u-boot 7c thaipaperwork

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by moonracer, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. moonracer

    moonracer New Member

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    Hi everybody
    finished after a half year of work I will show you some pictures of this fantastic submarine. Hope you like it.

    Cheers
    Michael:wave:

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  2. BARX2

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    Beautiful job! I love it. Did you add the weathering, or was it already in the model?
  3. moonracer

    moonracer New Member

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    There is a white version, a fabric new version and the weathered version (which I used) included the kit. I myself found it very comfortable because any mistake on the surface while building could be corrected with acrylic colours in time. I used a black and a rusty red tone in different mixes to paint a crack or some glazes here and there.

    Cheers
    Michael:wave:
  4. Rick Thomson

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    Very nice indeed.
  5. jagolden

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    Beautiful build! I'll be saving these photos to the model folder for reference.

    The work on the rails is extraordinary!

    Please post any build pics you may have. I'm sure others would also like to see them.
  6. moonracer

    moonracer New Member

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    I just have pictures from the finished model. I was so less in time that I
    didn´t made step by step photos. But if I can help anybody with advices I will do this! :thumb:
  7. doctormax

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    That is looks super, looks good enough to put in a really nice spot in a house.
  8. THE DC

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    Excellent!

    The detail and smoothness are admirable!


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    THE DC
  9. Paladin

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    :eek:That is absolutely beautiful.:-o Certainly a museum quality build if I have ever seen one. You could probably sell that thing for a $1000.00 or more. You detail is incredible, and far better than any plastic model I have ever seen of a U-boot.
    Thanks for showing us, I'm sure this will bring more business to their site. I am now certain to buy one of the kits for myself.
  10. dkaniel

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    Are those attachments on the cable made of paper too? It is incredible looking!
  11. moonracer

    moonracer New Member

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    Hi folks

    thanks a lot for your warm wellcome.
    Indeed it was a lot of work. I myself are not a fan of a purist papermodeler.
    I always search for different materials as such as the cables. I found it at a craft store for plants. It´s size is 0,5 mm steel wire. Its surounded by cristal clear plastic. So it´s very stiffy and perfect for using it like I did. The connection to the tower is brass wire with 0,5 mm in dimeter.
    The wintergarden is low soldered brass wire with a size of 1 mm in dimeter.
    It takes me nearly 6 months to finish it completly.
    Some minor mistakes are corrected while building it. Such as the connection from the side hull to the upper deck.
    I laminated the upper half from the side hull with a second print out on a very thin paper to get a fine transition.

    I hope that kooklik will do in the future another great model like this.
    I enjoyd it very much to build.

    Cheers
    Michael:wave:
  12. pouncing_tiger

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  13. kooklik

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    Hi Michael
    Congratulation :thumb::thumb:!!! The result is worth for 6 months you've spent. When I painted in computor I looked at my white one and imagined how the color and weathering will be looked. You've brought out that imagination to be the real world and give me a chance to see in clearly closely. Thank you for sharing.
    Some mistakes on the model have been found in 'Big Boy' ( my current design/build steam locomotive ) too. I've solve for Big Boy already. All feed backs from customers are worth for me to improve the next models.
    Great thanks :mrgreen:
    ----kooklik----
  14. moonracer

    moonracer New Member

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    Hello kooklik

    Thanks a lot for your kind words.
    The minor bugs in the model are really no problem. I think everybody with a little practise should build this great kit. It´s not a model for quick builders, because the krispy details need time, especially the wire parts need very exakt building for the exactly fitting later on.

    Cheers
    Michael:wave:
  15. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    This is awesome! would you mind if I add some of the pics to the sales page? :)
    Thanks!
    Chris
  16. kooklik

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    Hi Chris
    I asked him to allow us to use his pictures on our websites.
    Yes he allowed us.
    ----kooklik----