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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby morrigan » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:02 am

Things are progressing quite nicely and it nearly looks like a u boat. A rather naked u boat but a u boat none the less.
I'm also running out places to safely hold it!!

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In there somewhere is a 1/350 loo. You can also have the seat up or down. :laughing-rolling:

The flexible CA is holding up superbly to all the flexing, so I think it will do just nicely for the Zero.
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby GrantJ » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:48 am

Darn that looks really cute!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just as well you not superdetailing this one or you would be rolling 1/350 loo rolls :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby Mark » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:51 am

I've got hold of one of these kits. It looks superb, and is extremely difficult to build :angry-banghead: the brass is very thin and the instructions are challenging at times :laughing-rolling:

There are not one, but two loos !
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby morrigan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:29 am

I've gone and checked mine, I've got one loo with seat up and one with seat down. :laughing-rolling:
It can be a frustrating little thing, I did lots of trial runs with mine, only a couple of bits more and mine will be done.
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby morrigan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:50 pm

Last few bits have been coaxed into place with a few incantations.
Sea trials were not a success, it sinks OK. Just can't get it to surface. I think its got a leak somewhere... :think:

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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby GrantJ » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:52 am

Now thats a lovely looking little model!

Are you going to cover this one with silver foil :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby casper » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:24 am

GrantJ wrote:Now thats a lovely looking little model!

Are you going to cover this one with silver foil :lol: :lol: :lol:

or gold leaf :)
great wee model Morrigan :clap: :)
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby Mark » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:28 pm

You deserve a golden K for beating this one :laughing-rolling: Looks fantastic :D
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby morrigan » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:14 pm

Thanks gents!

If I cover it with foil, it may end looking more like a zeppelin than a U-boat.
Actually now there's a thought......
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby steve131 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:52 pm

morrigan wrote:Thanks gents!

If I cover it with foil, it may end looking more like a zeppelin than a U-boat.
Actually now there's a thought......

Are there any Zeppelin kits out there :?:
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby Mark » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:26 am

Yes, aerobase of Japan do an etched kit, and its a lot easier than this sub to make 8-)

http://www.aerobase.jp/catalog/p07.pdf

Still tricky, but its thicker and made of nickel silver so it's quite tough and easy to handle.
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby Sparbucks » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:09 pm

Nice sub Ms Morrigan - very delicately built. Re the loo seats - might I suggest that if your sub was under depth charge attack, both loo seats would probably be down :D

Hope this one is going in a 'glass' case to keep the dust at bay! Well done and congrats on another beautiful build - 'K' posted :clap:

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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby morrigan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:46 pm

Thanks for k's Mark and Peter.

Mark wrote:Yes, aerobase of Japan do an etched kit, and its a lot easier than this sub to make 8-)



Still tricky, but its thicker and made of nickel silver so it's quite tough and easy to handle.


Oooh, don't remind me about that site. I'm trying to saying away from there. Really I am.
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby Mark » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:24 am

I think I've built most of his models.........
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby Mark » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:48 pm

Now, I have a little problem........ (actually it's a big problem, on a little model :angry-banghead: )

The top spine is causing the problem. It slots into the frames, and there are slots in both the frames and the spine. Well, at least there are supposed to be slots in the all the frames :angry-banghead:

The slot in one of the frames hasn't etched through completely, and is stopping the spine (part 44 for what it's worth) going fully home.

Now, bearing in mind that the brass is, at a guess, 0.2mm thick and it's difficult just picking the thing up without bending something, how on earth am I going to open out a slot that is only slightly thicker than a hair, on a part that can't be removed, and it's really difficult holding the model, let alone working on it :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:

Any suggestions, no matter how daft, greatly appreciated. Dismantling the model is not an option though.
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby ojays » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:43 pm

Simply WOW!

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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:44 am

Solved the problem :D

I used a bit of the fret that had a nib on it where a part had been cut off. This was just enough to break throughthe half etched slot. It was the perfect thickness of course !!

The backbone wien into place with a lot of fiddling, and the model was very banana shaped afterwards. However, the decks (which I thought would be a right pain) went on very easily (makes a change !) and pulled the whole thing straight. I did have one minor problem. The superglue wicked through the holes inthe deck and glued by latex glove (to keep finger printes away !) and glued the glove to the deck. A gentle pull, and then nail varnish remover solved that little hic-up !
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Re: Morrigans little U-Boat

Postby RedRoo » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:38 am

:superlglue: I am gradually trolling my way through this amazing web site and I am constantly being amazed by what Is now available as subject matter for scale modelling. :o

But Morrigan, you are one hell of a scale modeller and I wonder how you find these little and large gems you put together.

This would be the perfect gift for my son who is currently serving in the RAN in subs in West Australia.

You have me in awe, no bull. :)
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