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Hello out there,
a while ago I built a submarine for Warhammer 40k. The result of this Project should not be kept secret. So here is my mini-Warship.
First I made a frame of styrodur and cardboard. I also used a wire grid for the upper deck.

I used some carton to create the ship´s hull.

With the same principle I created the tower. While the glue was hardening, I used rubbers to fix the cardboard on the frame.

The railing was built of plastic Card to have a better stability.

For the surface I crafted some cardboard stripes and glued these on the hull.

At least I built a snorkel or a periscope of a straw and a few bits. The rivets were made of cardboard and a punch plier.

…and that is the constuction. I hope you like it. Cheers!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/03/19 06:11:58

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nice work! Lots of neat ideas there, thanks for posting

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Looks great mate, i like it!

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Hole punch = big rivets! Yes, good solid Orky construction!

Good angular blocky but still boatlike shape to this fish. I want one too.

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Fresh-Faced New User

Thanks a lot!
Here are the next steps.

First I painted it in black. At next I used different grey scaled layer to get these steely look. Therefor I mixed black, white and a bit blue. It is a simple drybrush. I always start with the dark shades and use lighter shades in following layers. After this I painted a red waterline below. I also use a thin black lines for all edges and shapes.

For the steely parts and the rivets I used the same method but colors between brown and orange. On the grey surface I used a small sponge to dab the rust also in brown and orange scales. I highlighted the bullet holes in metallic.

The engine was made of overlapping paper stripes and these Chewing gum boxes.


At least I painted freehand graffitis on both sides of the tower.

Now it has the evil appearance, what I have wanted. Like all these weapons of a super villain, Stuka, long Gustav, Submarine, death laser on the moon… you know what I mean


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Fantastic. Are you giving it a water base?

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Fresh-Faced New User

Nope, I currently prefere a ice-base like this....


Recently I worked on the orc crew.

Therefore I used standard Orcs an a bit green stuff to give them life jackets. I also combined a gun from a WW2-Model and some bits to enlarge the caliber.

That is the Captain. I tried to give him a simple but noble and lofty pose.

I also crafted the ginner and the loader.

A Submarine also need a air defence. So I realized this mad guy...

At least here is an immage from the entire boat.

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People like you are the reason people love orks.
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame

Arlington, va

Awesome, I really admire how everything except the guns was just cardboard and straws!

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Norfolk, VA

That is awesome! My inner WAAAGH!!! is happy to see such an awesome build!

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Fresh-Faced New User

This is like U-boot, i like it great job !
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I approve of the nod to Das Boot in the icon.

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