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  • Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

    You’re across the pond. He’s close to us. It’s the Force ya know.
    Good point, Casey. What the hell use is the Dark Side of the Force if I don't swing it around a bit.

    So...

    ... Hey, Manfred! That same Bronco kit document, the one that told me 'white' for the sail marking, is also telling me that the below boot-toping color is a black lightly doped with red -- a very, very dark purple. What say you, oh North European Master of the Craft.

    (For those looking over our shoulder, Manfred is an expert model builder/engineer and has built and operated some of the best-looking WW2 era German submarine models on this planet -- this guy knows his ****! And on more than one occasion has pulled my Chesnuts out of the fire).

    David
    Avoiding Another Ass-Whooping
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    • Wars end, maybe the krauts ran outta yellow paint...lol

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      • David,

        Light grey above the waterline, and dark grey under the waterline, don't forget the steel propellor instead of a brass one, they started to run out of materials.

        As for the other side of the pond, we are all seperated by one mouse-click these days.

        Manfred.


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        I went underground

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        • Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
          David,

          Light grey above the waterline, and dark grey under the waterline, don't forget the steel propellor instead of a brass one, they started to run out of materials.

          As for the other side of the pond, we are all seperated by one mouse-click these days.

          Manfred.


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          Yeah, I've already derived a method to make the white-metal propeller look like a well tarnished (but as yet un-rusted) steel one. I'll have pictures of that process up by end of the weekend.

          Dark gray bottom. Gotcha, friend. Was there a black boot-topping between upper and lower grays, Manfred?

          Yes, the Internet has opened up so many avenues of knowledge and cooperation. I'm with you there, pal.

          David
          Resident Luddite

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          • David.

            No black boot-topping between both colours, just simple light grey and dark grey, those colours where the standard in the Kriegsmarine, there are some subs which carry a mottled camouflage, but those where more related to their operationmodus at the battlefield.

            Manfred.

            I went underground

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            • Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
              David.

              No black boot-topping between both colours, just simple light grey and dark grey, those colours where the standard in the Kriegsmarine, there are some subs which carry a mottled camouflage, but those where more related to their operationmodus at the battlefield.

              Manfred.
              Great timing, Manfred. I just finished mixing up the dark gray and about to start blasting away. Should have shots of the work out later today. Thanks for all your help through the decades.

              David
              Resident Luddite

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              • Decades, we sound like old farts

                Manfred.
                I went underground

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                  • There is just as much detail inside the sail as on the outside. Gorgeous...

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                    • Slick as can be.
                      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                      • Originally posted by SubDude View Post
                        There is just as much detail inside the sail as on the outside. Gorgeous...
                        I must say, for an injection type model kit, this 1/35th scale Type-23 from Bronco is the best out there! Other than the color painting graphics (which Manfred warned me of in time to fix the white-yellow issue) this kit shows a lot of love on the part of the researchers and kit design team. Part break-down and indexing system is rational and executed with very healthy tools and excellent packaging. No short-shots, voids or extraction pine markings to deal with. A wonderful kit to assembly, and so easily converted to r/c.

                        I know Bob was trying to get a bulk buy of these kits -- I so hope he can swing a deal. This boat is easy to assemble, is reasonably sized, and is very maneuverable atop and under the water.

                        Hey, Bronco: Get this kit back into the rotation! There's a viable market out there for this product!

                        David
                        Resident Luddite

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                        • Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
                          Decades, we sound like old farts

                          Manfred.
                          "You snot-nosed kids.... get off my lawn!!"
                          Resident Luddite

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                          • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                            I must say, for an injection type model kit, this 1/35th scale Type-23 from Bronco is the best out there! Other than the color painting graphics (which Manfred warned me of in time to fix the white-yellow issue) this kit shows a lot of love on the part of the researchers and kit design team. Part break-down and indexing system is rational and executed with very healthy tools and excellent packaging. No short-shots, voids or extraction pine markings to deal with. A wonderful kit to assembly, and so easily converted to r/c.

                            I know Bob was trying to get a bulk buy of these kits -- I so hope he can swing a deal. This boat is easy to assemble, is reasonably sized, and is very maneuverable atop and under the water.

                            Hey, Bronco: Get this kit back into the rotation! There's a viable market out there for this product!

                            David
                            I got hold of two. One I’m giving to the Georgia raffle, the other I’m keeping for myself.
                            Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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