders. Your comments will be welcomed. And thanks for watching!! Josep
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