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Postby maximus2012 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:58 pm

I will start next week and not issue 20 as a said before. Having all the bits for the right side. Tried to spray with primer some of the frames but MDF is like a sponge. If you paint them before the either need some type of sealant or at least 3 coats of paint. Have to wait for my Car parts shop to open to get some spray cans. Will opt for the white primer, remembering when I visited the U-Boat Memorial site in Kiel/Laboe that a lot of the interior bulkheads and frames where white. Many Many Years ago.

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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby Mark » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:30 pm

Tried diluted PVA as a sealant ?
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:12 pm

[quote="Mark"]Tried diluted PVA as a sealant ?[/quote
I am worried that the water will make the MDF swell. I think I will try first with some Matt varnish from the garage on a few frames and then matt white. :think:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby Graham » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:32 pm

Hi Maximus

Which frames are you spraying? Do they all need to be done, or just the ones that will be on the open sections?
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby chrispy » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:12 pm

I'm waiting on mine to see if we have to paint or they give us bulkheads to paint up?
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby TimCC6558 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:32 am

DIY shops sell special MDF sealant to ease painting.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:20 pm

Sorry again for being absent. This is how far I got. I just wonder if it is necessary to plank the hull where it says or if I can get away to use some plastic card instead. picked up issue 35 today.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:24 pm

Forgot to mention, I am only painting the bulkheads which are visible. No point if you can`t see it. The plastic skins fit ok, but some filing on the frames was needed to made them fit. I think the dampness in me shed has slightly warped the hull after a long time outside. My own fault.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby builder » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:43 pm

I´m glad your back on stage Max.
And you don´t have to say sorry for being absent.

Try to do something about the warped hull, when you know it´s warped, you´ll always see a warped hull.
I know that from a guy in the Netherlands, everybody will notice the problem.
And if you want to use plastic card, see the link for future issues up to 71: http://www.u96-bauen.de/vorschau/
maybe they will give the answer
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Sat May 16, 2015 6:28 pm

Back at work again, Planking will be started tomorrow.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Sat May 16, 2015 6:41 pm

A little bit of useful info. "Poundland" is selling medium thick super glue with a Aerosol of accelerator for a quid, also epoxy resin. Used the super glue on my sub for the plastic on to MDF. Works a treat. Will do the same with planking, no pins needed then. :superlglue:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Sun May 17, 2015 11:49 am

Well all the planking I had up to issue 37 is stuck on and I also filled some gaps in the plastic skins. Not bad for 2 hrs work. :dance: Painted the top black, not that you will see much but with the PE bits you need a dark background because of the vent holes.I also stuck some very thin plastic card on top of the planking where the removable frame will be put on later.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby builder » Sun May 17, 2015 12:21 pm

Well you didn´t lost the touch of partwork building after 5 months!
Looks a good sub, K on the way.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Sun May 17, 2015 5:06 pm

builder wrote:Well you didn´t lost the touch of partwork building after 5 months!
Looks a good sub, K on the way.

Thanks for the "K" took me about 2 hrs the planking and sanding. Happy with the result. Now I have to wait until I get some more planks and then hopefully the bow and stern section in a few weeks time.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby steve131 » Sun May 17, 2015 5:16 pm

Great work another great model coming :clap:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Sun May 17, 2015 6:36 pm

steve131 wrote:Great work another great model coming :clap:

Have to wait now for the rest of the planking, so no updates for a bit. I am only at issue 37 and we have to do double planking. :o
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby chrispy » Sun May 17, 2015 6:54 pm

Looking better than mine lol!!!!! Just kidding looking great maxi have a huge K. About 4 and a half months for bum and front parts(: have you seen the deck guns?
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:18 am

Only in the preview and on the mag cover, the look OK. What I am looking forward to are the Engines, when I worked on coasters the used some of the old submarine engines in there. MAN and MAK diesels. A doodle to work on, even me as a Decks person could maintain them, so the company saved half the wages for a engineer, the paid me half of it instead on top of my bosuns wage. Good money it was. I earned as much as the captain, but had to work for it. Thanks for the "K" thingy. Will do some work on black pearl today. Mainly planking of the decks and the hull. Shame it is hissing down with rain today, would have been the ideal outdoor job.
Something I picked up at a car boot sale, micro circular saw, ideal to cut the coffee stirrers for planking. Only payed a couple of quid for it with transformer because it was not working, all I had to do is to fit a 12 volt electric motor in it to replace the worn out one. Took one out of a broken cordless drill. Purrfect.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:25 am

chrispy wrote:Looking better than mine lol!!!!! Just kidding looking great maxi have a huge K. About 4 and a half months for bum and front parts(: have you seen the deck guns?

Ha Ha, we say in the merchant navy it is the sharp and the blunt end. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby chill » Mon May 18, 2015 10:56 am

Wow its looking amazing.

I think the U96 is now on the list of kits I should have got but didnt :angry-banghead:
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