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Weekend (or two) build: Hobby Boss MOLCH Midg
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:13 AM UTC
Didn't know this was around, saw it on a trade stand at Southern Expo, at a reasonable price, so had have it. I have decided to use the empty berth awaiting the Flattop for this little quicky.

The Kit.





comes with clear parts, a small etched fret and decals.



The kit contails quite a nice interior, I don't think a lot of it will be visible, but it goes together very nicely.





Next job, paint the interior, no colours are given, I am going for white, and pick oit th detials, and a bit of a wash.

More tomorrow - (or monday)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:46 AM UTC
Si,

This is a cool project! I saw one of these little death-traps many years ago at the Deutsches Museum in Münich, Germany. Too bad that nice interior will be mostly hidden... can't wait to see what you do with it!
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 02:08 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Si,

This is a cool project! I saw one of these little death-traps many years ago at the Deutsches Museum in Münich, Germany. Too bad that nice interior will be mostly hidden... can't wait to see what you do with it!



Thanks Tim,

Not really sure yet. I do have a Biber sat on it's trailer, and the Italeri dock section sitting in the workshop doing nothing, this may be the inspiration do finally do something with that as a diorama.

Meantime, the plan will be to make a sort of sled for it to sit on. Lost of photos to look at. But don't hold your breath for the final display.

The interior is nice, but the top hatch can be left open, so hopefully will be able to see some of it.

Cheers

Si

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers.


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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 01:27 AM UTC
Sunday's progress.

The cockpit parts sprayed white.



given a wash and the details picked out.



The instructions suggest building the cockpit as a module, I found it easier, especially test fitting to insert the two halves into the hull halves as they were a very tight fit.



Fore and aft bulkheads fitted.



Periscope built, very neat assembly, and the housing for the boat's propulsion system, a torpedo motor fitted. The hull halves are ready for joining.



all fitted together, a bit of fight, at the rear, a slight gap on the underside, nothing that a little filler won't sort.



An attempt at a shot down the hatch, unfortunately my lighting and lens wasn't really up to the job.



paint job next, after a bit of tidying up of the seam.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC
Hello Simon, picked this kit up also and found these imagesof the interior.





And the hatch.



A bit late I know, just saw your build today. Al
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 11:04 PM UTC
Thanks Al,

appreciate the pictures, at least it shows the kit interior isn't that bad.

Hatch can do with a little work, not too late for that.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC
A bit more progress,

I want to call this the tail group, the back end fitted.



A bit of pre shading done, I am still learning with the windy stick.



The torpedoes, and the torpedo motor that drove this thing.



And sprayed with a coat of Citadel "Leadbelcher"



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
Today's progress.

The top coat, the weather was a bit chilly for airbrushing, but a well warmed can of Tamiya TS67 did the jib.



The motor fitted, along with the rudder.



paint on the torpedoes done.



Torpedoes test fitted in place.



The kit hatch is only designed fitted closed, so a little rework was in order, the lugs have been removed from the hatch, and some bits of plastic strip fitted to the top of the "conning tower".



cut to length and painted.



The hatch fitted.



Not bad for a quick fix.

An overall view.



a couple of decals to go, and a bit more weathering, and she is done, then juts a cradle for her to sit on, and thoughts of a dio for her to go in.

More soon.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC
How about this for a dio, Simon?



Whadya think? Al
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 02:02 PM UTC
Interesting idea Al,

All I need now is a Landwassershlepper!

I haven't really thought about what going to do, except it will need at least a temporary cradle, and a figure of some kind to go with it.

Any other ideas welcome mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC
[quote]Interesting idea Al,

All I need now is a Landwassershlepper!

I haven't really thought about what going to do, except it will need at least a temporary cradle, and a figure of some kind to go with it.

Any other ideas welcome mate.[quoted]


Here you go.



Might not be hard to cobble together. Al
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 12:38 AM UTC
Now that does look interesting Al

Cheap simple trailer kit and a few lengths of plastic I beam, might even have something in the loft.

Cheers for that Al,

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Now that does look interesting Al

Cheap simple trailer kit and a few lengths of plastic I beam, might even have something in the loft.

Cheers for that Al,

Si



Glad to help, look forward to seeing what you come up with. Al
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 11:27 PM UTC

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Quoted Text

Now that does look interesting Al

Cheap simple trailer kit and a few lengths of plastic I beam, might even have something in the loft.

Cheers for that Al,

Si



Glad to help, look forward to seeing what you come up with. Al



Thanks for the comments and the assist. Might take me a while to come back to this, I am brewing an idea that came from the picture of the Molch on the trailer, and dio I was going put together with my biber sat on it's trailer. Need to think on this for a bit before I progress.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC

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.. Might take me a while to come back to this, I am brewing an idea that came from the picture of the Molch on the trailer, and dio I was going put together with my biber sat on it's trailer. Need to think on this for a bit before I progress.

Cheers

Si




Well Si, I guess the little sub will RIP for a while until you sort out your inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 01:22 PM UTC
Hi Tim,

That she will. This is likely to end up as a convergence of two builds, with the Biber I build a few years back, how or what the story will be I haven't a clue yet.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Hi Si

- so much for a weekend or two build... But whatever you'll come up with, your ideas sound interesting, I will be watching!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 01:45 AM UTC

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Hi Si

- so much for a weekend or two build... But whatever you'll come up with, your ideas sound interesting, I will be watching!

Cheers,
Jan




Well you know what it's like Jan,

Starts as a little build, and then just sort of grows on you, then a quick build turns into a major project.

I have a few ideas buzzing round in my head, will update when I am a little more sure on what I am planning.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
Will follow this thread with great interest!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 03:29 PM UTC
interesting kit Si...

did you end up finishing her?

Shame all that detail in the cockpit (?) gets obscured...