Page 49 - Part D

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13 August 2009 : Today I proudly present Model Maniac Page 49 - Part D. In this Part, "Tazmanian" presents 7 warships mostly submarines, all of which he managed to finish in a week's time despite having main job as a system admin. Starting from 3 submarines - IJN Kaiten type I from EU-II, IJN A-Target type A "Pearl Harbor" from Finemolds and German U-Boat type XXVIIB "Seehund" from ICM, all in 1:72 scale; followed by Russian Missile Corvette "Tarantula III" from Innex and S-13 Submarine from Maquette, both in 1:400 scale; then topping it off with German type VII C/41 and type VIIC Special version from Flagman, both in 1:350 scale.

And same as the last 3-4 dozen Parts, all pictures in this Part were taken using "time exposure" technique so as to achieve highest depth of field, i.e., using a tripod, setting shutter priority and selecting shutter speed that gives the highest f-stop (f19-f22) and setting self-timer for shutter release. Lighting is natural, pictures were taken outdoor under the shades during daytime. Pictures were scanned directly from film by the photo shop, written on to a CD and resized by me. As always, I hope you'll enjoy viewing!

Comments and suggestions are welcome in my Model Maniac Forum

115 : An Overview of Page 49- Part D (Index Print)

116 - 119 : EU-II's IJN Kaiten type I 1:72 - by "Tazmanian"

120 - 123 : Finemold's IJN A-Target type A "Pearl Harbor" 1:72 - by "Tazmanian"

124 -128 : ICM's German U-Boat type XXVIIB "Seehund" (early ) 1:72 - by "Tazmanian"
The "Seehund" ("Seal") was the most effective of German midget submarines. The project XXVIIB was designed in spring 1944. Serial production was developed in Schichau Werk in Elbing and Germania Werft in Kiel. Up to the end of the war there were built 285 units. Since January 1945 they took active part in combat. Seehund midget submarines served in 312K - Flottilla based in Ijmuiden (Holland). They accomplished 142 combat actions and sunk 9 Allied ships. At the end of war 4 Seehund submarines served in French Navy up to 1956.

129 - 134 : Innex's Russian Missile Corvette "Tarantula III" 1:400 - by "Tazmanian"

135 - 140 : Maquette's Russian S-13 Submarine 1:400 - by "Tazmanian"
(Notice its similarity to the German U-Boat type VII C below)

141 - 146 : Flagman's German U-Boat type VII C/41 1:350 - by "Tazmanian"
U-Boat type VII C/41 were latest and most perfect modification of famous VIIC which were mass produced. The main differences from the previous modifications were an increased thickness of a strong pressure hull makes them able to dive up to 250m depth, upgraded electrical equipment and intensive anti-aircraft waepons. Most of 91 U-Boats had a unit allows diesel engine operate underwater called "schnorkel". After war some of survivor U-Boats were delivered over to ex-enemies navy on account of reparation, including 3 U-Boats to Soviet Navy. This model represents one of the three.

147 - 152 : Flagman's German U-Boat type VIIC Special Version 1:350 - by "Tazmanian"
To spring of 1943 the losses of the German submarines from attacks of anti-submarine aircrafts of Allies have reached critical level. It has compelled headquarter of Kriegsmarine to reinforce antiaircraft arms of boats and some of them re-equip into special boats of air defence. However fierce fights which have followed it in bay of Biscay have shown hopelessness of these decisions and by the end of 1943 the functioned boats of antiaircraft defence have received standard arms. In the end of 1944 some submarines of type VII C tried to use as carriers of midget submarines of type "Biber", but unsuccessfully.

Counter : With the introduction of this Part, the total number of pictures of all Pages = 7,250

Model Maniac - Page 50 Part A is coming in a few weeks. It will show some of the following items:

- Maquette's Bishop MkI
- AFV Club's M10
- Don Asso's KV-2 1939-1940
- Dragon's Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf.J (late)
- Trumpeter's German 3.7cm Flak43 Auf. Selbstfahrlafette
- Figures: Zvezda's Russian Tank Crew (3), VP's StuG Crew (2)
- Diorama "May 1945" using ICM's May 1945 figure set
All by "Art Instructor"

- Trumpeter's Tu-160 1:72
- Tamiya's T-34/76 + Aires' VT-34 Recovery Vehicle Conversion Set 1:35
- Academy's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 1:35
- Tamiya's Japanese WWII Battleship "Musashi" 1:350 w/ local made PE parts (3 sheets)
- Revell's SMS Emden 1:350
- Alanger's K-267 "Dragon" Nuclear Powered Submarine 1:350
- Zvezda's K-3 November Class Nuclear Submarine 1:350
- ICM's Markgraft Battleship 1:350
- Trumpeter's Me-262 A-1a Heavy Armament 1:32
All by "Tazmanian"

- Hasegawa's Aichi E13A1 type Zero (Jake) 1:72
- Tamiya's Tiger I Late Version w/ Fruilmodel tracks
- Academy's USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7 1:350 w/ Detail-Up Parts from MK1
All by "Toom" (Art Instructor's big brother)

- Diorama "German Sniper Team WWII" using Zvezda's figure set having the same name
- Diorama "Soviet Mountain Infantry WWII using Zvezda's figure set having the same name
- Diorama "HG Division" using Dragon's German Infantry HG Division, Anzio 1944
- Diorama "Talibanistan" using ICM's Mujahideen figure set
All by "Joh"

- Hasegawa's IJN Battleship "Mutsu" 1:350 w/ full option PE/brass upgrade kits By "Niphon"

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