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Schnellboot Typ S-38 / 1:35 of Italeri
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:35 PM GMT+7
Hello everybody,

a new project started .... the Schnellboot S-38 in scale 1:35 of Italeri... the new huge kit based on the older S-100 kit.

Some upgrade parts will come from Eduard (etched parts of the S-100), some etched parts of Royal Model for the Bofors, some sea mines of Schatton, gun barrels of Master Model and detailed parts of Shapeways.

But first lot of putty is necessary to cover the areas where the bolts were used for mounting the two halfes of the hull...






Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 02:32 AM GMT+7
Great start Michael...will follow with interest.
Cheers,
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Michael

Another great build.

Looking forward to this one.

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 06:25 AM GMT+7
Good start, look forward to seeing more. I saw photos of this boat built up and displayed by Italeri, taken at the Nuremburg show. Looks like the error made in the diameter of the forward gun tub in the S-100 kit was not corrected. It is still too small.



Gunner would not fit behind the gun. Al
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
Hello everybody,

several rounds of sanding, putty, sanding, primering, putty,..... later - it is done. The surface is smooth and ready to continue.

Next step will be the torpedotuebes and the new rivets at the bow where I lost them during the sanding process... then I will take care of the display.




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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 02:24 AM GMT+7

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... rounds of sanding, putty, sanding, primering, putty,..... later - it is done. The surface is smooth and ready to continue...



Hi Michael,

That is boring stuff, to be sure, but taking care of these tasks now assures that things will look their best later! Solid work so far, I look forward to watching your progress.

elmarriachi
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 12:46 AM GMT+7
Hello everybody,

the hull is done, sanded and smooth now. The riverts at the bow were added and secured with a layer clear coat.

The ship will get a white wooden base with two feed made of aluminium pipe, cut already, now sanding it in the shape of the hull next.




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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 05:42 AM GMT+7
Hello Michael, nice progress. Can you provide more details how you added thoses rivest to the front. I still have somewhere ARCHER rivets, but actualy I am a HULK in applying them. You leave them on the foil? and glue it to the hull? Please enlight me

greetings from Berlin

Christian
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 02:04 AM GMT+7
Hi Christian,
these are decals.... normal decals.... cut the length of the decal you need, put the decal in the water .... apply it where you need it ... done I have fixed it with a layer clear coat after that to secure it during the further works as I will paint the hull later. If you paint it directly afterwards then no clea coat will be necessary I think
Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 04:15 AM GMT+7
Excellent work....those extra details will really pay off in the end!

Just curious, what is that circular disc behind the 2cm gun position as
seen in the posted photo of the finished model?
Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 10:41 AM GMT+7

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Excellent work....those extra details will really pay off in the end!

Just curious, what is that circular disc behind the 2cm gun position as
seen in the posted photo of the finished model?
Cheers,
Joe




That's the foul-weather cover for the gun tub. Al
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 12:16 PM GMT+7
Thanks Al,
Ok, so I have seen many pictures with the cover attached since I posted that question
but then, were did they put the 2cm and its mount...was it stored below deck?
I figure kind of heavy for a couple of crew members to move.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 03:07 PM GMT+7

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Thanks Al,
Ok, so I have seen many pictures with the cover attached since I posted that question
but then, were did they put the 2cm and its mount...was it stored below deck?
I figure kind of heavy for a couple of crew members to move.

Cheers,
Joe



I believe the gun mount could unlocked, and swung down into the tub. They probably would remove the barrel. Al
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 03:51 PM GMT+7
Hi Al,

Ok, I see...that makes sense.

THANKS again!
Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:37 AM GMT+7
Hi new here have this one in the stash for when i finish my G5 looking forward to seeing how you get on