U96 U-Boat build.

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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Redcap » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:15 pm

Co-incidentally my parts arrived this afternoon. They'll certainly need a bit of work. Some of the pipes on the torpedo tubes are fragmented with bits crumbling or missing. I may scrape them off and replace with brass wire. One of the torpedo tube doors has a broken hinge so that will need sorted. Will probably make that one the "open" door.

I see what you mean about the forward bulkhead wall - very thin indeed and needing some serious reinforcement.

Still, it should be worth all the extra effort in the end.

I suspect the design may have been based on U-995 at Laboe. I remember going around her with Horst Bredow from the U-Boot Archiv. Much of her internals were changed during her time with the Norwegian Navy after the war so the details of her as she is now wouldn't match her Kriegsmarine spec. I have tons of books on the Type VII so I'll have a good search through them and see if I can find anything that matches.

Cheers for the link to Scalelink, I will order up a set of the wheels.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:43 pm

Glad your parts arrived :)

Mine are the same some of the detail just fell apart when I first got them and I removed some of the detail as it was very poor, at least we have the main areas which we can work on and mod as we go. I'll be doing the same replacing some detail with brass tubing and other items as and when I see once I've got the main piece fitting and worked out the gap at the front then I'll do the other detail parts.

I would be interested in seeing what you can find in your books for details on the room. The door needs some detailing but I might wait till I see what the other rooms are like and order some extra issues for the parts and us them in torpedo room :think:

Been thinking about the torpedo, it shouldn't be to hard to make some from wood, plastic tubing or dowels just need to find some info on the dimensions and design of the G7.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:30 pm

Just ordered the anatomy of the uboat book, should give me the detail info I need. :pray:
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:45 pm

Small update.

Before, as you can see some of the pipe working is missing from the moulding :?
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After some modding with brass rods and some filling with some plasticard.
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Added some small extras to the box lids.
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I've raised one of the pipes off of the wall as the unit it's connected to has a hand wheel so it would make it look a bit more realistic I hope.
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Still need to add some more detail but I'm waiting for a book to arrive.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Redcap » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:41 pm

Superb job ! Impressive bit of work there .
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:50 pm

Replacing the molded pipes with brass wire makes a big difference. Great job :clap:
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby farrabass » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:22 pm

Nice touch with the brass rod to simulate the pipe work looks really good, have a "K" for your hard work.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Redcap » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:41 pm

Hi Ian

Been looking at the rear wall for mine. Suspect I may scrap it and do one from scratch. It is wildly inaccurate.

Type VIIs had two rows of bunk beds each side, each row having the wooden faced lockers above the beds. They've done the row of upper lockers too large and the lower level of bunks would be hinged where the angled lower portion meets the vertical. This angled portion is loo large also, making it very difficult to squeeze in the extra bunks. Fortunately it should be easy enough to do from plastic card. No awkward shapes.

For additional detail, have a look at these interactive panoramic shots from U-995 at Laboe. You can see what I mean about the bunks, and it gives great shots for roof details.

http://www.kubische-panoramen.de/index. ... d=5380&p=i
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:35 pm

Great find Redcap :clap: :clap:

I've been looking at the wall myself and was thinking of sanding the square area down and replacing it with some wood strips I have and redo it all, then the roof section need some work to it also. Then last but not lest the torpedo tubes needs work.

Just looked at the section I did, and it doesn't look right I might have to rework it :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:00 pm

How the back wall looked before I attacked it.
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Wood cladding and storage units
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I'm awaiting some bits to finish these.

How it looks with the torpedoed added.
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The torpedo hanging up is temporarily in place with some brass wire, just so I can judge the height before I look at making some more bits.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby baby_astons » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:23 am

as ever, superb job ian, when looking at all this I'm really starting to regret not having started the project... but I can't have everything...
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:45 pm

Thanks b_a :)


Ok so some more this morning.

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The brass I beam was supplied with the parts, I found some brass and made the rings.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:48 pm

Ive then used more I beam to simulate the cross beams. And made some running blocks from plasicard.
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This can then be moved across the hull.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby steve131 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:56 pm

Outstanding torpedo work looks awesome . k :clap:
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby casper » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:48 pm

A pleasure to watch Ian :clap: :clap: :) brilliant work
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby number1 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:48 pm

Excellent! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:33 am

Great brass work Mustang :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:21 pm

Cheers guys for looking in and thanks for the K's

So yesterday I had time to watch Das Boot from start to finish, and study the torpedo room and the out come is.

I need to redo the bulkhead wall :angry-banghead: and redo the side wall area :angry-banghead:

So I've removed the wood from the end of the wall area as this was a metal area with what looks like a hatch should be.
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Now I can't do this part until I've redone the bulkhead as the wall is meant to go all the way to this and not have a little elcove area.
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I'll add a piece of plasticard for the wall. But at the moment I've just placed a piece of paper in place.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Mustang » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:28 pm

I've added some extra bits to the torpedo's.

As you can see in this photo the rear area is not correct.
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So I've added the fins to the rear. I used some plasticard for the fins
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but then decided to use some brass instead.
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Here's one of the fins.
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I just need to cut and file another 4.
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Re: U96 U-Boat build.

Postby Redcap » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:41 am

Looking fabulous ! Whose torpedoes are you using ?

I put my open tube at the lower starboard position with an "eel" halfway in (from an old 1/48 aircraft kit) . This way I can have the loading beam at starboard also and leave lots of room for the two rows of three bunks on the port side. Just deciding whether to do the safety rails on the bunks. BIt fiddly. I also cut away the solid moulded lamps on the roofs and am replacing them with "great of wheat" bulbs.

Infuriating to have to redo the bulkhead after all your hard work adding the brass piping. I guess Sven-Roland never answered your query on his sources for the design !
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