Her Majesty Submarine P44 United

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by mOONwOKA, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. mOONwOKA

    mOONwOKA Member

    Her Majesty's Submarine P44 United


    This is my first contribution to this forum. The model itself is slightly altered Maly Modelarz kit. I completely repainted conning tower to bring it closer to the few photos that I have. I also repainted some small thingies, like deck holes (don't know how these are called) and the like. Since I'm not really adept in scanning and printing, it resulted in some distortion and rather strange colors (magenta tonner was running low at work :roll: ). I also scaled it down to 1:200. So, here are the results:



  2. mOONwOKA

    mOONwOKA Member

    More pictures:




  3. mOONwOKA

    mOONwOKA Member

    Few more:



    I hope that You are at least not freaked by my work - it's surely not one of my best efforts. But I like how it looks from distance - there is something predacious about this little submarine :)
  4. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    This looks like an Upholder class submarine and if it was a Maly kit, then it had to be ORP Dzik, but ORP Dzik was P52.........
  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hello, Moonwoka! :smile:

    Well, that's a very nice looking submarine! I like the colors you used, and a very nice job of building her too!

    Thanks for posting the photos.

  6. mOONwOKA

    mOONwOKA Member

    I have explained this in my first post. Model itself WAS MM's ORP Dzik. But P52 ORP Dzik was in fact U class submarine of the same batch as P44 United. It was built in England and loaned to Polish navy during wartime.

    Thanks, Jim. Iwas a bit affraid to show my work, which is not even close as good as models, made by masters of this forum. I didn't change original MM's colors much, since one of the photos, that I have, shows United sporting two-color camo. But printer at work was running low on magenta, sogray became more like light blue, and green also became blueish. I also added some weathering. This is first model that I have partialy repainted before printing.
  7. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Boy I'm glad my pictures are no longer here.............your sub looks great the detailing and rigging is impressive.

    I have this in my stack and now must dust it off and give it a scan and build....now that I see how good it looks completed!

  8. Darwin

    Darwin Member

    Moonwoka, never waste your time belittling your own work....there are always plenty of critics willing to do that for you. Very credible rework of an old kit (glad I'm not the only one in this sector of the dark side). I think Maly has published at least three versions of the Orp Dzik....which one is your starting point? I find reworking Maly kits to be like eating potato chips....you can't stop with just one. Keep on posting....you will be amazed how much the your skills will develop once you come out of the closet and admit to doing high tech paper dolls.
  9. mOONwOKA

    mOONwOKA Member

    Thanks, Darwin :)

    I only know of two releases by Maly, and one by Halinsky. It is essentialy the same model, only Halinsky's release features different color scheme and better quality cardstock (I have it in my stash too). Anyway, mine is the oldest of three, released 1980'05.
    I also made Maly's La-7, scaled down to 1/72. I've posted pictures of it on my website, so You are welcomed to take a look :)

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