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CoolHand11

Transit through the Ice. 1/72 Type IXC

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Very realistic .

Have never built a submarine in this scale,may be tempted but could never equal that.

RG

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Hi

Very chilly out there. There is a small ommission from the boat though. When transiting ice a false bow was fitted so there would be no damage. As per this picture

boat_zpsr4i7h5lx.jpg

Regards

Paul

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5 hours ago, Honeybee said:

Hi

Very chilly out there. There is a small ommission from the boat though. When transiting ice a false bow was fitted so there would be no damage. As per this picture

boat_zpsr4i7h5lx.jpg

Regards

Paul

Hey Paul, I had not decided if I was going to add the bow protection cap or not at the time. Many times, the subs were towed by an icebreaker and the cap was not always used in this case. I have actually decided to add it, but am in the middle of a move. Thanks for that picture. So far, it is the best picture I have seen of the bow protection cap. 

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Subs aren't really my thing, but this is excellent - really effective :goodjob:

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Great work. Some crew on lookout would really add to the scene though.

 

Martian

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On 05/11/2016 at 10:07 PM, CoolHand11 said:

My first diorama... after 10 months, I am calling this done. Lol, starting to wonder if they are ever really done. This is my interpretation of U-505 transiting from Kiel to Lorient in January of 1942. Question or criticism welcome. IMG_5149_zpshhctyada.jpg

 

What a great diorama this is - I've had to put a thicker jumper on just looking at it! 

 

Excuse my ignorance, but what's the square cage like apparatus on the bridge?

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8 hours ago, Whofan said:

 

What a great diorama this is - I've had to put a thicker jumper on just looking at it! 

 

Excuse my ignorance, but what's the square cage like apparatus on the bridge?

@Whofan, that would be the radar. Thanks for the kudos!

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On 11/6/2016 at 6:53 AM, Orion said:

Hello Cool,

Your diorama looks amazing.

How did you make the ice on the cables!

Regards,

Dirk

The Netherlands.

@TheBaron, the ice is actually broken glass that is used in decorative vases. Found it at a local craft supply store. Thanks.

 

Shannon

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14 hours ago, CoolHand11 said:

@TheBaron, the ice is actually broken glass that is used in decorative vases. Found it at a local craft supply store. Thanks.

 

Shannon

That's fabulous. Great technique!

Tony

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19 hours ago, CoolHand11 said:

@Whofan, that would be the radar. Thanks for the kudos!

 

You're welcome, and thanks for the info.

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That is one fantastic build, so realistic. You should be very proud of yourself and your modelling skills.

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5 hours ago, Beefy said:

That is one fantastic build, so realistic. You should be very proud of yourself and your modelling skills.

@Beefy, thanks a bunch for the compliment. 

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Thats really cool :cold:

 

Amazing and convincing work.

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I've come back to admire your work once again. I showed this to my lady the other night and she honestly thought it was a photo of the real thing on my IPad as I had zoomed in and she could not see the diorama edges - consider that a big Lady Modelling Credit check !

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