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U-100 in Progress

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Postby Jess » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:14 pm

Hi Guys,

Here's a link to see my latest build, U-100. It's the Revell 1/125 kit with Nautilus resin CT w/ photoetch. Plus Steve Nuttal's scopes and barrels which look fantastic.
I did a little modification such as filling and reopening the forward most flood holes, 2 starboard, 3 port. I sanded away the exhaust cover and opened it up. Opened a couple of more flood holes under the exhaust opening and the 3 holes aft the saddle tanks. I also put in the semblances of a pressure hull with torpedo containers and exhausts.
The paints are WEM's Kriegsmarine colourcoats: Lower hull is Schiffsbodenfarbe III Grau, Upper hull is Hellgrau (Baltic), and the CT, although not WEM, is MM Light Ghost Gray.

U-100 makes for an interesting build because of the slightly darker CT and the scopes with light gray tops.

I plan on weathering and rigging it so I took pics before the gloss coat.

Enjoy!

Take Care,

Jess

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Postby Captain Nemo12 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:56 pm

Wonderful! I wanted to build one of these little gems before going into the building of a bigger U-boat but I can see that you've already done this yourself! Keep us updated on the work!
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Postby Jess » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:05 pm

Yeah, except I did it backwards. I went big first, then small. I used to think the parts on the big one were small. Now I have a better appreciation of how big the parts really are.

Thanks Captain Nemo12!

Take Care,

Jess
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Postby Gerwalk » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:01 pm

Excellent work! It's an inspiration to me! I'm waiting for the Nautilus Models CT to arrive!

I love this kind of "small" models (I don't consider a 1/125 scale U-boot to be small!)
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Postby sam reichart » Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:13 pm

nice work Jess...you've taken what I always considered a "sow's ear" of a kit to a "silk purse"...very nice.
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Postby Jess » Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:47 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I really appreciate it!

Take Care,,

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