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German E boat

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As some have pointed out, the Airfix model of the "German E boat" has some dimensional issues and some details are either lacking or simply laughable. Understandably, these moulds are 40 years old. My goal, after carefully reviewing the kit, was to build it into a credible representation of the early class schnellboot S-7. Many of the kit parts were discarded and new ones built and as well as re-detailing and correcting many of the parts. The list is very long, so for those of you who know the kit, you can see the work that has been done. The ship was painted with Tamiya acrylics, washed with Humbrol oils and weathered with good old pastels. Decals and flags were corrected and printed on my inkjet printer, the roof aerial recon emblem was all airbrushed on. Kristal clear was used for glass parts as these were added after the ship was painted. Rigging is thin fishing line painted after installation. The S boat badge on the left side of the base was sculpted by me as well. I am very pleased with the results and I now move on to the next project, in this class of ship...an S-26.
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About the Author

About Joe Passaseo (Grauwolf)
FROM: QUEBEC, CANADA

60 years old. I built my first model at the age of 7 and have been hooked ever since. I model a variety of subjects but have taken a great interest in the German Kriegsmarine, particularly, the U-boat branch. I also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: hiking, camping and scuba diving. I hope...


Comments

Very nice job, Joe. You should be proud of it.
MAR 03, 2014 - 03:13 AM
Thank you ,Sir
MAR 03, 2014 - 04:20 AM
Beautiful work on what is a classic model. Looks great
MAR 03, 2014 - 05:09 AM
Thank you, Julian
MAR 03, 2014 - 05:14 AM
Ahoy Joe One word comes to my mind - sublime! Subtle & balanced weathering, great detailing and superb finishing. Having tackled this build (and yet to complete it) I fully appreciate the level of extra detailing etc. you have put into this "E-Boat". Very, very inspiring indeed Joe. Cheers Sean
MAR 03, 2014 - 06:08 AM
Hi Sean, Thank you for the comments and glad you like it. Cheers, Joe
MAR 03, 2014 - 09:56 AM
Friend Joe!!! It is a beauty!! I love the Schnellboot but the first ones are the more picturesque . I stand up and applaud. Congratulations and the badges its cherry of the cake
MAR 06, 2014 - 01:54 AM
Thank you Daniel Cheers, Joe
MAR 06, 2014 - 03:49 AM