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Tiny Schnellboot

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I built this little Schnellboot as S-204 "Lang" from Bronco's kit over the space of a few weeks, though there probably wasn't that much actual modelling time involved until it got near the end as I was working on it as a break from something else. I thought it'd be good for developing my maritime skills - the Bronco etch was incredibly thin and soft and I was surprised that I managed to get it all (or nearly all - there's a piece missing from one of the guns) fitted on. I'm also surprised that nothing snapped since I kept knocking bits and having to un-bend them!

It's a nice kit with a sensible breakdown of parts - nearly all the detail is moulded into the deck, so there aren't a load of fiddly bits to attach. You do need to use the etch though as while some parts have plastic alternatives, many others don't. I didn't have too much trouble with fit apart from the lower hull to upper hull join which took a fair bit of filling and sanding to correct.

I painted it wIth a mix of Tamiya paints over Alclad grey primer, with the initial finish masked and then various details and fiddly bits brush-painted with Tamiya and Games Workshop paints. Weathering is mainly MIG washes with some AK dust effects and engine oil. The torpedoes are sprayed with Alclad and Tamiya paints, as are the depth charges, and the other metallics are AK steel pigment (graphite powder). Figures are from Fujimi and are a bit ET-like in places.

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Comments

Ahoy Will Very nice work - they say great things come in small packages! Just got to love those S-boats in any scale. Thanks for sharing and thanks for finding the time to post it Michael. Cheers Sean
JUL 30, 2015 - 12:19 AM