Captain von Trapp's U-Boat - aka Rocketmantan's back!

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by RocketmanTan, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Hey guys! Sorry for the REALLY long hiatus. It's been a long and tough journey already at the academy, but things are actually going really well! I've joined the academy's elite honor guard and drill team, and we recently took 2nd place at Cornell's Invitational Drill Competition (take that, West Point!).

    Anyways, with the drill season over, I finally have some time between classwork and training, and am glad to be back to producing 'public' models, and I figured it's only fitting that I make a maritime-related model (granted, U-Boats are the Merchant Marine's arch nemesis to say the least...)

    So without further ado, I present the SM U-14 (ex French 'Curie), the U-boat of Georg Ludwig von Trapp, best known as Fraulein Maria's love interest in 'The Sound of Music'.


    Also, have a picture of my drill team! (I'm the middie flashing the thumbs-up):
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Long time no see. I am glad that you are doing well and that you are excelling at the academy!
    GOOD JOB on joining the elite honor guard and drill team.
    CONGRATULATIONS on winning 2nd place at the Cornell's Invitational Drill Competition!!! :Bravo:

    I am glad that you are able to snag a few minutes (a day) to design.
    It looks like you are off to a good start with this project!
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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That was about as sly as a thumbs up I've ever seen!! Congratulations to y0u and your achievements. Keep on working hard, we need people like you! :)
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  4. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys!

    I'm almost done with the model; just finished the model base! Might do the testbuild either later today, or tomorrow.
  5. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Pages printed!
  6. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    YAY! The best news of today. He's back and he hasn't unlearned anything! ;)

    Welcome back, RMT! :)

    You have chosen a very interesting topic. Consider me hooked! ;)
  8. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Revell! Your words never fail to flatter.

    Wellp, the model's done. Once I finish a term paper, I'll try to finish up the instructions and cover sheet before uploading the thing.
  9. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Sorry about the late response! My battalion's internet is really unreliable, so I wasn't able to get a good opportunity to upload the stuff until now.
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  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Wow! That came out really nice. I could see many people building this, it's not difficult, but looks great!! :)

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