German Torpedo Boat "B98", rescaled to 1:200, scratchbuild underwater hull

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    Hi friends,

    after my trip in architecture modeling, now I´m back in the ship-sector :thumb::wave::wave::wave:

    My next project is the german Torpedo Boat "B 98". Based on the HMV Kit in scale 1:250 I made a rescaling up to 1:200. Further I try to make a scratchbuild underwater hull.

    First step is always to design the formers for the underwater part........

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    all you need are some drawings or photos........

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    and......all the formers.......
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    and zzzzzippp, the underwater hull is prepared.............

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    o.K. the formers aren`t 100% acurate, but hopefully the skin will fit.........

    best FLU
  2. cgutzmer

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    very cool as usual! always a new tip from ya - gotta love that! :)
    Chris
  3. fluthecrank

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    underwater hull.......

    Hi folks,

    just have a look at my afternoon work........

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    Sadly there occured some buckling, because the first layer of water thinned white glue was to moistly............perhaps it will look realistic after drying :oops::oops::oops::oops:

    best regards FLU
  4. Zathros

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    Most of the real ships I have seen have a lot of buckling on the sides. I saw a very small U.S. Navy Hydroplane (USS Aquila type) and I couldn't believe how warped the sides were. It was really hot that day on Long Island Sound, maybe that had something to do with it. I think the boats look more realistic with a little warping. Looks good anyway.
  5. NULLMOON

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    zathros is right ive seen alot of ships and if you look down the hull plating a large number of them the hull plates are slightly concave ive even seen this modeled on plastic kits
  6. fluthecrank

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    the hull.........

    Hi folks,

    some news......:thumb:

    The hull...........sadly the toner coating is rather crumbly. I think I have to retouch a bit...............anyway, a chance for a little weathering .......:mrgreen::mrgreen:

    just have a look...........

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    look for the shape of the hull, it looks more like a speed boat..........o.k. in rality it was one, only the objectives are different.........

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    best Flu
  7. Teamski

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    Excellent job on it!! I like the turtle decking.....

    -Aki
  8. nibel

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    Good to see you start a new project on ship Flu :mrgreen: Hmm boat may be something new to me..
  9. fluthecrank

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    some more detail,.....the bridge

    Hi folks,

    just have a look at the bridge. I made some improvements in comparison to the kit......

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    best Flu
  10. fluthecrank

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    superstructure

    Hi folks, Hi GB,

    I don`t think it`s so good work. The makro pics show a lot of inaccurate work.

    The black color is hard to assemble............

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    best Flu
  11. dansls1

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    Great job so far! I wish my work could be half as clean as your supposed 'innaccurate' work ;)
  12. fluthecrank

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    Sorry guys.....

    sadly I have to disappoint your (and mine) expectations............I just canceled the build.

    The paper with the copy toner coating wasn`t mine.

    O.K. just looking forward, there are enough interesting kits in my stock.........

    FLU