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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby Manoverboard » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:13 pm

Hi Max !
Just passing by, the "U boat" is looking good mate, I can see from your pics you have the modelers most essential tool, a cup of tea or coffee ! :laughing-rolling: ;)
Cheers Kim. ;)
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:57 pm

Coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:40 pm

A few more bits added to the sub, again easy enough job. The only thing I had to do is to file out some of the slots where the supports are added and then sand them down so the removable main deck sits flush all the way through. Bit of black paint on the inside and job is done. :dance:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:51 pm

Have given the hull a few coats of sealer to fill any cracks or gaps inbetween the planks. Let it dry for a couple of weeks or until there enough parts to make it worth wile working on it.
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Back to catch up with Black Pearl, never a dull moment in my life. :laughing-rolling:
If anybody is wondering what the wooden board with the name "HAIPA is". Many decades ago in my then permanent pickles state I must have gone on a ship and took the name of the one side from a wheel house, as a souvenier. Still can`t remember where and what ship, only that the wooden bit was lying in bed next to me in the morning. :o
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby Manoverboard » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:03 pm

ah the old "I don't remember a thing" story :laughing-rolling: ;)
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:29 am

once I found a artificial leg leaning against the outside of my cabin door, with Nylons and High heels, but please do not ask me where it came from. :o :lol: :)
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Had a couple of problems when adding the PE sideplates. The frame forward and aft where the removable decksection butts against where not straight, so on one side the PE was sticking out to much and on the other it was to far in, to avoid a lot of filling and sanding I went a bit brutal with those 2 frames, cut in to it a few centimetes, stick some glue in the gap and clamp togther until the injection moulded plastic is virtually level with the PE bit, on the other side Cut a slot in to the frame and drive in a wedge to force the frame out on the side, it works without bending or destorting the PE or Plastic.
Little drawing to show. (Not very good at it and my hand writing is awful :o )
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:54 pm

Happy with it, will not need to much filler. :dance:
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I am thinking of sticking the removable deck section on permant, Any comments or shall I wait. :think:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:04 am

Looking at the German build site, there is no reason for me not to stick the subdeck on so I have done it, I now can finish most of the hull (just waiting for bow and stern castings). At the moment if looks very good, but will have to engrave some of the panel lines f/ward and aft. Very happy with the work I have done until now. Will do a bit more filling and sanding, a few low spots and planking joints. Did use wet and dry before, do me a favor don`t, if you sand through the primer or filler the wood will swell up and when dry it will shrink back and you have a little crack where the planks meet. I am using a big pile of cheap normal sand paper from the poundshop. Final primer will be from halfords, I know it is 4.50 a tin but it gives a good finish the alternative is to buy a larger tin for a fiver called "High Cote" also a very smooth finish and no reaction with the other primer. Back to work. Hopefully I can put some pics up later. Here are the pics, happy with the result so far.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby number1 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:14 pm

Nice tip for the frame "fix" hulls looking really good :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:22 pm

All done apart from the bow and stern sections. I am very happy with the hull. :dance: Difficult as it was with 3 different materials and the shape.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby Manoverboard » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:15 pm

Looking good Max ! :clap:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:10 pm

Picked up 53, couple of mdf frames for the top, another one next week with the same for frames where the conning tower will sit. Have not cut the centers out from the last 2 frames. All fits <Puurfect> :dance:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:13 pm

Manoverboard wrote:Looking good Max ! :clap:

Thanks MOB. Not blowing my own trumpet but if the Sub Hull had no open bits on the side it is nearly good enough for a plug to make a GRP mould. Just need some panel lines engraving.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby Manoverboard » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:24 pm

Hi Max,
It's going to be a bit of a "beast" :o hope you have plenty of room in your harbour :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: ;)
Cheers Kim.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby steve131 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:48 pm

Looking good Max ,welljell :mrgreen: :mrgreen: K awarded :clap:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:14 am

Manoverboard wrote:Hi Max,
It's going to be a bit of a "beast" :o hope you have plenty of room in your harbour :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: ;)
Cheers Kim.

It dwarfs my 1/250 scale fleet, the all run scared. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:16 am

steve131 wrote:Looking good Max ,welljell :mrgreen: :mrgreen: K awarded :clap:

Thanks steve, after the bow and stern section is fitted I need a good side view of a type VII to try to engrave the panel and weld lines, will be fun with me shaky hands. :o
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby tubab » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:46 pm

Hi I have a feeling that the weld lines and rivets may appear later. If you look at the German site under Das modell the photos show the detail in place, also there is no torpedo room so I assume this is the basic kit.
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Re: Maximus U-96

Postby maximus2012 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:37 am

tubab wrote:Hi I have a feeling that the weld lines and rivets may appear later. If you look at the German site under Das modell the photos show the detail in place, also there is no torpedo room so I assume this is the basic kit.

The kit we got is without the foreward T/room. Will see about welding and panel lines when the bow is fitted.
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