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Non Model discussions / Re: "Das Boot" -> Remake?
« Last post by NZSnowman on 17 Feb , 2018, 19:56 »
New pictures



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TYPE VII / Re: VIIC/41 - Schematices drawing
« Last post by dougie47 on 16 Feb , 2018, 13:07 »
Hi Simon,

Fig2 and Fig7 look really good. The sun spot might be thought to be a bit glossy given that the black paint would have been matt. But the two photos showing the sun shining on black wind deflectors (U 335 and also the late war shot) look the same as your drawings. So your drawings are correct (assuming the sun is shining from above).

Keep up the very good work.

Dougie

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TYPE VII / Re: VIIC/41 - Schematices drawing
« Last post by NZSnowman on 15 Feb , 2018, 00:02 »
I match the viewpoint of the boat and the angle of the sun. Figure 4 seem to best match the photo.


Fig. 1. Wing deflector, Blauschwarz 58/2.


Fig. 2. Wing deflector, Black, surface roughness 15%.


Fig. 3. Wing deflector, Black, surface roughness 20%.


Fig. 4. Wing deflector, Black, surface roughness 30%.


Fig. 5. Wing deflector, Black, surface roughness 40%.


Fig. 6. Wing deflector, Black, surface roughness 50%.


Hi Dougie

I was trying to render my U-boat today from the top view and I noted that my original RAL 9005 was getting completely washed out. In top view my original RAL 9005 looked light grey. I played around with the hue & gloss and also changed the RGB from 10,10,10 to 14,14,16.  I think the new colour looks much closer to the colour photo.

Also the sun spot looks like the right size and shape, maybe it could be a little less glossy.

Simon




Fig. 7. New RAL 9005 colour.
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Picture
http://models.rokket.biz/index.php?topic=106.msg19170#msg19170
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TYPE VII / Re: VIIC/41 - Schematices drawing
« Last post by NZSnowman on 14 Feb , 2018, 15:12 »
Last week Don, pick up a mistake on my drawing. I had the vent for the MB3 opening upward (fig. 2) it should open downward. I have included the new drawing below (fig. 1).


Fig. 1. New MB3 vents drawings.


Fig. 2. Old MB3 vents drawings.

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While working on the Fuel oil compensating system, Don noted that my updated MB3 openings looked too big. After rechecking the dimensions, I found it was slightly too big. While checking the dimensions I also recheck my photo’s and noted that the MB3 vent was a much simpler construct than I previously believe. I previously believe it was a casting, however, the photo suggests a simple plate metal construct.


Fig. 3. Version 3 of the MB3 vents.

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Non Model discussions / Re: "Das Boot" -> Remake?
« Last post by Rokket on 14 Feb , 2018, 01:33 »
UN-bee-leeevable. SIGH. The horror movie (horror!) BELOW, used a real boat (Gato), good CGI, and great interior sets. It IS very possible to do! grrrrrr
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FICTION / Re: 1/260 ST:TMP Drydock Build (WIP)
« Last post by Rokket on 14 Feb , 2018, 01:29 »
Great pic, so full!
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 13 Feb , 2018, 03:18 »
Hi everybody,
I'm still working on my U552, but the work is slow, because of the Trumpeter's model inaccuracy....
I had to build by scratch, or modify, some bulwarks and part of pressure hull in aft section, not present in model....
Also modified the floor of stern torpedo tube, flat in the model but curved in reality...
Cheers
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Non Model discussions / Re: "Das Boot" -> Remake?
« Last post by NZSnowman on 12 Feb , 2018, 16:18 »
Dougie, they did some work on the model about two months ago and because they started filming now, I imagine what you see now is the finish U-boat model for the movie.
 
I also have noted a few other people worries about the hull and flood holes etc. I am little surprised that they did not talk to the exports before starting filming.
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Non Model discussions / Re: "Das Boot" -> Remake?
« Last post by dougie47 on 12 Feb , 2018, 16:02 »
Hi folks,

Thanks for posting, Simon. Please tell me that the model in that video is not going to be used in the $28 million Das Boot 2? It looks like the model that was originally made for the film U-571 (sorry for mentioning that film). As far as I recall the model was then modified to be used in other TV productions such as Ghostboat with Del Boy Trotter (David Jason). It looks like they have not modified the hull sides back to make it look like a real U-boat. The main drainage area is a joke, it looks like something from a crude semi-scale bath toy. And the flooding holes are almost as bad.

This is a joke, right? They are not going with this in the new miniseries are they?

Cheers,

Dougie
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