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x-craft Merit 1/35
Gotrek58
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC
I got the wooden base yesterday and fixed the sub today.:



Now weathering can start and only a few parts have to be glued to finish the model.
TAFFY3
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 02:52 AM UTC
Looking good, definitely an eye-catching and unusual paint scheme. Al
AlanL
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 11:57 PM UTC
Hi,

Looking good so far. What did you think of the kit, quality/build/accuracy etc.

Many thanks for the image.

Alan
TAFFY3
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 03:26 AM UTC

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Hi,

Looking good so far. What did you think of the kit, quality/build/accuracy etc.

Many thanks for the image.

Alan



Hello Alan, I don't mean to hijack this thread. But, I built this kit a while ago and it was a pleasure. However, it does have a few issues. First, the kit has the linkage for the sternplane on both sides of the hull. It should only be on the starboard side, as Gotrek has it. Secondly, the kit prop needs to be replaced, it looks more like a ceiling fan than a ship's prop. Lastly, the kit supplies the hardware for the bow cable and the support cables for the 'side-cargoes', but the instructions fail to mention the cables themselves. Despite this, I'd recommend the kit to anyone with a little experience. Al
Gotrek58
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 04:15 AM UTC
Yes, the prop is joke. So I bought a new one from the AM:



With some sanding the prop got a better shape:

AlanL
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:48 PM UTC
Hi Al and Michael,

Thanks for the reply, appreciated.

Alan

d6mst0
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:56 AM UTC
Nice.
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:59 PM UTC
Great looking sub. Looking forward to seeing it weathered.

cheers
Michael
Gotrek58
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:00 AM UTC
I started weathering with the new AK weathering pencils (rust), but that isnt my way. So I had to paint it once more and the nozzle of my airbrush got a break. So Im waiting for the new one...
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 08:40 PM UTC
Definitely a different subject and you are doing a very nice job on her.....Cheers mark
TAFFY3
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 01:38 AM UTC
One thing Michael, The bow cable looks a little too long to me.



It should reach the hook on the left side with just a little sag, as in this photo. Look forward to seeing the finished build. Al
Gotrek58
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 12:02 AM UTC
I tried weathering with the new AK weathering pencils...
Result: a new grey coat for the boat! But now the x-craft is finished with pigments and washings.












Michael
TAFFY3
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC
Looks terrific, just the right amount of rust, very convincing. Al