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Offline Hitman

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 16 - Opel Blitz and a Sea Wall
« Reply #90 on: January 22, 2018, 03:56:13 PM »
This is absolutely stunning...the detail is beyond compare!! WOW!!!!

Thank you for sharing your masterpiece. Your talents are beyond us mere mortals!!

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Regards,
Hitman
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Offline jbemmett

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 16 - Opel Blitz and a Sea Wall
« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2018, 09:15:42 PM »
Thanks again all for the wonderful comments.

So finally I finished up the impetus for this project – the Brigade Games U Boat.

Being a gaming piece first and foremost I wanted it to be easy to store and transport, so decided to not go overboard (see what I did there) with the detail. I made the decision early on to leave it as a three piece affair and to magnetize as many pieces as possible.

The kit came with a single 20mm, the 8.8cm deck gun, two periscopes, an UZO pedestal and the posts for the railing at the aft of the conning tower. Surprisingly missing were the iconic (to me) horseshoe shaped life rings. I was able to find some 1/48th scale ones on Shapeways along with a more detailed UZO and a circular range finder.

Assembly of the guns was pretty straight forward, and I magnetized the bases of these along with the periscopes and the UZO. I then used some solder to create the aft railing. I affixed the life rings but decided to leave off the RF antenna. It was housed in a box and I didn’t want to sacrifice any more real estate in the conning tower as I wanted to cram some based figures in there.







After that it was a matter of firing up the airbrush and giving it a coat of paint. The markings are hand painted and are my interpretation of the U-201 coat of arms and snowmen.











Additionally I scabbed together a couple of gangplanks from basswood strips. The rubber dinghy is from Bandai and the supplies are from the scrap box.





Finally I’ll put the finishing touches on the figures for the orders of battle and gin up a few play aids.


Offline Traveler Man

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 31 - Das Boot
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2018, 09:33:11 PM »
Awesome!  :o  :-*
"It's amusing, it's amazing, and it's never twice the same: It's the salt of true adventure, and the glamour of the game."

Talbot Mundy, The Ivory Trail.

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Offline Michi

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 31 - Das Boot
« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2018, 11:10:23 PM »
That is epic! I always wanted to build such a scene - you did!
Never managed to do the U-Boot...  :(

« Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 11:12:56 PM by Michi »

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 31 - Das Boot
« Reply #94 on: January 31, 2018, 11:39:28 PM »
Magnificent!  :-*
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Offline jbemmett

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 31 - Das Boot
« Reply #95 on: January 31, 2018, 11:41:27 PM »
That is epic! I always wanted to build such a scene - you did!
Never managed to do the U-Boot...  :(



That rail line is tremendous!


Offline Panama

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 31 - Das Boot
« Reply #97 on: February 01, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
Wow just wow, I'm totally blow away : )

Offline Ockman

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 31 - Das Boot
« Reply #98 on: February 01, 2018, 07:29:07 PM »
Wow, amazing work!

Offline Hammers

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update January 31 - Das Boot
« Reply #99 on: February 02, 2018, 09:19:04 AM »
Wow. That's lovely. I have had that Brigade kit on my shelf for some time and now I really want to do something with it.

Offline jbemmett

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update March 14 - Combatants
« Reply #100 on: March 14, 2018, 08:18:08 PM »
Well , the quality of the photographs matches the quality of the paint jobs, but they're done. Next stop, Cold Wars.

















Packed and ready to go. Post-convention pics forthcoming.



Online DintheDin

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update March 14 - Combatants
« Reply #101 on: March 14, 2018, 08:23:01 PM »
I think the quality if the paintjobs is much higher, nice minis you got there!
Good luck to your game!
Eager to enjoy your excellent table set up in full deployment!
Cheers!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline fred

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update March 14 - Combatants
« Reply #102 on: March 14, 2018, 08:25:14 PM »
Lots of figures, which do look good.

Good luck with the game.

Offline sglancy12

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update March 14 - Combatants
« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2018, 10:32:23 PM »
This really is looking absolutely bad ass.

I'm especially impressed with your Kriegsmarine crewmen. That's my next stop for purchasing and painting.

A. Scott Glancy
A. Scott Glancy, President TCCorp, dba Pagan Publishing

Offline rumacara

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update March 14 - Combatants
« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2018, 10:46:37 PM »
Just noticed this thread.
Just lovely. :-* :-*
Pure eye candy.

 

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