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WCM U-boat Type VIIC turm I 1/400
Francisco
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 02:49 AM UTC




















Grauwolf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 02:11 PM UTC
Very nice work, Francisco.

Will look great when it is all painted!

What kit are you using? and the figures?

Cheers,
Joe
Francisco
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 12:48 AM UTC
It's the WCM kit, otherwise known to me before I bought in out of impulse at my local hobby shop for a very low price. From what I've read, it's similar to Mirage kits. They require some work but they're alright. The figure were sculpted with Magic Sculpt 2 part putty.
Grauwolf
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 01:32 AM UTC
Ahoy Francisco,
Well the figures at that scale are just great....wish I could sculpt.

Cheers,
Joe
Francisco
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 03:15 AM UTC
I'm affraid I lost them during the period that this sub spent in my spares box, after I abandoned the project. I'll have to dig a bit deeper because I think they'd look cool and give a sense of scale to the rest.

I initially planed to represent the sub in your signature but I think I'll use the Revell 1/350 kit for that, which looks much better.

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=50519
Grauwolf
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 04:52 AM UTC
Ahoy Francisco,
Yes, I agree that the Revell VIIC is highly detailed.....an excellent model.
Also you probably already know that AFV and Hobby Boss make many
1:350 scale subs in the VII and IX variants.
Mirage has also released new moulding in this scale but I don't know
how they compare, I have yet to buy one.
Also I have come to find out that L'Arsensel and Joffy make excellent figures
in this scale, to populate these subs.
Cheers,
Joe
Francisco
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 12:10 AM UTC


Grauwolf
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 01:51 AM UTC
Bom dia Francisco,

Your u boat has turned out just wonderful!

You have done a great job with the water and the wood base is
also fantastic.

Waiting to see it painted!

Have a great day,
Joe
Francisco
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 06:04 AM UTC










Oils are next
MrMox
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 06:30 AM UTC
That is one sweet looking build, very nice work!

Cheers/Jan
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 08:10 AM UTC
Brilliant! Great atmosphere, love the sea base so far
Francisco
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 10:22 AM UTC
Thank you!
Francisco
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:50 AM UTC
~The end





MrMox
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 05:18 PM UTC
Very nice, the final colors on the water looks splendid along the rustic base - I also like the way the water sweeps over the aft without hiding it completely.

Well done Francisco!

Cheers/Jan
Tedwards252
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 04:24 AM UTC
I'm very impressed with this. Looks fantastic. Normally I'm on Armorama but since my High School's wifi blocks it I'm on here and wanting to build a ship again.
Francisco
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 04:51 AM UTC
Thank you for your words. I don't usually build ships but I'm on my 4 or 5th right now. Good for a change but I'll build anything anyway, I love building scale models
ShawnM
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:48 AM UTC
wow, spectacular display.
Love the depth you achieved to the water.