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Offline Frank3k

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1/350 U212 German sub
« on: May 26, 2014, 03:57:13 AM »
This is a rarity for me - a completely OOB build. This is the HobbyBoss U212 German Navy sub:





The hardest part was attaching the thin PE bracing to the rear fins. It took all of two days to build and paint and I wasn't even dedicating all my bench time to it.

If I do a whiff, it'll be attaching a Riich 1/350 DSRV to the back, making it a deep sea recovery/exploration sub. Sort of like a German Navy Seaview ("Meerblick")

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 12:55:16 PM »
Very nicely done, it's like a holiday when you do something different ain't it? :) 8)
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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 01:08:39 PM »
 :)

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 02:16:03 PM »
Nice work Frank, that little 212 is tiny and full of nice details.
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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2014, 07:13:58 PM »
Got that kit in the stash.  Top build, love the paint job.

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 08:17:26 PM »
Good lookin' boot, Frank - I'll have to remember the name 'Meerblick' for one of my Sekrit Yo Navy builds. ;)
( and I'll be starting on the SYNS Dr. Sivanna this summer-thanks again. )

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 11:34:29 PM »
Thanks guys. I went with the plastic vs. PE props. There are four options all together - two plastic props with different blade counts and two PE equivalents. It is a bit like a holiday; all I added was some slight weathering (which isn't visible in the pictures, neither are the two hull colors). There are two microscopic PE bitts at the top of the sail and I didn't loose either one! I may add a Northstar figure to the observation area. Even though this is a fairly small boat, it's not as small as it appears. It's about 70% the length of a Soviet Alpha class sub.

Craig, I'd love to see what you do with the SYNS Dr. Sivanna! I'm sure the reactor will only be used to warm food...

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014, 04:18:57 AM »
Sharp as a tack, Frank! Those PE bits add nice detail and you've got mad skills with them!

This boat looks like it'd be a good candidate to flip upside down and turn into an airship...

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 07:46:39 AM »
Terrific job.

Brian is right.. that is a very useable shape.

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »
This boat looks like it'd be a good candidate to flip upside down and turn into an airship...


I knew you were going to say that!

The sub has a couple of bilge keel looking tubes on the bottom (or top) and the sail is molded into the top of the hull. Here's a page with all the kit parts:
http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/dkm/u-boat/u212-350-hbo/hbo-review.html

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Re: 1/350 U212 German sub
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 12:41:22 AM »
Thanks for that link, Frank! The more I look at those parts, the more I think I need to add one of these to the kit stash!

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