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1/48 scale U-Boat (continued) Options
Sticky Wickett
#421 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:22:49

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From another angle.
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#422 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:25:22

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From this point on i proceeded to build up the box section that houses the radar antennae. As before, plenty of measuring to ensure all aligned and when completed, the addition of 1.0mm square strip, fitted internally to support the corners.
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#423 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:25:59

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Another very nice update, seriously impressive work you are doing on this build.

Graeme
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#424 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:27:18

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From above.
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#425 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:30:50

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pemberg wrote:
Another very nice update, seriously impressive work you are doing on this build.

Graeme


Thank you very much Graeme!Cool BigGrin The conning tower is a model in it's own right and i hope to have it completed in the new year [Jan].

Regards,
Phil W.
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#426 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:32:26

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From another angle.
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#427 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:33:38

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Radar antennae being checked for fit and alignment.
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#428 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:36:11

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Further checking of alignment. On the real U-boats this mast was raised and rotated manually by the radar operator in the Control Room, via leadscrew and handwheel.
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#429 Posted : 01 November 2018 22:48:44

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That's it for this week.

Next weeks update see the completion of this housing before moving onto the fabrication of the port and starboard armoured boxes. These armoured boxes were retro-fitted to some U-boats during their service, including U230, to protect the crew from aircraft gunfire. Made of thick steel, they were eventually withdrawn due to the conning tower being top heavy due to the extra weight. This affected the performance of the u-boats as they rolled around in stormy conditions.

The port armoured box is located forward of the radar mast housing, accommodating one crew member, while the larger, starboard armoured box could accommodate up to 5 crew members.

The making of these boxes will be covered during the next few updates.

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

Regards,
Phil W.BigGrin
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#430 Posted : 01 November 2018 23:14:29

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Up to your usual very high standard, excellent work.....Drool Drool

Regards

Alan
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#431 Posted : 02 November 2018 07:45:43

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Great work, very nice detailing.Love

Mark
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#432 Posted : 02 November 2018 08:28:59

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Gandale wrote:
Up to your usual very high standard, excellent work.....Drool Drool

Regards

Alan


Thank you very much Alan!BigGrin Cool I decided at the start of this build to try my very best on all aspects of this model and i'm glad you appreciate the work involved.

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Phil W.
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#433 Posted : 02 November 2018 08:30:13

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Markwarren wrote:
Great work, very nice detailing.Love

Mark


Thank you Mark!Cool BigGrin Still lots more to do on the conning tower before I can add weld lines and rivets!Flapper

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#434 Posted : 09 November 2018 07:56:33

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Good morning from 'The Dockyard'.

In this weeks update i scratch built the radar mast housing and started on the starboard armoured box.


The attached photo shows semi-circular profiles made from 0.5mm thick plastic sheet that will form the curved shape of the radar mast housing. The holes are 2.0mm diameter to locate the brass rod of the radar mast and keep it square and perpendicular.
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#435 Posted : 09 November 2018 07:58:43

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The attached photo shows one of these semi-circular profiles fixed in place and strengthened either side by short lengths of 1.0mm square, plastic strip.
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#436 Posted : 09 November 2018 07:59:29

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From another angle showing two of the profiles in place.
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#437 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:00:42

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All of the profiles fitted and the holes aligned whilst fitting using 2.0mm diameter brass rod.
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#438 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:01:26

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From another angle.
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#439 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:04:15

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I then inserted the brass rod of the radar mast through the holes and at the same time cut lengths of aluminium tube that slid over the rod and acted as supports for the profiled pieces.

The second profile piece [from top down], split, but fortunately it split in such a way that it still supports the aluminium tube.Blushing Blink
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#440 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:08:55

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Now that everything was fitted and fully supported i fabricated the actual housing from 0.5mm thick plastic sheet. After cutting to size, then bending it around a marker pen and holding in place with bulldog clips, i left it in a mug of boiling water for 5mins for the plastic to form a natural curve. The attached photo shows the housing prior to fitting.
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