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Finally finished - the E.V.A Resin kit of the wartime HMS Upholder - along with my scratch-built 1990's version........ The 'distressing' looks a bit overdone, the camera makes it look worse - it doesn't look that bad to my tired old eyeballs - honest!!! I replaced the deck gun with one from a Mikro-Mir kit.... Ken
Inspired by Claudius' excellent build of the EVA resin kit, I sent off for one..... Here's what you get - a very large box for the contends, a solid resin hull, a bag of resin parts, an etched-brass fret, a decal sheet and a folded A4 instruction sheet The contents - the solid hull, two display stands, the bridge and periscopes, the deck gun and mount and plastic rod to make the prop shafts etc. The etched brass fret has the rudder and diving planes, railings, propellers and other fittings, whilst the small decal sheet has the penant numbers and RN Ensign. Ken
As I was building the EVA resin kit of the 1940's Upholder - I wondered if I could make a companion model of the 1990's version. I did some research - and found a side profile drawing in a Russian submarine book I had - and Wiki informed me that the beam was 7.2 metres in diamter. I checked in my stash for a suitable donor kit - and discovered that the Hobby Boss kit of the German navy Type 212 had the approx diameter hull - even the bows looked the same - the only problem was the hull length - way too short - and of course the upper decking and bridge (sail, conning tower??) Luckily 7m converts to 20mm in 1/350 scale and I found some 20mm dia plastic knitting needles to use a plug to lengthen the hull. So, here goes........... Type 212 at top - compared to Upholder drawing. Type 212 hull sawn in half - with 20mm dia plastic knitting needle 'plug'. More to follow.... Ken