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S-100 Schnellboot by CDW (Craig) - FINISHED - Plastic - Revell - 1:72


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My next project. I should have bought this model a few years ago when they were plentiful because now, they are hard to find. I shopped around until I found one on Ebay from Russia.

This particular set included the Griffon Model comprehensive detail set.

I cleaned up the photo etch sheets in my sonic cleaner and am ready to begin assembling the boat.

 

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Hi Craig,

 

Look forward to following this build.

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HM Bark Endeavour (First Wood, On Hold)

Borodino (1:200 Card, Current Build)

Admiral Nakhimov (card 1/200)

Mazur D-350 Artillery Tractor (1:25 Card) 

F-8 Crusader (1:48 Aircraft, Plastic)

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Hi Craig,

I believe that this subject lends itself to R/C

Are you contemplating this?

 

Good to see regardless.

 

Cheers....HOF.

Completed Builds:

 

A/L Bluenose II

A/L Mare Nostrum

Sergal/Mantua Cutty Sark

A/L Pen Duick

A/L Fulgaro

Amati/Partworks 1/200 Bismarck

A/L Sanson

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DR, I'd like to follow along, too. And good luck chasing down some torpedoes. They're as scarce as hen's teeth.  I do like the Flak 38 version. The Prinz Eugen site has a section on these "boots": http://www.prinzeugen.com/SBOATIND.htm

Ken

Started: MS Bounty Longboat,

On Hold:  Heinkel USS Choctaw paper

Down the road: Shipyard HMC Alert 1/96 paper, Mamoli Constitution Cross, MS USN Picket Boat #1

Scratchbuild: Echo Cross Section

 

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Hi there can I take a seat - this looks interesting as I did a few 1/72 scale kits years and years ago including the Vosper Motor boat and a German Torpedo boat similar to this but both Airfix.

 

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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The torpedo tubes at the bow of the boat get a little work over to correct some of the kit deficiencies. Again, this requires some surgery. There are some photo etch outlines that go to the front of the tubes. I first glue those PE pieces in place with acrylic glue, then use the inside outline as a pattern to drill small holes all the way around allowing me to cut out a proper opening in the plastic.

 

 

 

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She is coming along nice and tidy with lots of interest.

 

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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Hi Craig,

 

Enjoying your progress.  The paint work looks really smooth and flawless.

 

cheers

Slog

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HM Bark Endeavour (First Wood, On Hold)

Borodino (1:200 Card, Current Build)

Admiral Nakhimov (card 1/200)

Mazur D-350 Artillery Tractor (1:25 Card) 

F-8 Crusader (1:48 Aircraft, Plastic)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Not a lot of progress lately on the model. Been getting the yard, side and back patios ready (spring cleaning) for an upcoming birthday party for one of our grandchildren. Here is the current state of the ship. Trying out some Flory Models weathering pigments. Keep in mind, I have much shading, paint detailing, and weathering to do before its anywhere near finished. 

I could have put a lot more detail on those torpedo launchers seen at each side of the cockpit area (last picture), but they are so darn hard to see it hardly seems worth doing too much. Will try to make sure and give everything on the deck attention to detail where it can easily be seen.

 

 

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Hi Craig,

 

Really starting to take shape with the addition of the cockpit. The shape of it is really distinctive.

 

Cheers

Slog

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HM Bark Endeavour (First Wood, On Hold)

Borodino (1:200 Card, Current Build)

Admiral Nakhimov (card 1/200)

Mazur D-350 Artillery Tractor (1:25 Card) 

F-8 Crusader (1:48 Aircraft, Plastic)

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Another week and this one should be finished. I can see light at the end of the tunnel now.

My aftermarket set has replacement railings for the model, in the form of photo etch stanchions and either very small diameter wire or thread. After looking it over carefully and dry fitting some of it, I thought the 2 dimensional photo etch stanchions looked out of place at this scale. They seem to look great on 1:350 scale models, but at 1:72 scale the 2 dimensional look leaves something to be desired in my judgment. So I used the kit supplied railings which are not perfect by any means but a better alternative in this case I think.

 

 

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Looks great  Craig.  

 

Whats that white disc immediately behind the forward gun?

 

Does it have flags and markings to go on also?

 

Cheers

Slog

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HM Bark Endeavour (First Wood, On Hold)

Borodino (1:200 Card, Current Build)

Admiral Nakhimov (card 1/200)

Mazur D-350 Artillery Tractor (1:25 Card) 

F-8 Crusader (1:48 Aircraft, Plastic)

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I have no idea what the disk on the bow represents. I tried to find reference detail for it and came up empty. Maybe someone more knowledgeable about E-Boats can chime in and shed some light on the subject.

The kit supplied some decals but somehow I have managed to misplace them. I feel certain once I begin cleaning up my work space they will show up and if not, will just have to order an after market set. Decals for a 1:72 E-Boat are few and far between as far as choice is concerned. An offering from Peddinghaus in Germany, and that's about all that I can find. I have some good flags left over from other builds that will work just fine. 

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Today I made a battle flag by cutting a small piece of aluminum foil, shaping it a bit to simulate a flag flapping in the wind, then applied the Kriegsmarine battle flag decals to both sides of it before attaching it to it's mast. Rather happy with the way it came out but not so happy with trying to freehand the swastika on the flag as the Germans (Revell-Germany kit) cannot reproduce it on the decal I suppose. The aluminum foil was so delicate I had to be careful when drawing the swastika not to ruin the flag by piercing or folding it.

 

 

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