U96 U-Boat build.

U96 U-Boat build.

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U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:42 pm

Ok.

I'm going to do a dry build, as I want to see if I can adapt some areas.

Issue 1.

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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:44 pm

Issue 2 much the same more ribs. These build the front area.

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Issue 1 and 2 together.
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In the instructions it shows 2 part of 128 for the joining sections, but you only get one piece.
Plus you get some more brass parts, but I didn't photo them.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:47 pm

Issue 3.

Again more ribs.

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All 3 issues together.
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The model in the back ground is the Bismarck, so that give you an idea of the scale of this model.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:09 pm

Make sure when fitting rib 22 you line it up with the other slots in 21,20,19 and 18.

I noticed that if it sit level at the top of the piece the slot won't be in line and you'll have a lip along the other rib 23. So fit 23 first then 22.

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Re: U96 U-Boat dry build.

Postby chrispy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:25 pm

looking good have a k is the right towards the stern?
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:28 pm

chrispy wrote:is the right towards the stern?


Thank you chrispy. As you look at the photo the right hand side is the bow of the model the single long cut out with the 4 round holes are the torpedo area.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:09 pm

Hope I've get this right.

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Blue area comes with issue 3 will be the main control area with the conning tower above,
Green area comes with issue 1 will be the captains, officers, torpedo area plus others.
Red area comes with issue 2 will be the forward torpedo area.

Now I know you can get a new torpedo area with torpedo from a German company.
http://shop.marinemodellwerft.de/index. ... ath/90_91/


But what I'm looking at is the main control areas like captains, radio, mess and crew area. I would like to see if I can open parts of these up and try and build the interior sections.

I know the control area is also meant to be open but I'm looking at doing some more.

So this will be a slow build, as I try different ideas. ;)
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:39 pm

A good place to have a look @

http://www.uboataces.com
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:49 pm

If your looking at the forward torpedo area have a look here.
http://forum.marinemodellwerft.de/viewt ... ?f=61&t=69

On studying the photos in there website, I'm not so sure you would need the Conversion Kit "torpedo section" U-96 the new MDF section they are selling, you just need the plastic parts that's if your an experienced builder.

I understand why they've done this as it makes issue 1 and 2 as one whole centre sheet, no join in the middle. But you could get round this by remaking a replacement from the parts supplied from ply, or joining these parts in away that you don't need the small block that acts as a support.

This could be done by drilling holes in the end of the sections and inserting some wood dowels to act as locating pins. Then pushing both part together.
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Re: U96 U-Boat dry build.

Postby chrispy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Tks for more pics and info :) :D
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:25 pm

Been playing with my yellow tape :lol:

I've covered the areas that will be covered up with outer skin, its only rough as the shape will be different I know. I've also left the area open where the torpedo area would go if it' was installed.

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I've roughly marked the area that could be used for more detail inside.the right hand side is fine as there 2 ribs to cover, but the left side would leave a small area to be covered over.

We will see as the parts come in. Because on this side of the boat would be a radio room, where I've marked the captains office. :think:

So it could be that the only added sections is the torpedo room.

Well that's the afternoon gone just thinking on this. I must get some modelling done this weekend, I between watching the F1.
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Re: U96 U-Boat dry build.

Postby chrispy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:50 pm

I'm not bothered about doing extra work so when me parts 2/3 turn up can I start building?
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Great will you start your own build diary.
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Re: U96 U-Boat dry build.

Postby chrispy » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:23 am

Can't post pics so sorry no only going to put keel parts together at moment ;)
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:50 am

Little jig to drill some holes.

Some spare pieces from the frets.
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Turns into this.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:02 pm

So with the jig. I was able to drill holes in each section to be joined. This is if your going to put the front torpedo sections in. If your building as it comes then you won't need to do this.

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Some cocktail sticks glued into one side.
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The two parts pushed together.
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Happy that it all joined up, I removed one part add some wood glue.

Parts both nicely flat.
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And here they are showing where the torpedo section would go.
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As you can see the black box would be the area where the part for the torpedo would go. And the wooden support block would be right in the way.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:19 pm

I've started to fit issue 3 together.

I've started to glue in the ribs as this area will be open. In step 6 & 7 it show a small step between the two ribs.
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By having this like they show, it has a knock on effect as the support beam will not slot in.
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So if the two ribs are level on the outer edge. The slot will aline with the others.
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So I'll be leaving these two smaller rib sections out until I get the support cross beam.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:35 pm

Issue 4
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:37 pm

How the parts join together.
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These have been joined the same way as the others by using cocktail sticks. I'll join these to the other parts tomorrow.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:44 pm

Now what I have found is that where they have cut the piece using the laser cutter, the edges are at a slight angle.
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It's only a slight angle but once the parts are joined, you end up with one side perfectly touching each other.
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And the other side has a slight gap.
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Not to much to worry about as once there glued they will be fine. Just build the centre sections first before doing the ribs. This is what I've done on all my builds.
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