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Revell 1/144 scale Type VII C/411 U-Boat by RogerF

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Revell 1/144 scale Type VII C/411 U-Boat

 

This was my very first venture into model building for many, many years and the first time I ever used an airbrush or worked with photo-etch parts and also shows my first (partially successful) attempts at weathering. I learned so much in this, what was intended as an attempt to come to grips with airbrush, tiny PE parts and weathering, before embarking on a Flyhawk Bismarck or HMS Hood - the former I already have and the latter is on order. Working in 1/700 scale will be a real challenge particularly considering the sheer number of microscopic parts involved. With the U-Boot, I soon realised that far too many parts were really excess to requirements while some others were above my skills level, at least at the start. Hence there are omissions on the guns and steps for example caused by ridiculously microscopic and intricate parts that either added little to the overall effect of the model or I simply knew I could not tackle decently. Still, I am pleased with this first attempt and will put the experience gained to good use in future models.

 

 

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Thank you for the kind remarks Mike, at 72 the old dog is still capable of learning new tricks, or so he thinks! Most of the, for me, new skills were acquired the hard way but the challenge was well worth the effort and motivates me to build on these new experiences.

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Good enough to “depth charge”!  Thanks for posting.  Proficient with an airbrush and always up to answer a question.  Cheers!

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Thanks Rich, I experienced surprisingly few problems with what was a cheapo airbrush and compressor with no tank but am struggling with my new and very expensive Harder and Steenbeck Infinity 2. 😞 

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Lovely work Roger. I’m also just starting back on model building after 30 years and I only ever built a few small things then. Discovered a 1:350 Prince of Wales battleship in my cupboard so am working on it and making a few mistakes too along the way. You’ve done yourself proud - I haven’t yet tackled weathering - you did a great job of it. I’m inspired.

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