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Old 04-10-2014, 05:08 AM
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U214 class submarine, scale 1/400

Next model in my plan is U214 class SSK - state-of-the art German AIP powered submarine in service of Portugal, Greece, S. Korea and in future Turkey.

This render shows long-hull version designed as type 209PN (Portugal Navy) or Tridente class:



The most difficult (fours stars kit) element is fore section. Test element is printed B&W and glued. The final effect is very promising:



when color printed sheet is dry, I start the build.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:42 AM
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Hull sections and unrolled fore section:


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Old 04-10-2014, 04:20 PM
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For those who are curious how to glue complex shapes, this is fore section build sequence :






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Old 04-10-2014, 04:50 PM
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Hull sections fixed:
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:07 PM
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Coming along very nicely! This will be another exciting submarine!
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:04 AM
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It seems that U214 will be the best (along with Gotland) model in collection.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:56 AM
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Bottom hydrogene tanks.

First element:


Fixed to the hull and fore section. The tanks are divided in to 3 sections:
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Thank you for the great build pics. Curves and domes are very daunting to many of us and this is very instructive.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:20 PM
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Build report is also helpful for me - when I write "howTo" guide

Meanwhile, sonar side arrays and the keel:
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:51 PM
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The conn base. I forgot to take a picture of internal support, but it is the same construcion used in Gotland and Walrus class:
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