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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  4:47:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Das Boot
A 1/35 scale U-Boat Diorama


I am going on a new journey, into 1/35 scale. Dave Revelia is planning a 1/35 sub-pen diorama inspired by the photo below.



The people that built this diorama are asking an astronomical price for it. Iíd have to trade all 3 of my Lamborghiniís for it.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  4:55:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My portion of the build is going to be a harbor tug boat and a crane. Iím going to start with the tug. The first thing Iím changing is the pilot house. The model claims to be 1/35 scale but when I made a scale ruler and measured the height of the cabin it came out to only 4í-6Ē, ouch. The scale figures poked their heads out over the sides.



The tug shown in the diorama is similar but different.



Their pilot house is taller and with open hatches. Iím going for a similar look. Tim Godfrey took the hull home and is going to mill out the solid hatch so we can open it. And my pilot house will have a 3-panel front instead of flat as in both examples.

Here is the comparison between the kits resin cast pilot house walls and my laser cut walls. Iím leaving the roof flat because as it sits on the slopped deck it works out ok.







I planked the pilot house with HO scale lumber 2x8ís which are close to 3Ē wide boards in 1/35. Well thatís a start, till next time.







Edited by - Frank Palmer on 06/25/2017 4:56:22 PM

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ed k
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  5:00:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know a fellow who has a new Huracan, he may throw in to help.
ed



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  5:01:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks like an interesting exercise, Frank! Go git 'em!

Pete
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ed k
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  5:02:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,
That is a beautiful diorama.
ed



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Ensign
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  6:18:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, this looks like another cool WW2 modeling project!
And it appears your off to a great start.

Greg Shinnie



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Dutchman
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  6:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That will be a great diorama, Frank.



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BigLars
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  6:59:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next time I visit Orlando can you take me for a ride in one of the Lamborghiniís? Looks like an interesting build.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  6:59:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome! What years are the Lambo's?

Jim



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  7:15:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ed, beautiful or not we decided to build our own instead of buying that one, but thanks anyway.

Pete, gonnaí give them a shot.

Greg, this will be Little Toot compared to the U-Boat measuring 6í in length.

Bruce, Iím trying to steer Dave to something like the one below with a seaplane and the tug only with the sub in dry dock.



Larry Iíll let you drive it all you want.

Jim, oh donít I wish.





Edited by - Frank Palmer on 06/25/2017 7:17:38 PM

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Carl B
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  10:25:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yay, another Palmer build.

I'm front row, and now I have extra time.



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ed k
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  10:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,
Given your talent, that's the only way to go.
Plus you keep your cars. Your builds are most inspirational.
ed



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  10:49:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank', standing by ready to cast off on your command'..



Ted

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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 06/26/2017 :  02:55:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
exelent i have no words , lease more piktures

Greetinmg Frank

I sah the mover "Das Boot " 10 years ago



Frank The Cowboybilly

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 06/26/2017 :  07:52:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm betting your version will be better Frank!

Mike

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/26/2017 :  09:48:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, Looks like you're launching another nifty project. Could a subsequent HO version become a sub division of Wrecker's Reef? :)


Edited by - Bill Gill on 06/26/2017 09:49:23 AM

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