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Scratchbuilding a S-100 in 1/700

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The S-100 in 1/700...

This is a scratchbuilt DMK Schnellboot S-100 I used a few photos online as reference some might not of been of the S-100 so accuracy will not be perfect. After I got well into the build I realized the bow shape and size was off but it was too late to correct.

The model is made mostly out of Evergreen .13mm sheet styrene and several other styrene shapes. The tan colored “wood” on the deck is paper that I carefully scribed planks into. Photoetch is spare cut up IJN railings, USN AA guns, and various sizes of wire and stretched sprue. Canvas over the side railings is candy foil. Figures are from Flyhawk that I reviewed on this site, fattened up with a bit of white glue then painted.

This was my first scratchbuild but I think it turned out okay, barring a few errors.

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About the Author

About Anthony Kochevar (ajkochev)
FROM: UTAH, UNITED STATES

I've modeled ships as a teen and started the hobby again in 2005. For some reason I got into the history of the Japanese Navy at this time and started building ships of this navy. I also do N Scale model railroading, reef aquariums and a few video games.


Comments

Frist of all - great build and very please to both see and read about this wonderful step by step - the problem with this S-100 is its scale, with the naked eye you'll easily pick up the shape and colour, and unless its no more then 2 inches from your face that's all you'll see. But we can't hold it close so we can examine it, and this we where the skill of the builder comes in knowing this will be photographed and blown up in scale, now everyone can see it close up, and this is an eye opener considering the scale and detail that's gone into not only building the S-100 but taking the time and trouble to send this in so people like myself can say ---------- WOW nice build
MAR 13, 2011 - 06:03 PM
Amazing, so small. Great work. Al
MAY 04, 2011 - 06:59 AM