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HMS Gotland - Finished

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I thought that I would build the Swedish Submarine HMS Gotland.

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A resin kit from OKB Grigorov in 1/350 scale

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Not to many pieces. Even a person like me that don't like resin ought to be able to build it.

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I started on it

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I am glad that I didn't buy the 1/700 kit. It could have disappeared in the paint jar.

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This has got to be a first on Britmodeller?!

Interesting choice of subject Bjorn :)

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That looks good so far! How's the fit of the OKB Grigorov kits - they certainly have plenty of interesting subs.

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I actually liked the OKB Grigorov kit. I don't really like resin but if there was any more in the range that I liked I would buy it without hesitation.

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Well, one thing I don't like to do in modelling is to work with resin but now that I finished building a kit it is time to move on to the other thing I don't like. Painting. Time to mess up another kit.

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I decided to add some details.

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There are some transparent panels in the sail. The two on the sides has the red and green navigation lights and i will probably just fill them with kristal kleer. The rear one I cut up and filled with superglue that I sanded to the right shape. Hopefully it will look better than a painted panel. I also built a bulge at the rear of the sail where three small lights are housed.

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In the front of the sail I drilled a small hole that I've seen on pictures. I have no idea what it is.

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I also decided to add periscope and antennas so I have drilled holes for them

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Time to paint.

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First a grey with a darker grey wash to get some shade differences.

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Then a darker grey with a dusting of Nato Black.

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Some black on the nose and the top of the sail to finish it. After the nervous removal of masking tape I could to my relief find that it wasn't a disaster.

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The light shines through the transparent panel I made when a lamp is placed behind the sub

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Fine brass tubes have been used for the antennas and periscope.

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Finished so I will add some pictures to the gallery

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Looks good, congrats on getting it finished so quickly. I like the shape of rhe sail, it's much more aggressive (less bulbous, at least) than the usual US and Russian subs.

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