domingo, 27 de abril de 2014

Rapid Fire! 20mm, D-Day/ Normandy 44, Airfix S-7 Schnellboot


This 1975 model is a fine example of what drove thousands of modellers into our hobby: a very complete and detailed kit representing a famous weapon of WWII.
Not bad for such a 40 YO model. I read that some of details are not accurate but what the heck it looks great when finished!


Of course it has his drawbacks, namely if compared with the newer S-100 from Revell, like many flimsy parts that will self destroy if used, specially, for Wargaming.


But overall a great kit, well detailed, with some excellent crew models and it really looks like the real thing. 


The rigging is thin cord from a sewing kit.


Like many Airfix kits the underwater part is separate which allows the model to be portrayed in a wargames base. 


As always everything is paintbrush. The base is a piece of balsa wood textured with silycone.


I may have rusted it too much wanting to portray an old Schnellboot (model S-7) on D-Day times.


The crew is the native 5 crew from Airfix plus several Esci and Preiser crewmen painted as seamen. 

4 comentários:

  1. This is the kind of model that you should offer to your friends, on their birthday...

    By the way, did I mention that my birthday is coming up???

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