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Wilfried Bogaerts (Wolfpack)

U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund


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1:72 U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund (early) (ICM S.006)
U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund (early) WWII German Midget Submarine
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1:72 U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund (early) (ICM S.006)
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1:72 U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund (early) (ICM S.006)
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1:72 U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund (early) (ICM S.006)


Donald Junis
Wilfried...this has not tracks or wings...LOL
18 November 2011, 03:08
Wilfried Bogaerts
yep, no fuss with simulating track sag, landing gears, things under wings, canopy masking etc etc ...
18 November 2011, 08:46
Wilfried Bogaerts
should be a very relaxing build ... fit of the fuselage halves is near perfect but some smaller parts suffer from short shot and many sink marks (haha a SINK mark on a sub LOL!) most of them in visible places (the sides of the tower) but not allways easy to fill (between the fins of the torpedoes)
18 November 2011, 08:51
Wilfried Bogaerts
first spray the white, then slam the blobs of Blu-Tack to the hull, then spray the dark grey, sounds fun !
18 November 2011, 08:58
Wilfried Bogaerts
I only need about 400 tiny blobs, should be a milk run ...
18 November 2011, 09:06
Jan Goormans
400 blobs on that small sub ?
that milk man is very brave 😉
20 November 2011, 08:50
Wilfried Bogaerts
I have a very brave Chinese volunteer, my dear wife ...
20 November 2011, 09:46
Wilfried Bogaerts
Sub primed with Alclad white primer, very good stuff but still have to experiment to get a good finish. I had a sandpaper-effect but this was easily sanded to a smooth surface. I then blasted a coat of Tamiya gloss white over the sub and added a very thin and lightened stripe of sea green around the waterline with my airbrush (barely visible). Then came the enjoyable task of applying the blobs of Blu-Tack, my first estimation was around 400 blobs but I lost count and ended up with around 700-750 blobs. Next job is to add some preshading in the corners and the weld seams and apply the grey coat (hope to do this over the weekend...). Then I can rub off the Blu-Tack masks and... laugh or cry...
22 February 2012, 21:20
Christian Lehmann
Hi Wilfried,
nice attempt to build something which is normaly not on your focus straight from the box.
I did so yesterday when I started to build SlaveI from the Star Wars movies. Not so much parts but callenging paint job.
Greetz Chrstian
22 February 2012, 22:11
Wilfried Bogaerts
Did some rough preshading tonight, I hope to puff on the grey colour tomorrow and rub off the blobs yipee 🙂
3 March 2012, 21:45
Bill Gilman
Now that's something I've never even tried building, a submarine. Hmmm, I did see some cool pictures of the Hunley, which they've raised recently. (Idea taking hold in brain) Lots of rust...anyway, your project is looking nice. I'm afraid I know nothing about U-Boats - is this a WWI or WWII ship? I saw the U-Boats in Munich and in Chicago. Too bad you couldn't go inside them.
3 March 2012, 22:04
Wilfried Bogaerts
This is a late WWII German midget submarine, that's all I Know about it and that's why I like to build it. The less I know about a subject the better, so I don't have to bother about accuracy etc 😉
3 March 2012, 22:28
Wilfried Bogaerts
3 more pics added. I sprayed the grey colour and post-shaded the surfaces with a lighter tone. At the moment this looks very strong (it's not that obvious on the pics) but when the blobs of Blu-Tack are removed, the underlying white will be very bright. This will be toned down by an overall mist of the darkest grey colour which will tone down the post-shading in the lighter grey as well.
4 March 2012, 15:39
Wilfried Bogaerts
The most difficult task will be to stay away from the model until the paint has cured before I can remove the Blu-Tack. I'm going to try to wait until tomorrow evening but I'm affraid most of them will be removed prior going to sleep tonight...
4 March 2012, 15:42
Mike Kryza
Hello Wilfried, in the following sites you will find some more facts and pics about the "Seehund". It's a little nice kit -I've build it last year and it was only fun.
Greetings Mike
4 March 2012, 15:53
Holger Kranich
Will certainly look cool, if the blobs are removed!!! I love that Seehund!
4 March 2012, 17:15
Wilfried Bogaerts
Hey guys, uploaded 3 more pics, 9, 10 and 11.

I removed the 700+ Blu-Tack blobs which was very enjoyable 🙂 as un-masking is one of the most fun parts in modeling (if all goes well... )

Then a few coats of Klear were applied as well as the decals (all 2 of them)

As for now the surface is still very glossy wich makes it a bit difficult to make good pictures.

The ICM decals were a pain, I think they forgot to coat them with varnish as they desintegrated almost immediately upon contact with water. Luckily there were several extra so I sealed them myself with a coat of Klear before cutting them out and applied them without any further troubles.

The sub is now ready for the weathering process...

4 July 2012, 14:44
Holger Kranich
Willy, you did a very good job, so far! Really, i´m impressed!!!
4 July 2012, 14:48
Christian Lehmann
Wilfried, nice result so far. Did you remove one blu-tak blob per day that it lasted from march until today 🙂 ( 4 month´s !! ) Must have been a lot of blobs 🙂
4 July 2012, 15:58
Frank Krause
😢 With the blue tak on, it looks more like a giant cucumber, but the final result it nice...! Like it! 🙂
4 July 2012, 16:45
Wilfried Bogaerts
Thx fella's, the Sea Cucumber is now ready for weathering, painting and attaching the torpedoes, and the clear dome.


@ Lemmy, 🙂 no it was done some time ago but I must admit I was too lazy to set up the photo studio just for the Cucumber XXVIIB, euhm the Seehünd. I also glossed and decalled my Pz.Kpfw. IV and P-47 and this afternoon I took pictures of the 3 projects alltogether (will upload these today)
4 July 2012, 17:18
Christian Lehmann
Wilfried, don´t be anoyed. It was the try of a yoke 😉.
I am keen to see the fotos of these projects.
4 July 2012, 18:01
Nice willy, I like
4 July 2012, 18:07
Markus Kutsch The Plastic Bench
You did it very well,Wilfried!Nice to see a Submarine,its something different.
4 July 2012, 18:11
Wilfried Bogaerts
Thx Mates !

@ Lemmy No Problemo partner 😉
4 July 2012, 18:45
Donald Junis
Very Nice Wilfried!!!
Hope all is well with you and yours.

All the Best!
8 July 2012, 00:37
Mac Felsing
Nice job. What did you use to mask the spots. That is an interesting approach and one I did not think of. I did mine by hand on this model. How was the torpedo kit to work with? And do you have it completed yet?
Mac Felsing
17 September 2012, 20:07
Christian Meyerhoff
Very nice! Did this one too. I love subs!
17 September 2012, 20:22
Bill Gilman
This came out really nice! Did they call this a German Midget Submarine because it was a dwarf submarine, or because it was crewed by German midgets?
18 September 2012, 00:32
Wilfried Bogaerts
Hi Mac, the spots were masked with tiny blobs of Blu-Tack (about +700). I worked on it the last couple of days and weathering is finished. It just needs a coat of flat varnish and the clear dome needs to be attached. Pictures will follow after the flat coat, now it is still too glossy for decent pics. The torpedos are amazing stuff, fins are attached but they need paint, doin' some research for colours... any hints? 😉

Unfortunately I lost a tiny tiny piece from one of the torpedoes and I'm looking for a suitable replacement 🙁 but that will be solved soon 🙂

Thx Christian! 🙂

Bill, I think both, the sub is really small and a fully grown man would not feel very comfy inside 🙂
18 September 2012, 05:56
Jan Goormans
looks good Wilfried
now the torpedo's 🙂
18 September 2012, 06:16
Frank Krause
Hi Wilfried,

have a look here: Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz 2012 | Album by Frank Krause
Pics 50, 55-58 - hope they can be of help for you!
18 September 2012, 06:27
Frank Krause
Hi WIlfried, I should have some pictures of the Seehund and its torpedoes. If it has time till tonight, I'll upload them for you...
18 September 2012, 08:25
Wilfried Bogaerts
Thanks Frank, some nice pics of the Seehünd you have there! If you can find some time to upload a few extra pics... 😉 🙂 🙂
18 September 2012, 13:22
Dirk Heyer
Hello Wilfried Wolve 🙂
what a nice idea to build this interesting submarine. I will see forward to see the result out of the wolfpack workshop!
You did a fine finish for now.
I like it!
18 September 2012, 13:45
Mike Kryza
Hi Willy - looks promising... - I build the other version last year, and I have to say it was a very nice kit for in between...
18 September 2012, 19:42

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