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Fledermaus 11-10-2010 10:39 PM

Schnellboot S-100
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HI there!
Here is my next project, after doing the shinyo, I wanted to do another water based model to change from the always armor routine. This model has being waiting its turn and now is the moment. I have some aftermarket sets to go along with the model; it was bought in a bundle that included the azimuth 10 resin figure crew and the Bronco cloth flag. I added the Eduard’s gun PH set and the details PH set Also got the aluminum barrels for all the guns and the RB depth charge resin kit.
Here is the box with near to 40 inches long
And the extra stuff
So I began with the hull halves, it needs glue and also comes with screws for the bottom and 4 cross beams to make the hull rigid, it can be turned in to RC model.
A comparison with the box, it is a tight fit; the hull is as long as the box measuring 39 inches long
In this photos it appears to be longer than the box but it’s due to the lens angle. the figure near it
is an old 1/32 scale monogram figure so you can have an idea of the size of this beast
That’s for now, I’m moving to work in the guns first and then back to the boat itself, more soon


chadperkins 11-11-2010 09:07 AM

man, that's a lot of future painting you've got there...... but i like it. boats are always cool and especially one this size and in this scale. should be able to detail her up nicely. much cooler than a super small scale battleship IMO.

Ropi 11-11-2010 03:08 PM

You're really into boating as I see! Good luck with this one, and great work on the other one! :thumb:

Driver 11-11-2010 10:08 PM

That's a whole year of modeling ahead Din!


Fledermaus 11-12-2010 09:10 AM

Ruben, I will try not to drag my feet with this one :D

DaneBramage 11-12-2010 11:37 PM

One Big Mother!!! Wow!! Looking forward to see your build!!

Fledermaus 11-13-2010 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by chadperkins (Post 90309)
man, that's a lot of future painting you've got there...... but i like it. boats are always cool and especially one this size and in this scale. should be able to detail her up nicely. much cooler than a super small scale battleship IMO.

Chad I already have 5 bottles of model master grey paint waiting for it, also lots of PH = many hours of work :yell:


Originally Posted by Ropi (Post 90312)
You're really into boating as I see! Good luck with this one, and great work on the other one! :thumb:

Hi Ropi, I wanted to take a breack from always armor, and this project sitting for about a year and now is its turn :rolleyes:


Originally Posted by DaneBramage (Post 90323)
One Big Mother!!! Wow!! Looking forward to see your build!!

thanks Dane, it really is big and thats what I like the most of it :D

WillysJeep 11-13-2010 01:16 PM

Wow, its huge!

Looking forward to seeing it enhanced with those aftermarket products.


Fledermaus 11-14-2010 02:59 PM

thanks Tim, I have a lot of metal work ahead, hope it will end as I have planned :thumb:


Fledermaus 11-20-2010 03:00 PM

Hi to all, Work on the model continues with the guns. First the twin 20mm, it received the Eduard details and shield

First the gun details are removed to be replaced by the PE ones; also the barrels are cut and drilled to allow for the aluminum ones
The new shield with all the parts installed
A comparison with the original one, a great improvement, the same with the ammo rack
Some of the installed PE parts, the gun sight is nicely detailed an a bitch to assemble
So the solder gun saw lots of action
A dry test of the shield

At this stage I realized that the 20mm barrels I have are shorter by about 5/16 than the needed ones, so I have to wait for the new ones to arrive…that’s for now and thanks for watching

Flak 11-23-2010 02:56 AM

An interesting subject on PA...:)

Fledermaus 12-14-2010 12:37 PM

Hi my friends, I’m back in business as the cast in my left arm is finally gone. Now I can move on with the build. In the last couple of week I received the rest of detail parts for the boat, deep charges, rivets from archer, guns from master, MGs 15 from CMK and 20mm and 3.7 mm shells
From RB

Guns and machine guns + ammo
The machine guns MG15 for the bridge sides
And the flak guns
Interesting resin rivets from archer in decal paper. Trim to size and apply like decals…
And the resin depth charges set from Cammett
Continuing with the twin 20 mm guns, I assembled the barrels, excellent detail on it
And installed it
I constructed the firing handle with bits from the parts box and styrene
Glued it in place, then I found looking at pictures of the gun that the harness is upside down, so I removed it, you need to cut and sand the connecting plastic and glue a piece of styrene rod on the opposite side. So now the longest part is on top
Should look like this
The twin gun is finished, the firing handle was removed and left aside till is time to fit the figure to the gun so I can position it in the hand of the figure, here is the gun finished
Some additional details on the side of the gun using spare PH parts and styrene, also the support for the sight shield was redone with a longer piece of PH carrier as it was too close to the sight
And also needed a couple of degrees of inclination

Now I’m moving to finish working on the 3.7 gun, so more coming soon

no_man_army 12-14-2010 03:34 PM

in a word WOW!

Pvt Mutt 12-14-2010 04:07 PM

If I ever built a boat this is the one I would build. KILLER Sexy.:D

Tony the Mutt:)

Panzerjaeger 12-14-2010 04:11 PM

Beautiful work so far. . .

WillysJeep 12-15-2010 11:39 AM

Looking good.:thumb:


Fledermaus 12-22-2010 12:43 PM

Hi to all Again!
Work continues with the 3.7 flak, after removing all the molded details this are replaced with Eduard’s PH parts giving it a nice detail change..
With the details removed
And with the new PH details
Next the Master barrel, Excellent!
Then I moved to the shield assembly, after bending and soldering it in the corners, it was glued to the base
The PH shield hinges with styrene rod pins
I removed the shield locks from the original shield to be used in the PH one as the ones included it the Eduard set are flat, in this case the originals are better…
Using a chisel blade to carefully remove the details
Here the hinges and locks are glued in place
And the interior locks
A few missing detail added from the part box, the PH pedal is glued in place and a wire rod

Fledermaus 12-22-2010 12:44 PM

Added to the mechanism
Finally the rest of details like seats, hand wheels etc are installed, here the finished gun in detail
Now I’m starting to work on the final gun the one on the front, and this one requires a major rework
With many mistakes done by italeri that need to be corrected

Thanks for looking!


Ropi 12-22-2010 04:16 PM

Wow! great work, congrats!

alexwencho 12-23-2010 12:42 PM


You have an EPIC! SUPER! project build here with the Schnellboot s-100.
Thank you very much for taking time from the build to post in-progress photos here.


Flak 12-25-2010 08:28 AM

WOW... great work on it

Fledermaus 12-25-2010 09:08 AM

Thanks Flak, glad you like it. more soon ;)

Fledermaus 03-18-2011 10:58 AM

Hello my friends , I’m back in business with the sboat construction. I took about a month and a half free from working on it, that’s why it’s being so long since my last post. IM finishing working on the front gun and gun pit and this is the most reworked part so far in this build, italeri simplified the gun frame and the gun pit needed to be bigger for the figure to fit in. so here we go..

First the deck hole has to be enlarged to 37.5mm
Using the dremmel I enlarged the hole

After sanding the new hole smooth I made the new horizontal ring, it measures 37.5mm interior by 42.5mm exterior

It looks like this with the horizontal ring glued in place…
Now the vertical ring is made using a strip of .10 styrene that measured 5.5mm width by 115mm long
Here it is in place
Finally the interior horizontal ring is made, again with .10 styrene and measuring 33.5mm interior by
38.5 exterior.
Here the interior ring is dry fitted to check the fit, it still needs to be sanded on the interior to the pencil mark.
Now I moved to the reconstruction of the gun cage, here I assembled it dry so you can have an idea how it looks like as it comes in the kit
I started by cutting this part off so I can redo it with styrene so I don’t have to putty and sand the original, It is easier to make a new one
After removing the part sand smooth the sides and install the new one
At this point I decided I wanted the linkage system to be workable like in the real gun so started to make my own parts. It started by removing a section of the original cage needed to do the center link
The part I need is the center ring, here I cut it apart from the linkage
After sanding it down on the outside it looks like this,the shaft is 3mm long
Here you can see the removed modified part and the original part from where it was removed
A piece of styrene rod the same width of the part hole is cut
With the punch I did a disk the next width size of the styrene rod

Fledermaus 03-18-2011 10:58 AM

The disk is glued to the rod and the rod is placed in the link
The link is then glued to the outside of the cage and the link is movable
I’m working on the rest of the links and working on the photos so more coming soon
Thanks for watching!


KuKŁiNsKi 03-18-2011 04:33 PM

when i can't find words then you know that it must be amazing... :D
where are you going to put that monster when it's done?

ranchhand 03-18-2011 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by KuKŁiNsKi (Post 93230)
when i can't find words then you know that it must be amazing... :D
where are you going to put that monster when it's done?

That's what I wanna know!

KuKŁiNsKi 03-18-2011 06:13 PM

trow it in washing machine on 90 and then in dryer and you'll have most amazing details ever seen on 1/72 boat... + it will fit anywhere :D

Fledermaus 03-19-2011 05:09 PM

Kuklinnski and ranchhand thanks guys :rolleyes: Im planing a base with water
so its going to be a little bigger than what it already is :p :D . but it already has a 4' shelf waiting for it :eek:

Fledermaus 03-19-2011 05:12 PM

Hi! Continuing with the work on the gun, here the molded in aiming mechanism is to be replaced with the one form the Eduard set

The original mechanism
After removing it
The Eduard one glued in place, nice improvement in detail
Now the next part needed is the upper frame in the form of U, made with styrene rods, the two long parts are .040” x 10mm rod and the cross one is .060” x 7 mm
Now the two small ends are drilled so I can insert a small piece of wire to serve as reinforcement
So it won’t break easy when I’m working on it
Also drilled the ends of the cross piece, this has to go from one side to the other so a long wire can pass all the way thru it
The wires already glued in place
Drilled a couple of holes to the main frame newly replaced part to accept the U frame
Here I installed the U frame
Now some work on the gun itself, first I removed the stock barrel to be replaced with the brass one
From the Master set
The hole for the new barrel is drilled
Next all the surface details are removed to make room for the Eduard details
This is how it looks after installing the Eduard set details, nice…
At this point I glued the gun bead to the gun and add the base for the front link
The gun bead installed on the main cage and the base for the link

The link system and the photos are almost complete, so more coming soon



KuKŁiNsKi 03-19-2011 10:45 PM

like i said in one topic before... you'll have to pay some kind of tax for new property with that thing =D
looks amazing

Pvt Mutt 03-20-2011 02:29 PM

I like my new hobby but I just can't believe i'll ever get into it this deep.:eek:

Sure enjoy watching though
Tony lee:)

Fledermaus 03-20-2011 08:04 PM

Kuklinski and tony, thanks guys.

tony the kit is very nice out of the box, it just some areas that need to be
corrected, for me thats the fun part...:D :rolleyes:

Fledermaus 03-20-2011 08:06 PM

HI! More updates on the front gun…
The remaining links are constructed

Front link, it measures 12.5mm long x .040”
With a .040” disk and a piece of wire I made a pin to connect the front link to the gun bead, here the front link is installed in place
Next the center link is constructed, it measures 12.8mm long x .040”
I forgot to add the two adjusting nuts so I had to cut it in 3 parts to add the verlinden resin nuts
Now it looks like this
The rear link is now constructed, I used a piece of PH left over to make the upper part, the metal part measures 4.4mm long each side x 1.8mm wide. The styrene rod measures 2.5mm long x .040. I placed a piece of wire in the center of the metal part so it has a strong bond with the styrene rod
Here the rear link is in place and is then connected to the center one, it all is workable now

Now I moved to the sight base, a piece of rod 9.5mm long x .060 is used and bent to shape

Fledermaus 03-20-2011 08:07 PM

Here it is in its place, now only the sight base reinforcement and the gun sight mount remain to finish the gun
The barrel is dry fitted for test, it moves like the real one…..yes!

Almost finished the gun, the last parts are being assembled, more soon..

Thanks again!

KuKŁiNsKi 03-21-2011 04:02 AM

i don't like it... it has more details than real gun :D

Fledermaus 06-30-2011 05:55 PM

Finally got the time to continue working on the boat, the front gun is finally completed, some of the parts of the linkage where modified in length so I went back in the post and corrected it, the new numbers are in red to make it easy to identify. This is how I think the gun was from the few photos I found….
The outer ring got the rivets detail from Archers set
Also the gun basket received rivets from Archer and a styrene door plus some other details
The ring for the gun mount is constructed with a piece of styrene measuring 3.5mm width by 111mm
The mount for the gun is removed from the original part as is the long back cushion, this are then
Glued to the new ring
Two pieces of styrene measuring 3.5mm width by 14mm long are glued to the sides, then the lower
Parts are added, finally 3 triangles that works as reinforcements are glued to each side, this are now
The bases for the lower support tube for the gun frame
This is how it looks finished and in place
I moved to the gun balance spring, it was made with fine cooper wire and plastic
Here the parts that hold the spring are installed,
Finally the spring is glued in place
The square on the bottom of the gun cage is removed and sanded so it has a better fit when glued to the lower frame tube

Fledermaus 06-30-2011 05:55 PM
The cross member tube was made with .060 tube in the form of a V, it was then glued to the bases on the ring and to the gun cage. This is the only picture I found of this area so what I did is mi guess
Of How it should look
The last parts are two more tubes that runs from the sides of the cage to the cross tube on the bottom
This are angled so it fits in place, this are also .060 tube
The gun sight is glued and the reinforcement L shaped tube is glued to the sight holding arm
Here are some views of the finished gun and ring
And the whole assembly mounted on the deck

Well with the front gun modifications finally finished I’m moving to the construction of the boat bridge
With many PH details and scratch work to do. So stay tuned and thanks for watching!

KuKŁiNsKi 06-30-2011 08:08 PM

craaazy :D

gibbs 07-01-2011 01:40 AM

:eek::eek::eek: amazing!

Ropi 07-01-2011 08:16 AM

"and it may fire"
so basicly you needed something on your garden lake to fend off the birds?

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