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Offline bianco64squalo

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Type VIIC conning tower hatch
« on: 21 Mar , 2018, 01:52 »
Hi everybody,
I have to rebuild the conning tower hatch of my Trumpeter U552 model; the kit item is very poor ( see posted photo ).
I have several photos of the interior side of the hatch, but no one good of the external side: anyone has one?
Thanks in advance.
Filippo






Offline dougie47

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Re: Type VIIC conning tower hatch
« Reply #1 on: 21 Mar , 2018, 16:45 »
Hi Filippo,

Here you go -





Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: Type VIIC conning tower hatch
« Reply #2 on: 21 Mar , 2018, 17:23 »
Trumpeter obviously copied U995s hatch less the Handwheel.
I'm not sure if the Handwheel was normally removable or if it is a U995 display issue for security etc.

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Re: Type VIIC conning tower hatch
« Reply #3 on: 22 Mar , 2018, 01:19 »
Thanks Dougie and Raymic,
I'll take all the information from your photos; I noticed there are small differences between various hatches, but the general appearance is the same...
Thanks again

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Re: Type VIIC conning tower hatch
« Reply #4 on: 25 Mar , 2018, 23:50 »
Thanks to Dougie's photos, here the completed hatch....still missing small elements ( reinforcements ribs on brackets, spring lock and small screws on hinges...), but the general appearance is already visible...

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Re: Type VIIC conning tower hatch
« Reply #5 on: 28 Mar , 2018, 15:22 »
That's a gorgeous hatch
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Re: Type VIIC conning tower hatch
« Reply #6 on: 02 Apr , 2018, 09:57 »
Finished....