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Bigkev

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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2021, 06:53:22 PM »
Some more pictures:-
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2021, 06:54:30 PM »
Very impressive and right up my street. 8)
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2021, 07:02:34 PM »
Hi Andy,
Thanks for your comment.
For this build the crew numbered 38, so I won't be using all the 'fleshed and booted'
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2021, 07:45:50 PM »
Looking great can’t wait to see the finished diorama.

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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2021, 07:27:41 AM »
Really great, this will be a spectacular diorama.
How will you suspend the Sunderland above the sea?
Will there be any oil slick, like on all the old films?
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2021, 10:39:15 AM »
I've really enjoyed catching up on this thread and seeing the fantastic work Kev.

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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2021, 12:59:59 PM »
Excellent detail Kevin. The figures will be amazing at tbat scale.
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2021, 05:02:22 PM »
Hi All,
Thankyou for your comments, much appreciated.
Well todays rain put paid to anything outside, so it was time to get to the bench.
Today I have managed to paint all the crew I will using. Some of these will be in the life rafts, so will be surgically altered.
The conning tower now attached and the guns, and periscopes fitted. The periscopes are shown in a stowed condition, so were shortened to fit. A small attachment point for main aerial on the bow added.
I also created some life rafts from 0.5mm lead wire, rolled around the tip of a cocktail stick, cut and flattened, then added to the seascape. Whilst at it, I added some debris from plastic scraps and rod.
In answer to Zak's question about an oil slick, I misted a brown colour at the rear of the submarine to depict 'something' leaking into the sea, hopefully it can be seen in one of the pictures.
The life rafts were painted a pale buff colour, and the debris various browns, silver, black.
Next up the aerials and crew in position.
Some pictures follow. Sorry a couple are a bit dark.
Cheers,
Bigkev 
 
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2021, 07:42:46 AM »
The figures will test your patience.
I have been looking for some 1/700 for my sailing ships.
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2021, 12:55:53 PM »
The flotsam looks great.
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2021, 07:26:12 PM »
Absolutely stunning stuff Kevin


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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2021, 07:32:06 PM »
Hi Chaps,
Thankyou for your comments.
I have managed the aerials, but still to do the figures and the Sunderland, so hopefully in the next week, I should have done these.
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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2021, 01:59:34 PM »
Looking good Kev. Perhaps some whiskers on the crew?

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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2021, 07:48:18 PM »
Hi All,
Now managed to fix the crew in position on the submarine and in the sea. figures attached using Gorilla Thin Glue, as this dries clear and is easy to use.
Some of the figures had to be surgically altered, losing lower limbs, or their arms moved to a different pose.
You will see that some of the crew have life vests, some not, and one poor chap has no shirt, only a life vest.
Submarine now needs a final coat of varnish to tie everything together, and in answer to Chris, the crew will have hair added, not sure about beards.
Some pictures follow:-
Thanks, Bigkev   

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Re: Demise of U-625 in 1/350 scale
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2021, 07:56:05 AM »
Fantastic work, especially in this scale,
The makings of a great magazine article here.
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