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Re: u 96

Postby steve131 » Sun May 17, 2015 5:25 pm

Hope you sort it out, you put a lot of work into it, so don't get disheartened. Most of us get problems in our builds and most can get fixed.
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Sun May 17, 2015 6:49 pm

Tks all:)
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Wed May 20, 2015 4:25 pm

Just got 38 now on bow and stern should I wait until those holey bits are in place first???
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Re: u 96

Postby Mustang » Thu May 21, 2015 3:29 pm

Personally I would stop building until you've managed to get the curves out of the hull.

Adding more part might course you problems when you try to get the hull straight.

As to the areas in question I'll be leaving them until I have the upper hull parts.
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Thu May 21, 2015 6:06 pm

I'm going too wait to for big bits. Also I'm going to continue lthe build too far along now (: should have fixed bend ages ago (:
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Re: u 96

Postby maximus2012 » Sat May 23, 2015 10:59 am

Hi Crispy, my frame was warped a bit as will lying in me shed for a while. I did manage to add the plastic cladding on to it, thick super glue, the only up thing was that I could bent my frames a few mm either side to make those plastic moldings fit. After planking the hull actually it got fairly straight again. Plank them alternative each side, maybe doing a jig out of some hardwood timbers, force the hull in to it and add the bits. MDF is like all timber products, the will move or warp but can be straighten again without ripping it apart. Does the Keel sits straight on a level surface without "Hogging"? All is not lost, but wait for a few more issues especially all the planking than you can if you work tactically get it straight. Never give up it is only wood.
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Sat May 23, 2015 2:51 pm

Tks for advice and kind words maxi v:) I think I've got her as straight as I can? When those deck wooden bits come along in the 50s I hope they fit? If they do then the rest should be ok???? Not going to do anymore planking port side till I get those big holey bits.
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Re: u 96

Postby maximus2012 » Sat May 23, 2015 7:58 pm

I am at 38, got most of the plastic hull parts I think, just bow and stern section to come, after that the the "Holy" PF bits and some ply for the hull. The plastic hull parts I had needed clamping on the frame properly to let the gel type superglue set. Some where ok and the just fitted over the frames no problem, some I needed a bit of trimming and pushing of the frames. Will continue with planking next week. Shame that the german link is only showing the parts we get in what issue, would be nice if someone over there has build the Sub and taken loads of pics, but can`t find any. :(
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Sat May 23, 2015 8:36 pm

That deck gun looks tricky have you tried lets build u96 on u tube?
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Re: u 96

Postby Graham » Sun May 24, 2015 8:36 am

Hi Maximus - here's a useful link for you - a German build with lots of pictures. :D

http://www.der-lustige-modellbauer.com/ ... ette-amati
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Re: u 96

Postby maximus2012 » Sun May 24, 2015 9:38 pm

Graham wrote:Hi Maximus - here's a useful link for you - a German build with lots of pictures. :D

http://www.der-lustige-modellbauer.com/ ... ette-amati

Thanks :clap: I had a look at it, have to think what to do about the 2nd planking, on those pictures it must be about 1.5 mm higher than the plastic bits butting on to it. That will need serious sanding then. Perhaps trying to get hold off planks that are not so thick. Dont want to sand part of the plastic away and we all know it is easely done. (Pardon my spelling, but for some reason my spell checker is not working on Yahoo since yesterday after it was asking me to refresh the page.) :o
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:30 am

Two ? For maximus could you have a looksie at the German site and figure out what 132 is across the large Holley bits? Also what's that red warning across the ring that goes across the wooden bits at the stern? Many tks just it's really bugging me lol. Lastly will I be ok to make a start on 2nd planking ???
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:19 pm

http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/chris ... ml?filters[user]=115099418&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0 keeps playing up please go into recent uploads??
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:02 pm

Humbrol paint 321 grey upper hull granite grey bottom???????
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:02 am

Since nobody bothered to answer went with this ?http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/chrispy6/library/Mobile%20Uploads?sort=3&page=1
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Re: u 96

Postby steve131 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:24 am

Sadly don't think many people are building U96 that why no response . i wanted to build it but Wife said no. Hope you manage to sort it and finish it.
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Re: u 96

Postby builder » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:18 pm

Crispy
The part 132 is just a support for the hull to strengthen it.
The red arrows: they show that part 132 is just about 1mm longer than the hull.
Hope this helps.
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Re: u 96

Postby chrispy » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:58 pm

Tks for replying builder :) part 132?? Do you like the hull colour?
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Re: u 96

Postby builder » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:16 pm

The colour looks pretty good.
Is it the right colour for the hull?
Because they used special colours on U-boats.
I know there is a German website about this colours.
But don't know wich one at the moment.
Holidays you know.
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Re: u 96

Postby Mustang » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:25 pm

chrispy wrote:Since nobody bothered to answer went with this


Sorry I've not been on for a while and didn't see this one, as to Hunbrol I can't help you with that as I don't use them.

As for colours have a look here

http://amp.rokket.biz/docs/u-boat_colou ... otos_5.pdf

I've put the link in here with other usefull bits. viewtopic.php?f=163&t=6042
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