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German Uboat TypeVIIB Conning Tower Gun Deck
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC
Thanks you Sasa, sorry for the delayed response.

Cheers, Ski.
diStefan_ship_model
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
It looks amazing! Great work Steven!
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 03:23 AM UTC
Thank you Gary!

Thanks Bill!

Tanks Jerry, glad ya like her Brother.
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 01:09 AM UTC
Not too shabby!!
Freekin brilliant is what it is!
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
Looks like a show-stopper to me.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC
Brilliant!
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 05:24 AM UTC
Thanks for always bein there Brother, thanks for the kind words too. As far as hitting every show, yikes! They say the most difficult issue while traveling to a contest is keeping your dio together in one piece, I agree, lol.

Glitter,...Bro,....it already took me 8 attempts to get the water effect half way decent as it is, lol. No worries, this won't be my last attempt at water, it's challenging, but fun too.

Thanks Bro, Ski.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 03:21 PM UTC
Well instead of all those summer chores you could criss-cross the country instead, picking up every Model Show first prize. One quibble – I know it’s supposed to be calm but maybe spray some Elmers around so it glistens? Did I say “masterpiece” already?
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
Ah, thanks Brother!

Cheers, Ski.
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 09:27 PM UTC
Beautiful man , just beautiful !!!!!
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC
It's finished and already in the curio cabinet.

"Calm Before The Storm"

Alpine Miniatures 1/16th Scale #16021 German U-Boat Captain, Alpine Miniatures 1/16th Scale #16036 German U-Boat Watch Officer, German U-boat Type VIIB Conning Tower Gun Deck and Dual Gun from Shapeways, designed by Sasa Drobac.

Figures painted in oils over an acrylic base. Railing, cables, flag pole, and deck bench were scratch built. The water effect was created using blue construction foam with several layers of Vallejo's Water Effects and acrylic paint.



Cheers, Ski.
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 06:06 PM UTC
Thanks Brother.

I'm tryin the best I can. When fall comes by again I plan to line a few busts and go to town, refine that oil works, if ya know what I mean.

Cheers, Ski.
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 08:36 PM UTC
Exceptional paint work Ski !!! That's some of the finest figure painting I've seen , very cool man !!!
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 02:27 AM UTC
Thanks Guys, I'm kinda sad to see it finish, lol. Actually, this means clean-up the bench and power down the bunker for the summer Now that is truly a bummer.

Cheers, Ski.

A better close up pic of the face:

jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12:35 AM UTC
Great painting brother! Looks the biz.
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Petro
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 11:10 PM UTC
This whole project is excellent.
Bravo sir
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 02:44 PM UTC
Watch Officer is Finished

Well, I thought I had taken in-progress photos of the legs and shoes, but apparently not. So, refer to the Captain figure, I used the same methods and techniques. Now all that is lacking is attaching these two figures to the deck and taking photos.

I felt rushed on this last figure towards the end due to summer outside work fast approaching. But, since my sleep before the night shift was lacking I spent a few hours each night before work to finish this last figure. Boy, work sure does get in the way of this hobby, ya know what I mean? At any rate, come Thursday it won't anymore, Yehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......!

Here's final shots before posting to the gallery.



Thanks for watchin. Cheers, Ski.
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 02:52 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry, what a pain in the hinny!
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:37 AM UTC
Congrats on the completion of this phase of your epic dio!
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PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 05:12 PM UTC
Thanks Nate and Jeff.

This has been a lot of work on the gun deck, but it's been fun even for my first time working 3D nylon.

Thanks kindly Gents. Cheers, Ski.
sgtreef
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 01:51 PM UTC
Very nice work on the entire Diorama.
Good darn work.
Nate_W
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 03:41 AM UTC
Good God, this has been a mammoth project. You have my sympathies, envy and respect. I have no doubt that this will be a masterpiece with your exceptional painting skill. Cheers.
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 02:41 AM UTC

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Swell job! Great water-skiing



Funny you should mention that, cause in 23 days and a wake up it'll be wave runner city on the lake, yehaaaaaa!

Glad you like the effect Martin. Cheers, Ski.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC
Swell job! Great water-skiing
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 04:28 AM UTC
Thanks Maarten