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German S-100 Schnellboot

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MSW Crew-member Serhan Oflas [DMCGILLAVRY] shows off his shrunk down Schnellboot as he gives us a look at Bronco's 1/350 offering.

The Little Schnellboot...

Model Kit-Bronco Models, 1/350 scale #5004, S-100 Class Schnellboot
I can not say a word about accuracy of the model but, as a modeler yes : There wasn't very many problems in fitting for the waterline configuration, But...Just be careful on the starboard aft side if you're building the full hull model!

The kit comes without a base, and this is not good for modelers who want to build the full hull S boat version. Handling of the supplied P.E. is very good, in the case of wrong bends, the etch can be bent several times without breaks... and of course do not push your luck too much! The kit really only needs a nice set of barrels to finish it off.

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About the Author

About Serhan Oflas (DMcGillavry)

I am 36 years old. Living and working in Istanbul as an Electrical Engineer in a Marine Electronics representative company. Started models at age 12 without painting, even do not know those parts have to be glued and tried planes armor and figures up to mid 2008. Than badly stucked on IJN ships and ...


Hello Serhan, very nice job on such an incredibly small model. the paint and finish are very impressive. I can't imagine working with such small parts, it would play havoc with my blood pressure. Congratulations on a fine job. Al
FEB 26, 2010 - 03:30 AM
Many thanks for kind words Al. It has lot of paint errors need to retouched indeed Regards.
FEB 26, 2010 - 05:21 AM
Hi Serhan You managed to make a very good model out of it! IMHO, this could have been made in a water base, at full speed You could use the full hull and if it didn't work properly... you could take it out and fix the propeller shafts, propellers and rudders. It's a relatively cheap model, with a good quality/price ratio Congratulations!!!! Cheers, Rui
FEB 26, 2010 - 07:06 AM
Gidday Serhan Very nice work indeed. Cheers Sean
FEB 28, 2010 - 01:48 PM
Very nice job. If you didn't know how small the kit was you'd have thought it was a larger scale.
FEB 28, 2010 - 04:55 PM
Great looking model, I have attempted this only in 1-72 which begs the question, were the forward machine gun not included with the kit (1-350) as shown below on this 1-72. S-100 I know there are slight differences between scale models in what you actually get for parts and sometimes things are left out, while I have built a few 1-400's your S-100 looks nice and sharp, just wondering about its weapon system.
MAR 01, 2010 - 04:18 AM
Thank you all Rui, Sean, Rodger and Alec. Mr.Alec, I beleive armament configuration of bronco model as : one barrel 20mm in fwd. position, dual 20mm (zwilling) in mid and 37mm.cannon in aft position. Regards Serhan
MAR 01, 2010 - 07:33 PM