Ahoi mates, its me again
after a short diversion with an aircraft build I would like to re-acclimatisate within the ship´s atmosphere. Not yet a gigantic build but a small Kriegsfischkutter. As the Kriegsmarine didn´t had enough warships to control all harbours and coastal waters of its zones of control it was decided to require also fishing trawlers and arm them with whatever guns were at hand to create more of the needed outpost boats. There was also a building programme where 42 wharfes produced these armed trawlers. All in all over 600 pieces were build and many survived the war and were used in different more peacefully tasks later. One, the “Tres Hombres”, former Kriegsfischkutter KFK 634 was converted into a plain sailing ship and is sailing since 2009 over the atlantic as the only active climate-neutral cargo sailer.
What do we need to build it? I have the relative new mixed media (3D-printed parts and PE-etched set) from SSN-Modellbau. The Flak guns are from Black Cat Models and are already within the SSN kit included. All parts are very crisp and nicely done. The only thing which may be missed would be a proper Kriegsmarine flag but I think because of the German governmental prohibition it was avoided by SSN to include one. Well and there was an disused tin can needed. I already putted some Styrodur isolation inside to fill the “ocean” inside. In German we also call very small ships “Sardinenbüchse” (sardines tin can), thats why I chose exactly this kind of tin can.
ok lets go