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1/48 scale U-Boat (continued) Options
Sticky Wickett
#441 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:09:29

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Housing fitted.
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#442 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:11:09

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From another angle.
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#443 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:26:54

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I still have a little more work to complete the housing, but i decided to turn my attention to the starboard armoured box for the next part of this update.

I mentioned last week that these armoured boxes were fitted to protect the lookouts from aircraft fire. The order to fit these boxes was given on the 4th June 1943. Sometimes there would be one box, while other U-boats sported one on each side of the conning tower, U230 included.

The design of the boxes differed between boats; some had round edges, other sharp edges with the port box further forward than the starboard one. The excessive weight of these boxes reduced stability of the U-boats in high seas. As a result an order to remove the boxes was placed on the 30th October 1943, so they were only in use for 5 months. However, some boats did retain the boxes long after the order was issued.

The attached photo shows U230, which my model is based on, in 1943. You can clearly see the armoured box on the upper side of the conning tower. If you look really carefully at the armoured box you can just make out the 'laughing swordfish' emblem of the 9th flotilla of which the infamous U96 also belonged. However, when this photo was taken in 1943, U230 was no longer based with this flotilla and should of changed the emblem to be inline with it's new flotilla, but was allowed to keep the 'laughing swordfish'.
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#444 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:27:44

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Adding the uprights to form the box shape.
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#445 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:28:17

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From another angle.
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#446 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:29:23

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Horizontal base added, aligned with the deck of the conning tower.
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#447 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:30:01

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Further horizontal supports added.
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#448 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:31:07

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Looking from inside the conning tower.
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#449 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:32:48

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Well that concludes my update for this week.

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

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Phil W.
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#450 Posted : 09 November 2018 09:39:01

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Lovely progress Phil, all looks great....Drool Drool

Regards

Alan
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#451 Posted : 09 November 2018 10:16:19

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Gandale wrote:
Lovely progress Phil, all looks great....Drool Drool

Regards

Alan


Thank you Alan!Cool BigGrin Lots of referencing and cross-checking against the only two photos I have of U230, which themselves are small black and white images, so progress has been slow but steady. Please with the results so far.

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Phil W.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
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#452 Posted : 09 November 2018 10:33:54

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Looking better and better, great work.

Graeme
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#453 Posted : 09 November 2018 13:07:56

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pemberg wrote:
Looking better and better, great work.

Graeme


Thank you Graeme!BigGrin Cool Slow but steady progress.

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#454 Posted : 09 November 2018 14:25:02

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Great work as usual Phil, the detailing is superb.Love

Mark
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#455 Posted : 09 November 2018 15:48:38

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Markwarren wrote:
Great work as usual Phil, the detailing is superb.Love

Mark


Thanks Mark!BigGrin Cool . Just takes a bit of time to get it looking right when I have only two photos to reference.

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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
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#456 Posted : 15 November 2018 20:03:40

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Cool Looking fantastic Phil great attention to detail BigGrin Drool
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#457 Posted : 16 November 2018 08:03:39

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ian smith wrote:
Cool Looking fantastic Phil great attention to detail BigGrin Drool


Thank you very much Ian!BigGrin Cool

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#458 Posted : 16 November 2018 08:10:16

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Good morning from 'The Dockyard'.

In this weeks update i turned my attention back to the port armoured box, located just forward of the radar mast housing.

As i mentioned in previous posts, the armoured boxes were built to protect the lookouts from aircraft gunfire. The starboard box, being larger, could accommodate up to 5 crew members in the event of an aerial attack, while the port armoured box was much smaller and could accommodate only one crew member.

The attached photo shows the port armoured box part way through its construction.
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#459 Posted : 16 November 2018 08:10:51

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A side on view.
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Sticky Wickett
#460 Posted : 16 November 2018 08:14:13

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The attached photo shows the underside of the radar mast housing fitted with a tapered section to blend it into the conning tower. This was based on the only b/w photo i have showing the port side of U230's radar mast.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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