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DDD update :: building the VIIC
Martinnnn
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 02:35 AM UTC
Hi all,

I showed some pics already in the DDD progress thread which Skipper started a few days ago. I made some new progress and decided to put it in a new thread.

the uboat on my desk:


the torpedo tubes:


the dive planes and anchor:


the rudder and propellers




close up on the deck:


Really impressive when you walk into your room and see this huge baby on your desk hehe

Cheers,
Martin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 02:55 AM UTC
Very impressive work.. Looks like something i would like to do some day..
Great Job..
Mary
Jurjen
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 02:56 AM UTC
Wow Martin that thing is HUGE :-)

Great build sofar! Would be nice to do make a submerged dio hehe;)

Keep us updated!

Jurjen
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 02:57 AM UTC
It looks like a really good build so far mate! Who makes the kit and what scale is it?
skipper
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 03:07 AM UTC
Hi Jared!

Martin is making the Revell /Germany 1/72 scale Type VII-C U-boot
An impressive great model

Skipper
Martinnnn
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 03:36 AM UTC
Thanks guys and girl

I really enjoy this build...what a great kit this is!

On to the next step!

Martin
95bravo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 04:14 AM UTC
Martin, you just like to see me squirm....that's it...just keep it up, you know I won't be able to stand it any longer and I'll have to go out and buy one...right after I told Bjorn that I couldn't.

It looks great Martin and I'm envious. And I really do want to get one in the near future.

Back to the salt mine
warvos
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 04:46 AM UTC
Martin Martin... ooh man...


I don't know how to put this, but looking at the first pic it struck my eye immediatly.....I don't want you to get upside or angry, but it ain't looking too good from what I can see. ( Remember, I know what I'm talking about, I already built this beast)
I'm not sure you'll be able to fix this anymore, due to the fact that you already spent a lot of cash on this baby.
Ok, I'm not going to beat around the bush anymore, so I'll just put it as is. It's up to you to take this as a man, and act accordingly.
Take a look at the first pic, at about 10 cm from the middle of the hull, and about 7 centimeters from bow and stern. ... you see what I mean?
Your desk is just way to small to house this baby .

Martin, it's ok, don't worry... I've already called Steve, he's on his way to pick up your kit. Hold on tight and whatever you do, don't glue anything more to it!!!

Ooh, one more thing, you're supposed to build this kit in a few weeks, not a few days. At the speed you're going she'll be finished before i've finished typing this post...


and for steve:
°°please read following with a sexy, soar women's voice;°°°
" Steve.... ooh Steve.... buy the sub steve,... it's just a little sub... come on, you know it'll be good.....everybody's doing it... your wife doesn't have to know.."

OK.. enough bad deeds for today.. time to be a good person again...
:-) :-) :-)
95bravo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 07:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

... come on, you know it'll be good.....everybody's doing it... :-) :-) :-)




Yep, just like I said before, the last time someone said that to me I heard :

"Badges? we don't need no stinkin' badges!"



I woke up this morning in a tub filled with sprue pellets and my IPMS card missing.

Ok I'll stop.
Jess
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 07:37 AM UTC
I thought that Warvo was going to point it out and I'm surprised that no one else has. But your anchor is upside down.

Other then that, it looks great!

Sorry about the anchor.

Take Care,

Jess
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 08:05 AM UTC
Jess

I took another look at the pic which shows the anchor, and you're absolutely right.
But judging by the way Martinn has put his newspaper in this pic, I'll give you the honours of explaining him what side is up and what should be down....

just kidding
you've got remarkeable eye for detail!

Steve: lol
:-)
11Charlie
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 09:27 AM UTC
Looking good Martin! You must have been "distracted" when you put the anchor in place...
Martinnnn
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 09:37 AM UTC
Jess, the anchor problem is fixed, thanks for telling me in time!

Warvos, I can assure you the u-boat is right where it should be now.....not gonna move it anywere :-)

The desk may be too small, but I bought myself two shelves with both a length of 2 meters....that should be enough I think.

Sorry Steve :-)

Darryl, glad you like it...I can't wait till I can continiue again! (hopefully tommorow evening)

Martin
Jess
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 09:54 AM UTC
Glad to hear it wasn't too late, Martinnnn. Enjoy it, it's a great kit. I'm on my second!

Jess
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 07:42 PM UTC
going good so far, keep it going Martinn!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 07:48 PM UTC
dear god, what amazed me more is not the model, but how tidy your model desk is! :-) :-) :-) Mine looks like western europe in 1916! :-)

As for the sub mate, VERY cool kit, i didnt realize it was this big!
keep us all posted
cheers