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UB-III 1917-1935

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Hans humbly admits to dedicating a mere 100 hours of build time to this 580 part cutaway of the UB-III.

This submarine model allowed for the possibility to view the interior structure, machines, armament, crew, and crew space down to details as miniscule as the toilet(s).

As this was a 1:72 scale build, one can find a lot of figures. Hans used US and German airforce figures, along with Hats sailors, to provide the ship with a complete crew of 34.
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About the Author

About Hans Joachim Koerver (AchimKoerver)
FROM: NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, GERMANY

53 years, IT Consultant, Historian. Newbie as model maker.


Comments

Hans Joachim; this is impressive! If you are a newbie model maker, then I can not await seeing your work with more experience - it might be extraordinary! The interior bulkheads, are they laser-cut wood or laserboard?
JUL 21, 2014 - 01:24 AM
hi, thanks a lot for your commendation! All main structure parts like the bulkheads are 1 or 2mm lasercut wood, sanded, lacquered and then painted with steel color. Newbie - it took me 1 and 1/2 year, starting from 0, to work out my idea of a submarine model with interior details, so I was forced to learn a lot and so I won experience :-) This is is my first model, but I think not my last, as I am specially interested in WWI German submarine warfare and have some more detailed plans of other types. Next I will do a UB-III without interior structure, but instead with place for rc-equipment. best regards Hans
JUL 21, 2014 - 02:08 AM
What a glorious and magnificent debut for a new modeler! I too look forward to more from you, Hans,as you already bring a distinctive flair to your work. And, I look forward to more Great War subjects! --Karl
JUL 29, 2014 - 07:42 AM