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Schnellboot type S-100 Italeri
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2009 - 05:34 PM UTC
hi erveryone, after a long sleep..here's what's making me busy lately...almost done with my S-100 boot. i was waiting for the crews to be available in our area..we've been through 3 typhoons and other related disaster. but manages to stayed afloat. i got stranded in our shop luckilly my brother found a way to restart the power. while waiting for the water to subside..i made myself busy by working on the boat. here's some progress pics and the 'almost done' stage....











everything's OOB...





almost done now...just some detailings and weathering...i guess i have to wait for the crews....



torpedoes..!

















thanks for viewing. comments and suggestions are welcome. ed









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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 02:38 AM UTC
WOW! Just WOW! Please contact me offsite at [email protected]

Garth
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 12:14 PM UTC
Very nice build Ed, just when I think I'm over the desire to add that kit to my must have list, I see a sweet build like yours and I'm tempted all over again. Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 12:44 PM UTC
Wonderful Ed! I love the NMF on the torpedoes.
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 01:09 AM UTC
Well done Ed

Very nice workmanship and a great looking S boat

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 09:40 AM UTC
a great build, one of the best S-100 WIPs I have read, thanks for sharing! cheers
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 06:30 PM UTC
thanks guys...! hi garth...i'll PM you once i'm free this weekend. kinda busy lately because of the typhoons. don't worry..we'll get by. almost done with the boat..i;'m just waiting for the crew. thanks for viewing. ed

hi al...its been sitting around the room..i started by just..looking and reading the instruction..before i knew it..i was halfway cutting parts on the sprue. and now almost done with the kit. give it a second look..over and over. thanks. ed

hi kenny...what is..NMF...? thanks for viewing. very much appreciated. ed

hi michael and james...thanks for viewing and nice words. very much appreciated. ed
TAFFY3
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 - 04:21 AM UTC
Ed, NMF stands for Natural Metal Finish, and I agree with Kenny, yours is very nicely done. Al (P.S. Good luck with those typhoons)
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Zimbabwe
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 - 06:10 AM UTC
Ed,

Top notch build!

I've been reading about those stroms hitting over there. Hope all is well. Our prayers are with you and your country!

Also, check your PM's!

liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 - 01:42 PM UTC
hi al and jim, thanks for the information. yeah the typhoons really hit us very hard. some parts of luzon is still flooded..even ricefields and other agricultural land all laid wasted. hardest hit this year. anyway..we're picking up the pieces and moving on. thanks for the concerns and prayers. thank you all. ed

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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 05:35 AM UTC
The boot looks great! I have just started my own boot. Can you please tell me more about the colors you have used? I can't seem to find any info about the colors, only Italeri's own color brand, and there is no conversion chart for it...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 05:32 AM UTC
hi kjell, i used..tamiya light grey for the hull, german grey for the deck and red for the bottom hull. flat black..red brown and olive drab for weathering. thank you. ed
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 03:59 AM UTC
AWESOME! great finishes and the weathering is stunning. not too much but just right. i don't know if i ever want to tackle that beast, but if i do i'll refer back to this build.

Bill
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 11:10 PM UTC
thanks..bill. here are some images..





actually the model is not quite done yet..i'm waiting for the italeri S-100 crew and i like to have them with the boat. to give a scale comparison.









thanks for viewing. ed

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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 01:32 AM UTC
Great looking torpedos.......
Can you give a brief description as what you used and how you got them looking like that?

Thanks
liberator
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 05:25 PM UTC
hi fire captain, paint the torpedo with flat black all over as base color. then dry brush it with..gold for the torpedo head and silver grey for the body and fins. you can use different shades of metallic depends on your taste. just as along as...the first coat should be black or darker color.



thank you..and cheers..! ed
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Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 09:47 PM UTC
hi everyone..! finally i got my resin kits and started feeling to build again. i rarely do resin kit but this one for the love of finishing the S-boat. first examinning the inside of the box..what in store for me...looks full and instructions give me the 'how to..build details....



well the life raft seems to be small but lots of details.


gun shield kinda heavy and thick compared to the italeri's..




all four has casting scars..luckilly it's located on the side facing the box assembly.




the life raft looks okay..!


any tips on building would be greatly appreciated..comments are welcome. thanks everyone.

Gunny
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Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 10:40 PM UTC
Ed,
Bravo on this build thus far, mate, I LOVE it!

When she is complete, I really hope that we can work together in making a full photo feature of this build for MSW....

Cheers,
~Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 03:57 PM UTC
WOW..gunny..nice idea..i'll keep that in mind. right now i'm enjoying building this kit. by itself..it's a masterpiece. and it's my first time to have an aftermarkets for my project. ok..i'll let know when the whole set up is done. thank you..! (",)
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Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 - 04:12 AM UTC
more work in progress pcitures...







comments and suggestions are welcome. thank you.
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 01:47 PM UTC
very real very well done
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 04:13 AM UTC
That is a really smart looking build you have going there. I love the mines, must add the set I bought to my build instead of letting them gather dust Keep the photos coming, I am enjoying watching this build.
Cheers,
Julian
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 12:22 AM UTC
hi and thanks everyone for the nice words. updates on the S-100..lots of pictures.





life raft:


gunshield:












comments and suggestions are welcome. thanks for viewing.
Fordboy
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Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 09:50 AM UTC
Ed

Very nice work indeed.

Inspiring in fact.

Please take up Marks (Gunny) offer and do a feature of your build for the site.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 04:12 PM UTC
..yes sure..Sean. it's already on my 'must do-must remember' list. i'm waiting for the crew this summer. i'll be posting the WIP of the crew too. thanks for the kind words...cheers.