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GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 09:23 PM UTC
Bravo! That's something special. It would be really cool to read a book written as memoirs by one of the Kriegsmarine auxiliarys.
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 06:39 PM UTC
Ditto. I love this little Kit. It has some character about her.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 02:00 PM UTC
She really is a sweet looking vessel, lots of detail.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:45 PM UTC

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...and a little bell

Michael



Love the little touches!
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:12 AM UTC
...and a little bell






Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC
...only some pics of the complete cutter








Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
Michael,

Very nice progress, your work on the depth charges and dinghy is wonderful.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:03 AM UTC
Lashing depth charges and dinghy today.













The RAGs glued in place:





Adding the antennas will be the next work - maybe some gimmicks


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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 03:17 PM UTC
This is one very sweet Build. Love the Detail including the Radio Room and W/C.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 12:42 PM UTC
Great job, Michael! I really enjoy your progress!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
I‘ve painted the depth charges after looking for the type. There were different types using the same „superstructure“. The difference from WBG to WBF was the weight of explosives. WBG = 120kg, WBF = 60 kg and a lower sinking rate. The WBF was used by small and slow vessels as the KFK and marked with yellow paint.







Tamiyas panzer grey was used for Broncos dinghy








Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 03:44 AM UTC
Michael,

It is the details that are making this such a special build - each time you post an update I go back and re-enjoy the in progress pics!

Like the little Enigma machine:

This is such fun!

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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 02:15 AM UTC
I changed the 3cm fenders to smaller ones from Krick (2cm).



A little bir colored with tea, but not really visible on the pics. Maybe I will use the rope paint from Lifecolor...






Michael

PS. The large fenders will be used as a deck load...

Btw, The depth charges from Schatton are exactly in scale. The real Wasserbomben are the WBD or WBF type (length 70cm and 45cm diameter).
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 12:49 AM UTC
Jon,

The other pictures didn't display on my screen and didn't realize that was the stern. I stand corrected. For some reason this Forum site will sometime display everything and sometime not when viewed on my desktop. A lot of times it will clock for up to ten minutes before displaying anything or all of the contents. The Armorama site works without any issues on my desktop.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Lovely work Michael ! You must feel relieved your project is nearly finished, although some crew figures would be nice, I wonder what your next project will be ?

Gruss,

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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 07:40 PM UTC

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Wouldn't that be a little dangerous having depth charges along the bow? You think the ship will clear them before they go off in the water?
Just wondering.
Mark



Wonder no more, look at the pics on the first page, the bow is the pointy bit, the stern, blunt bit, has the depth charges & paravane...
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 02:54 PM UTC
Wouldn't that be a little dangerous having depth charges along the bow? You think the ship will clear them before they go off in the water?

Just wondering.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 01:03 PM UTC
Awesome! Will you be adding a crew?

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 01:22 AM UTC
I changed the kits depth charges to resin ones by Schatton.



1st row: Wikinger, 3 parts
2nd row: Schatton 1 part resin



A little bit different in length and diameter, but the new parts fit to the racks:




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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC
Mine sweeping gear and winch fixed to the cutter, AA-platforms too.













Nearly finnished


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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 06:31 AM UTC
Today some paint to the rope and „grease“ to the the winch.





...and the stern light




Michael
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 02:53 PM UTC
Really liking those winches and how they turned out. Shaping up nicely.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 07:05 AM UTC
I hope you enjoy one of my longest modelling projects. And I will (hope to) finnish soon - maybe during xmas- holiday.
But there‘s and older project waiting... My type XXIII uboat (Bronco 1/35) in its scratched dry dock...

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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 06:17 AM UTC
This is awesome! And I have never seen it before despite it being started over a year ago! I'll be watching.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
Fantastic!