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1/48 scale U-Boat (continued) Options
Sticky Wickett
#401 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:34:48

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To strengthen i cut two small lengths of 1.0mm diameter aluminium tube, 0.5mm inner diameter and slid these sleeves along the 0.5mm diameter brass rods of each receptor. These aluminium sleeves were then butted up against the paddles and fixed with a little glue.
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#402 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:36:41

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I then drilled two 0.5mm diameter holes into the wire mesh antennae frame before positioning and gluing the paddle receptors into place.
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#403 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:37:23

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From one angle.
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#404 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:38:03

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Viewed from another angle.
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#405 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:39:43

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The final view of the completed FuMO-30 wire mesh antennae radar. I'm very happy with the end result!BigGrin
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#406 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:44:33

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I can't fit the radar mast until I've made some changes to the conning tower itself. So for a change of palette from small, tiny and fiddly, it's time to get heavy, get hardcore and break out the razor saw and mini grinder. At this point my research and ponderings would be put to the test!Blink

The attached photo shows the cowling; cut up and ready for fitting!
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#407 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:45:25

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The cut up cowling fitted to the conning tower.
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#408 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:47:14

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Time to get stuck in with the razor saw and mini grinder! I have to remove these sections to then rebuild them with a different profile to suit the radar housing and the armoured boxes which I will explain more about next week.
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#409 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:49:10

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It feels satisfying to use the mini grinder as it takes no prisoners!
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#410 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:50:01

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Starboard side of the conning getting similar treatment.
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#411 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:52:30

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Back to the port side of the conning tower; all edges have been filed smooth and surfaces filed flush. This side is now ready for some interesting modifications.
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#412 Posted : 25 October 2018 19:55:10

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That's it for this week with more updates to follow next week.

Thanks for looking in and your comments, have a great weekend and happy modelling!BigGrin

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Phil W.
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#413 Posted : 26 October 2018 06:11:27

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BigGrin All looking good and nice workCool
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#414 Posted : 26 October 2018 09:33:51

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arpurchase wrote:
BigGrin All looking good and nice workCool


Thanks Andy!BigGrin

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#415 Posted : 29 October 2018 11:53:44

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Hi Phil,
Hats off to you for your patience with all those tiny bits 7 the superglueCursing
Your build is going to be fantastic!!!
Kind regards,
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#416 Posted : 29 October 2018 14:05:41

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Garth wrote:
Hi Phil,
Hats off to you for your patience with all those tiny bits 7 the superglueCursing
Your build is going to be fantastic!!!
Kind regards,
Garth


Thank you very much Garth!Cool Lots more to do, but I'm hoping for a good result in the end!BigGrin

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#417 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:16:10

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

This week I started to build up the housing for the FuMO-30 radar mast. Progress has been slow due to the constant referencing of the only photo i have of U230's conning tower to ensure it 'looked right' as it differs slightly from the profile of my 1/72 scale donor model.

After plenty of measuring and double checking i added a section to the cut out, as seen in the attached photo, which forms the inner section of the radar mast housing. Made of 0.5mm plastic sheet, it was at this stage, with no supports very flimsy, being held in place with a few spots of glue.
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#418 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:19:30

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The next step was to make the horizontal shelf that supports the radar mast. Again, plenty of measuring to ensure that the radar antennae was located correctly.
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#419 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:20:36

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The horizontal shelf being checked for profile against the side of the conning tower. Not glued at this stage.
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#420 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:22:17

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I then fitted the radar mast through the shelf, checked everything was aligned and glued it in place.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
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