it's almost unbelievable, but eventually I can offer an update and not another excuse for not having accomplished anything...
So here comes U 108.
Propellers on, and work done on the guns. I decided to go mostly OOB, and replace only the barrels with turned brass ones. And I used the PE provided in the kit.
Preparations for painting -
- and painted.
Small stuff installed on the turret.
The forward 'net cutter?' whatever that is called...
Those little structures aft - one was eaten by the carpet monster, so I had to scratch built one from railing.
Copper wire in Si's fashion attached, all assembled.
And some dirt, salt, rust...added to bring it a little to life and to hide some imperfections.
So I call this one done - IXB type submarine U108, participated in searching for Bismarck survivors without success. It feels a little like cheating, but I hope I qualify for the campaign with this??? - no worries, now it's all back to HMS Hood!!
Here's U108 sitting on Hood's shelter deck - both same scale, of course.
The U108 was a really nice intermezzo, nice and straight froward build. And it hast potential to detail it, but I needed a break and something fairly easy for a change, so I did her more or less OOB. I think that was a pretty good decision after all, now my motivation for HMS Hood is back again, and I don't have to worry about campaign dates and finish lines...so I will be updating my HMS Hood build here as long as the campaign stays open - maybe we get an extension...? - and on my separate build log, of course.