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U-Boot training

Posted by Wiking on 29 Nov 2020, 12:52

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Made in 2020

Figure: Preiser, Tank VS Panzer, Airfix (The driver of the Opel with Pak)
Truck: IBG
Flying thing: Pavla (FA 330, to be correct)

(English info)
http://panssarivaunut.blogspot.com/2018 ... gtail.html

(German info)
https://www.flugrevue.de/klassiker/das- ... is-fa-330/
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 29 Nov 2020, 14:10

Unusual subject beautifully implemented in great detail, as so often with your projects. :yeah:
Thanks for sharing this!

Had no idea that the Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 "Bachstelze" Tragschrauber/rotor kite is available in 1/72.
... another item on the much too long, but nevertheless constantly growing list... :xd:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 29 Nov 2020, 15:31

Nice idea Mr W.

This Bachstelze auto gyro was as always,an imaginative idea from the German Navy.

Personally, I would not want to be in one if the enemy turned up.

I remember it did not work too well in an episode of Das Boot if memory serves me.

Unlikely at my age!

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Posted by Peter on 29 Nov 2020, 16:17

Wonderfull work on this historical diorama. I like it and thank you for the historical information! :thumbup:

A flying wheelchair. Never thought that it existed! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 29 Nov 2020, 16:18

@ Chris,
hence the certainly necessary training. ;-)
This foldable piece of equipment was intended for observation tasks exclusively.
Any WWI biplane or zeppelin could have shot it down easily.
The challenge for the U-Boot crews was to get the equipment ready for take-off and to recover it as quickly as possible.
In fact, the device is merely a significantly enlarged lookout.

Marginal objection, the "Bachstelze" is a non-powered rotor kite, not a motor driven autogyro. ;-)
Please excuse this silly know-it-all remark, I just couldn't help it.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 29 Nov 2020, 16:49

Hello Mr V. M.

Yes, no problem, my mistake, this was more of a kite.

I did say I was suffering from old age!

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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 29 Nov 2020, 21:40

Wonderful work and clever presentation!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by praga on 30 Nov 2020, 07:41

Very nice Idea.
Regards, Jens
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 30 Nov 2020, 21:54

Another wonderful and whimsical creation! And I always love how you manage to suspend things in mid-air.
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Posted by Graeme on 01 Dec 2020, 01:22

Very impressive presentation. And I learned something new. :-D
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Posted by GumSmith on 01 Dec 2020, 08:38

Hi Wiking,
another nice lil gem - but i must confess, i needed a time until i understood why it`s U-Boot Training. Small scene, but very interesting and says all you need to know.

cheers Oke
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Posted by panzerman825 on 02 Dec 2020, 10:39

Marvelous work on the U boat observation thingy. Your imaginative and perfectly executed works inspire me to improve my humble skills. The clear plastic blades with a shading of propeller convey the sense of motion.
Bill
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Posted by Susofrick on 02 Dec 2020, 11:18

Agree totally with the others! And as Bill said, you are a master at suspending things mid-air (well, he didn't say exactly that).
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 02 Dec 2020, 19:41

Another very imaginative and original job, Wiking, like all yours. Great work. :drool:

Santi.
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Posted by Arminace on 03 Dec 2020, 09:14

Very rarley seen... *thumbs up*
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Posted by sansovino on 03 Dec 2020, 21:12

Nice poetic diorama! I am smiling still on your vignette.
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Posted by huib on 04 Dec 2020, 17:01

Hahaha, great title! You have to acquire some background knowledge to understand it.
A very simple but imaginative and surprising vignette. The models are excellenty made. Very nice!
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