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KU-30 Polish Armoured Motor Boat Scratchbuilt
Porto, Portugal
Joined: January 16, 2008
KitMaker: 24 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:47 PM UTC
The theme this time: an obscure Polish Armoured Motor Boat, armed with a double machine gun.

The isn't much information on the web, this is what I could find related to pictures...

Began building the structure with a little help from my old friend LEGO!

Then the cutting & glueing started:

The upper part, with the turret:

I then had to build the machine gun... as it didn't existed in 1:35, I had to build it

and I came up with this

The detailing went on and the rivets were part of it

The final stage, construction finished.

vallejo primer sprayed

First layers of paint

The red and thin white

With decals

and since yesterday, finally finished!

hope you like it!
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
KitMaker: 15,332 posts
AeroScale: 836 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 12:16 AM UTC
WoW-- that turned out looking fantastic.

You should consider writting an article for Modelshipwrights on your amazing build.
Alaska, United States
Joined: January 06, 2006
KitMaker: 530 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2011 - 07:28 PM UTC

What a great choice for a scratchbuild as that is a very interesting boat. You pulled it off incredibly. Fantastic build!

And thanks for posting the progress photos as well. (The Legos trick is about to save my sanity on a tank hull.) Again, a superb build of a great boat.

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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: March 10, 2011
KitMaker: 16 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 12:01 AM UTC
Fantastic scratchbuild ... but you have actually painted Polish communist Coat of Arms on it. The Coat of Arms of Second Republlic (Official name of Poland from 1918 - 1939) had white or gold crown of the top of the eagle. The River Fleet flag is like here:http://pl.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Plik:Naval_Ensign_of_river_fleet_IIRP_v1.svg&filetimestamp=20090323101130 , but both this and the flag you put were used, as long as there is a little crown on the top of the eagle.
Porto, Portugal
Joined: January 16, 2008
KitMaker: 24 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 12:59 AM UTC
Dear DamirPolak,

Thanks for the info! I'm going to fix it right away! What a big mistake...
Time to draw a 1mm crown on a decal. It's going to be a long afternoon.